With increasing numbers of University of Bath blogs appearing and posts about our latest goings-on being published more often, how can people keep track of what’s new?
We are running a pilot to enable people to subscribe to blogs by email. The sign-up widget appears in the blog’s sidebar and underneath the comments form on each post. All that’s needed is an email address.
The pilot will last for a month and during this time you can subscribe to the Digital, Opinion or Travel Updates blogs. Assuming all is well and there's take-up for the service, we’ll style the subscription widget and add it to the remaining 43 blogs.
How it works
Subscription management and emails are all handled by WordPress.com. WordPress sends the subscriber an email asking them to confirm that they definitely want to subscribe and this provides a link to a subscription management page.
All 'New post published' email alerts include a link through to personal subscription management pages where subscribers can manage the blogs they follow and unsubscribe easily at any time.
The number of subscribers for each blog appears in the stats section of the blog dashboard.
Let us know your thoughts
It should be a really useful addition to our blogs, but if you experience any problems let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.