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Newsletter plugin (46 posts)

  1. Phunky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dgold: No theres no unsubscribe :) its basicly been created for us to use at work when emailing dealers and stuff.

    You just feed it HTML and Plain Text emails, bung it some email list and away it goes :)

    Its possible to set custom vars for use in the email it self, so when your entering a email you would format each on a new line like this:

    there name:email@address.com:customVar=value&2ndCustom=value

    So then when your editing your email you could then call these standard ones:

    :name:
    :email:

    and of course all the custom ones you have set

    :customVar:
    :2ndCustom:

    And they would be replaced within the email sent out, also all HTML emails are tracked up untill there first opened.

    I dont think ill ever release it as its really buggy and just enough for us to use for work stuff.

    Best bit was when i was testing it and got in a loop :S ended mail bombing myself! My hosting was not please 20,000 emails within 2mins!!

  2. Reebok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    red-star,

    I'm so glad to hear you're developing a newsletter plugin. Us WordPress bloggers need something like this desperately. As far as features go for your newsletter plugin, some core functions I'd like to see are:

    * the ability to place the subscribe form on any page within the blog. A small email field and subscribe button that could be placed on the widget bar might be kind of cool also.

    * have the plugin log all the email entries entered and use that list for the newsletter.

    * have the ability to easily edit the list if anyone should unsubscribe. Some automation for this would be a bonus. For instance, if someone does indeed unsubscribe, then that email address would automatically be deleted from the email log. But if we have to do that manually, that would be ok also. I understand this would be a first release for the plugin, so I'm not expecting a ton of fancy features. Being able to edit the email log is a must though.

    * Optional fields that would let subscribers enter in their name would be cool. That way we could have the option of using their name within the newsletter (i.e. a mail merge type function.)

    * Have the option to have the newsletter be in either in text or HTML format.

    * Have the ability to insert images, links, formatting (i.e. underline, italics, bold, etc.). Basicly it would be the same sort of options you get when writing a blog post. If you do include the ability to insert images, please also include some control over the image alignment, and the type of text wrapping that could be used. As far as inserting links, please make it possible to have the links show either as full URLs or simple text.

    * Have a field where we can easily insert a URL to a logo image for the newsletter. This would automatically place the image at the top of the newsletter in whatever alignment we choose (left, center, or gith alignment). .

    * have something that can detect email bounces. I think it's pretty likely that people will type in the wrong email address. Perhaps it would be a good idea to include an auto-responder that would send out a message with the instruction to verify their email address.

    * Allow for the ability to save drafts of the newsletter. Something similar to what we have when we write blog posts would be good where we can Save, Save and Continue or Publish.

    * A scheduler function to automatically send out a selected newsletter that we've already created.

    Those are the ideas that I have. I hope you'll consider at least some of the suggestions. Thanks!

  3. Phunky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Quite a few of what you have suggested is already omplemented in my Phunky Mailer plugin.

    But i dont think mine is good enough to release to the public, i mean i messed up the batch sending loop when i was developing it and mailbomb myself with 25,000 emails in 2mins :D oh the joy

  4. Reebok
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Phunky,

    Why don't you make your newsletter plugin an open source project? Just release your plugin and let people help you work out all the bugs. Make an area on your web site where people could download the plugin and then offer them the ability to make comments, feedback, suggestions, and what have you. It'll be just like the WordPress themes that so many people release. Theme creators get tons of help and feedback. Just a thought.

  5. plumes
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Can anyone see why http://twominutemaths.co.uk/subscribe.php is not working?

    Thanks

    Stephen

  6. yogaknoxville
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The plugin you're pining for might already be available at http://www.funkypenguin.co.za/wp-phplist.

    If anyone can explain to me how to install it, I would be forever greatful.

  7. nohea
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, I'm also desperately pining for an easy to integrate newsletter manager plugin.

    I removed the dot from the funkypenguin link, but it doesn't go anywhere. There doesn't seem to be much content either on the site.

  8. nohea
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Someone is developping an easy to use newsletter plugin here: http://www.shiftthis.net/wordpress/2006/wordpress-newsletter-mailinglist-plugin-wishlist/ :)

    Still in beta, the real version will not be free, unfortunately.

  9. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i'd like a plugin to weekly mass mail registered users with week's posts...

  10. shiftthis
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm the author of the link posted above ( http://www.shiftthis.net/wordpress/2006/wordpress-newsletter-mailinglist-plugin-wishlist/ )
    and you can preview my plugin by registering at http://test.shiftthis.net

    Although I will be charging a minimal fee for the feature rich version of this plugin, I will very likely also release a version with minimal options/features as a freebie.

    I'm looking at being ready by next week for the retail version, and the freebie will be right behind it. Thanks for your support!

  11. lonetrotter
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well - I did register - but all I got was two newsletters. Not ant logins or anything...

  12. Wicked
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm programming a new newsletter at the moment. I will post it here when it's finished :)

  13. Radiomestizacom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have PHPList independently from wordpress, wich works great,
    What i need is to send an automatic weekly digest of latest posts trough phplist, should i configure phplist t read the rss feeds (wich i havent figured out yet) or should i wait for some plugin to send the email to phplist FROM wordpress...is it possible for a plugin to do this?

  14. Radiomestizacom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    seems like these guys are working on it: http://edwards.org/2006/03/28/wordpress-plugins/

    mmmm...but the post is from march and no updates so i don´t know if it´s worth waiting for it...

  15. Dan Milward
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can try our plugin:
    http://www.instinct.co.nz/wp-campaign-monitor/

    It is still quite new - but it does have widget support, and it does integrate with our wordpress shopping cart plugin:
    http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce

  16. Radiomestizacom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    nice plugin, is not what i am looking for, but it seems like a very powerful wordpress-integrated tool.

    i get this error in the "contacts" tab, though ;

    WordPress database error: [Out of range value adjusted for column 'id' at row 1]
    INSERT INTO wp_comms_groups VALUES ('', 'Wordpress Users', '');

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