I'm thinking about this one. I'd like to compare the security in place on the default text widget and, ideally, not offer anything less secure than that in the plugin itself. Adding scripts could be a security issue, so just mulling it over.
I'll check it out either way, but that might get you up and moving faster.
Thanks for getting back to me, Brandon. Could it be accomplished by writing a function to call the counter from Mailchimp into the plugin itself, rather than just allowing any scripting? I realize I am using lots of made-up terminology here that may or may not be communitcating anything at all.
I think it's an important feature. Being able to say "There are 1,045 subscribers to our newsletter" seems to generate even more signups, once visitors can see that there is already an established list that others find valuable.
I could accomplish the same thing just using text widgets and MailChimp's signup box, but I really like eNews extended, and would like to be able to use it, instead. It's so pretty.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for mulling this over.
Yeah, that's the longterm plan for the plugin. It is a fair amount of work to tie into the APIs from the initial research (need to authenticate that you own the feed, store that, etc) that is a few notches above where the plugin is now.
Thanks for your patience :-)
Maybe it would be cleaner to have a function to add into funcions.php file
I don't which road is better, but tracking optin form & optin URL is a key data for me.
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