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Idea: Mailing List Plugin (41 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Something I would really like to see as a plugin for wordpress is a plugin to allow a mailing list to be run.
    Would only need to be a simple, and i think it would be easy to make.
    There are many stand alone mailing list packages, but it would be cool if there was a plugin that would allow the mailing list to be integrated as part of wordpress admin interface.

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm looking for this to. It doesn't need to be advanced, but the use of html tags etc would be nice :) Maybe it's also easy to have a simple field on the frontpage where users can fill in there email adress and automatically get added to the mailing list.
    It would be very handy if the plugin indeed could managed from the admin panel, also by users with level +5 or something.
    Thanks in advance, JaY

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Check out Brian Groce's email-notification plugin.
    http://www.briangroce.com/software/wp-email-notification.html

  4. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would love to see something like this as well, for my company. I know ExpressionEngine has this feature built-in. Brian Groce's is a great plugin, but it only emails if a new post has been published to the blog. I guess theoretically this could work, but I'm looking for a plugin that would allow people to add their name to a mailing list that I could mange from within WP, so that I could send emails to everyone on the mailing list for events, specials, etc.

    I'd donate in a heartbeat to anyone who could come up with something like this!

  5. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Check ou tmy subscribe2 plugin: it features a basic user management system, plus facility to send email to all subscribed users.

  6. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OMG Skippy! You're f'ing brilliant! I'm implementing right now. So I can really run a "mailing list" from within WP and be able to to send emails at will to the subsrcribers on the list? Bravo! I'll be back after I implement....

  7. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yep, this is what I was looking for. I doubt I'll use it to notify of blog entries, but I will definitely use it as an actual mailing list. This is exactly what I was looking for!

    You rock Skippy!

    Do you have a donate button on your site?

  8. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, I don't. You're welcome to paypal skippy@skippy.net if you feel so inclined. I'm glad you find my plugin useful!

  9. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You bet I will!

    One more thing... is there an option for users to manually unsubscribe themselves from the mailing list? I'm still playing around with the plugin, but wanted to add something like this to the end of my emails:

    To remove your email from our mailing list, click here: (link to unsubscribe)

    Thanks again. I will be donating soon.

  10. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Got it. The S2LINK tag does the trick I believe. I cannot stop gushing. This plugin is brilliant!

  11. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hrm. Is there a way to actually modify the subject line of the email option? There's all these great settings to notify people of posts, but nothing for just the email section.

    For example, if I'm running a promo on my site, I'd like to be able to customize the email, including the subject line for that reason. It would be great if there could be a template and options like there are for the blog entry notifications.

    Just an idea. =)

  12. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Daisyhead: That should be an easy option to include. I'll work on it, and hopefully have a new version out before too long.

  13. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Great! Thanks so much!

    Now just one more stupid question. I'm just having a hard time figuring out how to customize the output of the subscribe.php file. I am using it with a custom theme that I created for my business website. The blog isn't a regular WP style blog. I want the subscribe.php page to match the rest of the blog.

    Or is there just a way to put the subscribe box and message on a different page?

  14. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, I figured out how to tweak the output. Whew! I'm still wondering if there's a way to just display the actual subscribe box in another page, like the index page to my actual site, not my blog.

    Again, great plugin! Thanks so much!

  15. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can put the HTML form elements on any page, but they must post to subscribe.php so that the user can actually be subscribed.

    Line 77 (or thereabouts) is where the user-visible portions of subscribe.php begin, so that's where you should start looking.

    I've just added the user-editable subject line for messages sent to all subscribers. Please download version 2.0.9 at your convenience.

  16. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here's all you need to include if you want to put the input fields somewhere else:
    <form method="post" action="/subscribe.php">
    Your email: <input type="text" name="email" value="" size="20" /><br />
    <input type="hidden" name="action" value="add" />
    <input type="submit" value="Send!" />
    </form>

    Be sure to change the path to subscribe.php as needed.

  17. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Duh. If I wasn't so tired, I would have been able to figure that out on my own. Thanks so much. Downloading the updated version as we speak. Er, type.

  18. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks so much for all your help Skippy!

  19. MagicG
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've just finish to make a mailing-list plugin

    The plugin add a "write mail" page to send mails in the post menu and a "Mailing-list" page in the edit menu to add users.
    It also creates a mailing-list table in the database to manage the mailing-list users.

    Maybe you can give me suggestion to improve it.

  20. digiscott
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How can you go about putting the "add new user" form to a page not in the admin-tool? Meaning an "add to newsletter" form in either a post or page.

  21. MagicG
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In fact, it works like an address book where you can send mails with en attach file.
    I will work on a newsletter like subscribe2 next week.

  22. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @skippy Does it send an email per post or at pre-defined intervals like once per day(with all the new posts)?

  23. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    angsuman: sorry for the late reply. subscribe2 sends one email per new post. It does not do any notification queueing.

  24. MagicG
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The last version (2.0) of Mailing-List is aviable. In this version, you have a subscription page : subscribe.php and you can enable or disable the newsletter which sends a notification when news posts are added.

    You can download Mailing-list 2.0 here

    You have to uninstall the previous version by deleting ml-posts.php and ml-users.php in the wp-admin directory.

    I don't speak english very well because I am french. So, I'm not sure that the sentences in the plugin are right and I ask you to tell me if these are wrong.

  25. MagicG
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have corrected some bugs and I have used the translation system with .po files.
    You can download this version 2.1 here

  26. hexone19
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just downloaded this plugin...I put the mailing-list.php file in the plugin file...where does the subscribe.php file go? Wp-admin? How do I use it (as in...how do my users access the form to subscribe?)...thanks...

  27. MagicG
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You have to put the subscribe.php on the root of your blog.

  28. jetshack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Great plugin Magic! Love it!

    Couple of things though

    First off an error, The plugin still works with the error, but still.... I'll write it out verbatim
    Line: 458
    Char: 5
    Error: Object required
    Code: 0
    URL: http://www.nameofsite.com/wp-admin/post.php?page=mailing-list.php

    Second thing,
    Is there anyway to hide all of the email addresses in the generated email? For the site I installed the plugin on it's OK to show all of the addies in the sent email, but for some of my more public sites I don't necessarily want to divulge that info. I know it's possible somehow becaues GeekLog's default mailing list can send emails site wide, but not display everyone's addie.

  29. skippy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My subscribe2 plugin sends mail to subscribers as BCC recipients, which protects individual recipients from obtaining addresses of other subscribers.

    I'm sure MagicG's plugin could be easily modified to use the same approach.

  30. jetshack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm using the subscribe2 plugin on another site and it works beautifully. Very simple. I like the admin side of MagicG's better... if the two could be combined...

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