MailDepot

Description

MailDepot is created to help increase email signups by letting visitors who want to download a file (PDF, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, ZIP, RAR) from your website subscribe to a Mailchimp email list first.

The idea is to promote a lead-magnet such as an ebook, cheatsheet, or checklist for example and embed a download link directly into your post or page. This way, visitors can click on the download link, get a popup to opt-in to your Mailchimp list, and download the file immediately after they subscribe.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/MailDepot directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings -> MailDepot screen to configure the plugin
  4. Enter your MailChimp API and hit enter. That will bring up a dropdown menu of your email lists.
  5. Select the list you want to use.
  6. Add the shortcode to your posts or pages. Shortcode example: [maildepot file=’http://www.yoursite.com/test.pdf’]

FAQ

Is this plugin free?

Yes, for now the plugin is completely free. We might develop premium features in the future, for which you might have to pay.

What files can I use with MailDepot?

You can use the following file extensions: PDF, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, ZIP, RAR.

Do I have to host the files locally?

Yes. We recommend using the WordPress Media Library.

What about other auto-responders, besides Mailchimp?

We are currently looking into which auto-responder system we can add. Feel free to leave a comment and request your platform of choice.

How do I change the “Download” link text per file?

By adding text=’link text’ to the shortcode like this: [maildepot file=’http://yoursite.com/test.pdf’ text=’Link TEXT’]

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Contributors & Developers

“MailDepot” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • Release Date – 23 January 2021*

  • Added file extension support for: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, ZIP, RAR

0.5

  • This is the first public release of Mail Depot. Will only work with MailChimp but we are planning to add all popular email marketing systems to this, such as Aweber, Get Response and Active Campaign.