I'm an admin user of my own blog. There was a comment posted on my blog months ago and I know nothing about it until today when I accidentally opened the comments manager in WordPress.

How can I get myself notified by email when new comment is posted? At the moment, new posted comments are notified to users/me only after they are approved (by admin).

3 Answers 3


For a quick and geneal solution, you could give feedmyinbox a go. It lets you set up email alerts for any RSS feed. Your wordpress blog offers comment RSS feeds out of the box.

  • And you could configure it to work with your comments RSS feed
    – thunderror
    Commented Aug 17, 2010 at 17:06
  • @thunderror: yup, that was the implication! I'll edit.
    – Bobby Jack
    Commented Aug 17, 2010 at 17:34

How about this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/notify-on-comment/ ?

  • Can't add plugins at wordpress.com
    – ale
    Commented Aug 17, 2010 at 12:58
  • One more reason to go for a self-hosted blog
    – thunderror
    Commented Aug 17, 2010 at 17:07
  • I'm looking for solution for wordpress.com (WordPress hosted) not wordpress.org (self-hosted). Thanks anyway.
    – Nam G VU
    Commented Aug 20, 2010 at 9:28

You just have to change the setting in your blog Follow here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/comment-notification-email/


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