Newsletters

A newsletter is a mass e-mail to which users can subscribe and unsubscribe that generally covers a specific topic.

Creating a Newsletter

From the admin control panel:

  1. Click on "E-Mailing » Newsletters"
  2. Click on "New"
  3. Input your desired settings (see below)
  4. Save the changes.

Settings

SettingDescription
User SubscribeIf checked, this setting will allow users to subscribe/unsubscribe from the

Sending a Newsletter

To dispatch a newsletter, from the admin control panel:

  1. Click on "E-Mailing » Newsletters"
  2. Find the newsletter that you want to send and click on "Options » Compose E-mail"
  3. Compose the e-mail as you would any email. Please see the "Unsubscribe Link on Outgoing E-Mails" section below for information on how to add a "unsubscribe" link on the outgoing e-mail.
  4. Click on "Dispatch E-Mail"

Charging For a Subscription

If you wish to charge for a subscription to a newsletter, do the following:

  1. Create a newsletter as described above, making sure to NOT activate the User Subscribe setting.
  2. Create a shopping cart product, ensuring that you select the newly created newsletter under the Content Access Controls setting.
  3. Now whenever a user purchases the newly created product, their account will automatically be subscribed to the newsletter.

Allowing Users to Manually Subscribe/Unsubscribe

User Control Panel

If you activated the User Subscribe setting when creating a newsletter, users will be able to subscribe/unsubscribe from the user control panel.

Unsubscribe Link on Outgoing E-Mails

When composing a newsletter, simply add the %unsubscribe_link% caller tag anywhere within the body of the e-mail. The program will auto-generate an "unsubscribe" link allowing for one-click unsubscribing.