While the Automattic crew was in Colorado last week we were working on new features and tonight we’re opening a beta for the one of those – comment replies via email. This is a new capability that we’ve added to WordPress.com that allows you to reply to a comment simply by replying to the comment notification email that gets sent out to post authors when someone leaves a new comment. Here’s a quick video that shows how it works:
To start with we are calling for beta testers. If you want to get in on the beta leave a comment on the announcement post specifying what the URL of your WordPress.com blog is. We’ll be adding users to the beta until 7pm (Utah time) Friday 24 October 2008.