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Simple Comment Notification


Sends an simply email notification to the comment author, when someone replies to his comment. No configuration, support WordPress translation process.


In most cases you can install automatically from plugins page in admin panel.

However, if you want to install it manually, follow these steps:

  1. Download the plugin and unzip the archive.
  2. Upload the entire simple-comment-notification folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.



It’s possible to send email notification only if user checked subscription checkbox. To enable this functionality you must add such code (e.g. in functions.php in the active theme):

add_filter('scn_enable_subscription', '__return_true');

Optionally, you can also change default checkbox value to true:

add_filter('scn_subscribe_value', '__return_true');


Plugin have a hidden functionality that sends autoresponder to the author of the comment. To turn it on you must add such code (e.g. in functions.php in the active theme):

add_filter('scn_autoresponder_to_author', '__return_true');

Optionally, you can also turn off default plugin functionality:

add_filter('scn_notify_parent_author', '__return_false');

The title and content of the autoresponder can be personalized:

function custom_scn_autoresponder_subject($subject, $comment_object) {
    return $subject;
add_filter('scn_autoresponder_subject', 'custom_scn_autoresponder_subject', 10, 2);

function custom_scn_autoresponder_body($body, $comment_object) {
    return $body;
add_filter('scn_autoresponder_body', 'custom_scn_autoresponder_body', 10, 2);

You can even set who will not receive this notifications by changing minimum required user capabilities:

function custom_scn_autoresponder_cap() {
    return 'edit_posts';
add_filter('scn_autoresponder_cap', 'custom_scn_autoresponder_cap');


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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Comment Notification” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Simple Comment Notification” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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1.2.4 (2020-04-08)

  • Fixed typos.

1.2.2 (2020-04-08)

  • Minor bugfix.

1.2 (2020-04-08)

  • Added subscription functionality (disabled by default).

1.1 (2017-03-12)

  • Fix the URL to a new comment.
  • Sending autoresponder to the author of the comment (disabled by default).

1.0.2 (2016-03-12)

  • Add POT file and remove language files to allow language packs to take effect.

1.0 (2016-03-06)

  • First public version.