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Javelin Email Marketing

Gather subscribers, manage them in separate newsletters, send follow-up emails, send broadcasts, send blog post deliveries all in one plugin.

16 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.6 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Works when using a scheduled crons job
By , for WP 3.8

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:

define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);

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.

5 stars
Wide range of functionality, easy to use, Works GREAT for Me...
By , for WP 3.6

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 ;)

2 stars
Didn't work
By , for WP 3.5.1

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/

5 stars
Works well if you know what you're doing
By , for WP 3.5.1

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.

1 star
Subscriptions not sent
By , for WP 3.5.1

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.

5 stars
Emails are not delivered at all
By ,

Only subscription confirmation, and first autoresponder email goes fine. Other autoresonder emails are not delivered at all. Just keep clicking those Run Now buttons. :(

5 stars
Looking forward to fully testing this out.
By , for WP 3.5.1

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.
-Rob
http://membershipexpert.com

5 stars
Plugin works. I recommend it to everyone
By , for WP 3.3

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
Regards
Bang
Http://listeruptionz.com

5 stars
Good job!
By , for WP 3.5

Wery good plugin for emarketing!

5 stars
Plugin works. I recommend it to everyone
By , for WP 3.5.1

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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