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[resolved] Can I mdofiy this plugin (25 posts)

  1. helpwporg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi

    i want user to choose the categories to subscribe for so can I modify this plugin. I will store that category name with the subscription record and when the email are about to send I will check the value of that field to select only that category for that user. Is it possible? Any code example will be very appreciable.

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe2/

  2. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @helpwporg,

    If your users Register in WordPress they will be able to access a menu in the admin area at Subscribe2->Your Subscriptions that allows them to choose categories.

    If you wanted to do this for Public Subscribers (i.e. for people who have only submitted their email address) then you would need to make fairly massive changes to the code. Possible yes but difficult too.

    You'd need to find a location to store the category level subscriptions and also a way to retrieve these users correctly at the time of sending a notification. You would also need to find a way to allow users to access and change their settings.

  3. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello Matty! I have another question for you - I have your Subscriber plugin installed... and have the problem that not all subscribers get the email notifications of the latest posts.

    E.g. I have subscribed myself. I USED To get the up dates and don't any more.

    A number of readers have told me the same. They used to get them, but don't know. I tried taking the email out and adding it back in, but that didn't work. I do know that others do get the emails. So it is a bit random. I have no idea who does and doesn't get them (unless they tell me)

    Any ideas?

  4. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @redtedart,

    Those symptoms are very common when your emails from your site and running into server side limitations and restrictions. Contact your hosting provider and find out what limits they impose on WordPress generated emails - home many per hour, whether they allow BCC headers etc etc.

  5. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Matty, thank you for your reply! WIll ask the host!

  6. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am being told that they have a 500 limit on emails going out per hour (to avoid Spam). Which means that the remaining 800 subscribers are not getting the emails.

    Is their an (easy) way to amend your pluging to send out notifications in 500 batches? I am not very techie...

  7. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @redtedart,

    Subscribe2 cannot queue emails, but this can:

    http://wpplugins.com/plugin/76/wordpress-mail-queue-wpmq/

  8. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So that is compatible with your plugin? I just purchase it and it will do the rest (sorry to be dim.. I really am technically rubbish)

  9. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @redtedart,

    It is compatible. Once installed go to Tools->Mail Queue and in there you can configure how many emails are sent and how often. So you'll need maybe 450 per hour so you have some spare emails in the system each hour.

  10. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you!

  11. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is it possible to purchase without the ongoing fees? Is there no one off payment?

  12. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @redtedart,

    It is possible, after you make the purchase log in and cancel the continued support and upgrade within 7 days of purchase.

  13. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great, so then I just have the package? Thank you!

  14. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok.. so I have bought the package. It comes a zip file.

    I have opened it and I get the WPMQ Folder

    When I try an install it via plugins, it asks me to select one file from within the folder (e.g. WPMQ.php?) But that doesn't work?

    I don't know how else to open the Zip file or access your plugin files? I have never had problems installing plugins before, why don't i get a simple file i can upload?

  15. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @redtedart,

    Either select the zip file to upload in WordPress or use FTP software to upload the folder to wp-content/plugins/.

    The instructions are on the purchase site here.

  16. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great, I think I have it set up. Finally question and I reckon I am "all set"

    With:

    "Purge the Mail Queue. Warning: this cannot be undone" - take this means, if I purge, then the latest notifications will be cancelled and not sent out - eg. if I have published a post by accident, I can stop the remainer of messages going out?

    And what does this mean?
    "Force the Mail Queue to run immediately using current settings. Warning: early execution may result is failed delivery if you are over your quota"

    Finally:
    What kind of emails are "[ All emails generated through WordPress]"?

    Many thanks for your help and sale of plugin!

  17. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @redtedart,

    Purge does cancel all emails from the queue.

    Force forces the email queue to be processed immediately - so repeated pushing of this button will likely put you over you server limit. There may be occasions however when you want to begin sending sooner.

    All generated emails would include emails for comments, new registrations, and any other plugins that use the wp_mail() function.

  18. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great! Thanks!

  19. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I have purchased an installed the plugin, as well as set it to 450 and hour.

    Yesterday I then posted a new post and it is still not reaching all the subscribers.

    Any ideas?

  20. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @redtedart,

    From that information I have no ideas. Are the users who are expecting but not getting the email Public or Registered? If the latter are you sure they have an active subscription (click edit next to their email in Subscribe2->Subscribers).

    Does this apply to subscribers from specific domains? Have they checked in their spam folders?

  21. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I made sure that they are all "active".

    Will try setting 300 emails an hour and see if tha helps.

    And the people who I know are not getting it, HAVE checked their spam folders.

    Will ask the host if they can see how many emails actually went out.. then I can get a better feel for the problem

  22. helpwporg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for late response.I have implemented it. thank you all for your reply.

  23. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As feedback - setting to 300 emails an hour seems to have worked :-) My host suggested this, to allow for my "normal mail" to still get through and make up the rest!

  24. redtedart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    PS I can't work out how to cancel the support?

  25. mattyrob
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    PS I can't work out how to cancel the support?

    You need to log into the site to cancel support. Then go to My Account and I think it's under Downloads.

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