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Subscribe2

Sends a list of subscribers an email notification when new posts are published to your blog. Automate user growth through ReadyGraph integration.

10 reviews
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1 star
Disabled
By , for WP 3.9.1

Do not install this plugin! Do not sell out your readers/users.

I registered with WP to write this review. After deactivating the plugin on all sites.

The latest reviews - please see the discussions in comments too - are pretty much self-explanatory.

A former must-have plugin was turned into an address stealing spam machine.

1 star
It was a great...once
By , for WP 3.9.1

The only way to use this plugin now is to go to the Developers link and scroll down the list of previous versions to 9.4, download that, and then install it via an upload.

Version 10 brought along with it all of this ReadyGraph stuff which I'm sure is great for those people looking to make a bundle on the social networking bandwagon (and the spam bandwagon, because the subscribers' addresses are apparently "shared" with ReadyGraph, an unknown third party), but pretty lousy for those of us who would just like to be able to send emails of new content to those who opt-in to what they understand/understood to be a "private" list.

In addition, per the support threads here, the annoyance of the ReadyGraph banner, the tremendous server overhead for cron processing (seemingly even without enabling any of the ReadyGraph stuff) has wreaked havoc on my system, causing me many, many lost hours.

It would have been great if someone would have just forked the project at 9.4, even if that did not include Matt's fee-based HTML code, and let the ReadyGraph gang move in their own direction while maintaining the functionality of the 9.4 version, and building on that.

Anyway, beware of automatic plugin updates. Easiest way to bypass those when manually installing 9.4 is to edit the main class (subscribe2.php) and bump the version number from 9.4 to 99.4, so that it remains untouched.

1 star
Valuable plugin is now a marketing tool
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin used to be quite good until the author decided to sell it.
Since then there have been numerous versions, all of them very buggy.

1 star
Subscribe2 Totally Sucks Now!!!! Don't Install!
By , for WP 3.9.1

I wanted to rate this plugin a negative -5 stars, but they won't let you! Worst plugin ever now with zero common sense! Even support is not answering specific questions about if they are stealing our subscribers with their new update that ties in with ReadyGraph. I bet there are, so beware and don't install this plugin, unless you like your blog subscribers to be taken to be used for their marketing purposes!

The original developer was doing a great job with this plugin, but he decided it was time to sell it to some idiot at ReadyGraph. When you get the updates for this thing, there is a huge harassing banner telling you to sign up for ReadyGraph! The only way to get rid of it is to sign up for their ReadyGraph Service, which offers to take your subscribers and peddle stupid offers to them.

Sure they installed a close button on the banner, but the dammmn thing keeps coming back. And if you sign up for ReadyGraph, it means you just handed all your blog subscribers over to them so they can market to your subscribers! How rude is that? I never seen such a great plugin go to waste. It's total greed of course!

So to solve the issue and keep from trying to instill some common sense, I've switched to another free plugin that does what I want and doesn't have some harassing banner telling me to sign up for some stupid service like ReadyGraph. Have fun guys with your little charades and thanks for screwing up a perfectly good plugin.

1 star
Detest being harrassed to sign up for something I don't need.
By , for WP 3.9.1

That obnoxious, HUGE readygraph banner is so annoying -- every update or every time I open my plugins page that stupid banner is there, LARGE, SMACK YOU IN THE FACE you'd better sign up for it or you will be annoyed until kingdom come with that STUPID banner that REFUSES to stay closed when I close it. And having to update the plugin every day, sometimes more than once, because it is not working before released. What 11 updates in two weeks? I cannot give it a negative star and am forced to rate it positive with one star, it should not be starred at all or I should be able to give it black coal ratings simply due to the annoyance factors.

Leave it a separate plugin for those that want it and do not repeatedly aggravate someone who is not interested, and NO WAY to even find out how much you will have to pay to get rid of the banner.

I am getting rid of the whole S2 plugin, I do not like to be disrespected doing something that acts as a form of my relaxation that I can participate in from my sick, bedridden state.

1 star
Subscribe2 conflicted twice
By ,

Subscribe2 used to be great. I did not ding it when its newest version came out and it conflicted with Jetpack Stats (although I should have, since there was absolutely no reason to mess around with another plugin deliberately.) Now I find that my 2013 Theme has been massively buggered by them. I uninstalled Subscribe2 and Theme is now working fine. Thanks a lot, Subscribe2 !

1 star
Big Trouble with Deep Focus Elegant Theme
By , for WP 3.5.1

It was working fine until I upgraded, then my home page slider and galleries all stopped working. I could hardly believe that Subscribe2 was the culprit but when I deactivated it, everything started working again. Hope you get it sorted.

Latest Version of all:

  1. WordPress 3.5.1
  2. Subscribe2 8.9.1
  3. DeepFocus of Elegant Themes vs4.4
1 star
Latest Update a disaster
By , for WP 3.5.1

Latest update for Subscribe 2 is a disaster. Locked up my entire blog and only started to work again after uninstalling it. Needs to be cleaned up before I'll re-install it.

1 star
Apparently not supported anymore, and pro version broken -- use JetPack
By , for WP 3.4.2

Author(s) don't respond to messages, and the Pro version isn't working. Fix was promised but never showed, and no refund. So $80 wasted. Go with the free JetPack from Automattic instead.

1 star
Various issues; pro version doesn't work; author won't respond
By , for WP 3.4.2

Paid for the pro version to get the missing features of the free version. Pro version didn't work, and the author refuses to respond or refund.

JetPack from WordPress does all this does and more. Don't waste your time on a plugin that has little support.

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