Site change notifications

There are multiple ways for you and your visitors to track changes to your site, such as forum activity, recent content additions, and new blog posts.

This guide goes over the different options. 

Subscribe to a page

You and your site members can subscribe to receive email alerts when a page is updated. As the site owner, you'll also receive notification of comments submitted for approval.

  1. Log into your site. Site members should log in with their own name and password.
  2. Go to the page you want to subscribe to.
  3. Click your profile link in the top left.
  4. Click Subscribe To Page Updates.

For example, to receive notifications of new blog posts, subscribe to the Journal Page. To receive notification of forum activity, subscribe to the Discussion Page.

Note: You won't receive alerts for changes you make to your own site, only for changes made by other editors. You won't receive an alert until the change is live on your site.

Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe from page updates, follow those same steps but click Remove Update Subscription.

Subscribe to a blog post's comments

While adding a comment to a blog post, you can choose to receive email updates when a blog post receives further comments. Below the comment area on the blog post, check Notify me of follow-up comments via email. Ensure your email address is in the Author Email field before you click Create Post.

Turn off notifications

To disable all notifications for a page:

  1. Log into your site.
  2. Enter Structure mode.
  3. Click Configure This Page.
  4. Scroll down to the very bottom of page configuration and uncheck Track Changes.
  5. Click Save Page Configuration.

Once you've done this:

  • Neither you nor your members will receive email alerts for this page.
  • Changes won't appear in Change Tracker modules or your Change Log.

Create a public change tracker

You can add a list to a page or sidebar that automatically populates with your site's most recent changes. This will be viewable by all visitors to your site, unless you hide the page or widget.

Tip: You can view a log of all changes on your site in Website Management.

Page

To create a Change Tracker Page:

  1. Enter Structure mode. 
  2. Click Add Page next to your navigation links.
  3. Click Change Tracker.
  4. Click Select & Configure.
  5. In the Change Tracker page configuration, add a Page Title.
  6. In the Tracker Options, select the pages you want to track. 
  7. Choose the number of pages that display, and whether it includes changes made by site members.
  8. Click Create Page

Change log sidebar widget

To create a Change Tracker sidebar widget:

  1. Enter Structure mode. 
  2. Click Add Widget next to your sidebar.
  3. Click Change Tracker.
  4. Click Select & Configure.
  5. In the Change Tracker widget configuration, add an Internal Title.
  6. In the Tracker Options, select the pages you want to track. 
  7. Choose the number of pages that display, and whether it includes changes made by site members.
  8. Click Create Widget

Track downloads

In the Traffic Overview area, you can track how many times visitors have downloaded files on your site. This area is only visible to the site owner. To learn more, visit Tracking downloads.

More help

If you're having issues with email notifications, visit our troubleshooting guide.

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