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[resolved] Can get Subscribe 2 to work (10 posts)

  1. newriver
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Please bear with me as I am not as computer literate as most of you.

    I've installed Subscribe 2 yesterday but it is not showing on my blog. All I am after is a link or single line form where people enter their email address to be notified of future blogs. Subscribe 2 is showing in my WordPress dashboard as a yellow button. But when I insert it in a blog edit a thin yellow button gets inserted but nothing appears in the preview or actual post. See the link here to see a grab of my dashboard. Can someone please let me know how I can get Subscribe 2 to work so that someone can put their email into a box and get notified every time I publish a blog?
    Thanks,
    RF

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe2/

  2. mattyrob
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @RichardFullerton,

    When you clicked that yellow button it has placed the yellow banner into your post content to tell you it's worked. Save the post and look at it in your browser. If you are logged in you will see a link to your own Subscribe2 profile (as you are a registered user). If you log out of your site and look again you will see the subscription form.

  3. newriver
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Matt
    I am afraid not. I've done what you've asked and there is no subscription form on the blog page. See http://www.newrivermarketing.co.uk/2012/05/09/whats-going-on-at-wh-smith/#more-328 (I have no idea what the #more-328 is doing in the url by the way). Where is the form supposed to appear? At the top or bottom of the blog? At the bottom of each blog there is a 'Subscribe by email' link but this is for Disqus to find out when someone replies to a response isn't it?

    I personally have received an email notification but that is only because I am the admin person. How does Joe Public sign up for notifications. Also, is there any way of having just a single sentence and link notification rather than just the excerpt?

    Look forward to your reply.

    Thanks

    Richard

  4. mattyrob
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @RichardFullerton,

    Having looked at your site I know what's happening, for some reason some sites insert the image placeholder into the content and never change this to the shortcode - I've never figured out why.

    The fix is to edit your page and view it in HTML mode rather than visual.

    Find where you've inserted the placeholder (the yellow banner) and in the HTML side of things make sure is says:

    [subscribe2]

    Rather than:

    <img class="mceSubscribe2" src="http://www.newrivermarketing.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/subscribe2/tinymce3/../include/spacer.gif" alt="" />

  5. newriver
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Matt
    Ok I have done the fix by putting the code at the bottom. See http://www.newrivermarketing.co.uk/2012/05/09/whats-going-on-at-wh-smith/#more-328 and you'll see the subscribe form is there. But two questions, one of which you probably won't be able to answer:

    1) It just says "Your email" above the box. Can it not say "Subscribe to blogs from XXXX" or "Receive notification when a new blog is posted"?

    2) I didn't build my site, a techie friend did and he is difficult to get answers from. But essentially I can't see a way of making this change generic i.e. currently I can only manually add this subscribe2 form in every time I post. Is there an automatic solution whereby it is always present on each blog I post? (you probably won't be able to answer that).

    Thanks again.

    R

  6. mattyrob
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @RichardFullerton,

    1/ You can add that sort of text by simply adding that text on the line before the [subscribe2] token in the post editor. If you want to change the Your Email" to something different you will need to make use of translation files or edit the code manually.

    2/ Actually that's pretty easy, you need to edit your theme files that display your posts and add:
    echo do_shortcode( "[subsribe2]" );

    The other way is to use the Widget (enable it in Subscribe2->Settings) and then it will be in your sidebar.

  7. newriver
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Matt (again)

    Re 1), have added text on the line before [subscribe2] in a sample test and it works.

    Re 2), I can do the editing of the theme files (no idea what they are or where they are). So I tried the second way via the Widget and enabled that (the subscribe2 widget not the counter widget). I have no idea what this has done other than every time I do a test blog, I still have to click on the S2 button to get the subscribe field but at least it works i.e. inserts. However, the problem remains that I still have to type in text above it to the effect that "Want to be notified when the author posts another blog?". Also, when I subscribe as a test, my alternative email addresses are not being registered as a subscriber in the settings. I don't believe the notification email is being sent out either as I can't trace it in the alternative email address.

    I think I am going to have to wait for my techie friend to help as this is all beyond me. But at least I have made some progress thanks to you.

    Regards,

    RF

  8. mattyrob
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @RichardFullerton,

    Deploying the widget will place the form on all pages where the sidebar is present.

    Again, if you want some text and the form on every single post you would be best editing your theme files to contain that information.

  9. newriver
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks again Matt. I might not do that for every post now, will think about it but if need be will ask my techie friend to do it. The subscription email is working now which is great. Only thing which isn't is the list of subscribers which is not building up - only me and the technie's emails are registered as subscribers.

    R

  10. mattyrob
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @RichardFullerton,

    You may need to have a read in the FAQs about the difference between Registered and Public Subscriber types. The form will add the latter type only.

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