Subscriptions in WordPress and managing subscriptions

first the graphic version (click to embiggen)

and the long wordy one,

there is a easier way.   on the top of the page there is a dark gray bar – look for “Subscribe” and click on “Subscribe to blog”.  this is available on any WP blog, I think.
on the same bar there is “My Subscriptions” where you can click to either read your subscriptions, and also “Manage my Subscriptions” – the default is to send an email when there is a post, but you can change it to no emails, or emails from some of your subscriptions only.

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14 thoughts on “Subscriptions in WordPress and managing subscriptions

  1. Hrm, sounds easier than adding blogs to Blog Surfer, which has been my MO.

    • I tried Blog Surfer and dropped it like a hot potato when they released “Subscriptions”. one nice thing, is that “Subscriptions” shows posts by private blogs (if you have access, of course).

      • agreed on Subscriptions being much better, though I do like Blog Surfer, too.

        Readomattic (why two Ts?) is not very good, though…

        • I take Readomattic has the two “Ts” because it is a product of Automattic (also the creator/owner of WordPress).
          at least be thankful that “WordPress” is not “Wordppress”

      • you’ve got a point there, mariser!

        btw, have you tried posting audio files from *other* hosts, as an experiment? I want to be able to post MP3s on my blog, but I’m already paying for audio hosting over at Libsyn.com and I think WordPress’ charge for the privilege is a little steep…

        what say you?

        • you can check the next post to see music files grabbed from my TypePad account.
          I’m using method number 1 from this WP Support article: http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/

          basically all you do is open an audio tag – [audio
          then insert the music file link location – [audio musicfilelinklocation
          and close the tag – [audio musicfilelinklocation]

      • muitissimo obrgada for that link!

        i figured there had to be a way to link, but am only just getting my feet wet here and figured you might have a solution.

        • always glad to help. let me know if you have any problems.
          …I can find out if you are successful by seeing if there is music in your WP blog

      • I haven’t tried it out yet, but … since I’m always working on new audio embeds on my music blog – I don’t think I’ll have much trouble with it. (Though I sure wish they allowed plain HTML tags for audio linking here!)

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  3. I like the email functionality of subscribe. I can then hit the email when I have an opportunity and there are all the new posts right there. Sweet.

    • I prefer desktop feed readers for precisely the same reason, more so to say that it works better than e-mail did for me. I did feed reads in my e-mail client for a while, but found it lacking. I still subscribe to comments by e-mail, but that’s rather about it.

      I wish you’d put in Like functionality, mariser, so then I’d “Like” this post and then say I liked it, but…

      [this is good]

      shall have to suffice

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