Following Comments

When you leave a comment on a blog, you can choose to automatically receive email updates about other comments on that specific post by checking the  Notify me of follow-up comments via email checkbox that appears in the comment form.


Depending on the email client you use, the notifications will look something like this:

Note that you do not need to be registered with to follow comments. Visitors who are logged in to will not need to confirm their request to follow a thread; all other visitors will receive a confirmation email with full instructions on how to activate their follow request.

Enabling Follow Comments on Your Site

To allow users to follow comments on your posts, visit Settings > Discussion and ensure that Follow Comments is enabled:

Follow Comments

Note if you have set a post’s visibility to Private or Password Protected, the “follow comments” option is always disabled and will not appear on the post.

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Managing Post / Comment Notification

If you want to stop receiving comment notification or start receiving notification on all comments on a particular blog, click the “Subscription Options” link at the bottom of the notification email. You can also use the link shown below.

Full details on managing the posts/comment threads that you follow can be found on the Follow feature support page.

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Following Stats

Blog owners can see how many people are following comments on their posts from the Stats page:

Comment Follower Stats

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