Notifications in Reader

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  • #2466423

    artphotowall
    Member

    Hi, Not a question but a suggestion. A friend of mine changed blogs and I clicked to ‘follow’. After a while I realised I wasn’t being notified when she posted. And of course it is because she changed blogs. And the default setting in the WP Reader for ‘Send new posts by email’ is (I think) in the ‘off’ position. So I went hunting for how to change that. I went to the ‘Reader’ page and it took me a while to figure out that I needed to click the little cog/gear next to ‘Followed Sites’ and then navigate down to her blog and click the little ‘edit’ button next to the name of her blog and then change the ‘Send new posts by email’ setting to ‘instantly’. What a palaver. It would be so much easier if a little popup popped up when one clicked to follow a blog and asked what notification preferences I would like. so I am posting this in case WP would like to take up the idea.

    The blog I need help with is photographworks.me.

    #2466558

    timethief
    Member

    Good idea. I second it.

    #2466651

    supernovia
    Staff

    Thanks! If you follow using the reader, the email options are on that page:
    https://wordpress.com/following/edit

    If you follow using the follow bar in the lower right, and would like email options to be included there, will you leave your feedback here?
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/action-bar-feedback?replies=87

    One other thing: usually if someone changes their address on WordPress.com, their followers will go with them. If they change a domain, the followers stay the same too. If they just started a new site, though, the followers would stay on the old one. I hope that helps.

    #2466660

    artphotowall
    Member

    Thanks, @supernovia / Velda. I mentioned the email options page in my post. It just seems a long-winded way to do it when one follows a new blog – as I mentioned.

    Yes, that’s what happened – my friend started a new site.

    I’ve posted my suggestion about the action bar to the feedback address you mentioned.

    #2466669

    supernovia
    Staff

    Thank you! :)

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