WP Status Notifier


WP Status Notifier will sent a notification to given email address(es) of posts pending review by contributors. It can also optionally notify the contributors when their post is accepted or rejected. WP Status Notifier is very useful for moderation in blogs with multiple contributors.

The plugin will add an options page in the Wordpress administration area where you can set one or more email addresses to notified of posts pending review.


  1. No need to manually check for posts waiting for approval.
  2. Includes a link in the email to edit and/or approve the post in the notification email.
  3. Optionally notifies contributors of the moderation status.
  4. The plugin requires no database access and adds almost zero overhead.
  5. Simple configuration options. Doesn’t require editing any .php files.


  1. Upload `status-notifier.php` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. To configure the plugin go to Options>Status Notifications in the Wordpress administration area

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  1. Posted March 25, 2008 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I can’t get this to work. I installed it, activated it, and even configured the options. But no emails are triggered. I checked my spam folder as well so that is not where they’re going either.

  2. iDope
    Posted March 25, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Pending review notifications will be only send when a post is ‘pending review’ (posts directly published will not generate any notifications).

    Approval or declined emails will not be sent if you used the same account to post and then approve.

  3. Nathaniel
    Posted March 27, 2008 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    It’s still not working.

  4. iDope
    Posted March 30, 2008 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Some details please. What did you try (the steps you followed) that didnt work as expected?

  5. Posted March 31, 2008 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    I figured it out. I think it was something with my mail settings but found a work-around using the wordpress@domain.com email as default. It’s working fine now. Great plugin!

  6. shields
    Posted April 22, 2008 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    I installed this on 2.5, but I don’t think it works with the new dashboard. The screenshot looks like my earlier version of WordPress. What am I missing Thanks!

  7. Manoj Sterex
    Posted April 28, 2008 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Can you please make this compatible with the Wordpress 2.5?

    Thanks. :-)

  8. Posted May 11, 2008 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    hi there .thanks for plugin:

    Does anybody know if tis script is compatible with Wordpress 2.5.1 ?

    Thanks in advance for any help on this!


  9. iDope
    Posted July 8, 2008 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    It should work fine with WP 2.5. If you are getting errors please let me know.

  10. Daisy
    Posted September 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Love this plugin, I’m wondering, though, if it’s possible to list the category or categories that the post belongs to in the email? We have editors responsible for each top level category and that being in the email would allow us to forward the emails to the appropriate editor.

  11. iDope
    Posted September 18, 2008 at 3:07 am | Permalink


    Thanks for the feedback! I have added this feature, please upgrade to the latest version.

  12. Posted September 21, 2008 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Hi, I get this plug in to trigger any emails either.

    I have my main account as admin (administrator) and I write the article and place it in a “pending review” state.

    My spell checker guy is not getting any emails, they have an editor account only.

    I have placed their email address in the settings box along with mine separated by a comma.

    Settings->Status Notifications->Pending Review Notifications

    I currently have 2.6.2 installed. Is there anything else that I am missing ?

  13. Posted September 21, 2008 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Sorry about the duplicate post but it should read, that I can’t get this plug in to trigger any emails when it’s placed in “Pending Review”

  14. iDope
    Posted September 22, 2008 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Just My Life,

    Can you try putting in just one email in the settings box?

  15. Posted September 22, 2008 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I think I found the problem, after looking on my server it seems that the plug in sends emails as wordpress(AT)yourdomain.com in my case it was wordpress(!AT!)justmylifeingeneral.com

    Since that user did not exist on my server, it would delete all emails or just not send them along their merry way. I created that user so it would have a mail box and presto it’s works for me. It would be nice if that was changed so the admin’s email is the one that was sent or someway to change besides poking around in the code.

    That Guy

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