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WordPress Emails and Robots

WordPress.com Emails and Robots

WordPress Emails and Robots

This is an analysis of the different kinds of emails WordPress.com sends out when specific actions are triggered. This is from the recipients perspective. Note, that WordPress.com does not allow customization of these emails due to security concerns. Also mentioned is a review of the different kinds of WordPress.com robots and how to remove them.

New Post Email

This image below is an example email that is sent out when a user signs up to receive new posts. Your new post emails would look the same except for images, content, and contact information.

WordPress.com New Post Emails
WordPress.com New Post Emails

Invited Viewer Without Message Email

When you invite a user to your site, particularly if it is private, WordPress.com gives you the option to add a message. This is what it looks like without a message.

Invited Viewer Email No Message
Invited Viewer Email No Message

Invited Viewer With Message Email

This is the email with a message.

Invited Viewer With Message
Invited Viewer With Message

Invited to be an Administrator Email

This is what the email looks like with a message when someone has been invited to be an admin.

Invited to be an Administrator
Invited to be an Administrator

Invitation Acceptance Email

When you are invited to a site you will need to accept. When you accept an invite WordPress sends you a confirmation email alerting you that you have accepted. The Pixelated part is where your username goes. Only the person getting the email would see it.

Invitation Acceptance
Invitation Acceptance

Following Blog Email

This email is sent out when a user follows your blog.

Following Blog Email
Following Blog Email

Domain Name About to Expire Email

WordPress alerts users who have a domain name that it is about to expire. This is what the email looks like. Note that you will continue to get these emails, even if cancel the domain name or you turn off automatic renewal.

Domain Name About to Expire Email
Domain Name About to Expire Email

Domain Name Expired Email

WordPress sends out an email the day after your Domain Name expires.

Domain Name Expired
Domain Name Expired

Robots on your WordPress.com Site

There are two kinds of robots. A sitting down robot on your WordPress.com site mean your domain name is nearing expiration. You can dismiss this robot by clicking “Dismiss” in the top right.

Robots on my WordPress site
Domain name nearing expiration

The other kind is a standing up robot. This means your domain name is has expired. This is the message that appears the day after your domain name has expired.

Robots on my WordPress site
Domain name has expired

Removing Robots

To remove robots you will need to select cancel domain on the robot screen. When you select cancel you will be prompted to explain why and you will need to tick a box noting that you understand the consequences of domain name cancelation.

This is what the screen look like after you submitted your domain name cancelation. Note that you will need to check your email for a cancelation confirmation.

Domain Name Cancelation WordPress.com
After submitting the reason you canceling this is the screen that appears.

WordPress.com Domain Name Cancelation Email

This is the email to cancel a WordPress.com domain name. It is the the last step. Once clicked there is no going back.

WordPress.com Domain Name Confirm Cancelation Email
WordPress.com Domain Name Confirm Cancelation Email

Domain Name Cancelation Notification Email

This email is sent out when the domain name has been canceled.

Domain Name Cancelation Notification Email
Domain Name Cancelation Notification Email

If you try to visit your site using your canceled domain name. WordPress.com gives you a message prompting you to get Domain Mapping.

Domain Mapping Prompt
Domain Mapping Prompt

MailChimp

While not a WordPress.com part, MailChimp is frequently used with WordPress.com users to manage newsletters. This is an example of an HTML email from the recipients perspective.

MailChimp HTML Email
MailChimp HTML Email
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Configuring the Grid Template for the Edin Theme

Grid Template

Configuring the Grid Template for the Edin Theme

Purpose: This tutorial demonstrates the process to display the Grid Template in the Edin Theme and troubleshoot some common issues.
Audience: Intermediate to Advanced. If you self-identify as a beginning blogger please check out the WordPress Glossary for a better understanding of the key-terms.
Version: WordPress 4.0 or above.

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Troubleshooting Sharing Buttons

first world problems

Troubleshooting WordPress.COM Post Sharing Buttons

Purpose: WordPress allows users to share and publicize their posts. The difference is while sharing buttons passively sit on the site waiting for someone to click, publicizing actively pushes the post to social media networks where the likelihood of a click is much greater. This post will focus on the sharing feature and provide some solutions to common sharing problems.

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Missing WordPress Post

Missing WordPress Post

Troubleshooting Missing WordPress Post for WordPress.com

You have a missing WordPress post and you use WordPress.com You spend several hours putting together an awesome post. You check everything over one more time. You click publish and your post disappears into the Bermuda Triangle of Blogging.

Missing WordPress Post
Missing WordPress Post

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