Native Email V 1.3
Email updates from your news section, eCommerce or directory WordPress site.
Welcome to the Native Email for WordPress demo site.
On this site we demo all features including the following:
Our “MultiWidget” used for quick and easy sign-up to different post types or categories. Click on the Blog, Shop and Directory sections to view the automated sign-up widgets. These can be placed both in page and in sidebars.
You can also view some of our premium widgets at work too.
Once you’ ve looked, try logging into the back end and clicking the Native Email lnk in the WP admin area. Here you can create an email and view the other functions. Then, why not sign yourself up for a mail on the front end and then go in the backend and publish a post or product!
Here’s the quick guide to using Native Email:
Log in and click the Native Email link on WP Admin Sidebar.
In the General Tab you can see the (editable) Notification Email, which subscribers recieve when they subscribe to your website content. Then, you can go straight to Layout Picker and choose the email layout you prefer for your content, and then click Save.
Then, on the Template Design tab, you can easily customise and personalise your subscriber email using options like Font, Logo Upload and Colour settings, and the click Save. In Content Control you can control aspects of your email content like Number of Posts and content Optimisation, plus schedule when your new content is distributed (for the sake of the demo you might want to go with “Straight Away“), then click Save.
Now we’re ready to look at the sign-up widgets on the front end. Click Appearances>Widgets on the sidebar. Then look for the Native Email widget. (We call this the “Multi-Widget” as it can be used in multiple instances for all alerts of your products, posts or different categoy types). You will see we have added some Native Email widgets to some sidebars. On the widget you can add a Title and Message and select some other options. In the Select Post type drop down on the widget, you select the post type from those that your site is outputting (Post, Product etc.) and you must also choose the corresponding categoy type to go with it. (You can leave our demo widgets in place as they are for the sake of the demo, or add one of your own). Once done, visit the widget on the front end and subscribe to some content! .
Now you can pop back in the back end and publish a post if you like. Before you do this, go to the General Tab and input which Post types and Product types you want Native Email to output. So, if you are going to be publishing WordPress Posts, select Posts under Post type and then the corresponding Categories under Category type (or for example, for Directory posts it would be Directory Posts and Directory Categories).
Now, go and create and publish a post from the corresponding post type, and add a Featured Image. Once published, simply scroll down to the Native Email box on the same page and click Send Emails. This starts the send, using our Send in Batches system.
In simple terms, Send in Batches means no matter how many emails you are sending, Native Email will be able to handle it 😉 Check your email for your Native Email alert. And that- for the quick demo- is that!
However, just in case you thought we were done, there are other features, such as category filters, User Management and our growing suite of widgets, which you are also free to explore.
OK, we’ll leave you to it now. But if you have any questions, feel free to ask us here. We hope you like our plugin, from the Native Email team.
Updates V 1.3
– Send in Batches (Send Optimisation)
Send unlimited emails without affecting performance. Set sending configuration according to your sites server capability
– Set limit of users
– Set time for each send
– Category fix
New categories are added, not overwritten
– Subscriber emails
Non-logged in users can subscribe using any subscription widget and button and only fill in details once.
Logged in email will be displayed both on auto tag widget and widget.
Logged in users can auto-subscribe using subscribe button.
Logged in users preferences remembered.
– Template Design.
Select Font Size and Font Spacing added.
New button designs on template
New logo upload
– User Management
View each subscriber’s’ latest send.
– Better pagination
– Turn on/ turn off send log
– Admin Style Changes
– “Select all” function for categories for admin in back end
– Separation of category page subscription pop-up into widget
– Complete email code was stored in the database for the send log previously. For large sites this could cause issues. Now only post id’s are stored, with the template dynamically generated.
– Improvements to back-end logic to ensure even smoother running
– Overall cleaning and improving code