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[resolved] Can total subscriber number be displayed? (8 posts)

  1. Gary Neal Hansen
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks for the great plugin.

    Is it possible to make it display the total number of subscribers (combining people who have it on WordPress Reader and those on my MailChimp list)? Using my previous plugin for subscriptions (I think it is a default subscription plugin) this happened automatically, but I don't find an option here.

    I'd like to make the header text "Join x# subscribers" or put it below the subscribe button.

    Thanks for any help you might have to offer.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/

  2. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    While that is a feature of Jetpack (for their subscriptions widget), that isn't part of eNews Extended at this time.

    The short answer is the plugin is pretty dumb—it doesn't authenticate and provide communications two-way between your site and MailChimp's, so there isn't a way to pull that data and display it.

    Doing more stuff like this is on the very long-term roadmap of things that (frankly) may never happen.

    One idea is to add something like this to your site: http://blog.mailchimp.com/mailchimp-subscriber-chiclet/

  3. Gary Neal Hansen
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you for your speedy help!

  4. kylecrosby
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Gary, were you able to find the chiclet on mailchimp? I found the article but wasn't able to actually find the chiclet. The post is quite old - 2008 - so I wonder if it is still around. Please let me know if you were able to find the chiclets.

    Best regards!

  5. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    In trying to hunt around for it, I eventually found a link that redirected to http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/why-cant-i-find-a-feature :-/

    Sounds like they might have done away with it, sadly. Gary, did you have any other luck?

  6. Gary Neal Hansen
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    No luck so far. Thanks for looking into it for me.

  7. kylecrosby
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hello Brandon,

    As it turns out, Mailchimp offers merge tags instead of this chiclet. I found an article that speaks about the same problem. The plugin author fixed the problem by adding a add a form variable to the plugin. Would this be possible for the enews widget?

    Here's the link
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-add-merge-tags-for-subscriber-counts?replies=8

    Thanks so much!

  8. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    At this time, no. The MailChimp plugin authenticates with MailChimp's system and eNews doesn't offer that currently.

    It's on the roadmap, but not something I'm actively working on.

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