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ggsalas · November 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Hi @Stefano,

I would like to set by default the comment notification for the author of the post. Is there a way to do this?


    Stefano · November 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Hi, no there is not a way.

James · July 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Hello, thanks for such a good plugin!

I have one question though..

I created a page titled ‘Comment Unsubscribe’, and a template for that page: ‘page-comment-unsubscribe.php’. And set that page url as the ‘Unsubscription page URL’, i.e. mysite.com/comment-unsubscribe. When someone clicks the Unsubscribe link in the email they receive from your plugin, and they are taken to my page, in my template code how can I capture/know which post the user had subscribed to? I would like to display my own message that says something like “You will no longer receive comments to Post X.” How can I get the $post->ID of the post they commented on in my template file?



    Stefano · July 25, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    You should change the plugin and save the post id before the plugin deletes the subscription. It’s not immediate.

    gabriel · August 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Hi, your plugin is excellent!

    I think can improve if the check button works to unsuscribe too:

    If I subscribe to a thread I think that if I put a second comment without the subscription check box active I must not recive future comments.


      Stefano · August 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      It wouldn’t be a good choice because a user may forget to check the flag and unsubscribe when he don’t want to unsubscribe. And since the plugin does not work with logged in users it’s not possible to know if who is commenting is already subscribed to show the correct check status.

Char · June 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm

How can I add a list of emails to comment notifier?


    Stefano · June 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    A list of email has no sense for comment notifier since emails collected must be connected to a post. But if you want to link some emails to a post you should add the to them comment notifier table, the structure is very simple.

      Char · June 10, 2013 at 5:40 am

      Hi Stefano,
      Thank you for your prompt reply.

      The objective is that all users to be added, receive notifications everytime a user submit a comment.

      As a result, I tried what you suggested using Cpanel but don’t know what to enter in the”‘token” field. Could you please elaborate on said field?

        Stefano · June 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

        Hi, there is no way to add a list of emails to be notifoed of every comments. Sorry.

Thomas · April 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Hi there,

Any plans to add double-opt-in anytime soon?


Nathan Friedly · March 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

My comments seem to be getting lost here, so I wrote up what I did on my site. (But I thought I’d try posting here one last time…)

Here’s how I got rid of the spam emails in Comment Notifier’s database for good:

Nathan Friedly · March 19, 2013 at 1:32 am

Hey, I love the plugin, thanks! I just realized that I have way more subscribers per post than comments per post, and I’m thinking it’s because a lot of spammers are getting subscribed and then staying subscribed after their comment is marked as spam. Do you think you could add a feature where it automatically removes someone’s subscription if their comment is marked as spam?

I just sent you a $5 donation just to say thank you for what you’ve already built – I know that’s nowhere near enough to cover the time you would have to spend to build that feature, but I thought you’d appreciate it all the same :)

    Nathan+Friedly · March 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    BTW, in case anyone else runs into this, I’ve come up with a stop-gap solution:

    Backup the database then run this query:

    DELETE FROM `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comment_notifier`
    WHERE email NOT IN (
    SELECT comment_author_email FROM `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comments`

    (Obviously, change the table name prefix to whatever your install of WP uses.)

    I’m thinking about adding a foreign key constraint with an ON DELETE CASCADE so that as soon as a spam comment gets deleted from the WP comments table, the DB will automatically delete the associated email from the comment_notifier table…

      Nathan+Friedly · March 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Actually, I went ahead and added that foreign key – so now spammers (and anyone else who’s comments I delete) should be automatically removed from the comment_notifier table whenever their comments get deleted.

      Backup your DB first and then run this (you may need to run my previous stop-gap to clean up the data first):

      ALTER TABLE `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comments` ADD INDEX ( `comment_author_email` );

      ALTER TABLE `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comment_notifier` ADD CONSTRAINT `auto_delete_spammers` FOREIGN KEY (`email`) REFERENCES `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comments` (`comment_author_email`) ON DELETE CASCADE;

      This will cause a small performance hit when adding or deleting comments, and should have no other side effects.

    Nathan Friedly · March 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Actually, I went ahead and added that foreign key – so now spammers (and anyone else who’s comments I delete) should be automatically removed from the comment_notifier table whenever their comments get deleted.

    Backup your DB first and then run this (you may need to run my previous stop-gap to clean up the data first):

    ALTER TABLE `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comments` ADD INDEX ( `comment_author_email` );

    ALTER TABLE `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comment_notifier` ADD CONSTRAINT `auto_delete_spammers` FOREIGN KEY (`email`) REFERENCES `wp_YOUR_PREFIX_comments` (`comment_author_email`) ON DELETE CASCADE;

    This will cause a small performance hit when adding or deleting comments, and should have no other side effects.

    (I just left this comment a minute ago, but it disappeared…)

Chais Meyer · October 22, 2012 at 6:54 am

Hey there, I LOVE your plugin. I would really like to buy your comment extras pack, but see that it’s not available.

Please tell me when you think it will be available. Thank you!

    Stefano · November 8, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I do not maintain the extra pack anymmore. You can take the comment plus plugin which is far more complete.

futurewebboss · July 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Hello Stefano,

Been using your plug in for a while now and for some reason (a while back) it is no longer sending HTML messages – even though that option is checked. I’ve attached a screen shot of a comment test.

Thank you

    Stefano · July 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    From your picture it seems the html has been stripped away. Are you using some mailing plugin?


Jenna · February 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Strange problem – the subscription checkbox labels appear for me in Chrome, but not IE, and that result has been replicated by another user. The boxes appear to float in space without any description (pic attached).

Can you offer any suggestions? Thanks.

hgati · January 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thank you for your plugin.
but, The “Unsubscription setting” feature is NOT working.

My Unsubscript Message.
You have unsubscribe successfully.
Thank you.
I’ll be send to the home page in 3 seconds.

and then I have clicked the submit button called “save and send a test email”

NOT come into my email inbox.

Is this BUG ? or is developing ?

Thank you for your effort.

    Stefano · January 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    The unsubscription message is not send by email, is shown to user who click on unsubscription link inside notification messages.

Benoist · January 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm

i use your plugin comment notifier since 1 year and work well but with new wordpress update your plugin is broken.

Do you project to update it ? I’m looking to purchase the advanced functions too.

is it possible ?

Tom Murphy · December 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

It seems to be working on your site. May I send you some screens shots to troubleshoot? info@satollo.net?

Also, can you help me to understand how to input line breaks with returns on the “Thank You message settings”…

Tom+Murphy · December 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Just checking to see if your own comments work with this post…

Tom Murphy · December 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Good Morning Stefano, I haven’t been able to get the plugin to work either and I am on the WP Version 3.2.1

The plugin is all that I need, but I need it to work. Giving it a few more days, but will need to look elsewhere if unable to fix. I’m looking to purchase the advanced functions.

ed decker · August 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Hi, I have not been able to make the plugin work. I have installed and activated, but no checkbox for subscribing appears on or near the posts. How do I troubleshoot?

tourist · July 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Ведущая тур-фирма Петербурга предлагает: Морские круизы по центру Европы
(Чехия, Германия).

Linda Eg · July 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Hi, I have a problem with the plugin… I don’t believe it actually sends e-mail when i reply on a comment… which is the whole purpos ;) What can I have done wrong?

sagive · May 9, 2011 at 2:15 am

Can’t seem to view the “notify me” message and checkbox.. any way to directly embed it into to the template ?

sub001 · January 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I’m looking for a solution that would enable to insert the contents of custom fields into the notification email. Is this possible? Thank you!

Bees Gees · January 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

I just tested it using the test function at 3.04. It worked.

Lightchaser_f64 · January 6, 2011 at 6:44 am

This plugin is exactly what I have been looking for but I can’t seem to get it to work. That is, it isn’t sending email when new comments are made.

Do you plan on updating the plugin to be compatible with WP 3.04?

kvnpark · January 6, 2011 at 2:04 am

Hi, Thanks for the plugin.

I have a problem though. When I try to post a comment to a post with many subscribers (30+), it takes 10-30 seconds to post a comment. When I disable the comment notifier plugin, posting comment is once again fast. So, it does look like the problem is with the comment notifier plugin.


Lee · December 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I like the way this plug-in works much better than the Subscribe to Comments derivatives (which don’t give you enough control over the email content). However, I would really like to see you add a double opt-in feature, as I have a lot of spammers signing up to it with false emails on my blog (don’t ask me why they would do this, but they do!).

Tevya · November 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Is this plugin compatible with IntenseDebate? Its closely tied to the comments, which IntenseDebate sorta takes over. Can I still use this? It has a lot of great features and I would like to use both, but am a little concerned about it causing issues and my comments not being available for a time.

Salomon · October 21, 2010 at 1:52 am

hi there, im using this plugin and have a question

the seccion of Unsubscription setting how is this supposed to be set ?

because on those emails some people doesnt want to be subscribed anymore, but there is no link to unsuscribe, and i dont know how to edit this settings ???

how is the url to unsuscribe to this ???

pls help !!!

tnx in advance

rudeboy · August 11, 2010 at 5:08 am


i am not understanding why this plugin does not work :( anyone who can offer some help plz ?


Cha · July 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Hi there,

Is this plugin compatible with WP 3.0?

If not, when it will?


Notus · July 30, 2010 at 4:25 am

I have a question about the plugin configuration, what should I suppose to fill the “Notification sender email” and “Notification sender name”? I am using WP 3.0 and I have installed SMTP plugin to enable the email function. My host is Godaddy, Linux.
Thank you!

    Raz · July 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Hi Notus,
    Notification sender name=
    & Notification sender email=

      Raz · July 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Notus,

      In my previous post the text after “=” was deleted by Satolla’s atrocious site. I’d faced this nuisance in the past too.

      Let me repeat it:

      Notification sender name = your name
      & Notification sender email = your email-id

raz · July 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Hi Stefano, I’ve observed something strange: Why does a Submit Comment button appear in IE (scroll to bottom) – whereas it’s not the case in FF?

Btw, Stefano, it seems you’re more interested in approving comments rather than giving some answers. Why is it so? I expect some response from you in this case.

Salomon · July 29, 2010 at 7:31 am

Hi there !

im using your plugin and have a question

at the Notification email settings how can i make the to make a new paragraph ???

since i got the email like this …
Hola Subscriber name ! Author name respondio a tu comentario sobre el articulo A wonderful post title La repsuesta fue:”
and doesnt look pretty

Pls help

Tnx in advance

    Raz · July 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Salomon, from whatever I’ve understood you want to insert a paragraph in your message body. Right?

    Well…do not check “send emails as html “, coz this will result in your emails without any paragraphs. Just send the email in ordinary text & you can insert paragraphs wherever you want to.

    Btw, in the email sample you’ve provided – “Hola Subscriber name ! Author name respondio a tu comentario sobre el articulo A wonderful post title La repsuesta fue:” – the tags are not right at all.

    Instead of “name ! Author name” it should be “{name}!{author}”

Raz · July 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Stefano, your “send emails as html ” feature is crude one. It results in the text being merged into one paragraph. Needless to say it hardly looks nice. Instead of preserving the line breaks why do you remove them?

Stefano, please update this feature & make things look normal. In fact, I suggest that you allow HTML code to be pasted in the edit boxes – so that we can’ve a properly formatted email.

Raz · June 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I checked the ” send emails as html ” option.
I then inserted the HTML version of the Welcome message & saved it.
Then on my site I posted a comment (for testing) using an email I’d never used.
But the email has not arrived yet. I am still waiting…

Where did I go wrong?

    Raz · July 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Ok…I now understand where I went wrong:
    I should not’ve inserted the HTML code in the editor.

Raz · June 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I wonder if the tag – {link} – is only for Posts – & not for Pages.
Coz the link does not appear for a Page in which a comment was stated.
To be precise, the link doesn’t appear in the email sent to a first time commentator.

Stefano ,please look into this.

Raz · June 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Hi Stefano, how do I widen the Notify Me check box option so that the sentence can be displayed in one line?

Raz · June 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

How do I widen the Notify check box in order to fit in all the words in one single line?

    Raz · July 4, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Ok guys, I’ve found the solution to my own problem!

    Here it is:
    1) In Comment Notifier settings uncheck “Auto add the checkbox”.

    2) Select either of these 2 given codes:


    3) Dashboard->Appearance->Editor->”comment.php”
    CAUTION: Keep a back-up of the contents of this file.

    4) Search for this line in “comment.php” – <input name="submit".
    This will exist after "ID); ?>”.

    5) In the next line after “<input name="submit"", insert the line you'd selected in Step 2. Append to it this description – "Inform me of responses to my comments via e-mail"(you may change the description to your taste).

    6) Update the comment.php file.

    You're DONE!

      Raz · July 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      I just observed something strange – some of the codings in my above post are missing, even though I’d typed them!

      Let me try again.

      In step 2, the codings I am referring to are the 2 HTML coding stated in the Comment Notifier settings under “Auto add the checkbox”:

      or the one below for a checked checkbox

      In step 4, the sentence, “This will exist after “ID); ?>” should read as –
      “This will exist after “ID); ?>”.

        Raz · July 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

        The same problem! This is ridiculous!
        Stefano, what’s going on?

Joe Aiello · April 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I installed the plugin, but my readers don’t get notifications.

Waisting Time · April 5, 2010 at 4:03 am

I just found out that the email going to a subscriber has not body with it… does not show any comments. Just says that I wrote something. Is this because I have not done something in the settings properly?

    Stefano · April 5, 2010 at 8:57 am

    There is a textarea where to configure the notification message, take a look to the configuration panel.

Bronek · March 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Hi Satollo!

Comment Notifier is a very nice and handy plugin. I have a sort of update request.

I would even contribute myself but I am not a php artist.
So the problem is about multilingual blogs. It would be good if text variables in your plugin were called (like the one for embedding Post Title in Thank You email) inside of gettext function __() – it should look like this: (example from line 109 of plugin.php).

$data->title = __($post->post_title);

I updated it for my copy of plugin but it will not endure next update. I am not sure if it is necessary but I replaced it everywhere I found post_title and it works. Originally my output in an Email was in language tags: Post title. Now it comes as “Post title” only.

Once again nice plugin THX!

Lucato · February 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Hi folks, now I’m receiving the same e-mail twice when somebody leave a comment.
The server isn’t keeping the copy of e-mails and my e-mail manager program isn’t check to keep a copy on the server.

Anyidea what is going on? How can I get rid of it?

Thanks in advance.

Dhany · February 11, 2010 at 7:46 am

I’d like to contribute in Bahasa Indonesia translation for Comment Notifier and Hyper Cache plugin.
Is that possible?

    Stefano · February 12, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Hyper cache have the admin panel not really ready to be translated. I have to do a bit of work to make it compatible with i18n system of wordpress.

Michael Erb · February 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Sorry, my URL was typed incorrectly in my previous comment and since you may want to view the site, I wanted to correct that. it’s tech.michaelerb.net

    Michael Erb · February 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    By the way, I did not get a “thank you” email from the first-time comment I left on your site. Maybe it’s not configured to do that, but wanted to let you know.

      Stefano · February 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      Yes, it’s not enabled… I use that feature for low tech profile people :-)

        Michael Erb · February 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm

        OK. Have you any ideas why my site is not generating test emails or emails to comment subscribers even though WordPress notifications to new posts are being received with no problems?

        Michael Erb · February 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm

        I’ve deinstalled your plugin and thought I should try another to see if would work. So I installed the plugin Subscribe to Comments by Mark Jaquith. It seems to properly be sending notifications. So there must be a plugin conflict with your plugin or something else is going on that I can’t figure out. I’d like your input and will help troubleshoot in any way that I can. Let me know.

Michael Erb · February 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I’m using WP 2.9.1 and version 2.2.0 of Comment Notifier.

It does display the checkbox and text underneath posts. But the test email is never received, nor are any notifications to subscribed comments. I have enabled the log but it doesn’t help me diagnose why I am not getting email from it. I am getting WP emails telling me to moderate comments, so I don’t think I have a server issue. I’d love to have this up and running and would appreciate your help.

Lucato · January 30, 2010 at 9:29 am

Hi Stefano. Great plug-in! Thanks for sharing it.
I’d like to comment, that the “Notification message body” doesn’t accept special characters (ISO Latin-1 characters). So, I need to send my message by using them. I tried also to use as ‘Entity Reference (e.g.: á for á) and it didn’t work too. Maybe an update on all message fields would be useful. ;0)

Suggestion: It would be cool if your plug-in would get to identify in someway (thought input field informed by user) if the e-mail is from other language (.uk, .br, .fr and so on) it would send the message from another “Notification message body-2” for this other language where we would add a message a different message/language. So, if your plug-in identify for example that the sender’s e-mail is from .uk it will use the second “Notification message body” instead of the default one. Well, somethink like that. ;0)

    Stefano · February 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    it’s not possible to select language from email address, many of the are .com. Multilanguage integration is not an easy task… may be in the next future…

pete · January 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Let me know if you’d like me to help translate to English :)

Robert@PNG · December 8, 2009 at 6:42 am

Knock… knock…. anyone home?

(See comment from 6th of December)

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


    Stefano · December 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Too much busy at work, I’m sorry, may be on xmas time will have more spare time.

      Robert@PNG · December 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm


      Thanks for getting back to me. I totally understand the busy thing and hope you manage to get plenty of rest and relaxation in over the xmas break as well as spend time with your plugins.



whiking · December 7, 2009 at 11:44 pm

I was wondering, which captcha is best suited to work with this plugin ? =)

Erik · December 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Hey Stefano,
After starting a new blog I am looking for a new subscribe plugin. IN the past I have been using Marks’ plugin. However, we are now required to use double opt-in.

There are a few plugins that handle this but they have flaws. For example, spam comments deleted by Akismet nevertheless check the comment checkbox. THe double opt-in mail send to the spammer than bounces leading to an error in my mailbox.

Could there be a business case for you to build a double opt-in addon to your plugin?


Robert@PNG · December 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Hi Stefano,

Have been taking your plugin for a bit of a test run. Up until now I have been using the “Subscribe to Comments” plugin by Mark Jaquith. Mark’s plugin worked great except for performance degradation as the number of subscribers and comments go up.

Your plugin so far appears to perform well but am having the following issues and would appreciate your feedback:

1) “Email address where to send test emails” does not retain setting after Save.
2) Spammers end up subscribed by default – even with the “Checkbox default status” unticked.
3) “Save and send a test email” option does not work for me. When clicked it returns to the same screen with changes not holding. Note that the “Save” button works OK.

FYI… I’m running WP 2.8.6 together with Hybrid theme.



    Tim · December 11, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Just for the record:

    I encounter problems 1) and 3) as well.

    Option 2) I am not sure since I don’t get spam :)

    Stefano · December 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

    For problem 2, new version has a patch. The other issues, I don’t know, on my blog it works, I’ll try to remove it completely and reinstall.

Larissa · December 5, 2009 at 5:54 am

Same thing here!

I do recieve all the notifications (using Gmail) but other emails don’t. I can see the subscribers list, but they don’t get any email notification… I already change all the setting, but still not working :(

Michael Bazzarello · November 19, 2009 at 8:06 pm

My page of “unsubscribe” it functions but he is blank. That is, the personalized message does not appear. It can help me?


(website in work)


Mohammed Al-Taee · November 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm


How can I put the Notify Me box under Submit button?

Mohammed · November 9, 2009 at 10:06 pm


What should I put here:

Notification message body
Notification subject

in order to reflect the post that reader subscribe to?


Kaippally · November 8, 2009 at 9:09 am


I am running 2.8.5
I Installed the plugin.
The test mails do come into my mail.

But I keep getting sample comments when someone posts a comment.
like this:

“This is a long comment. I like to write unuseful words with my poor english, but I hope you all can understand me. If you can’t i can speak italian”

Fernando · September 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm

How to setup the unsubscription URL? Can someone please give me a hand?

lori · September 27, 2009 at 1:54 am

My installation of Comment Notifier is working well. Once I figured out the general options panel, and what was required, it was very easy to work with and nicely customizable. Thank you for this plugin!

I am using Headway Theme, which has solid coding; I’m sure this helped. If anyone would like to see how I customized my panel, I added a page to my website addressing how to add this plugin with screen shots showing how I customized my general options panel.

I hope it helps you! Thanks for a great plug in!
Go to http://www.janebenimble.com/headway/tips-and-tricks/ to see my instructions and screen shots.

Have a great day! Cheers!

g · September 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I installed the plugin today. Everything is ok, but unsubscribe link dosen’t work. Please help me.

The unsubscribe link is below:

That just linked to my homepage.

    Stefano · September 24, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    The email you received is the copy of a notification, which is sent to the test address (check your configuration panel). You cannot unsubscribe, only a real subscriber can unsubscribe.

      g · September 25, 2009 at 3:00 am

      I think you are right,
      Thank you!

Peer · September 7, 2009 at 8:18 am

will there be an option for a Double-Opt-In Confirmation of a Comment Subscription?

Here in germany we must do double opt in.

Heather · August 30, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Disregard my last email. I’ve managed to suss it out. However, there is nothing beside the checkbox i.e. Click to subsribe. I’ve attached an image for you to see.

Heather · August 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I’ve installed the plugin, but I’m not sure what to do in the settings page. Under ‘Notification Email Settings’ it says: Sender Name, Sender Email, Notification Subject, and Message Body. Do I input any information here? I am confused about this part, and even more confused by the information under Notification Subject ‘Tags: {title} – the post title, etc. Do I need to enter something specific here? I’m sorry but I’m very much a newbie at this and need a step by step guide. I’d be ever so grateful for your help.


Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) · August 19, 2009 at 2:37 am

Couple little fixes in this latest for the cross-site request forgery:

if (isset($_POST[‘remove_email’]) && wp_verify_nonce($_POST[‘_wpnonce’], ‘remove_email’))

if (isset($_POST[‘remove’]) && wp_verify_nonce($_POST[‘_wpnonce’], ‘remove’))

    Roy · August 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    In the last version (2.1.3), the options screen turns up empty in all browsers I try (newest WP).

      Stefano · August 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm

      Hi Roy, on this blog it’s working. Have you an error_log available on your hosting space to help me checking out the problem?

Jaco · August 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I have the answer… The component was only developed to actually work when posting for NON-logged in uers. The “subscribe” gets the email address from a form…
The component does not allow for working with logged in users.
* Maybe an IF statement will do the job in the subscribe function…

    Stefano · August 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Yes you’re right. Clearly in some situations even the logged in user want to subscribe, I can fix it.

Roy · August 14, 2009 at 9:21 am

From the WP forums: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/300348?replies=2

[Plugin: Comment Notifier] 2.0.6 version security flaws.

This version uses wp-query calls that doesnt prepare the database properly as well as not putting stripsplashs in the appropriate places.

It also does not use _nonce for checking and validating so you can ‘cheat’ it by sending a form to the response of someones server who is running it and hack it by using the ID field, other fields are escaped but not properly.

I do not suggest using it *at this time* until it’s flaws are fixed if you are worried about being hacked.

Emailed creator, been over a week and no response.

I just installed your plugin a few days before I read this. Does the author have a point?

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) · August 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Your plugin is full of security flaws. I fixed them and sent them to you. You obviously didn’t like someone fixing your work so you deleted my other comment on here.

I’ll just release the fixed version on a blog post.

    Stefano · August 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Dear Philip, I have to thank you for your fixes but please, do not assume that I delete important comment like yours when you don’t see them publishes. I was away enjoing some days of holidays. When back to my office I’ll surely fix the plugin a made a new release. Still you are right, fields have to be escaped, but remeber that queries will be executed after wordpress already checked the comment data so theoretically they cannot be wrong (I’m referring to email an post id). Clearly securety are important and your fixes will be inserted in the code!

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) · August 10, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Got an error for ya:
[10-Aug-2009 12:37:12] WordPress database error Can’t find file: ‘.\webcomicplanet\wp_54_subscriptions.frm’ (errno: 2) for query RENAME TABLE wp_54_subscriptions TO wp_54_comment_notifier made by activate_plugin, do_action, call_user_func_array, cmnt_activate

I’m guessing your renaming the table if someone already had a previous version, however if you don’t that error will show up on activation.

Probably best if you didn’t have that at all and just tell people to drop the old table, .. I had another plugin that had that name and was a pain to get it back.

Dustin · August 10, 2009 at 5:52 pm

BTW, yes I see the list of subscribers and post ID’s. But it’s still not mailing anyone :)

Dustin · August 10, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I have to agree with above posts, unable to get this to work in WordPress 2.8.3 The email test comment form works fine, but that is it. The followup comment emails never come.

    Stefano · August 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I’m starting the upgrade of my blogs just now. I’ll check the plugin behaviour, just give me some days :-)

Steve Middleton · August 7, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I have this working just fine on WP 2.7.1, but cannot seem to get the layout of the notification email right. It does not matter whether HTML is enabled or not, I get the tags coming through in the email. I just want to include some blank lines in my email, so the notification email looks nice.

Can you supply a template that works well?

Rafael Biriba · August 2, 2009 at 11:40 pm


Do you know when the “Long list of subscribers” will be available ?
I want to know who are the subscribers !


The plugin is working very well in my wordpress version 2.7.1, I will migrate for new version later… =)

Daniel Burgess · July 25, 2009 at 3:10 am

We are having the issue of users not receiving the email as well. The test email works, and everything looks good, I have got a “list of subscribers” as well, but it’s not sending the email.

I a using WP 2.8.2

    Stefano · July 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    The latest version uses wp_mail. If WP can send emails Comment Notifier has to. Now I’m on vacation, to check the problem I need to connect to your blog admin area.

Bjorn · July 24, 2009 at 11:38 am

I tried with two different emails and dont get notifications on any of them. You dont say anything on how the email is sent, what email server settings are required?

Alexander · July 16, 2009 at 10:49 am

HEllo, the same with Moby! I have WP 2.8.1 the test mail works, at the bottom there are subsribed members but It doesn’t work!

Please fix it, and not just try to tell us that we made the problem! :)

    Stefano · July 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Sorry but this plugin is installed on my blogs and works. Please, le me know how it is configured on your installation. Enable the logs and check them (or send them to me). Log file will be created in the plugin folder.

    When I ask: do you see the subscriber list in the admin panel, no one give me an answer. How can I help?

Moby · July 16, 2009 at 2:20 am


I could not get the plug-in to function either.
I double checked my template, it had the correct code info.
The checkbox shows up on the post/comment box.
The test email worked.

That said, no users got follow up comments after “checking” the box. I’m using WP 2.8. I’ve since disabled and moved on but wanted to give constructive feedback.


    Stefano · July 16, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Going to the admin panel of Comment Notifier, on the bottom of the panel there is a list of subscribers? The list id made of post titles and the relative subscribers sublist.

Matt · July 15, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Hi, I installed the plugin and it works great with one google email but with the gmail I have stored in WordPress it doesn’t seem to work. Does this work for emails that are also users of the blog?


    Stefano · July 16, 2009 at 8:51 am

    If comment notifier is configured to send the notifications with a gmail address, notification to the same address are dropped by gmail or your mail sender service. May be this is the problem you’re facing?

Joel · July 15, 2009 at 5:26 am

I’m running 2.8.1. As of just a few hours again, it is not working. Any suggestions?

Ian Glendinning · July 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Installed this plug-in on my WordPress (2.8.1) blog.
Can’t see it working, and when I try to go to the “settings” from the WP plug-ins page I get an error.

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘&’, expecting T_VARIABLE or ‘$’ in /home/.hari/psybertron/psybertron.org/wp-content/plugins/comment-notifier/options.php on line 303

Is this to do with the placement of the comment_form item ?
If so, how do I fix it ?

Alexander · July 3, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I have tried your plugin but because it don’t works I deactivated that’s why you can’t see the check box. Also the problem is that It don’t send emails, but the test email works :)

Alexander · July 3, 2009 at 4:35 pm

And yes I done everything and I double checked them, it doesn’t work for me :/

Alexander · July 3, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I don’t got notify by http://www.satollo.net about the answer you have sent me and I have checked the box below!

Alexander · July 2, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Hello! This plugins don’t work with WP2.8 please fix it if you can :D
Please answer me at my email thnanks :D

    Stefano · July 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Uhm, on my wp 2.8 blogs it works… on your blog I don’t see the “subscribe” checkbox. Why? Have you carefully read the instructions on Comment Notifier admin panel?

Gareth · June 30, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Obviously they weren’t notified of your comment – didn’t install the Comment-Notifier

Adrie den Hertog · June 23, 2009 at 5:32 am

Hello, i’ve recentrly installed this comment notifier, it looks very nice, but i don’t know what code i have to add to the commentform to make it work.
The information on this site doesn’t help me any further.

    Stefano · July 2, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    The admin panel of comment notifier comes with detailed instructions. You don’t need to add code by hand if the themes is well written. But I cannot be of help without access the admin panel of your blog…

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