Why did the appearance of my "Subscription" widget change?

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  • #694540

    skillsgill
    Member

    I did not makes any changes to my Subscription widget, but the appearance totally changed yesterday. The widget now just displays as a “follow” button and the text that I’m entering into the widget for the button (Take me on a Hairscapade) is not displaying at all. In addition, I tried to overwrite the “Follow Blog” text to just say “Subscribe,” but the text is defaulting back to “Follow Blog” every time. The only thing I could do is add “by Subscribing” in order to ensure understanding. I don’t understand why this widget has changed when the settings have not and I didn’t change anything on it. Thank you.

    Shelli
    Blog url: http://hairscapades.wordpress.com/

    #694690

    evarlese
    Staff

    Hi Shelli,

    The “Follow” button appears for WordPress.com users who are logged into their account. This allows WordPress users to both follow your blog via their “Blogs I Read” page and to receive email updates regarding new posts.

    For visitors to your site without a WordPress account, they will see a prompt to enter their email address to follow your blog.

    #694867

    skillsgill
    Member

    Thank you Evarlese. But why won’t the item header “Subscribe” stick in the Widget settings?

    #694884

    evarlese
    Staff

    Users were briefly unable to customize the Subscriptions Widget yesterday. However, you should be able to customize the title now. Would you mind giving it another try?

    #694891

    skillsgill
    Member

    I did and it worked! Thank you!

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