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Notify Subscribers Automatically with Post Notifications

We are pleased to announce that post notifications for SendPress Pro is now available in the latest version, 0.8. The new post notifications feature in SendPress Pro automatically delivers instant, daily, or weekly blog posts via email to subscribers.

With Post notifications enabled, Pro users now have the option of using their sign-up widget to allow visitors to subscribe to post notifications instead of just an email list.  If you select the Post Notification checkbox on the sign-up widget, you can specify the default delivery for new subscribers. Subscribers will then be able to manage how often they receive notifications using the manage subscription link in any message that they receive.

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To get started using post notifications, you need a SendPress Pro key to activate and install the SendPress Pro plug-in. Once installed and activated, you can enable post notifications (currently in beta) under Settings >  Notifications (See Screenshot Below). Then configure your sign-up widget to allow visitors to subscribe to post notifications.

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We will be posting a more comprehensive set of guide for using post notifications on our support site. This post will be updated when it is available.

 

12 Comments

  1. james on February 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    will this also work for new events using plugins like Tribe Events Calendar?



    • doug on February 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      I’m not sure, but I’ll see if I can find out.



  2. doug on February 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    James,

    Right now we only support “posts” with Post notifications, but we think we can probably add the ability to support custom post types. Thanks for the comment!



  3. Henry Levin on February 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Hi there. Hope you’re having a good day.

    We are trying to move to a system that has post notifications but also where folks can elect to receive notifications 1) when an author has posted a new story or 2) a new story by category has posted.

    Any guidance on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks so much.

    Henry



    • doug on February 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Our post notifications module is configurable so that when someone signs up using the widget (or short code), you, as the administrator, can define the default notification schedule (instant, daily, or weekly). When the user receives their first e-mail/post notification there will be a manage subscription link in the e-mail that will allow them to specify their notification schedule. We don’t yet support post notifications based on category, but it is a planned feature. –Doug



      • James on August 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm

        Any sense of timing on when that feature (subscribe by post category or author) will be available?



        • doug on August 5, 2014 at 10:57 pm

          I can’t give you a specific date, but it is on our list. Post notifications in general will be getting lots of attention after the next couple major releases.

          –Doig



  4. Dirk on March 24, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Hello there,

    we are looking for a newsletter system, which can send a teaser of a wordpress-page plus the permalink to this page as a customizable html-email. My question is if your post notification system would be applicable for this case.

    Kind regards
    Dirk



    • doug on August 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      When we release our new template system for SendPress in the next few weeks, you should be able to do this. Post notifications would only come into play if you wanted that message to be sent automatically when a new post is published.



  5. James Hannam on March 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Does the notification email just go out automatically? I can’t see a place to customise what the user sees…. please help!!!!



    • doug on April 9, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Yes, the emails go out automatically. We’ve just added support for our new responsive template too.



  6. Nathan on March 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    This plugin is really great. Spent about a day customizing my site to ditch MailChimp in favor of trying this for awhile, including using your WP Email Delivery service.

    Just curious as to whether or not you’re still actively developing it though?