Easiest Newsletter

This plugin allows you to send a simple newsletter to all of your users within WordPress

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Is this plugin compatible with WordPress Multi Site?

Yes!, This plugin has been tested and works on WordPress Multisite, to enable Multisite support, simply change the variable $multisite_enabled to “true” without quotes then activate through your plugins in your network admin.

I am open to feature requests, please post them below

28 Comments

  1. john
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 16:36:16

    Still trying. Tried imageshack – no luck. I noticed some blocking of remote images. So tried embedded image. How do I get that to work? It doesn’t even show on my form. Only images I recall see working on my incoming mail (from others, not this newsletter) is as attachments to their e-mails. Can I do that?

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    • Anthony
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 23:46:04

      Is it possible that your mail client blocks images?, Do you use Gmail, Yahoo Hotmail etc?

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      • john
        Sep 15, 2012 @ 05:45:40

        my test db has mail going to gmail, excite mail and the mail system on my isp’s server (admin@ddforum.co.za). One message I received said that remote images are removed for ‘my’ protection. and invited me to click a button to view the image, which, incidentally, did not work.

        Regarding the embedded image, my image is jpg so perhaps the embedding feature won’t work for jpg or perhaps, even, the jpg is somehow effecting the outcome of the insert image feature.

        Are others happily sending images in their mailletters. ie, is my experience unique?

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      • john
        Sep 15, 2012 @ 06:13:38

        I may not have understood you – by mail server, you mean my outgoing server? Well, I use gmail but I don’t know how the mechanics of your mailletter submit works, perhaps it uses the web host mail server or my isp server? How best can I figure this out?

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        • Anthony
          Sep 15, 2012 @ 06:25:31

          oh, no i meant mail client – as in a program that reads and deals with emails for you, like Outlook Express or Gmail or Yahoo. I use this plugin regularly using ImageShack for image hosting. It works flawlessly for me I wonder whats stopping it for you :(

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          • john
            Sep 15, 2012 @ 10:03:35

            Ok then – as said earlier – gmail, excite mail and my own web-host server all fail to display. I’ll go dig through their settings and see what I can come up with. One of the gmail accounts read on a blackberry also fails to display.

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          • john
            Sep 15, 2012 @ 11:11:00

            I’ve sent an image using the pegasus mail server on my box, via gmail to my address at gmail and to my address at my web hosts server, successfully received at both addresses.

            So the problem seems to be how I use the newsletter software. If it’s not too much to ask, if you could give a line by line set of instructions so I can send an image via the newsletter perhaps I will spot what I am missing. You can send that to admin at ddforum dot co dot za if you like.

            btw – thanks for your patience.

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      • john
        Sep 16, 2012 @ 09:14:18

        Thanks a lot. ok – Well, I was hoping for something I wasn’t already doing to pop up but it couldn’t be simpler, could it. So the mystery continues. Just a question. The images I sent via pegasus did not need any approval to display. They simply displayed. Why would it be that sometimes they need permission to display and other times not? Seems sort of random

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  2. john
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:57:02

    Hi Anthony,

    About the pending filter. If I may – I use WP-Members so I can add fields in the members database (I don’t know how universal that feature is). I hope to add a field ‘Mail_List’, a check-box, so the user selects it if he wants newsletters or de-selects it if he changes his mind. So you mail if the box is checked and don’t if it isn’t. That would be a neat solution. You could of course get a lot more complicated – multiple mail lists etc, but I think that would spoil the elegance of your plug-in. Just a suggestion. :=}

    Thanks,

    John.

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  3. john
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:40:50

    Hi Anthony, advancement by small steps. I used the wrong URL. When I got it right the image appeared in the form, but when I ‘submitted’ it and read the email at destination, the image was missing. Could that be the Hot-Linking you referred to or is there possibly another reason?

    thanks, john

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  4. john
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 02:28:28

    Hi Anthony, Located the upload image button just can’t get it to work. It doesn’t seem to see the image I give the URL for. I’m doing something wrong and help would be appreciated. Also the filter requested will be appreciated. In my site, that of a polparty, I can’t just willy-nilly mail to my entire database. See ddforum.co.za.

    Thanks in anticipation.
    john

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    • Anthony
      Sep 13, 2012 @ 05:34:31

      The problem is very possible that your host has hot linking see http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot-linking the reason being that people view the image in their email clients more than likely Gmail, Yahoo’s web based client which would try to pull the image from your site. Maybe use a more available source like ImageShack? The filter will be included in the next version.

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  5. john
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 09:07:42

    Hi Anthony,

    I’m trying to achieve two things with this plug-in – send mail to selected members (those flagged with wanting mail in a member database) and to head the email with a banner identifying us. I’m lost about which address lists are used by various mail management systems. Can you answer my queries (above) and give me 101 on mail lists, please and thank you.

    john

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    • Anthony
      Sep 13, 2012 @ 05:30:50

      Hello!, I will be making a chooseable list in the future, so you may select which users you want to email. I made this plugin to be straight forward. Send 1 email to every user including the administrators. To add a banner, simply upload the image in WordPress or Imageshack and insert the image into the newsletter via the Image insert button underneath the font family.

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    Aug 04, 2012 @ 18:40:32

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  7. JM
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 13:53:51

    Is there a way to have this plug-in work in the form of a contact form from the frontend and then it sends an email with the embed code?

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    • Anthony
      Jul 31, 2012 @ 05:50:53

      Do you mean, like a contact form that sends the email to all of the users?

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  9. rami
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 07:56:46

    when i activete the plug in in the multisite wordpress installation i got two forms of contact form thats mean dublicate the form i dont know what is that but the plugin is working by sending mails so i want to fix the style if you know theis issue please mail me for that and i think the function add_shortcode made this

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    • Anthony
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 09:03:17

      Yes, I am currently finding a fix to the style issue, also the plugin is Multisite-friendly, it has the option $multisite_enabled in easiest-newsletter.php if you change it to true it operates with the whole blog network, and not just with singular blogs.

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  10. Ahmet
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 02:13:38

    Hi,

    is your plugin using any variables to personalize the newsletter ? If so, where are these parameters described ?

    Regards
    Ahmet

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    • Anthony
      Oct 18, 2011 @ 05:09:28

      What do you mean by “variables”, explain..

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