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Notifications

With Jetpack on your site, you can get notifications for new comments and Likes on your WordPress.com and Jetpack sites, in your admin bar and on your mobile device!

Toolbar Notifications

Toolbar Notifications allow you to view and moderate comments right from the toolbar, anywhere on your site or across WordPress.com.

To use notifications, a user of your site must go to the Jetpack admin page and link their account to a WordPress.com account. This step isn’t necessary if you’re the main user who connected the Jetpack site to WordPress.com.

Once your account is connected to WordPress.com, click on the notifications icon in the toolbar and log into WordPress.com if you’re not already. Now you’re set to view and moderate comments on your site and from anywhere on WordPress.com. Note that in order to moderate comments from the notifications toolbar menu, a user must have comment moderation privileges (if the user can moderate comments elsewhere, they will be able to in notifications also).

For more details on using Notifications (and keyboard shortcuts) see the WordPress.com support page.

Mobile Notifications

Mobile Push Notifications ScreenshotMobile notifications allow you to receive  notifications of new comments on your Apple or Android devices. They make it easier than ever to keep up with your readers and moderate comments on the go.

To start using mobile notifications:

  1. Install WordPress for iOS or WordPress for Android on your mobile phone.
  2. Make sure the Notifications module is active in Jetpack.
  3. Done! Enjoy your new notifications.

If you’d like to learn more about push notifications read on for more details.

How to turn on Mobile  Notifications

Once you’ve activated Mobile Notifications in Jetpack, you will receive Push notifications if you have installed WordPress for iOS or WordPress for Android on your mobile phone.

A user of your site must go to the Jetpack admin page and link their account to a WordPress.com account. That ensures that they have their own channel for push notifications. This step isn’t necessary if you’re the main user who connected the Jetpack site to WordPress.com. In that case you’ll receive notifications without any further adjustments.

Next, the user will need to install WordPress for iOS or WordPress for Android, and add the Jetpack-enabled blog to the app.

How does it work?

Example of a comment Push Notification from the WordPress for iOS app

As soon as you get a new comment on a post you’ve published, a push notification is sent to your phone. You will see the name of the commenter, which post they commented on, and a short excerpt of the comment. Swipe over the notification to view the comment.

Note: If the author of the post has not connected his account with WordPress.com, push notifications will be sent to the main user who connected the Jetpack site to WordPress.com

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