WP Post Email Notification

Description

This plugin sends email-notifications to a list of subscribers (email address) whenever a new post is published. The list of subscribers is separated from the list of WordPress users.

To allow users to subscribe to the mailing-list, a widget is included that can be placed in the sidebar. The headline and a text of the widget can be modified and are displayed before the email-input field and the send button. The widget uses ajax to submit the entered e-mail address.

Within the administration area you get a reactive and clean overview of all subscribers and some additional settings, that fits perfectly into the user-experience of WordPress. You can delete or add subscribers manually as well as change the subject and body of the notification-email.

Sending the emails is regulated in jobs. A job is always responsible for sending emails to one new post. The job starts sending emails a minute after the post was published. Every job can be cancelled. The number of emails send within a run of the job can be modified in the options. The job is automatically deleted, once an email was send to all subscribers.

This plugin is open source and of course available on GitHub.

Screenshots

  • The settings-page for the plugin within the administration area.
  • Adding a widget to allow subscriptions.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-post-email-notification 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 page “WP Post Email Notification” screen to configure the plugin.
  4. Go to Design > Widgets to add a “Subscription Widget” to your sidebar to allow visitors to subscribe.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-post-email-notification 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 page “WP Post Email Notification” screen to configure the plugin.
  4. Go to Design > Widgets to add a “Subscription Widget” to your sidebar to allow visitors to subscribe.

Reviews

Simple, but does the job

As others stipulated the plugin doesn’t have much options, however what it does, it does really well. It is a great solution to notify subscribers of new posts and the mails are received in reasonable time (of course they are send in jobs, to avoid overloading) and it works reliable.

The feature that lacked most for me was translating, however in the source code the translation are easily made. The lack of updates is in this case really easy (though it is of course a work-around).

NO SMTP support

Hi,

The plugin is cool, but not working with smtp.
The plugin needs the test email ando some more options but the crutial is SMTP support.

Thanks,

Pedro

Good plugin, but needs more options

This is a nice plugin, works as intended but needs more options, namely:

* WPML support
* Possibility of changing sender’s Name and Email
* Sending also the featured image with the notification

Like the widget option!!

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Post Email Notification” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.1

Published on 19th May 2018

  • fix bug in registration of default options that prevents installation/activation

1.1.0

Published on 18th May 2018

  • make job timeouts and batch size configurable
  • framework update
  • minor improvements

1.0.3

Published on 1st December 2016

  • framework update
  • minor improvements

1.0.2

Published on 11th May 2016

  • fix(transit-post): only schedule job if post-type is ‘post’
  • fix(admin options view): update colspan for job-table, when no jobs are scheduled

1.0.1

Published on 13th April 2016

  • Add screenshots
  • Refactor html-class-name of widget

1.0.0

Published on 2nd April 2016

  • Inital Release