Following, Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Follow Blog Widget

The Follow Blog Widget enables your readers to sign up to receive your posts via email.

Looking for more ways to add a subscription form? You can use the Subscription Form block!

Here’s an example of the widget when it’s activated on a blog’s sidebar:

View for logged out users.

View for logged in users.

View for logged in users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The appearance of the widget is configured through the Customizer:

Widget title — Enter the title for the widget, which can include a different message depending on whether users are already following the site or not (as in the screenshots above: “Follow The Daily Post” vs. “You’re already following The Daily Post!”).

WordPress.com optional text – Enter a message to display to WordPress.com users. This will only be displayed when the user is logged in. The user will see this message followed by a follow button.

Non-WordPress.com optional text – Enter a message to display to readers who are not logged in to WordPress.com. The reader will see this message followed by an email field and follow button.

Follow button – Enter the message to display in the subscription button. (e.g. Follow, Sign me up)

Show total number of followers – If you choose, the widget will display the total number of followers, which is the sum of:

  • WordPress.com users following your blog
  • Any followers from connected Publicize services (Facebook and Twitter)

Note: This doesn’t include blog post (comment) followers.

Click here to see how to add a widget on your site.

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