So you’ve got your WordPress site running smoothly, now you’re wanting people to sign up to receive your posts by email. You want to see your WordPress really working for you now, and one of the ways to see that happen is to build an email list.
Yet you don’t want to, at this stage of your development, to pay for expensive email services costing £’s per month – far too pricey if you don’t have much of a list. So why not use an easy to understand, set up and follow tool, such as a plugin designed for that specific purpose.
Investigate what plugins can do a good job not only gathering emails for you but managing your mailing list. And what other tasks they can handle for you, such as manual auto responding. Subscribe 2 is one of the good ones which sends your subscribers an email notification when new posts are published to your blog.
Subscribe2 provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs. The notifications can be sent on a ‘per-post’ basis or periodically. Rest easy; certain categories can be excluded from notification quite easily by setting custom fields.
Don’t pay nearly £20 per month if your list is presently a small one. For instance there is a free version of WP Super Popup – it works well and there’s also a WordPress support forum you can access if you have any questions or need support.
But if you find that you need more, more support etc, you may need to purchase the professional version but do have a fiddle first – make sure you check it out fully first.
Make sure you make full use of the WP Plugin Directory. Plugins really can extend your WordPress to do almost anything at all you may desire. Check out the directory then download. Remember to contribute your comments as well because this is the way that those plugins are improved and adapted for everyone.