Gather subscribers, manage them in separate newsletters, send follow-up emails, send broadcasts, send blog post deliveries all in one plugin.
Once I got an external crons triggering wp-cron.php, this thing rocked. I gave it only 4 stars because I'm not sure if it handles bounced emails.
If you use a scheduled crons, make sure you add this line of code to your wp-config.php file:
You can then use your hosting crons job to trigger wp-cron.php like such:
wget -q -O - http://yourwebsite.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron >/dev/null 2>&1
Run it every five minutes and you should be good to go.
This is a very versatile and intelligent newletter management and autoresponder plugin. Great for everyone who wants to go it alone (i e shys away from those stupid commercial solutions like AWeber, Mailchimp and the likes)...
The plugin comes with loads of mis-spellings and clumsy English language use though (needs to be improved by author/developer or they should get some professional help). At the end of the day, not too big an issue, if you throw it all out and re-write it yourself (default texts can -- and ought to -- be replaced before going to 'production' with this plugin. Just make sure you don't use the crappy lines and 'confirmation e-mail text' etc that come pre-installed with the plugin, unless you want to scare your subscribers away ;)
Didn't work the first time and I didn't want to take the time to find out why.
This plugin worked for me: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wysija-newsletters/
Most users won't realize they need to sign up or create an SMTP server with API. You can use Mandrill.com, or various other API's. Mandrill is easy and just a MailChimp spinoff. first 12,000 emails a month is free after that you have to start paying or just create your own server.
I love the interface, but the behavior is flaky.
I created several test subscriptions, but 1 did not receive the confirmation email (sent from alternate form on main site).
Of those created from the blog form, 1 did not receive the welcome email after the confirmation.
And none of them received the Day 0 or Day 1 subscription emails.
Only subscription confirmation, and first autoresponder email goes fine. Other autoresonder emails are not delivered at all. Just keep clicking those Run Now buttons. :(
I've been looking for an integrated newsletter and autoresponder plugin so we can self manage our own lists. Looking forward to giving this a full try.
Thanks alot for the post, it’s a great job.I’m still trying to set my online business and setting up blogs I think with this information I’m ready to dive in and start collecting email list
Wery good plugin for emarketing!
Plugin has everything you need for serious work. No problem with the settings. Of course, you need an afternoon to be friends with the plugin. After that is a pleasure to work with it. And, of course, could always be better. But, I have tried several autoresponders and then I came back to this. It is now one of my favorites. Once again: the plugin works! If not working on your side, then it's not a problem with this plugin. Look for the reason in your configuration, server, theme you use, ...
My only complaint is the poor design of the subscribe form.
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