Following, Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Follow Blog Widget

The Follow Blog Widget enables your readers to sign up to receive your posts via email.

Note: Readers can also follow your blog using the follow button on the bottom right corner of your site, as long as you have published two or more posts.

Here’s an example of the widget when it’s activated on a blog’s sidebar:

View for logged out users.

View for logged in users.

View for logged in users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The appearance of the widget is configured through the Customizer:

Widget title — Enter the title for the widget, which can include a different message depending on whether users are already following the site or not (as in the screenshots above: “Follow The Daily Post” vs. “You’re already following The Daily Post!”).

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.

Click here to see how to add a widget on your site.

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