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How to notify an author of a node, when her content is commented by another user on Drupal 7?

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Use Rules module. Create the following Rule:

  1. Event: after saving a new comment. You will probably want to restrict this by content type as well.
  2. Add action: send mail. Arguments:
    • To: switch to data selection and choose comment:node:author:mail
    • Subject: whatever you want, for example "A comment has been posted to your blog post"
    • Add the message
    • Condition: NOT comment:node:author:uid and comment:author:uid so that the user does not receive emails for his own comments.

Here's how to insert the name of the node author:

Formatted username:

Dear [comment:node:author:name], [...]

Specific field (e.g. if you have first and last name fields and you want to use only first name):

Dear [comment:node:author:field-first-name], [...]
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  • Wow that was simple and works like a charm. One question left: How to insert the name of the node author in the e-mail? Like: Dear X, your entry has been commented. – Castor Aug 5 '16 at 10:20
  • Answer updated. Hope this helps. – Aram Boyajyan Aug 5 '16 at 10:33
  • It does indeed. Much apreciated. I go with this solution. However It appeares that if I comment on my own post I get an e-mail nontheless. So I added the folowing condition: NOT Data comparison Parameter: Data to compare: [comment:node:author:uid], Data value: [comment:author:uid] Do you think this is the right way to do that? – Castor Aug 5 '16 at 11:05
  • Welcome! Yes, that's the way to do it. I'll update my answer shortly. – Aram Boyajyan Aug 5 '16 at 11:09

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