I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I'm talking about the regular "Blog" each user can have on his/her MySite if activated.

When commenting is enabled and other users comment on blog posts, the author does not get an e-mail, nor does the comment appear in the Newsfeed.

Yes, a custom alert could be set up on the "Comments" list within the Blog web, but that is a manual process. Is there an automatic process so that the author of blog posts is automatically notified of comments?

  • Setting an alert on comments worked like a charm - thanks!
    – user38888
    Jan 21, 2015 at 17:51
  • In my case, I need to email the blog author when a comment is posted. This is not possible by configuring alert in Comments list. But possible using event receiver. The alternative method that I tried is creating a simple workflow to send email. You can get post id and post url in the workflow. Jun 16, 2017 at 7:15

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You would have to create an Event Receiver for the blog template and use Feature Stapling so that the event receiver would attach to the template of the blog site. It needs to use SPUtility.SendEmail to send out, to the Blog Owner, and email upon new comment.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spitemeventreceiver.aspx http://pratapreddypilaka.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-stapling-in-sharepoint.html

Edit: Another OOTB solution is to just to set an alert on the Comments list in which comments are stored in a Blog.

  • So this is definitely non-standard? You won't get any notifications on n ew comments? Sure, event receiver is always an option.
    – Dennis G
    Nov 10, 2013 at 19:24
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    It's not standard to have new comments email blog owners OOTB, no.
    – Mike
    Nov 10, 2013 at 20:30
  • Pretty stupid... That way a blog owner would have to check for comments manually all the time as there is no "comment feed".
    – Dennis G
    Nov 10, 2013 at 21:45
  • Not completely correct Mike: Comments are actually saved in a comments list. One can just set up alerts for that list and we're good to go.
    – Dennis G
    Nov 10, 2013 at 22:05
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    That's correct. Maybe I didn't specify that correctly. What I meant was that alerts are not automatically turned on upon blog creation to email the blog owner when a comment is created..
    – Mike
    Nov 11, 2013 at 0:58

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