How to Disable Comments Notifications in WordPress
Comments Notifications is a default features available inside the WordPress installation. It’s a very special feature by which users or your post reader can easily communicate with you and other users. But some WP blog does not need these features especially a file-sharing site. And today in this post I’m going to share the easiest and safest way to Disable Comments Notifications in WordPress.
If you are just building a new WP blog, then this feature will alert you of new comments that you can respond to as well as increase user engagement. However, these comment notifications could become irritating as your blog becomes popular because you would start getting a lot of them.
Do you really want to disable comments notifications features on your WordPress website? but do not want to follow any hard steps, then you are in the perfect place. Like every time I say, read the full post and do what I have mentioned in this article, if you are a beginner.
How to Disable Comment Notification in WordPress (Step by Step)
Login to your WordPress admin dashboard and go to Settings » Discussion page. From here, scroll down to ‘E-mail me whenever’ section where you will see these 2 default checkbox options:
- Anyone posts a comment
- A comment is held for moderation
As shown in the image above, the comment notification emails are enabled by default in WordPress. To disable comment notifications, you need to uncheck both boxes, and then click on the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the page.
WordPress will now stop sending comment notification emails to the site administrators as well as the post authors.
How to Disable Comment Notification Emails from Other WordPress Websites
Are you receiving comment notification emails from websites other than yours? If you have commented on a post on another blog and subscribed to its comments, then you will receive comment notification emails every time a new comment is added to the post.
Many blogs nowadays use a plugin like Subscribe to Comments Reloaded to add a comment subscription option in their comment box. You probably checked or forgot to uncheck the comment subscribe option.
It is useful if you have asked a support question and waiting for a response from the post author. But if you posted a general feedback comment, then it can distract you needlessly. Also, you can unsubscribe to such comment notification emails by merely clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email.