The Newsletter plugin has an extensive set of options for who want to configure it even to the finest detail but it usually works greatly out of the box. Newsletter is composed by different modules which actually correspond to the main activities a blog owner needs to deal with on a mail marketing system:
- the subscription, confirmation and cancellation process (and the related forms)
- the subscribers management
- the creation and delivery of newsletters
- the analysis of the mail campaigns
To read only the most significant parts of this documentation you can concentrate the attention on the delivery engineand the related speed questions, the subscription forms documentation where you can find the HTML rules for the fields, the newsletters’ themes customization and their file system location to avoid to loose them on plugin update.
Questions not answered on documentation can be asked in the forum.
Newsletter is a complete mail marketing system for WordPress, for free, but it can be even more improved with extra features. Here the detailed documentation of those addons.
- Reports – full reports for your campaings
- Leads – subscription popup and top/bottom bars
- Automated – automatically generate newsletters with your blog content
- Autoresponder – unlimited email series to followup your subscribers
- Geolocation – resolves subscribers to a geographic location for fine targeting
- Google Analytics – adds automatically the Google analytics campaign tracking
- Locked Content – ask to subscribe to see premium content
- Subscribe on Comment – offers a subscription option to commenters
- WP Registration Integration – adds subscription options on WordPress signup panel
- Newsletter API – adds REST API
- Translate Press Bridge – adds multingual support (WPML and Polylang included in the Newsletter core)
Integration with other WordPress plugins
The mail marketing is only a part of a business and should be connected with other activities (e-commerce, content production, customer contacts, …). Here the detailed documentation of our addons which integrate Newsletter with other top leading WordPress plugins.
- WooCommerce – subscription on checkout and segmentation rules by purchase
- Events Manager – add events by Events Manager plugin to your newsletters
- Contact Form 7 – grab subscription from your CF7 contact forms
- Ninja Forms
- WP Forms
- BuddyPress – offers a subscription option to BuddyPress signup form
Mail Delivery Services Integration
Newsletters delivery can be greatly improved using a professional mail delivery service.
Those services reliably deliver emails to your subscribers and report invalid contact emails (bounces). The top services available are integrated with Newsletter Addons which interface Newsletter with their delivery and bounce reporting API (Application Program Interface). That is an efficient and modern method to send emails which replaces the old SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol).
- Amazon SES Integration (see the website)
- Mailjet Integration (see the website)
- ElasticEmail Integration (see the website)
- SendGrid Integration (see the website)
- SparkPost Integration (see the website)
- Mailgun Integration (see the website)