WordPress Allows Email Subscription

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WordPress has been around for years now, but outside of using a third-party RSS service, it’s been impossible to subscribe to blogs you enjoy by mail. Now though, WordPress has announced that it sorted itself out, offering by-mail subscription.

Of course, it’s only available to those who have a WordPress account sorted out, but for those of you who have all you’ll need to do is add the ‘Blog Subscription’ widget to your blog and then both you and anyone who reads your blog are good to go. From there, anyone who visits your blog while signed into their own WordPress account will be able to just click the “Subscribe Me” button and they’ll be receive updates by mail.

To ensure that your blog posts are going to be, as much as possible, the same when they’re received by mail as when you post them, subscriptions will arrive with HTML formatting. For those using mail clients that aren’t amenable to HTML, you’ll also be able to receive in plain text.

Naturally, the WordPress post on the topic ends with the words, “Want to keep up-to-date with all the latest WordPress.com developments? Subscribe to this very blog and get all future announcements to your inbox. It really does only take a few seconds and you’ll find the form just after this text.”

If anyone would like, I’ll see if we can get the email subscription widget added to our blog, though honestly we imagine most will be happy enough between Twitter and RSS. Still, leave a comment and tell us what you think of the idea, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on it 🙂

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One Response to “WordPress Allows Email Subscription”

  1. Leon Says:

    This is only WordPress.com blogs and not self hosted I’m guessing?

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