I”m not sure when the best time is to post blog tips…there are a lot of people who could careless about this stuff you know. It’s true. I swear. To them I say I have a Bachelor post coming later and a doggie update right NOW:
Victor E. has been adopted. YAY! He lives with an older couple in there fifties with no kids. This relieves me to no end. I just KNOW they will adore Victor E…and he will be so happy to live in a home without any kids to pester him. I do miss him though…as ridiculous as that sounds.
Okay back to my blog tip…which is not so much a “tip” as it is simply a plugin recommendation for WordPress users:
I’ve always kind of wondered what is the best way to respond to comments. I love the look of the “forums” when my favorite blog authors thread their comments in with their readers comments…but so few of us actually go back to read them.
One of the things I was excited about when switching to WordPress was the possibility of having that forum look in the comment section AND responding via email at the same time.
Justine from Stupid Is As Sister Does and @_pixie_ from Artist Mother Teacher linked me to a plugin called WordPress Thread Comment and then tirelessly helped me figure out how to help me get it to work. Love them for it!
Here’s what you do:
- Click “add new” plugin.
- Search: “wordpress thread comment”
- Click install.
But the trick to making it work properly is going into WordPress Thread Comment settings in the sidebar of your dashboard. Scroll about 3/4ths down the page and click the “anyone replies” option beneath “Email notify the parent commenter when his comment was replied.”
You won’t know if it’s working by checking testing it yourself…I never got a reply email to my own comments on my own blog post. You have to have someone else check it for you.
Once I realized mine worked I got all kinds of excited. Before, I had a plugin that could thread the comments forum style…and a plugin that could respond via email…but not a plugin that could do both. This one is awesome.