Another WP widget I didn’t understand

WordPress gives us a lot of widgets to play with, and I thought I’d tried or looked into most of them at one time or another. But it seems I didn’t know it all after all. Surprise! So maybe this will be news to someone else, too.

There’s a widget called Blog Subscription. It allows folks to subscribe to your blog via email; that is, they’ll get an email notification every time you publish a new post. For some reason I was thinking it was just a way to register addresses for me to manually send emails to.

Pleasant surprise: I don’t have to lift a finger. The visitor clicks to subscribe; thereafter, WordPress automatically sends them the emails. Sweet. I’ve added it to my sidebar, fyi. Personally, I’ve found it useful for keeping up with a couple of blogs that I enjoy but that don’t have new posts very often. This way I know about their new posts, but don’t have to clutter a reader, a blogroll, or anything else with their listing. Of course, if you care enough to subscribe my blog, I’d also love to be in your reader, your blogroll, your thoughts, even your dreams. 😉

One thought on “Another WP widget I didn’t understand

  1. Funny you should mention that widget. I set it up a couple of weeks ago. It sends ME an email when I publish a new post. Maybe I’m not workin it right. 🙂
    Did you subscribe to yourself? I did, on my test blog, just to see how the widget works. You can unsubscribe on your dashboard. See “Subscriptions” (last item) on the Dashboard dropdown menu, top left side.

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