Some time ago a regular client tweeted me with a request to add the “Thank Me Later” plugin for him. This was a new one on me so off I went to see what had caught his eye…
And how lovely – a simple feature that emails a “thank you” to your commenters and encouraging further engagement by providing the link back to their comment and whatever else you include in that email, for instance inviting to subscribe to your feed, join your Facebook group, follow you on Twitter, etc.
You can target specific categories and/or tags, for those of you even more organised – for instance, I will set one up for the Using WordPress category to suggest commenters visit other pages that will be useful for them.
It is very simple to set up – simply to go your Plugins section, then click on Add New, search for “Thank Me Later” and there it will be, at the top – Install this, then Activate and set up your email(s) in the Thank Me Later section provided (below your Settings section). If you comment on this blog post, within 10 minutes of being approved you will receive an email – so you can see what the commenter gets.