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Jabber

Get instant updates from WordPress.com blogs

Jabber (XMPP) is an open instant messaging protocol used by millions of people daily. At WordPress.com we use Jabber to instantly deliver new blog posts and comments to subscribers.

It’s currently free to use our Jabber blog subscription service.

Note: Make sure to generate an Application Specific Password if you have Two Step Authentication enabled.

Connect to im.wordpress.com

You need a WordPress.com account and a Jabber client. You will set up your client with these connection details:

  • Jabber ID
    name@im.wordpress.com
    This is your WordPress.com user name followed by “@im.wordpress.com”. (This looks like an email address but it’s not for email.)
  • Password
    The Jabber service uses the same password as your WordPress.com account.
  • Jabber Server/Host
    im.wordpress.com
    Some clients ask for this; most will figure it out from the Jabber ID.
  • Port
    5222
    This is the usual port for Jabber services. You shouldn’t have to enter this.

Some clients have additional connection parameters. For help with specific clients, check the list below. If you need help with a client that is not on this list, contact support. We can’t be responsible for any third-party software but we’ll do our best.

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Get subscriptions delivered to Jabber

After you setup your Jabber client, you’ll need to go into the subscription settings page and specifically tell which of the subscribed blogs you’d like to have delivered through Jabber.

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Befriend the robot

Our friendly chat robot will help you manage your subscriptions. Add bot@im.wordpress.com to your buddy list, then open a chat window and say “howdy”.

Here are the commands the bot understands:

  • subscribe (shorthand: sub)
    sub en.blog.wordpress.com
    This command subscribes you to posts and comments on en.blog.wordpress.com, our blog.
    sub en.blog.wordpress.com/posts
    This command subscribes you to posts only.
    sub en.blog.wordpress.com/comments
    This command subscribes to comments only.
    sub @mentions
    This command subscribes you to @mentions of your WordPress.com username.
  • unsubscribe (shorthand: unsub)
    unsub en.blog.wordpress.com
    This command works the same way as subscribe.
  • subscriptions (shorthand: subs)
    subs
    The bot will reply with a list of your subscriptions.
  • stop / start
    Use “stop” to temporarily suspend all subscriptions without unsubscribing. Notifications will be discarded until you use “start”.
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