Support » Plugin: Linkbuildr » Confirmation For Sent Emails?

  • Resolved hollywoodonlocation

    (@hollywoodonlocation)


    Hi, love the plugin. Found on Product Hunt.

    I just used for the first time. Where is the confirmation that the email was sent? Can we view a copy? Don’t see a confirmation either once I hit PUBLISH.

    Also, looking forward to being able to use on older posts.

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  • Plugin Author FTF Developer

    (@ftfdevelopment)

    Hi @hollywoodonlocation!

    Thanks for the support!

    At this point there is no front-end confirmation of emails being sent, although thats something that we should definitely add in! Viewing a copy of the email would be a slightly different feature (although related), we’ve also discussed the possibility of getting read receipts internally.

    It is possible to confirm that the email was sent in the DB, although I do understand that thats less than ideal. The table linkbuildr_posts_site_contacts has a column is_sent and is linked to a given post (through post_id) and a contact (through site_contact_id). It will show a true/false value based on whether an email has been sent to the associated contact for the associated post.

    Adding the ability to easily do outreach for already existing content is definitely on our roadmap and soon!

    We’re putting out a new update in the next 3 business days or so that adds the ability to import bulk contacts. That was the highest requested functionality, but what you’re looking for is also high up there and will be implemented.

    Again, thank you!
    -FTF Development

    Thread Starter hollywoodonlocation

    (@hollywoodonlocation)

    Thanks. I actually saw the email after the contact replied. But getting bcc’d would be preferable.

    As far as past posts, I just turned the post to draft (from published) and the options showed up to add the contacts. I then added and hit published again. I believe it worked.

    Another feature would be nice to have certain sites automatically ignored when generating the contacts so that we don’t have a ton to always pass on, like apple.com, etc.

    Plugin Author FTF Developer

    (@ftfdevelopment)

    I’m going to see if I can sneak in any of the functionality you’ve mentioned into our next release (probably coming out on Monday, as it’s good to go right now, but we don’t deploy on Fridays).
    Specifically, notifications (although probably not a log yet) of emails sent, and the ignore list of domains, are the ones I’m going to aim for. No promises they’ll make it in, but thank you for the feedback, it is very appreciated XD.
    -FTF Development

    Thread Starter hollywoodonlocation

    (@hollywoodonlocation)

    Thanks for working with me.

    Plugin Author FTF Developer

    (@ftfdevelopment)

    @hollywoodonlocation just pushed out an updated version of Linkbuildr, it should now have a notification in the Block Editor when it sends an email, and also in Classic Editor (although slightly different).

    I’m going to be keeping the concept of a log of all emails sent in mind moving forward, and you’ll probably see it in an update to Linkbuildr in the not too distant future XD.

    Thanks again for your feedback!
    -FTF Development

    Plugin Author FTF Developer

    (@ftfdevelopment)

    Ooo, almost forgot, I did some testing on when it will send the emails in order to get the notification working, and you don’t need to change status of the post in order to trigger emails for historic posts. Simply updating them without a Status change will also work.

    And domain ignore list is high on my priorities for this project, I don’t want the notifications to be annoying, so making it easy to only get them when you would want them is a priority!

    Thread Starter hollywoodonlocation

    (@hollywoodonlocation)

    Good to know. Thanks. I’m currently seeing the emails that go out once someone replies. I have a 60-70% reply rate.

    Thread Starter hollywoodonlocation

    (@hollywoodonlocation)

    Cool.

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