Follow this Blog

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  • #695831

    mymcbooks
    Member

    What happened to the Follow this Blog? Its better than the Email Subscription

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

    #695972

    timethief
    Member

    It was changed by Staff after overwhelming feedback requesting the same.

    #695973

    mymcbooks
    Member

    Are you saying it has been changed to FOLLOW THIS BLOG? Becasue my hasn’t changed at all. Thanks

    #695974

    timethief
    Member

    apeatling
    Staff
    Sep 1, 2011, 10:43 AM
    Thanks for all the feedback folks. You should see the old subscription widget back in place with the new follow terminology (which you can edit if you wish).

    We’ll continue to look into ways to display the follow button, but with better display and management options for you as a user.
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/email-subscription-button/page/4?replies=84#post-686580

    #695975

    timethief
    Member

    @mymcbooks
    Will you please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog you are referring to?

    #695978

    mymcbooks
    Member
    #695979

    sl1k
    Member

    Hi There!

    @mymcbooks Staff apparently changed it back to the original format because now my blog as well is displaying the email sign up widget instead of the follow widget format.

    -SK

    #695980

    mymcbooks
    Member

    @mymcbooks
    http://www.mymcbooks.wordpress.com

    Sorry am new to this question forum.

    #695981

    mymcbooks
    Member

    Thanks SK. I think the follow widget format is better. I have more than 10 people saying they signed up with the Email Subscription and I can’t find their subscription on the list.

    #695982

    thewuc
    Member

    I’m so relieved and happy this has been changed back, thank you. Please be aware that when you change the look of our sites (as opposed to the dashboard or backend) without warning, it’s alarming and frustrating.

    In future, perhaps you could survey WordPress bloggers beforehand (via wordpress.com news), rather than making changes without notice?

    #695985

    sl1k
    Member

    I can’t find their subscription on the list.

    @mymcbooks
    If someone has subscribed to your blog then the subscription list can be found at the bottom of the stat’s home page by clicking on the subscription tab… Here is screen shot reference…

    Thanks SK.

    You’re Welcome!

    -SK

    #696008

    mymcbooks
    Member

    Thanks I know where it is. Am saying its not updating the list of people that subscribed

    #696018

    sl1k
    Member

    Oh sorry about that I misunderstood your reply

    I recommend giving it 24hrs for the severs to update if you don’t see a change in the subscription list then I recommend clearing your cookies and cache If it still doesn’t update after those two options then you will need to submit a support ticket via the contact form

    P.s. To access the contact form you will need to search for anything in the search field then the contact form should appear…

    #696021

    I think it’s cool that it was brought back, but I am new in the last few days to wordpress so I’m not sure the alternative. Anyway, I can’t be sure but I think it’s caused an error with the iPad formated site on both my blogs. The two sites are techbookshelf.com and thespruances.wordpress.com

    When you go to those with your iPad, you get the follow this blog pop-up, but there is no good way to get rid of it. You can minimize it but it is always present. I have combed through the settings but can’t seem to turn it off. When I first started the blog 3 days ago, it didn’t pop up like that so I think it may be related to the recent change. Is there are way to turn it off?

    #696022

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but I don’t know. I don’t have an iPad. have you checked here? ipad > http://ios.forums.wordpress.org/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting

    #696066

    Thanks. I checked. I can’t seem to find anything there.

    #696094

    Since switching back, I see the same “Click to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email” text that those who are not subscribed see. I would like to see the text we had before (“You are subscribed to this blog” or something similar) at least (I actually liked the new button a lot). Is there something I’m supposed to do to initiate that change?

    #696095

    timethief
    Member

    Have you read what Staff said?

    apeatling
    Staff
    Sep 1, 2011, 10:43 AM
    Thanks for all the feedback folks. You should see the old subscription widget back in place with the new follow terminology (which you can edit if you wish).

    We’ll continue to look into ways to display the follow button, but with better display and management options for you as a user. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/email-subscription-button/page/4?replies=84#post-686580

    #696109

    Timethief, I did see all that before I left my question. My issue is different. In the old widget, one text appeared for those who had not subscribed, a different one for those who did subscribe. Now, after the Follow button was removed and the old widget re-instated, I have only one text that shows for all comers, those with subscriptions as well as those without

    It’s confusing, It’s my blog and I still wondered if somehow I wasn’t being recognized as a subscriber.

    So my question still remains, how can I return to the “two different texts for the two different kinds of visitors” widget?

    Thank you.

    #696110

    Hi Rebecca… the Subscription widget, once you open it, should show a space for two greetings. At least it does with four of my blogs over my three accounts.

    If you’re still having the problem you might want to contact support.

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