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  • Hello everyone, first post here ! I apoligize if Im posting under the wrong category, I felt my issue fits here..

    Anyways I’m basically new to wordpress, I have my site up and running, and was using a Email Subscriber Widget To Allow people to subscribe to my blog.. However I recently realized that it hasnt been working perhaps for weeks (maybe after update?) Despite my Email Subscription Widget Not working, I still managed to get subscribers to my page. They are located under the “Users” Tab in my WordPress Admin & not it in the widget (Which is supposed to collect to the email addresses.) How is this possible ? Is there another way for people to subscribe to your blog ? I noticed all of the users emails end with “hidebox.org” or “mailcatch.com” What are these, does this mean I will not be able to send them newsletters ?

    Sorry If I sound like a newbie, thanks for reading !

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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    my Email Subscription Widget Not working, I still managed to get subscribers to my page

    First, in the WP plugins directory, There is a “Email Subscription Popup” plugin; and also there is a “Email Subscription” plugin.

    However there NO “Email Subscriber Widget” plugin!

    Where did you download it from?
    What theme are you using? downloaded from?

    – Second, how do you know that “Email Subscriber Widget” not working?

    My apologies, the name of the plugin is “Email Subscribers & Newsletters” by “StoreApps”. I am using the Mystile WooCommerce theme that I downloaded from the woocommerce themes page.

    I realized it was not working by testing it. I entered a friends email address into the plugin on my webpage, and it gave me a Error saying “Please Try After Some Time” I have the plugin both on my sidebar and footer so I tried both, still the same error message. To be 100% I tried it from another computer and a phone and got the same results.

    Initially It was working because as soon as I set it up I tested it with my personal email, it went through with a “thank for subscribing” message. My email showed up on the Plugin (Email Subscribers) List, (It has its own tab on the WP ADMIN, and the confirmation email was sent to my email. It worked flawlessly. Im not sure when it stopped.

    But while going over everything in my WP ADMIN, I went to the “Users” Tab, and noticed I had 10 users. There all listed as subscribers. I am clueless to how I could have these subscribers without a working widget ? There not listed under my Email Subscriber Plugin List which was not working, but instead under my USERS Tab.. So I’m perplexed. But thank you for your time and help !

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    I recommend asking in this plugin’s dedicated support sub-forum for better results so its developers and users can help you with this:
    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/email-subscribers

    Go to Dashboard | Settings | General and make sure the “Anyone can register” checkbox is checked on for the Membership field.

    Then, for the New User Default Role, set it to Subscriber.

    Tara, thanks for your help ! I will make a post on the plugin forum so that they are aware of the problem.

    I looked at all my users and noticed all of there emails end in “@mailcatch.com” “@hidebox.org” or numbers, instead traditional email addresses like yahoo. I did a little research and found these were temporary email accounts, SPAM !

    Kobashiancomputing, I checked and settings are set up exactly that way. I guess my question now is how does one actually subscribe to a wordpress blog to begin with (without a plug in) as in what do they actually click ?

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    I guess my question now is how does one actually subscribe to a wordpress blog to begin with (without a plug in) as in what do they actually click ?

    I recommend asking in this plugin’s dedicated support sub-forum for better results so its developers and users can help you with this:
    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/email-subscribers

    Infoprincess

    (@infoprincess)

    I don’t think the question was answered and I have the same question, which is:

    How do I have users (subscribers) to my website? I have no form for people to sign up. How did these users (subscribers) sign up to be users (subscribers)?

    I’m confused about this also

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    @infoprincess,
    It’s been over six months since the OP replied!!

    If the troubleshooting already posted made no difference for you, then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. That way you stand a good chance of getting the assistance you want.

    I’m closing closing this thread.

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