May 12, 2011
Comment Subscribe plugin gets some love!
One of Movable Type's oldest and widely used plugins is the Comment Subscribe plugin, which allows commenters on your web site to elect to be notified via email when subsequent comments are posted to an entry, finally gets some love. Our work on this plugin was prompted when the folks behind Brooklyn Vegan approached us from some help and support to address a very simple bug. We were happy to help. In talking with them some more though, we learned that they had some other features in mind that would be really helpful to them. We talked about these and immediately began work on a number of enhancements:
- Email notifications are now completely customizable via a system Email Template.
- Admins can now customize the subject of outgoing email notifications.
- Admins can specify their own From email address from outgoing email notifications.
- Admins may elect to have all comment notification emails sent via a background task, to dramatically speed up the publishing process.
You can download the latest version of the Comment Subscribe plugin from our github repository.
We provided these enhancements free of charge not because we don't value our time, but because it just seemed like the right thing to do, and because it is part of our ethos of being helpful. We do this from time to time not just for our past and active clients, but for all Movable Type and Melody users. So if you are in need of some help with your content management system, drop us a line or submit a help ticket and we can help!