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  • Samuel Wood (Otto) 8:37 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink
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    The WordPress.org support forums now have subscribe by email, to tags.

    To use, login, then view any single tag page. At the bottom of the page, sorta hidden on the left side, you’ll see a link called “Subscribe to Tag via Email”. It’s a toggle.

    Note: If you subscribe to heavily trafficked tags, you’re likely to get a LOT of emails. I suggest you use this sparingly, or get an email system that can cope.

    Note the second: I fully expect there to be bugs. This is new. Expect fixes when I find them.

    • Alex M. 8:41 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sweet! I’m personally going to stick to tag feeds, but I’m sure this will be handy for others! Well done!

      • Otto 8:43 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yeah, me too. But subscribe by email is one of those things that is continually asked for. The main reason for this is to give plugin authors a way to more easily see topics posted about their plugins.

    • Mike Schinkel 9:03 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      NICE! I will definitely use this. It will be especially handy for plugin authors too.

    • Milan 10:00 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s great that you listened to my suggestions. Will you release code somewhere so that it can be used on other bbPress forums too?

      • Otto 10:03 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I need to clean up the plugin first and work out any bugs, but yes, eventually.

    • Simon Wheatley 8:52 am on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice work, this is going to be super handy!

      Currently it’s not possible to subscribe to a tag which has no posts. Any chance of allowing preemptive tags?

      • Jive 8:39 pm on September 15, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Seconded. Email subscriptions for tags without posts would be very useful so that devs can be notified when the first forum post is made.

    • kyle 12:26 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m so happy you turned this on. I’m a much higher contributor to topics now.


    • Mike Schinkel 3:48 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Some suggestions after a day of usage:

      1.) HTML UNencode the content.
      2.) Include the message which is being replied to like this site does.

      #2 is a nice to have, #1 is a must have…



    • Mike Schinkel 7:50 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Another tiny suggestion. The wording is a little unclear, especially for unsubscribe:

      — Subscribe to Tag via Email
      — Unsubscribe to Tag via Email


      — Subscribe to Emails for this Tag
      — Unsubscribe from Emails for this Tag

      Clearly people will figure it out as it but it caught me off guard for a second when I decided to unsubscribe a high-volume tag.

    • Michael Fields 8:17 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Loving this functionality! I think that this feature is really going to help out with the quality of support at wordpress.org. One suggestion that I have is to add the ability to subscribe to a thread without replying to it.

      • Otto 8:27 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You already can subscribe without replying. Look on the right hand side, under “About this Topic”. There’s a subscribe/unsubscribe link there. Click it.

    • Mike Schinkel 9:07 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If you are looking for enhancements that would be highly appreciated two that would be are:

      1.) Preview-As-You-Type – I’ve been using a preview-as-you-type system on http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/ and find it greatly reduces the effort required to produce a nicely formatted reply and it really cuts down on the save-edit-resave cycles.

      2.) A wiki-like syntax – Generally I hate wiki syntaxes and would prefer to see sites going with pure HTML as the WordPress Support site pretty much does but after a month of working with http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/ I have to say their wiki language gets it right; it’s much less effort to format answers on their site than on any other site/forum that I’ve used before.

      Something to consider anyway?

  • Mark Jaquith 4:36 pm on July 21, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , , tags   

    Permalinks with the structure /index.php … 

    Permalinks with the structure /index.php/%postname%/ (or the same, without the trailing slash) now work. And now the tag/category bases are normalized to have no leading/trailing slash, so it’ll just be topics or tagged for example.

  • Mark Jaquith 12:29 am on June 30, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: auto-suggest, , tags   

    Tag auto-suggest now works for more than … 

    Tag auto-suggest now works for more than just the first tag. Before, you had to hit “enter” and send each tag down below if you wanted to use auto-suggest, because once you typed a comma, auto-suggest would stop working. Super-lame. Now it works like you think it should.

  • Ryan Boren 9:26 am on February 12, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: tags,   

    Manage tags UI updated. 

    Manage tags UI updated.

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