Building a community is one of the goals that most bloggers share, and chances are your current comments section has room for improvement.
Paying attention to your comment section can improve user experience with your website, which in turn helps it grow. Today we will look at Mark Jaquith’s plugin Subscribe to Comments and how it can improve user experience on your blog.
The Subscribe to Comments plugin for WordPress gives users the option to subscribe when they are leaving a comment on one of your posts. Users are notified via e-mail when someone else comments on the post.
These notifications will encourage users to return to your site and read the comments others have posted. This can increase traffic to your site all while encouraging your users to interact with one another, and isn’t that what a blog community is all about.
Subscribe to Comments is very easy to set up:
- First go to the “add new” section under plugins and search for “Subscribe to Comments”. Make sure you find the one by Mark Jaquith.
- Install and activate it…and you should be good to go.
If the check box displays in an odd place, you can try using the options on the settings page to fix it, but in my experience with this plugin you probably won’t need it.