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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).

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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 Aug 17 '10 at 17:06
  • @thunderror: yup, that was the implication! I'll edit. – Bobby Jack Aug 17 '10 at 17:34
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How about this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/notify-on-comment/ ?

  • Can't add plugins at wordpress.com – ale Aug 17 '10 at 12:58
  • One more reason to go for a self-hosted blog – thunderror Aug 17 '10 at 17:07
  • I'm looking for solution for wordpress.com (WordPress hosted) not wordpress.org (self-hosted). Thanks anyway. – Nam G VU Aug 20 '10 at 9:28
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You just have to change the setting in your blog Follow here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/comment-notification-email/

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