Notify Me: How to Manually Add Yourself to Notifications

One of the most powerful features in PublishPress is the Notifications system.

There are default Notification Workflows to send you updates when content changes. However, you can also manually choose whether to receive notifications for certain content.

Video guide

This video shows you how to use this feature:

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Underneath each content item, you can click a “Notify me” button. If you click this button, you well receive all the messages for this post that are set up in Notification Workflows.

If you click the “Notify me” link next to content, your name will be automatically added to the “Notify” box inside each post.

Using a search box, this “Notify” box allows you to choose which users and roles are being notified about a post. For example, the users, roles and email addresses show in the image below will now get an email whenever a post is moved to a new status. You can enter email addresses directly into this box, even if they're not connected to a WordPress account.

To control what appears in “Active Notifications”, use this setting inside each notification:

When it comes to the “Notify me” feature, you can also do this process in reverse and click “Stop notifying me” to receive no more notifications:

These options are also available from the Calendar and Content Overview screen. Click on the title of any content item, and the “Notify me” link will appear inside a pop-up:

These posts will now appear inside the “My Content Notifications” widget on your dashboard:

Disabling the “Notify me” Feature

Inside the “General” tab of PublishPress settings, you can disable this “Notify me” feature for different post types:

Permissions for “Notify me”

Users do need to have the “edit_post_subscriptions” capability in order to use “Notify me”. You can control this capability using the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. In the image below, you can see how to grant this capability to a user role.

edit_post_subscriptions in PublishPress
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