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AutoChimp

Keep website users and MailChimp mailing lists in sync and create campaigns from posts.

Special Notes

  1. AutoChimp 2.10 and up requires PHP 5.3.x or higher. If you are getting activation errors, then check your PHP version and ask your hosting company to upgrade you to 5.3.
  2. MailChimp, like all other major email campaign managers, sends newly subscribed members a confirmation email. So, you must wait until the new subscriber receives, accepts, and confirms the new subscription before you see them appear in your mailing list. AutoChimp will trigger the confirmation email right away. However, this can all be bypassed by checking the "Bypass double opt-in" checkbox.
  3. Sometimes, plugin output may not render properly in your campaigns generated from posts. This is usually because the plugin doesn't have access to information it needs until it is displaying its output on the screen for an end user. The best suggestion in this case is to learn which of your plugins are problematic (most are fine) and adapt accordingly. We'll look for ways to improve this in the future too.
  4. Your campaign formatting may appear differently than your post formatting. This is because your post uses formatting files that belong to your WordPress theme that your campaign doesn't have access to. The best thing you can do is to use the HTML tab in the "Post Edit" page to add specific HTML instructions. MailChimp campaigns speak HTML very well.
  5. If you want more control over the visual settings of your campaigns, consider creating a user template (or copying one from the MailChimp gallery) and then selecting that template in the Campaign options. One very important key: Your main content section must be called "main". This is where AutoChimp will substitute content.
  6. The subject of your campaign is your blog post title. The "From" email address and name are taken from your MailChimp configuration. To change that, you'll need to log into your MailChimp account. The "To" field is the "|FNAME|" merge code.
  7. AutoChimp creates several rows in the wp_options table of your WordPress database to store your options.

Acknowledgments

There are many people who have suggested features for AutoChimp. Special consideration needs to be made to the following people who had an active role in contributing by providing a detailed design, monetary sponsorship, or offering to test and provide useful feedback:

  1. Aron Silverton for his help with integrating the WP-Members plugin.
  2. Anton Alksnin at Forex Alert for supporting the "blog post to campaign" feature.
  3. Peter Michael at FlowDrops for some quality testing.
  4. Latinos a Morir for supporting the BuddyPress Synchronization feature.
  5. Bryan Hoffman at Dwell DFW Apartments for supporting synchronizing all WordPress user fields.
  6. Sarah Anderson for quality testing.
  7. Morgan at Satellite Jones for catching the "wp_" bug.
  8. Jamie at WunderDojo for a much better solution to the 'temporary email' problem when a user or admin changes the email address for an account.
  9. Tristan at Grasshopper Herder for sponsorship of AutoChimp 2.0.
  10. The folks at MailChimp for sponsorship of AutoChimp 2.0.
  11. Web Tonic for sponsorship of AutoChimp 2.0.
  12. Allen Hancock, sponsor of the Phatwater Kayak Challenge 42 miles on the Mighty Mississippi.
  13. Several anonymous contributions to the AutoChimp 2.0 project.
  14. Katherine Boroski, BKB Design Group, for reporting the '.' in Category names bug.
  15. Travis Clinton for helping debug the mysterious AutoChimp 2.10 plugin files not loading.

License

This file is part of AutoChimp.

AutoChimp is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

AutoChimp is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

See the license at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-8-12
Downloads: 90,077

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