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How To: Thank Those Who Comment on Your WordPress Blog

Getting a lot of comments on your blog is a big deal. Not everyone gets to pull that off. So it never hurts to thank your first time commenters via e-mail to not only show your appreciation for their feedback but also remind them to come back to your blog for more discussions. Of course, you do not want to do this manually if you get a ton of comments every day. Plugins such as Thank Me Later make doing this a whole lot easier.

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Thank Me Later lets you thank people who have commented on your website. The message you send people is highly customizable. In fact, you can queue up multiple templates, give them a probability number, and let the script do the rest. Of course, you can use your messages to ask your commenters to come back to your website for more or subscribe to your website.


Thank Me Later is highly configurable. Webmasters can choose their delay time and restrict email by tag or category. You can also restrict your e-mails to those who are registered and logged in. When using this plugin, you do not want to spam your readers. So you should limit the number of e-mails each e-mail address receives from your site (I wouldn’t go above 2).

Thank Me Later lets you set comment gap and give your readers the option to opt out of your e-mails. Webmasters can further customize their messages with the shortcodes available to them. As long as you are not using this plugin to spam your audience, it can make a big difference for your blog.

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