ALO EasyMail Newsletter

Description

ALO EasyMail Newsletter is a plugin for WordPress that allows to write and send newsletters, and to gather and manage the subscribers. It supports internationalization and multilanguage.

Plugin links: homepage | guide | faq | for developers | forum | news

Here you are a short screencast: How to create and send a newsletter

Features:

  • write and send html/text newsletters, simple like writing posts: newsletter is a custom post type, using the standard WordPress GUI and API
  • select the recipients to send to: registered users, subscribers, mailing lists
  • batch sending using WP cron system: it sends a number of emails every 5 minutes, until all recipients have been included
  • collect subscribers: on registration form and with an ajax widget/page, there is no limit to the number of subscribers
  • import/export subscribers: import from existing registered users or from a CSV file
  • create and manage mailing lists: only admin can assign subscribers to them, or subscribers can freely choose them
  • newsletter themes: using html/php files in plugin or theme folder
  • newsletter placeholders: a lot of tags that in each message will be replaced with e.g. recipient name, latest posts…
  • manage subscribers: search, delete, edit subscription to mailing lists
  • manage capabilities: choose the roles that can send newsletter, manage subscribers and settings
  • view sending report: how many subscribers have opened the newsletter and clicked on links inside it
  • bounce management: you can check the bounced emails and keep your email list clean
  • multilanguage: set all texts and options, you can write multilanguage newsletters – full integration with WPML, qTranslate-X, Polylang
  • debug tool: rather than the recipients, you can send all emails of a newsletter to the author or you can have them recorded into a log file

Internationalization

Available in more than 20 languages.

You can add or update the translation in your language. To make the plugin package lighter you can find only the .MO files inside it.
You can visit translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/alo-easymail to look for the most updated language files (.MO and .PO files), you can contribute to translate the plugin in your language

For developers

Developers can easily add own code using plugin action and filter hooks.
Inside plugin package there is a mu-plugins folders that contains some useful samples, e.g.: “latest posts” placeholder, “multiple posts” placeholder, include attachments, add custom fields in subscription form.
You can move one or more of those files into wp-content/mu-plugins (if the directory doesn”t exist, simply create it) to activate them.
You can use them as starting point for your development. Other samples at: plugin developer page.

On Github you can find a repository with latest plugin version: github.com/groucho75/alo-easymail

Screenshots

  • The subscription option on registration form
  • The widget for registered (left side) and not-registered (right side) users
  • You can add recipients to sending queue or you can send newsletter immediately
  • The ajax engine to generate list of recipients
  • The list of subscribers in administration

Installation

INSTALLATION

  1. Upload alo-easymail directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. If you are upgrading an EasyMail previous version, be sure to upload all files and to activate the plugin again

QUICK START

  1. Go to Appearance > Widget to add subscription widget
  2. Go to Newsletters > Add new to write a newsletter
  3. Go to Newsletters > Newsletters to create recipient list and start newsletter sending

MORE OPTIONS

  1. Go to Newsletters > Settings to setup options
  2. Go to Newsletters > Subscribers to manage subscribers
  3. Go to Pages > All Pages to customize the Newsletter page

Plugin links: homepage | guide | faq | for developers | forum | news

FAQ

Plugin links: homepage | guide | faq | for developers | forum | news

Reviews

Super plugin

I have tried different plugins and this one is the best!
Simple, intuitive, powerful and free. All needed options exist. Clean design and templates! I review a donation to the author.
Hope he will continue development!

That is the best newsletter Plugin!!

I am not using wordpress any more besides for sites i need a newsletter. This Plugin does what it says is perfect: multilingual and does provide great working newsletter themes that i would have to pay a lot on champaign motor itself, its translated even into Hebrew and the only thing i wish for this perfect plugin that it will be available for Drupal…Thanks a lot for doing all this work for us users.Susanne

Excellent plugin

I have been using ALO Newsletter plugin for a few years, and found it very easy to use – simply compose your newsletter as you would a WordPress post. You can have the Newsletter look like your site by customising the template, though you would need a bit of HTML/CSS experience to manage that. The sending process works also seems to work well, and once sent you get useful stats on who has read the newsletter…

Not really customizable

+ Import and Export to CSV works fine
+ No maximum of subscribers

– Custom fields complicated and you cannot add titles to form
– The users can’t manage the subscriptions
– Support duration over 1 week only for an answer

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Contributors & Developers

“ALO EasyMail Newsletter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“ALO EasyMail Newsletter” has been translated into these 2 locales: Hungarian, Greek. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “ALO EasyMail Newsletter” into your language.

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Changelog

2.9.3

  • Fixed: a CSRF issue

2.9.2

  • Fixed: now right param is passed to action hook on profile optin save
  • Fixed: properly escape a query var in report page

2.9.1

  • Fixed: the bounce manual check now should work properly

2.9.0

  • Updated: the cron-based bounce management is removed, now it works only manually

2.8.2

  • Fixed: a CRSF/XSS vulnerability

2.8.1

  • Fixed: update sanitization of html options that removed html instead of keep it

2.8.0

  • Added: stop collecting subscriber IP addresses, there is an option to enable/disable it
  • Updated: autosave of the preview-newsletter-in-theme to avoid issues if autosave disabled (e.g. by qTranslate-x)
  • Updated: removed the iframe screencast in help tab and replaced with a link
  • Updated: report popup size now is dynamic and is adjusted according to screen size
  • Fixed: now required custom fields don’t give errors and don’t block the add new user dashboard form

2.7.0

  • Added: export subscribers of a single mailing list
  • Added: an option to remove subscribers when the related users are deleted
  • Added: list of clicked urls in newsletter report
  • Fixed: cache recipient counts to save resources especially on newsletter list screen
  • Fixed: a CRSF/XSS vulnerability in options page, credits to Mohsen Lotfi (fox_one_fox_one)
  • Fixed: a type in English strings: ‘e-email’ now become ‘e-mail’
  • Fixed: the preview-newsletter-in-theme now show the most recent between autosaved and saved versions
  • Updated: the deprecated $wpdb->escape()
  • Updated: css in subscriber list page
  • Updated: now dashicon icon in the admin bar and dashboard side menu, settings label in admin bar

The full changelog is in changelog.txt inside plugin folder