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Idea: Mailing List Plugin

  • Something I would really like to see as a plugin for wordpress is a plugin to allow a mailing list to be run.
    Would only need to be a simple, and i think it would be easy to make.
    There are many stand alone mailing list packages, but it would be cool if there was a plugin that would allow the mailing list to be integrated as part of wordpress admin interface.

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    I’m looking for this to. It doesn’t need to be advanced, but the use of html tags etc would be nice 🙂 Maybe it’s also easy to have a simple field on the frontpage where users can fill in there email adress and automatically get added to the mailing list.
    It would be very handy if the plugin indeed could managed from the admin panel, also by users with level +5 or something.
    Thanks in advance, JaY

    Check out Brian Groce’s email-notification plugin.
    http://www.briangroce.com/software/wp-email-notification.html

    I would love to see something like this as well, for my company. I know ExpressionEngine has this feature built-in. Brian Groce’s is a great plugin, but it only emails if a new post has been published to the blog. I guess theoretically this could work, but I’m looking for a plugin that would allow people to add their name to a mailing list that I could mange from within WP, so that I could send emails to everyone on the mailing list for events, specials, etc.

    I’d donate in a heartbeat to anyone who could come up with something like this!

    Check ou tmy subscribe2 plugin: it features a basic user management system, plus facility to send email to all subscribed users.

    OMG Skippy! You’re f’ing brilliant! I’m implementing right now. So I can really run a “mailing list” from within WP and be able to to send emails at will to the subsrcribers on the list? Bravo! I’ll be back after I implement….

    Yep, this is what I was looking for. I doubt I’ll use it to notify of blog entries, but I will definitely use it as an actual mailing list. This is exactly what I was looking for!

    You rock Skippy!

    Do you have a donate button on your site?

    No, I don’t. You’re welcome to paypal skippy@skippy.net if you feel so inclined. I’m glad you find my plugin useful!

    You bet I will!

    One more thing… is there an option for users to manually unsubscribe themselves from the mailing list? I’m still playing around with the plugin, but wanted to add something like this to the end of my emails:

    To remove your email from our mailing list, click here: (link to unsubscribe)

    Thanks again. I will be donating soon.

    Got it. The S2LINK tag does the trick I believe. I cannot stop gushing. This plugin is brilliant!

    Hrm. Is there a way to actually modify the subject line of the email option? There’s all these great settings to notify people of posts, but nothing for just the email section.

    For example, if I’m running a promo on my site, I’d like to be able to customize the email, including the subject line for that reason. It would be great if there could be a template and options like there are for the blog entry notifications.

    Just an idea. =)

    Daisyhead: That should be an easy option to include. I’ll work on it, and hopefully have a new version out before too long.

    Great! Thanks so much!

    Now just one more stupid question. I’m just having a hard time figuring out how to customize the output of the subscribe.php file. I am using it with a custom theme that I created for my business website. The blog isn’t a regular WP style blog. I want the subscribe.php page to match the rest of the blog.

    Or is there just a way to put the subscribe box and message on a different page?

    Well, I figured out how to tweak the output. Whew! I’m still wondering if there’s a way to just display the actual subscribe box in another page, like the index page to my actual site, not my blog.

    Again, great plugin! Thanks so much!

    You can put the HTML form elements on any page, but they must post to subscribe.php so that the user can actually be subscribed.

    Line 77 (or thereabouts) is where the user-visible portions of subscribe.php begin, so that’s where you should start looking.

    I’ve just added the user-editable subject line for messages sent to all subscribers. Please download version 2.0.9 at your convenience.

    Here’s all you need to include if you want to put the input fields somewhere else:
    <form method="post" action="/subscribe.php">
    Your email: <input type="text" name="email" value="" size="20" /><br />
    <input type="hidden" name="action" value="add" />
    <input type="submit" value="Send!" />
    </form>

    Be sure to change the path to subscribe.php as needed.

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