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WordPress.com Launches Email Post Changes

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It has certainly been a busy week for the WordPress.com team with the launch of Subscriptions and now Email Post Changes, a new feature designed to improve author collaboration by sending emails whenever a post is modified. Basically, it’s the Post Revisions feature, but with email notification for registered authors.

To enable Email Post Changes, go to Settings/Email Post Changes in your admin panel. You’ll be able to choose which registered authors receive notifications and add additional email addresses.

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog with multiple authors, you can install the official Email Post Changes plugin to enjoy the same great features. You may also be interested in Audit Trail (“keep track of what is going on inside your blog”), Capability Manager (“to manage WordPress roles and capabilities”), Highlight Author Comments (to “display comments made by a post’s author in a distinctive style with no need to edit your template files”), Impostercide (to “prevent unauthenticated users from ‘signing’ a comment with a registered user’s email address, name or URL”), and WP Word Count (to “give you word count statistics for your blog’s posts and pages . . . as well as breakdowns for each of your blog’s authors”).

Do you run a blog with multiple authors? Which plugins do you use? Are you planning to use Email Post Changes?

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  1. Brian J. Link (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the WP Word Count mention. I just pushed an update yesterday that includes monthly statistics as well as the already included stats for authors and the blog overall.

  2. Flick (28 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the plugin recommendations. Just working on a site with multiple contributors so they are very helpful – although the documentation for Capability Manager on the plugin author’s website seems to have gone AWOL.

  3. Paul | London Ontario Web Design (1 comments.) says:

    Hmmm. I think we the frequency I change and edit my posts, I will just annoy the heck out of my Co-workers with this. However I can see the need for it. Thanks for the info

  4. joecr (20 comments.) says:

    Wow several useful plugins. One of which I can see using with a plugin I was working on for a work project. All of the plugins can be found in the extend/plugins on the wp.org site. I wanted to have the Audit Trail so that we could tell who made what changes & when. I’m planning on using WordPress to work with an internal DNS server.

  5. Hal Goodtree (1 comments.) says:

    At CaryCitizen, we have 3 editors and about 24 contributors.

    I reckon we’ll try all the new plugins except email post changes. We publish about 80 stories a month, and the email barrage might well be overwhelming.

    Other plugins we routinely use (we make blogs for others as well publishing our own hyperlocal) include:

    Reveal IDs for WP Admins – shows category IDs
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Better Tag Cloud – allows us to control tag cloud font sizes
    WP DB Manager – automates backup
    Twitter Tools – Alex King’s fab plugin

    And, of course, we use Akismet, quite possibly the most useful plugin ever.

    Thanks for the story, James, and for all the new tools!

  6. Elena Coen says:

    Hello all,

    I need certain functions and I’m not sure where these plugins will do it. Perhaps you have others to recommend.

    I need people to be able to sign up for notification when a specific post is updated, so subscribe to a post, essentially, for updates, like for a business directory.

    I also would like to expire posts annually and have the author enter/update to repost (again like for a business directory).

    I would like to send the author occasional stats on views of their post(s).

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks, E



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