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  1. Heather @ Work from Home with Kids
    September 21, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Fantastic post Deby! I’ve been out of the loop a bit with starting school, but had been getting many of these e-mails. These are fantastic, especially when you may not have time to go back and check if there was a reply done. Thank you so much for the easy directions. I’m installing it now, but will tackle the customized email later. Pinning this so I don’t forget! 😉 Hope all is well your way!!

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  2. Cindy @ Diy beautify
    September 22, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    Does this work with Blogger too or only WordPress??

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      September 22, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

      Sorry Cindy, its just for WordPress.

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    • mamarabia
      October 8, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

      Cindy, I’m on Blogger and I installed IntenseDebate and it is set up in a very similar way. I can reply to comments straight from my email now and it emails the commenter as well as placing the reply on their original comment on the post.

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  3. patsy
    September 22, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    This is great except that my blog is on blogger! I usually reply with an email because when I make a comment on someone’s blog, I never remember to check if they replied to me! I don’t know the percentage of those who would go back to read if there was a reply!!! However there are a lot of no-reply bloggers in which case I go to their blog if they have one, and usually reply on their blog. :^)

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      September 22, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

      Maybe its time to consider a move over to WordPress. Don’t forget about the free website setup service I offer. The full Blogger to WordPress redirection service should be ready for launch in a couple of weeks too.

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  4. Elena
    September 22, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    This is great. The only problem for me is I have a free blog on wordpress.com. I’ve been meaning to move my blog to self hosted on wordpress.org but I’m a little nervous. Any tips? Or can you point me in the right direction of where I should start? Thanks.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      September 22, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

      Well you could always take advantage of the free website set up service from Moms Make Money! I’d be happy to set you up a free self-hosted site as well as pay for your domain name and hosting for 12 months. The full site transfer service isn’t yet launched, but you could sign up for the free site now and then once you are ready, set up and familiar with it, move over from the old site. I would transfer your posts and comments, photos etc. But WordPress.com does make an annual charge for the redirection. I think its about $13 to maintain the old site and redirect users over to the equivalent page on the new site.

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  5. cynthial1956
    September 22, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    Great post! I just installed it and sent myself a test to see how it works. Here is a question – how do you get your framed photo to show up in the reply?

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      September 22, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

      You need to set up a profile with Gravatar.com with your email address and then when you comment, it collects the photo from your profile.

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  6. linda @ Mixed Kreations
    September 24, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Great post! I am bookmarking so I can come back later when I have more tine to try and set this up. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. Abby
    September 25, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    This is so, so helpful! I’ve been wondering how fix my blog to do this! Pinning to come and do later!

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  8. Brooke
    September 25, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I have the same question. Does this work for blogger, or just WordPress. You always know just what I need! Thanks for the amazing amount of tips you provide! Have a wonderful day!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      September 25, 2013 @ 9:08 am

      Hi Brooke, this is a WordPress only plugin – sorry. I’m not a Blogger user so don’t know if there is something similar you can use – perhaps one of the readers will provide an answer.

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    • mamarabia
      October 8, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

      Hi Brooke (Sorry about hijacking your comments, Deby!) Here’s my take: I’m on Blogger and I installed IntenseDebate and it is set up in a very similar way. I can reply to comments straight from my email now and it emails the commenter as well as placing the reply on their original comment on the post.

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      • Deby at Moms Make Money
        October 8, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

        Thanks so much for letting all the Blogger users know of a great alternative to this ReplyMe Plugin for WordPress. I knew someone out there would know!

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      • Divya
        November 10, 2013 @ 10:46 am

        Hey, Thats great..will try it out..thanks. does it work for no reply bloggers too??

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        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          November 11, 2013 @ 11:29 am

          If someone hasn’t submitted their email address then it won’t be able to work, but if your site has a box where they enter the email address when they commment, this is ideal.

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  9. sewmuchcrafting
    September 25, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    It really is a dilemma! =) I’m not on WordPress, but this seems like a great solution!

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  10. Shana Norris (@ShanaGibson)
    September 26, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    This is great info. THANKS! I’m saving it in Evernote for next time I update plug ins on my site.

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  11. Patricia Krank
    September 27, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    This is a great answer to my own dilemma. I hope I can make it work! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  12. Katherines Corner
    September 28, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Oh my goodness I feel like you wrote this just for me. Please take a peek at my recent post That bloggy Feeling. I think you may have just cured my dilema. Thank you for sharing. I’m hopping over from Strut Your Stuff I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I invite you to join me at Katherines Corner Hugs! P.S. only one day left to enter my giveaway

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    • Katherines Corner
      September 28, 2013 @ 8:51 am

      rats, it hasn’t been update for five years, I’m apprehensive to use it… xo

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      • Deby at Moms Make Money
        September 28, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

        I don’t think you have to worry about it – it’s such a simple plugin, and it works perfectly, there hasn’t really been anything that needs updating since it was first launched. All it does is send an email. Other plugins that do more vital things to the site, yes, I would be more concerned. But some things just work and don’t need updating – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”
        If you find an alternative, do leave us a comment.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      September 28, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

      Yes, it’s just in time. It’s hard to decide one or the other, email or comment reply. This plugin means you can do both with half the work meaning replies shown on your site and replies sent to the reader.

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  13. Shannah @ Just Us Four
    October 7, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    I have this plugin and absolutely LOVE it! It saves me so much time and effort but still makes sure my readers get their replies.

    Thanks for sharing this at the Pinworthy Projects Party! I’ll be featuring you on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest this week.

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  14. Tarnished Royalty
    March 1, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! And can I just say, Thank You! I have been in a quandary about this recently and was just about to do a post asking for tips on the subject. Now I may do a post with the solution and if I do I will be sure to link to your post.

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  15. anh
    April 26, 2016 @ 6:39 pm

    Thanks so much for letting all the Blogger users know of a great alternative to this ReplyMe Plugin for WordPress.

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