How To Turn Off Your WordPress Blog Email Notifications

Fed up with too many WordPress email notifications filling up your email box? Here’s a quick tip for removing those email notifications you may not find necessary.

  • Go to your blog’s dashboard and click on Settings


  • On the menu bar at the top of the page click on ‘Discussion’


  • Look for the ‘Email me whenever’ box


Untick the boxes for the emails you do not want to receive notifications for.

Click on ‘Save Settings’

If you change your mind then just come back and retick those boxes.

From here you can also choose to manually approve all comments left on your blog posts or allow comments from those that have previously left a comment to appear instantly without having to approve it.

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      1. I find Flipboard useful if you want to keep web pages for reference. You can create folders for different subjects, so I’ve got one for WordPress, for example, and another for how to use Scrivener. I haven’t had much cause to go back to them yet, but I know I can when I need to. My page is also accessible by the public, so if anyone wants to know more about Scrivener, say, I can point them to my Flipboard. Feel free to have a look if you want. Just go on to their website and search for my name.

        1. To be honest, Hugh, I’m the same. Too many platforms to keep on top of already. So I don’t use Flipboard as a social media platform, just as an online reference library.

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I switched off my email notifications for all my social media sites a year ago.. I was overwhelmed each morning by the number of Twitter, FB and WordPress notifications with the result that I might check a few and then binned the rest. I spend the same time visiting my main accounts but I get to see everything that I need to and still have time to respond to comments and share other bloggers posts. Follow Hugh Roberts straightforward steps to a lighter you!!

  2. Thanks Hugh. I almost had a nervous breakdown and so did my in box a while back. I stupidly unfollowed everything to keep my sanity.

  3. The only emails I receive now are when someone has left a comment. I could probably stop those too, but I like to read the comments when I have time to check my email but not my blog. I read them again on the blog before I respond. If I was to be inundated with comments I might consider changing that too! 🙂

    1. I’m exactly the same as you and like receiving the notification that includes the comment. Sometimes, I have to read comments at least three times just to ensure I am going back with the correct response. It also helps give me the confidence that I have responded to all comments. As soon as I have responded, I delete the email.

  4. Thanks so much for this Hugh. I never realized this. I do like getting comments emailed, but the ‘likes’ I can easily see by clicking on notifications without filling my box. You’re aces my friend. 🙂 xo

  5. Hi Hugh! This is necessary!! I don’t know anyone who loves to have their inboxes filled with notifications. Well, okay, maybe there are people who like that. I shouldn’t speak for everyone. It just stresses me out- so much easier to just look at the righthand corner of the screen and click. 🙂

  6. I think this is good info, Hugh. There is a lot to the care and feeding of our blogs. I actually prefer the email notifications, since I don’t troll on WP all day. I have you and many others of my fav bloggers as “instant.” The rest are either off, daily, or weekly.

    1. I’m exactly the same in preferring email notifications whenever a new blog post is published, Terri. This is a subject for a future post. However, I do like a notification from WordPress whenever I get a new follower. I can then check out their blog straight away. If there’s no ‘about me’ page…well, I think you know what I think about that.

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