Subscribed Commenters Plugin for WordPress [Update]

This is an extremely simple one-purpose WordPress plugin. What it does, is that if you use Subscribe to Comments, users subscribing to your posts will have a teeny bit of text show up next to their names: (subscribed).

Why would you want this? Well, in the past, you’d edit this snippet of text into your WordPress comment template files. With WordPress 2.7 featuring a revamped comment system, however, this is tricky at best, therefore this plugin.

Obviously you should only install this plugin if you want to reveal which commenters will be email notified when comments are posted.

Download Subscribed Commenters plugin

By the way, does anyone think this plugin is worth having hosted at WordPress.org?

[Update]: Fixed a problem where “subscribed” would show up next to pingbacks and trackbacks.

9 thoughts on “Subscribed Commenters Plugin for WordPress [Update]”

  1. So I guess you’re pretty happy with WordPress 2.7? What are your experiences with it?

  2. And I’m talking about templating in particular (as you’ve already talked about the admin). And yes of course it belongs on wordpress.org. And now I’m done. 😉

    1. Joen says:

      I gotta get that “edit comments” feature back asap 🙂

      So:

      How do I like WordPress 2.7? I gotta admit I love it. Backend and frontend.

      Templatewise, I’m loving the new automated tag classes. It’s now easier than ever to CSS style posts categorized whatever (meaning asides basically need no code anymore).

      While I think the image features can use huge improvements, I find myself liking the idea that images are tied to posts. This relationship I can use to create post thumbs (if available). So basically the image features are excellent.

      While the comments are harder to template, it’s much less of a pain, now that it’s all wrapped in the core. One could say this encourages plugins, like the above, which should be a plugin.

      So yeah, bottom line, I love it. I remember when I met Matt in Copenhagen years ago, I asked him “when are you going to dedicate a release to John Coltrane”, and he said oooh you’ll have to wait until we have something very special. And, as much as I’ve lost quite a bit of respect for the guy, and I have lost respect, I gotta admit WordPress delivered on the Coltrane name.

      So, all that aside. It should be on wordpress.org. Okay, but wait. I thought of this on my way home from work: I should probably try and contact Mark Jaquith and ask him to integrate it in the official Subscribe To Comments plugin. It’s so little code.

  3. Jenny-fa says:

    Okay, but wait. I thought of this on my way home from work: I should probably try and contact Mark Jaquith and ask him to integrate it in the official Subscribe To Comments plugin. It’s so little code.

    Yeah, that was what I was going to suggest. Anyway, that’s cool that you met Matt in Denmark.

  4. Levi says:

    I think it’d be worth hosting the plugin on WordPress.org; it means easier installation and upgrades for everybody. 🙂

  5. Joen says:

    Here’s what I’ll do.

    I’ve now contacted Mark Jaquith. If he decided to include it in the core, which I’d expect considering he’s built a function called “check_comment_subscription_status” on which this plugin relies, then fine, and I’ll kill this.

    If not, I’ll put it on WordPress.org.

    As for Matt in Copenhagen, it was the good ol’ days, and you can see them here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heilemann/sets/204448/

    1. Jenny-fa says:

      Ah, Copenhagen! So pretty. ___

  6. Joen says:

    A small update on this. Mark Jaquith, the author of the Subscribe to Comments plugin, is currently reviewing parts of this plugin and may roll it into the official build. I’ll update here, when / if that happens.

  7. Joen says:

    It doesn’t seem like this plugin has been integrated to Subscribe To Comments (yet?), so I’ve updated it and fixed a problem that made “subscribed” show up next to pingbacks.

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