WordPress Plugin: Comment Reply Notification

Comment Reply Notification is a WordPress plugin and It is only available on WordPress 2.7 or above.

Comment Reply Notification Introduction and Installation

When a reply is made to a comment the user has left on the blog, an e-mail shall be sent to the user to notify him of the reply. This will allow the users to follow up the comment and expand the conversation if desired.

It is very easy to install Comment Reply Notification, just upload it to plugin folder of your WordPress and active it though the plugin menu on WordPress Admin.

Comment Reply Notification Setting

After you have installed the plugin, you should navigate to WP Admin > Setting > Comment Reply Notification to configure the plugin.

Comment Reply Notification Setting

Comment Reply Notification Setting

  1. Disabled: It is the default option, The plugin doesn’t work if you choose this one. Please select options.
  2. Replied by the author of the post or administrator ONLY: Only administrator’s replies can send email to the parent commentator
  3. Anyone replies: Anyone’s reply can send email to the parent commentator.
  4. Commenter choose to do so(default checked): The parent commentator will receive the mail base on his choose. The checkbox in the following screenshot will default checked.
  5. Commenter choose to do so(default unchecked): Same as the preview option, but the checkbox default unchecked.

Commenter choose to do so

Notification Email Subject Setting

Notification Email Subject Setting

Comment Reply Notification can let your edit the subject of notification email, you may use the following tags: [blogname] for blog name and [postname] for comment post name.

Notification Email Message Setting

Notification Email Message Setting

You can also edit the message of notification email. you may use the following tags:

  • [pc_author] for parent comment author
  • [pc_date] for parent comment date
  • [pc_content] for parent comment content
  • [cc_author] for child comment author
  • [cc_date] for child comment date
  • [cc_url] for child comment author url
  • [cc_content] for child comment content
  • [commentlink] for parent comment link
  • [blogname] for blog name
  • [blogurl] for blog url
  • [postname] for post name.

Plugin Deactivate and Reset

If you deactivate Comment Reply Notification, you can delete all of options of Comment Reply Notification. And if you mass the plugin configuration, you can reset the options.

Download: Comment Reply Notification.

67 thoughts on “WordPress Plugin: Comment Reply Notification

  1. I’m running 2.7.1 and it works great on my test site, I will be installing it on my live sites soon.

    This was exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much.

    Laurie, be sure to check out the options, you have to choose if you want a check box option to show.

    1. Jay, thank you so much. The checkbox wasn’t appearing for me either. It’s not obvious from the options. I ticket the unchecked option, and it finally showed on my blog.

  2. This works great on WP 2.9!

    How would I go about moving the location of the checkbox? Right now it shows up below the “post comment” button, and I’d like it to be above the button.
    Thanks!

    1. Did you have any luck with moving the checkbox?

      I want to move the checkbox and edit the style of the text so that it matches my comment form.

      Cheers

  3. I’m afraid that this isn’t working for me either – I see all the settings etc and it displays on my blog, but emails are not going out to anyone no matter how I change the settings. I’m on the latest build of WP – does it have anything to do with supercache?

  4. Thank you for the latest update that allows emails to be sent even when replies are made in the Admin’s dashboard! Now I don’t have to go to my post one by one to reply :)

    Haven’t tried whether it really works though. Fingers crossed

  5. Ok…I am not a technical person, I have just installed this plugin and activated it, do I need to do anything more…like configure the wordpress mail settings or anything other than just installing and activating this plugin. This is the most important feature for my wordpress blog.

  6. Thank you for the latest update that allows emails to be sent even when replies are made in the Admin’s dashboard! Now I don’t have to go to my post one by one to reply

    Haven’t tried whether it really works though. Fingers crossed

  7. Any chance of adding a double opt-in option to this plug-in? Unfortunately I have a lot of spammers subscribing to comments with fake email addresses (don’t ask me why they would do this – they just do!).

  8. I’ve been trying to use this, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Nobody is getting emails with my comment replies. I have the latest version of Wordpress. Is there something Im missing?

  9. I’m trying to format the text “Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail”

    Its come up as font-size:13.2px; for some reason and I want it 11px.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers

    1. Hi Sam, Did you figure out how to move the checkbox above the submit button, and also how to format the text? I’m just getting into learning about this plugin and your experience would be helpful. Thanks!

  10. Hola Denis,

    First off, huge thanks for this plugin, it’s awesome. I like the simplicity and I love that it uses wp_mail() so it’s automatically compatible with the WP Mail SMTP plugin I wrote. Thanks for sharing.

    I noticed one bug, and I have a couple of simple improvements to recommend. Plus, I really don’t like to modify the WP database schema, so I modified the plugin to use the commentmeta table instead.

    Here’s the diff for the bugfix. The $cc->comment_url is not set, a call to get_comment_link() is needed. Then I suggest wrapping the comment content in wpautop(). This makes the text of the comment a little more readable in the HTML body of the email. Second diff for that is here.

    My final pastebin is a full diff against the code that I’m running which uses the wp_commentmeta table to store data instead of modifying the core WP schema. I’d be happy to help out writing some extra code to migrate from the existing format. If you’re interested, just let me know.

    Love & joy – Callum.

  11. Is there any way to change the email coming from me (the blog author) from a no-reply to actually showing my email address? when I reply to comments on my blog, they get a “no reply” email and can’t reply back to me to further continue the conversation.

  12. Sounds great but i can’t use it in germany :-(

    There you can get trouble, when using such function without a DoubleOptIn…
    Because I can use every email address I want, even Obamas. And answering then is seen as sending spam mails…

  13. Is this the plugin that is used in wordpress.com?

    I would love to use it, but:

    without an unsubscribe option it it totally unacceptable and illegal and will get our blogs blacklisted for spam

    and to be really correct, it would need a double opt-in, too.

    Can you get that done?

  14. Hi Denis
    Great plug-in, working great on WP 3.1.1 Hebrew

    Hope you can help me with one little problem:
    the “Notify me of folloup comments via email” text near the check-box width cant be cahnged and is too short for the text.

    How can I fix the width problem?

    Many thanks
    Btw, I see that you r not using the comment rply notification here..?!
    Miki

  15. Hi Denis,

    I just installed your plugin (on WP 3.1.3) and even though it appears on my blog no emails are sent, so it doesn’t seem compatible with the latest WP version.

    You have not replied to anyone on here in a while and I am wondering, are you still supporting this plugin?

    Thank you!
    Kerstin

  16. Hi. I just upgraded to the latest version of WP came out 6/8 and your plugin doesn’t seem to be working. It appear to work fine on the admin side and when you leave a comment, but in my testing I don’t get an email notification that a comment or reply was posted to my comment.

    By the way, does this just send email notifications when someone replies to your specific comment? It would also be useful to give the commentor the option to subscribe to all comments left on the post.

    Please advise – and yes, why aren’t you using your own plugin?

    1. ok. well, it does seem to be working after a very long lag. But just for the person who the reply is meant for. there is still no way for someone to subscribe to all comments on a post?

  17. thanks for this wonderful info, i was really searching for this from a long time, but one thing that still bothers me is this plugin doesn’t send message to all subscribers?

  18. Thanks denishua for this wonderful plugin. It would be nice to add only one more feature.

    It should tell us in the WP Dashboard, when we are answering comments, to know if user selected to be advised or not.

    And a more wonderful but perhaps harder function is to be able to track the visitor that arrive back to the site from the link in the e-mail sent. That would be awesome :)

    Thanks a lot…

  19. Hi, I’ve had 2 problems with the plugin:

    1. The email reply format cannot be customized. Or at least even after customizing it, the emailed reply remains the same, like:

    Nap Time Rocks! inform respectfully: your comment on post Stillness and a birthday wish now have new reply

    your comment:
    test comment

    reply comment:
    test nested reply

    You can see detail for the comment on this post here:
    [blog post]

    Nap Time Rocks! thanks for your attention

    So I deactivated and deleted the plugin.

    2. When I installed another plugin called ReplyMe which has the same functionality, my reply now sends 2 email notifications! One coming from the ReplyMe plugin and one from this plugin.

    I’ve checked and refreshed several times just to make sure that the old plugin is gone.

    So do you have any idea why this is still happening?

    Thanks!

  20. Hi! Seems to be what I’m looking for.

    However, does it work with “flat” comments? (No tree with parent and child comments)

  21. 用了Comment Reply Notification这个插件。。。

    只能收到第一次回复的邮件,之后的回复就收不到了。。。不知道什么原因。

  22. does seem to be working after a very long lag. But just for the person who the reply is meant for. there is still no way for someone to subscribe to all comments on a post?

  23. It would be awesome to have an option to see, together with the comment in the Dashboard, to know if the commenter choose to receive an e-mail or not.

    Thanks.

  24. When I installed another plugin called ReplyMe which has the same functionality, my reply now sends 2 email notifications! One coming from the ReplyMe plugin and one from this plugin.

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