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Posted 01/24/2014 at 9:59 AM
Posted 3 years ago
Sending newsletters had been a cumbersome task until the development of WordPress newsletter plugins. No one would have ever thought of controlling or managing email subscriptions from a WordPress website. Thanks to an assortment of free and premium WordPress plugins for newsletters, the task of sending and managing newsletters is now much easier. Here are the top 5 newsletter WordPress plugins you can use to grow your mailing list:
1. Newsletter – The Newsletter WordPress plugin lets you add a real newsletter system to your blog in a few seconds. It’s a free plugin. It offers unlimited emails and subscribers. You can easily gather all your subscribers on your blog, and create a basic mailing list. Some of the key features of this plugin include: unlimited subscribers with statistics, unlimited emails with tracking and integration with WordPress user registration. Other features of this plugin are SMTP ready, HTML and text version messages, subscription widget, page or via custom form, and subscriber preferences to fine target your campaigns. Features like privacy acceptance checkbox of single and double opt-in plus, themes that can be configured, completely translatable messages and labels, extensible with specific modules, and a diagnostic panel are also available with this plugin.
2. MailPoet Newsletters (formerly Wysija) Wysija smoothly sends newsletters and post notifications directly from your WordPress site. You can also use auto responders with this plugin. Post images and social icons in your newsletter, along with releasing regular posts. While drafting a newsletter, you can even change fonts and colors with this plugin. Some of the best features of the MailPoet Newsletter include drag and drop visual editor – an HTML-free experience, post notifications, autoresponders, selection of over 30 themes, get stats for each newsletter, as well as add a subscription form in your sidebar or pages. There are other features like single or double opt-in, send with your web host, segment your lists based on opened, clicked & bounced, and unlimited number of lists.
3. ALO EasyMail Newsletter ALO EasyMail Newsletter plugin lets users write and send newsletters along with gathering and managing subscribers. The best part about this plugin is that it supports internationalization and multi-language features. It’s available in over 20 different languages. It adds subscribers or registered users into a mailing list. It also supports Ajax widgets, along with cron batch sending. Other features include: select recipients to send to, batch sending using WP cron system, collect subscribers, import/export subscribers, create and manage mailing lists, newsletter themes, manage subscribers, and manage capabilities.
4. Newsletter Manager Newsletter Manager lets users create, as well as send plain text and HTML newsletters to all subscribers. It provides the option of creating unlimited email campaigns as well as unlimited email addresses. It also features hourly email sending limits, and double opt-in, anti-spam, compliance technique. There are three forms in which the Opt-in form is available – HTML code, shortcode and standard WordPress widget. With the import/export tool, you can generate as well as restore backups of your subscriber list. This plugin also allows you to configure multiple SMTP sender addresses. Some features of the Newsletter Manager are: Opt-in form (Html, shortcode and widget) with redirection options, and Unlimited email addresses with import/export options. Users will also benefit from the following features: plain text/HTML/multipart messages, personalize email messages using name field, SMTP sending to reduce spam, automate email sending with cron job, sending mails in batches, with support for hourly limits, and autoresponder on subscription.
5. EELV Newsletter EELV Newsletter helps add a registration form on FrontOffice, or a newsletter manager on BackOffice. This plugin lets users manage skins, address book, archives, and answers, as well as tracking. It allows free and easy management of content by adding shortcuts to add last posts or pages preview. It also allows using shortcodes in the newsletters. The reading and tracking feature allows you to check if your newsletters are being read or not. It also keeps your address book clean. Another feature – use skins – allows you to create skins or use the default skin. When using the default skin, it automatically loads the three latest posts into your newsletter. A sending alert feature allows network admins to format an email to receive each newsletter sent by the server. The best benefit of this feature is that it prevents spam while supporting users.