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Can users follow post comments, without commenting themselves?

  1. I have a private site with limited users. I would like for them to be able to receive post comments via email, but without personally commenting.

    After a post there is a "Notify me of follow-up comments via email" checkbox, but this only works when also leaving a comment. It's possible users find a conversation interesting and would like to be notified of follow-up comments without wanting to add their voice to the conversation.

    Can this be done?

  2. ganeshdhamodkar
    Member

    Yes, anyone can follow comments without even commenting. Use the feed address like http://yourblogname.wordpress.com/comments/feed to let them subscribe. For your blog, it would be http:/osders.wordpress.com/comments/feed

    Users can also follow specific tags in your blog. For example, if you have a tag "love", users can follow all posts in that single tag with http://osders.wordpress.com/tag/love/feed

    Just add /feed to whatever you want to let them subscribe. Thanks :-)

  3. I'm sorry, but if osders has a private blog, feeds don't work.

  4. It's confusing, but I think invited users can see the feeds from a private blog, at least as an admin on my private blogs I can see them.

    http://BLOG.wordpress.com/comments/feed/
    or for posts:
    http://BLOG.wordpress.com/feed/

    Email subscriptions seem to be a different matter from RSS feeds.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/following-comments/

    When you leave a comment on a WordPress.com blog, you can choose to receive an email notification every time someone else leaves a comment on that post.

    (emphasis mine)

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