When you follow a blog on WordPress.com, the new posts from that site will appear in your Reader, where you can view the latest posts published across the blogs you follow. You’ll also receive notifications of new posts by email.
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If you have a WordPress.com account, when you are logged in, click the Follow button that appears in the bottom right-hand corner of all WordPress.com sites:
All new posts published on that blog will now show up in your Reader. You will also receive email notifications of new posts. You can change your settings to Immediate, Daily, or Weekly delivery or opt out of email notifications.
Note: The follow button only appears for sites with two or more published blog posts.
If you have not signed up for WordPress.com (or, you’re not logged in), a dialog box will pop up asking for the email address where new blog posts should be sent after clicking on the Follow button.
If you have an existing WordPress.com account you can use the “Log in now.” option to log into your account and follow the blog.
Be sure to click on the confirmation link in the email that we send you. You won’t receive email notifications for new posts and updates until you’ve confirmed your subscription request.
You can also follow a blog using a subscription form if the site owner has added one:
From the Reader, you can click the Follow icon under a blog post to receive updates from that blog.
To add a blog from Tumblr, Blogger, or any other service to your Reader, click Manage next to the list of sites you’re following:
In the text box at the top of the page, enter the URL of the site you’d like to follow:
Click Enter on your keyboard or click the Follow button, and future posts published on that blog will appear in your Reader. The last site followed appears at the top of your list of followed sites:
Go to Profile → Notification Settings → Reader Subscriptions to change your default email delivery methods for all the blogs you follow:
If you have set up a WordPress.com Jabber account, you can get new posts instantly pushed to you via instant messenger (IM) by checking the box next to “Default delivery via Jabber instant message”.
To change your email preferences on a per-blog basis, click Manage in your Reader and click the settings icon below the Following link next to the title of a specific blog you follow. Select the frequency of email notifications for each blog.
First, make sure you’re logged in. Then visit the site you want to Unfollow and click the button that says Following in the bottom right-hand corner.
You can also click Edit List in your Reader to display the list of blogs you follow. Find the blog you no longer wish to follow, then click the green word Following next to the name of the site to stop receiving notifications of new posts from that blog.
If you are not a WordPress.com user, visit the Subscription Management page and click the Unfollow link next to the blog title. Changes to these settings will be immediate.