Following

Subscriptions and Newsletters

This article explains how readers can subscribe to your site or blog and receive email notifications.

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Blog Subscriptions

On WordPress.com, any reader can follow (subscribe to) your blog to receive an email every time you write a new post. The emails are sent automatically by WordPress.com.

People with a WordPress.com account can subscribe to your site by clicking the Follow button in their admin bar. Readers without a WordPress.com account can click the Follow button and input their email address instead. For more information about this, see this article.

Once readers have followed your blog, they can elect to receive an email each time you post, or to receive daily or weekly digests of all of your new posts. They can also elect to receive no emails, but to read your blog only in the WordPress.com Reader.

To make it more obvious how to follow your blog, you can add the Subscription Form block to any post or page.

You can also put the Follow Blog Widget in your sidebar or footer area.

Note: If your site is set to private, your subscribers will not receive any email notifications of your posts.

WordPress.com will only send out notifications for new public posts. Publishing other content types (like pages or a custom post type) or making updates to an already published post will not send a notification e-mail.

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Newsletters

If you want to design and send a custom newsletter, we integrate with a number of popular services to allow you to collect email addresses on your website. Click the below links to learn more about each option:

If you wish to collect email addresses without using one of the above services, you can use a Form block for your email list.

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Follow by RSS

Readers can also subscribe to your blog’s RSS feed in an RSS feed reader. To highlight this, you can use the RSS Links Widget.

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You can also set up paid newsletters by using Premium Content blocks to email your paying followers and subscribers with new premium content that you publish on your website.

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