Subscribe2

Description

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.

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.

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Installation

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

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Installation Instructions

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.

Reviews

Great for publicity – not for privacy

This plugin has reliably sent out notifications to my subscribers for each new post. If that is what you need, then this is a good choice.
But sometimes I don’t want the plugin to send out a notification. That was the case today when I changed a post from private to public – but I didn’t want everyone to know about that change – only if they happened to stumble upon it. I manually checked the option to disable sending the post, but that didn’t matter – the plugin still efficiently sent out notifications to each and every one of my subscribers. I confirmed this with the 3rd party mail service I use.
NOT what I wanted.
I think next time I want to keep something private, I will just deactivate the plugin first!

Excellent plugin

I have just started using this plugin.

I’ve tried many others to accomplish similar goals on my various websites

There are a few others I have tried but Subscribe2 is the best

I’ve been developing websites for a very long time and am having quite a great experience with this plugn

It does exactly what I need it to do so I have no complaints

This is what web development should be all about IMHO

Great update

Thanks to the dev team for a fantastic update. This plugin seems to be back on track. I’m back to recommending this to other developers for their sites. I remember thinking awhile ago that this was the best email subscription plugin and happy to say that I feel that way again.

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.

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

See complete changelog installed in the same folder as this readme.