WordPress: Since this (email notification for comments) feature went live we’ve had a bunch of feedback and it looks like following comments by default is not a good fit for a lot of bloggers (and their readers) after all.
We looked at a few different options, but for now we’ve just changed things back to how they were before. To follow a conversation, make sure you check the box when you post a comment.
So, I’ve restored the option under comments (which I disabled to stop the flood of emails you were all receiving) – if you want email notification of replies to your comments, just click the box (see below).
A million apologies to anyone who has been flooded with ‘comment notification’ emails today from the blog.
For some spectacularly stupid reason – although it might be a bug – WordPress has changed the default setting so that people receive these notifications unless they uncheck the option below the comment form (see the red arrow above).
There’s a discussion about the problem at the WordPress support forum today – here
I’m hoping they’ll fix this very soon, but for now just make sure you uncheck that box when you’re commenting.
Sorry again everyone, it’s been infuriating for you all.
PS And a million more sorries for not replying yet to people who contacted me about it, it’s been another one of those days.
10:35: PBO and Michelle Obama depart the White House
12:00: Arrive in Columbus, Ohio
1:20: PBO and Michelle Obama deliver remarks at a campaign event at Ohio State University
2:55 Depart Columbus en route Richmond, Virginia
4:35 PBO and Michelle Obama deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Virginia Commonwealth University
Grr …. WordPress still can’t figure out why so many of you are having trouble with this site. They say they’ve tested it with all the major browsers and it’s working fine. (But it’s not!)
Here are some tips from the WordPress support page if you want to try them – sorry again for all the problems.
WordPress support: Some issues that you encounter with your WordPress.com blog or account can be solved by changing your browser settings, refreshing the page, or clearing the browser cache and cookies.
Note: We recommend that you use Firefox for optimal performance with WordPress.com.
A force refresh or reload will cause the browser to re-check with the web server to make sure it has the latest copy of the web page you are viewing:
Windows: Ctrl + F5
Mac/Apple: Apple + R or Cmd + R
Clear Your Cache and Cookies: Each time you access a web page, your web browser stores a temporary copy of the files needed to display the web page to you. Those temporary files are called the browser cache. If your cache is not updating properly or if it’s stuck, you could be viewing an older version of some of the supporting files.
If you are experiencing problems displaying WordPress.com pages, clearing the browser cache is a good first step to try to resolve the issue. If that doesn’t help, you should also try clearing the browser cookies. Instructions for clearing cache and cookies are different for each browser and version. Google has outlined the steps for all major browsers – see here
More Troubleshooting: If you are still having trouble, here are a few more things you can try -
Upgrade your browser and Flash Player to the latest version available….
Try an alternate browser. If it works, then the issue is with the browser settings.