Subscribe2

Description

Check official website for live demo http://plugins.readygraph.com/subscribe2/

Summary

Subscribe2 provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs that sends email notifications to a list of subscribers when you publish new content to your blog.

ReadyGraph is removed from the plugin

A full description of features is below.

Email

Email notifications can be sent on a per-post basis or periodically in a Digest email. Additionally, certain categories can be excluded from inclusion in the notification and posts can be excluded on an individual basis by setting a custom field.

Subscriptions

Subscription requests allows users to publicly subscribe (Public Subscribers) by submitting their email address in an easy to use form or to register with your blog (Registered Users) which enables greater flexibility over the email content for per-post notifications for the subscriber. Admins are given control over the presentation of the email notifications, can bulk manage subscriptions for users and manually send email notices to subscribers.

The format of the email can also be customised for per-post notifications, Subscribe2 can generate emails for each of the following formats:

  • plaintext excerpt.
  • plaintext full post (Registered Users only).
  • HTML excerpt (Registered Users only).
  • HTML full post (Registered Users only).

If you want to send full content HTML emails to Public Subscribers too then upgrade to Subscribe2 HTML.

Screenshots

  • The Subscribe2->Mail Subscribers admin page generated by the plugin. http://plugins.readygraph.com/subscribe2/screenshots/
  • The Subscribe2->Subscribers admin page generated by the plugin. http://plugins.readygraph.com/subscribe2/screenshots/
  • The Subscribe2->Subscriptions admin page generated by the plugin. http://plugins.readygraph.com/subscribe2/screenshots/
  • The Subscribe2->Subscribe2 admin page generated by the plugin. http://plugins.readygraph.com/subscribe2/screenshots/

Installation

Installation Instruction and Configuration can also be found at Installation Instruction and Configuration

AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION

  1. Log in to your WordPress blog and visit Plugins->Add New.
  2. Search for Subscribe2, click “Install Now” and then Activate the Plugin
  3. Visit the “Subscribe2 -> Settings” menu.
  4. Configure the options to taste, including the email template and any categories which should be excluded from notification
  5. Visit the “Subscribe2 -> Subscribers” menu.
  6. Manually subscribe people as you see fit.
  7. Create a WordPress Page to display the subscription form. When creating the page, you may click the “S2” button on the QuickBar to automatically insert the Subscribe2 token. Or, if you prefer, you may manually insert the Subscribe2 shortcode or token: [subscribe2] or the HTML invisible <!--subscribe2--> Ensure the token is on a line by itself and that it has a blank line above and below.
    This token will automatically be replaced by dynamic subscription information and will display all forms and messages as necessary.
  8. In the WordPress “Settings” area for Subscribe2 select the page name in the “Appearance” section that of the WordPress page created in step 7.

MANUAL INSTALLATION

  1. Copy the entire /subscribe2/ directory into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Visit the “Subscribe2 -> Settings” menu.
  4. Configure the options to taste, including the email template and any categories which should be excluded from notification
  5. Visit the “Subscribe2 -> Subscribers” menu.
  6. Manually subscribe people as you see fit.
  7. Create a WordPress Page to display the subscription form. When creating the page, you may click the “S2” button on the QuickBar to automatically insert the Subscribe2 token. Or, if you prefer, you may manually insert the Subscribe2 shortcode or token: [subscribe2] or the HTML invisible <!--subscribe2--> Ensure the token is on a line by itself and that it has a blank line above and below.
    This token will automatically be replaced by dynamic subscription information and will display all forms and messages as necessary.
  8. In the WordPress “Settings” area for Subscribe2 select the page name in the “Appearance” section that of the WordPress page created in step 7.

FAQ

For detailed FAQ and other support visit http://plugins.readygraph.com/subscribe2/faq/

Reviews

Show Stopper

Subscribe2 has been good to me. It did its job and got out of the way. That is, until today, when after posting resulted in a stream of near-endless duplicate emails, at least 200+ I received myself. Now worst case but realistic case is that my subscribers also have hundreds of unwanted emails in their Inboxes. Show stopper. Goodbye Subscribe2. Deleted.

Super plugin — works just fine.

Although I’ve had a few minor problems over the several years I’ve been using S2, the support staff has been quick in helping me figure out what was wrong. I depend on it sending out notifications to my subscribers.

Used to be great

I used this program for a number of years, then they introduced some adverts (can not blame them), which, after months of problems, was removed. Now it’s intermittent, even with the additional WPMQ regulator. I am using shared server in Texas, and have over 1200 in the list. Switched to Mail Chimp. Subscribe2 is nice and simple, and I am still using it on a couple of lists of about 200. I suggest changing the value on the
class-s2-core.php
to:
$this->excerpt_length = apply_filters('s2_excerpt_length', 3055);

so the full extract will be viewable within the emails. I do like the fact that the emails are sent out right away when posted.

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Contributors & Developers

“Subscribe2” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

See complete changelog here.