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WordPress Text Message

Allows people to subscribe to SMS text message updates of your web site to users via cell phone.


  • changed the shortcode for the adding the registration signup form to pages and posts to [wp-text-message-register]
  • added a new shortcode [wp-text-message-unsubscribed] for adding the unsubscribe form to pages and posts
  • add new checkbox option to the registration widget to activate ajax unsubscribe option (on the same widget)
  • added separate widget for unsubscribe only
  • fixed bug for some people where plugin was only working while logged in to WordPress
  • removed unnecessary .spc files
  • fixed bug: when posts were published or edited they weren't always going to the queue to send out SMS updates when that option was chosen in the plugin settings screen
  • removed the plugins used of simplepie (no longer needed since magpie is included in WordPress) *added option to plugin settings for "activate redirect" with link input field - so when users signup you can redirect them to the page/post of your choice and show them a confirmation message of your choice


*added a function to strip out that tag in the title for SMS test messages that was a conflict with All in One SEO Pack plugin


*added a new sub-menu interface to the plugin for "Carriers" which allows people to add, edit, remove, or delete cell phone carriers for the plugin. This gives users complete flexibility to completely change the email to SMS gateways to their geolocation making it possible (for the first time) to be used in any country of the world.


*fixed issue that caused scheduled posts not be send out SMS text updates to subscribers


*fixed issue when new posts are created and option is to send updates via SMS for new posts (checked on the settings page) the link sent via SMS was the root domain. Now it's the updated post URL (as it should be)

*fix conflict issue with the WP 3.3 drag and drop image uploader (media uploader)

*reconfigured how the plugin sends outgoing mail to try and address whether or not we can fix (at some webhosts) the SMS texts being received with a "from" address of the server (and not the email listed on the plugin settings page). Please give us feedback on this.


*added spam prevention (captcha) to widget

*added ability to change widget footer text

*added ability to place signup form via shortcode wp-text-message

*updated plugin security to use nonce

*updated and changed code structure to be more stable

*added ability to notify subscribers for specific page updates

*added subscriber form redirect to specific URL option

*made update forcing emails to go out in batches (users per batch set in options page)

*added queue subheading so you can see when messages are waiting to go out to subscribers


  • added support for US cell carrier MetroPCS


fixed form layout issues in options.php for people that had problems saving options AND added US Cell to list of cell providers available when subscribing


removed HTML br tag in options.php that caused people not to be able to check the Send all subscribers SMS text message each time a new post is published buttton


added ability to manually add subscribers and auto-update every time a post is published

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 700+


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