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  1. seriocomic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Since this is the first time this sort of error has occurred, I think it would be a change you have made to one of the error or subscription messages (lines 107 to 123).
    Double check the changes you have made to mailer.php from the original (you may have to re-download).
    If you still have no luck then email me your mailer.php file (perferrably as an attachment) to seriocomic-at-gmail-dot-com and I will try and locate the problem - no promises though.
    Good luck.

  2. sdollen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks for the reply -
    It seems to be working fine now. I think it must have something to do with some plugins I was using, or the order the plugins were loaded. I say this because my site (without any changes on my part) started to do some screwy things. The "User Online" plugin started displaying the IP on the index page along with a bunch of error code.
    I unactivated it... moved it... did something other things, and not sure what I ultimately did, but everything is working fine now.
    I guess I can just chalk it up to a weird hiccup.
    Thanks again for the reply!

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hate to bother you, but I've been using this plug-in for about 1 month and it's working very well. However, I'm curious as to why when I log into mailer.php, It says "The following e-mails are listed as subscribers:" and then lists, "1." and that's it. There are no e-mails. Yet, I know there are many people subscribed. Any suggestions?

  4. seriocomic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The only way this would be showing is if there are no subscribers to the email list.
    Double check buy viewing viewing your list.dat file (if you still have it named list.dat then you should rename it list.dat.php for security reasons and make the appropriate change in both the mailer and subscriber files).
    If you have a list of email address in the list.dat(.php) file then there is a problem. But by process of elimination we will start with this step first.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm a nincompoop. I never chmod 777 the list.dat.php file. I was never clued into this as I got a confirmation email of a successfull subscription. People, as the dolt, I cry to all to read the directions and follow them so we leave this generous individual alone and just enjoy his fine plugin :)

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm a nincompoop. I never chmod 777 the list.dat.php file. I was never clued into this as I got a confirmation email of a successfull subscription. People, as the dolt, I cry to all to read the directions and follow them so we leave this generous individual alone and just enjoy his fine plugin :)

  7. Frenchie91
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Say that again please ;-)
    The trouble is that if you type in http://www.yourblog.com/list.dat.php, with a CHMOD777, the whole list will show for whoever wants to look.
    Is there some way to avoid this?

  8. seriocomic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    CHMOD 755. This should still allow the server to write to the fle but prevent the world from viewing the file contents. Also renaming it file.dat.php adds another layer of security.
    If I am wrong here its because I am no guru myself. Any corrections or suggestions are kindly welcome.

  9. Frenchie91
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm afraid not. It's a great plugin but I've been playing around with CHMOD values this morning and it only works correctly with a 777. I guess the safest way out is to rename the files with something unlikely. Unless someone has a better solution...

  10. cube
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I had also some Problems with CHMODing, and the Renamething.
    Now fot the rest of us how i think i've solved this Problem:
    (1) rename "xxx.dat" in "xxx.dat.php" and ...
    (2) move the "xxx.dat.php" in a subfolder and ...
    (3) .htaccess that folder and ...
    (4) change the link to xxx.dat in <b>two</b> files: "subscriber.php" and "mailer.php" of the plugin – at first I've often fortgotten the mail.php.
    Now i can't access that file without a .htaccess password and so on. The only Problem I see is the URL-Password like http://www.yoursite.com/mailer.php?pw=xxxxx and perhaps that the emailadresses are plain Text in that file and not crypted – yes I've some paranoia about being the reason for Spam-Mails of my Newslettersubsscr... (sorry for my bad english)

  11. seriocomic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks cube.
    I have been lazy and not done the promised updating of this plugin. It is high on my "to-do" list.

  12. cube
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've also postet the following wish for an update in seriocomic's Site:
    For me it would be absoluteley GREAT to have some of the following:
    Only send one single email after xx days with the little Links to the new posts.
    Because I think that my subscribers are not verry happy to receive 5 emails a day from my Newsletter.
    I know that this is not so easy to realize but seriocomic seems to be really good in php - and i'm not. :-))
    Thanks for that plugin!

  13. ajlitton
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been using this for a while and it's great. Thank you!
    Occasionally if I save as a draft and then publish it won't work, but I think all these mail notification plugins have this problem - something to do with WP I guess. The newsletter function means that this isn't so much of an issue - I just do it by hand.
    The only thing that would improve it for me would be a way of filtering categories, _ie_ notifications are only sent out if the entry is in category 1, or in any category other than 5, or whatever.
    This would probably be fairly simple to hack in, I'm just not sure how! Anybody?

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the great plugin. I'm wondering if there is a way to include the text of the post in the email? It seems like this would jsut require adding the php call, but I don't really know php very well. Does anyone have any ideas?

  15. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How would I go about making the mailer only send when I post to a particular category, like "announcements"?

  16. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    bump...
    anyone???
    I would like to use this plugin while not coming accross as an email spammer if I decide to post alot...
    Until then, it will remain disabled.

  17. ajlitton
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah, I'd like the same thing. It should be fairly simple, shouldn't it? Like adding a piece of code if (category != 1) {return}; or something. I just don't know what the variable with the category id is called at the point that the plugin kicks in.
    Anybody?

  18. seriocomic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi everybody,
    I have been remiss in keeping this plugin updated - obviously there are other things in life that have priority. I will, however, soon set about including as many (if not all) the requests that have been made in this thread and your emails:

    1. Bounceback feature
    2. HTML output option
    3. increase list security
    4. Self email option
    5. bulk update in one email after xx days
    6. Send email only on certain categories
    7. Include excerpt option

    I shall endevour to have this updated by X-mas time - but no promises.
    Another thing to note is that I have chosen (at this point) to remain at WP1.2, so any I won't be held accountable for any incompatibilites with 1.3 on.

  19. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is great news. I will keep my eye out for the update!

  20. cube
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Really great news seriocomic, and thanks for this Christmas-Gift...

  21. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    is it possible to code it so that it works with the EzStatic plugin? Then it is not required to maintain 2 copies of the code in your index file. I got mine to work using EzStatic, but I cannot access the admin page of the mailer.php with the password....

  22. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.asymptomatic.net/_wp-hacks
    ^^ EzStatic plugin above in case it is needed...

  23. Michiel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello,
    I can’t get it to work. I keep getting this error: "The list data file could not be opened. Check the path and permissions" opening the mailer file (www.mysite.com/blog/mailer.php). I have tried all sorts of paths in the string $filelocation in the mailer.php file but it does not help. The list.dat.php file is stored as well in http://www.mysite.com/blog and has chmod 777.

  24. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello - has this been updated to 1.5? Or are there other newer newsletter programs?
    Rich

  25. seriocomic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This plugin is no longer supported or in development.

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