Need help? Check out our Support site, then


How to remove a new follower?

  1. I do not want a person who've subscribed to my blog to get my blog updates. He's an email subscriber. Is there a way to delete or block this follower?

    The blog I need help with is commentbelow.wordpress.com.

  2. No we cannot remove or dwlete subscribers from public blogs. However, please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers > http://wpcommaven.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/blog-privacy-and-subscribers/

    Note that you have complete control comment moderation. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation If your blog is public others can, of course, read it. They can submit comments but you can Moderate all comments and choose which ones to approve or not.

    For trolls, you can "blacklist" them at Settings > Discussion toward the bottom of that page. Enter their email address, their username, and if they included it, their website. That will automatically send them to moderation so that their comments do not appear on the blog. Do note though that if they are determined, they can use a different email address or username to get around that. Also, do not put their IP address in the blacklist. IP addresses are no longer unique, and you might end up blocking legitimate visitors. Also, all they would have to do is go to a wi-fi hot spot, or connect via a different ISP and they could get around that.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

    One other thing I would suggest is to set your blog so that first time commenters are held in moderation till approved, then from that point forward they will not need approval. Settings > Discussion. The next step on that of course is to set it so that all comments are held in moderation until approved. That way you are in control, and they might just get tired and go elsewhere after a while.

  3. edit typo: dwlete was meant to be delete

  4. But even if I restrict their comments they will still get notifications when I put up new posts right? And I don't want to set the blog to private as I want other people to access, but just this one person. Is there a way to atleaset approve the subscriptions when people subscribe?

  5. But even if I restrict their comments they will still get notifications when I put up new posts right?

    Yes they will.

    Is there a way to at least approve the subscriptions when people subscribe?

    No I'm sorry -- a public blog is a public blog and anyone can subscribe to it.

  6. See there please: http://en.support.wordpress.com/followers/

    Each time you publish new content on your blog, your followers receive an update, either on their Read Blogs page or via email (or both, depending on their settings). There are several different ways that readers can start following your blog.

  7. Thank you for the advice. They were really helpful. :)

  8. You're welcome. :)

  9. im0huehnerstall0
    Member

    dear timethief,
    I got the same question BUT another background. the problem is: the follower told me his mail -account has blocked. now he is unable to unsubcribe my blog. You need the confirmation mail for it, don't you?

  10. @im0huehnerstall0: I'm not sure a confirmation is required to unsubscribe. To confirm or to do the unsubscription for you (if at all possible), contact staff directly.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic