The forms are hideous. Blank HTML text and no way to insert it into a page without it looking like crap.
The only way MailPoet advises to improve these subscribe forms is to use Opt-in Monster, a premium plugin that costs more than my entire website!
Sorry guys, out of the box functionality that doesn't look like crap is a requirement in 2016. Half-assing this part of your design just to trick people into using a premium plugin isn't helping anyone, and I'm looking for another subscribe plugin to replace MailPoet because of this.
The plugin seems to work ok, nothing premium as I can see.
If offering a plugin, offer support. Compared to really useful plugins where the authors are all over support forums, support pales. Either help or don't.
Multiple issues on Support threads left weeks+. 30% Resolved total. 300k Active Installs out of 4.5 mill downloads? 6.6% success. Active support would encourage donations but $99 for premium for a simple question not in support forums, no.
A recent topic on .css injection hacking, no followup.
In short, don't use this plugin since it cannot deliver plain html.
Plugin does work.
But including the bunch of css and jquery, you have a huge job to implement the forms in your webdesign.
The plugin is great, simple and functiona but the support is poor.
They have set this plugin in so that you will most likely need to upgrade to Premium well before you have 2,000 actual subscribers. It's a good plugin, but there must be more 'honest' newsletter plugins out there...
Of course it's set up for you to purchase the Premium version. You cannot change/edit anything that's default in free version, which is not good for testing purposes (or someone on a limited budget).
After install, configure it and send 3 test mails, give up. No one come to my mail....Sad, cause seems nice.
No responsive templates for newsletters.....too bad :'(
And at 99$ a year, it's way too expensive regarding that it does not send emails through a server owned by Mailpoet. You still need to pay another service to do that....
I needed a plugin that would allow folks to subscribe to my blog, as well as to email my posts. I hoped MailPoet would do the job, but the accessibility to screenreaders is abysmal, especially when attempting to creat forms. Fields are not clearly labeled, at times elements do not expose their attributes to the screenreader, some elements seem to be represented by nothing but weird unicode characters, i.e. 61713, dropdown lists appear not to be accessible via keyboard, etc. Bear in mind I'm not the type who can't find their way around in a paper bag, much less WordPress. I've hosted WordPress sites for 4 years, & I contribute both in the accessibility & support forums.
Perhaps this is a good plugin if you can see. If not, save yourself the headache & don't bother. As for me, I'm off to take some Ibuprofen--& to try to find something else that will allow sight-impaired individuals equal access.
I hope someday I can update this review & give this plugin 5 * because the authors did the right thing & made it usable by all. One can always hope.
MailPoet Newsletters- I get an image margin or border that overlaps text to the side and crops about 5 pixels off the text in all the themes I've tried. Before and after the latest updates...this is happening in Outlook 2013.
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