Widgets »Follow Blog Widget
The Follow Blog Widget enables your readers to sign up to receive your posts via email.
Note: Readers who are logged in to WordPress.com can also follow your blog using the follow button in the top toolbar. Readers not logged in to WordPress.com will see a follow button on the bottom right corner of your site if you have the follow blog button activated at Settings -> Reading.
Here’s an example of the widget when it’s activated on your blog’s sidebar:
Once you add the widget to your sidebar from Appearance → Widgets, you can confirm or adjust the default settings:
Widget title – Enter the title for the widget. (e.g. Follow This Blog, Stay Tuned)
WordPress.com optional text – Enter a message to display to WordPress.com users. This will only be displayed when the user is logged in. The user will see this message followed by a follow button.
Non-WordPress.com optional text – Enter a message to display to readers who are not logged in to WordPress.com. The reader will see this message followed by an email field and follow button.
Follow button – Enter the message to display in the subscription button. (e.g. Follow, Sign me up)
Show total number of followers – If you choose, the widget will display the total number of followers, which is the sum of:
- WordPress.com users following your blog
- Any followers from connected Publicize services (Facebook and Twitter)
Note: This doesn’t include blog post (comment) followers.