Depending on how you have your WordPress blog set up, you more than likely are receiving a flood of comment moderation notices in your e-mail inbox from incoming comments and trackbacks/pingbacks. This is not a bad thing, but can often become tedious as your comments continue to increase.

The How-To Geek has created a solution to this problem by creating a WordPress Comments Moderation Notifier.  Once you’ve downloaded the software and installed it, it will place an icon in your Window’s system tray. You will then want to add your site’s URL and login information in the settings, then determine how often you want it to check for moderation. This also requires you to upload and activate a WordPress plugin.

This application then uses the WordPress API to check for comments awaiting moderation and then will display a pop up box once there are comments that need moderating. You can click on the icon to access your WordPress comments moderation queue.

WordPress Comments Notifier Pop Up

You can also easily access your WordPress moderation queue at your convenience by using the icon in your system tray.

WordPress Comments Notifier

If you decide to go through with this application, I recommend you place a shortcut to the notifier in your Windows startup folder so that it will be opened every time you restart your computer.

One feature I would like to see is the ability to monitor multiple WordPress blogs for comment moderation. A high percentage of WordPress users now seem to run more than one blog at a time, so this application won’t offer much value to those bloggers. Otherwise, I find this application very impressive and useful for people running a single blog.

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleEslick!

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