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  • Resolved menathor

    (@menathor)


    First of all, great plugin! Just a couple of questions:

    1. I have multiple brands in Sendy. Is it possible to select a particular brand in the plugin?

    2. Sendy HTML templates can be added via the API. The current sendy editor (CKeditor) isn’t the greatest. Do you think you could add a template builder feature to allow us to easily create/edit HTML templates that can be added directly to Sendy? That would be amazing, if possible. For example, integrating this plugin somehow, providing drop downs in the editor to insert sendy shortcodes, and an option to “save to Sendy” when completed: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-html-mail/

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  • Plugin Author cnesbit

    (@cnesbit)

    Hi Menathor!

    Thank you, I’m glad this is such a useful plugin for you!

    Sendy does not give a way to pull a list of brands, or lists, via their API. So the list ID needs to be retrieved manually from Sendy to add it to this plugin.

    But each Sendy List ID’s is unique – across brands. So you can just pull the list ID for the specific list within a brand and that will give you what you need. If your brands are specific to your clients, you can give each client a login for just their brand and they will have no knowledge of the other brands that you have setup in your Sendy installation.

    As for more a more advanced editor, I agree the existing one is not the greatest. But it was a great first start! I have been researching ways to improve the editor, and will definitely take your specific feedback into consideration! thank you SO much for sharing your ideas! For what it’s worth, The current editor *does* handle any WP shortcodes you have setup on your blog – and there are several plugins that allow you to create/customize shortcodes. I like the idea of saving the Sendy template back to the Sendy installation too! That could be really useful.

    Hopefully this is helpful information. Thank you, again, for your kind words and helpful feedback!

    ~Chris

    No problems Chris! I spent some time looking for open source drag and drop editors. There aren’t a lot out there. This was the best one: https://github.com/unlayer/react-email-editor (https://github.com/unlayer/react-email-editor)

    There’s also mosaico.io an grapejs.com

    I wonder if the Gutenberg editor could be good too? Would need to run a test of the html it creates through https://www.emailonacid.com/ or something to be sure it’s suitable

    I guess there are the page builders like Elementor too, but again I’m not really sure how email-friendly the HTML code they generate is. Something like mosaico and grapejs are designed specifically for emails. Grape doesn’t have the best UI though.

    Good luck and really look forward to seeing what you do with the plugin next!

    PS. Actually Grape looks really good. It’s actively developed on github and follows the MJML standard which is considered “best practices” for responsive email design nowadays. https://grapesjs.com/demo-mjml.html

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  menathor.
    Plugin Author cnesbit

    (@cnesbit)

    thanks for the info, Menathor! that is all very helpful to know 🙂

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