Jennifer Zelazny November 13, 2006 24 Comments I have been working with WordPress for multiple years now and I decided I needed to start reviewing some of my favorite plugins – as I receive a number of requests about what plugins I use/prefer. I am going to start with a newcomer: WP Newsletter. This plugin works great for WordPress sites allows you to: create a customized newsletter for your readers or customers using the same theme based layout as you use for creating WordPress themes offer a newsletter archive within WordPress seamless integration with the WordPress Admin use custom Newsletter WordPress template for easy integration into existing WordPress web site or blog customize welcome email for new subscribers that can be modified within the WordPress Admin The plugin developer is very responsive and open to new ideas and adding functionality to his plugin. There are also many other general newsletter functions you would expect and want If you need a newsletter plugin for WordPess, check it out! UPDATE: 02.2009 This plugin is no longer recommended. If you are looking for a great newsletter plugin – check out MailPress Tagged: Content Management Systems, Web Development, Wordpress, WordPress-plugins 24 thoughts on “WordPress Newsletter Plugin” January 29th, 2007 HD This plugin has potential but is far from finished, there are so many little issues that haven’t been fixed – I would go as far as to say there has been no debugging done. Reply January 30th, 2007 jenz I also ran into a few issues but the developer was very responsive and updated the plugin with the fixes I needed very promptly. I would recommend contacting the developer so he is aware of your issues and can help address them. Reply June 16th, 2007 Brandon Drury Thanks for the heads up. I’ve been searching for a WordPress newsletter plugin and this may do the job. Reply October 29th, 2007 Stasigr Hello, very nice site, keep up good job! Admin good, very good. Reply April 6th, 2008 Heather I would NOT recommend this plugin. Maybe at one point, the developer was responsive, but now he doesn’t seem to be. The documentation has been taken offline, the support forums have been taken offline, and support now is only though direct email to the developer. …And he doesn’t answer your questions. I’ve asked him several questions over the course of the last few months, and he hasn’t answered a single one of them. The plugin didn’t work at all for me. Finally I sent him an angry email demanding a refund. He still didn’t respond to my email or questions or anything, but he did refund my money. So he’s atleast reading his emails. But he’s obviously not responding to them. Someone needs to develop a better plugin, I would stay away from this one if I were you. Reply June 15th, 2008 mel wordpress plugins shouldnt be sold, they should be freeware Reply July 2nd, 2008 Easily Amused Yeah. We are having the same problem. Our clients are PISSED! And, I agree; wordpress plugins should be freeware; and if this dude IS charging, then he needs to be responsible and provide another stable release and cut it off or something. This is silly. Reply September 23rd, 2008 Trace Thank you for the heads up guys on lack of response…was considering this… I completely disagree that plugins should be freeware… you get what you pay for. Reply January 16th, 2009 Peter That’s cool Reply January 16th, 2009 Peter i have many time looking for this Reply October 29th, 2008 HumanFly DO NOT BUY THIS PLUGIN. I’ve been waiting for months for a simple answer and if you visit the plugin forums, you’ll see I’m not the only one and people are getting seriously pissed. Additionally, a security flaw was discovered (but I can’t confirm this information). You can find out more in the forums and decide for yourselves. I’m surprised no-one else has created something similar, but if he doesn’t have the time to fix bugs (I’m not asking for new features), he should: 1. Hire someone to do this, and keep charging for it. 2. Make the plugin open source and re-gain his respect as developer. I’m sure he has made enough money for all the time he spent building this thing. Reply November 27th, 2008 michael Do not buy this plugin. – NO Support!!! Michael Reply November 27th, 2008 michael Does someone have a better recommendation for a newsletter? Michael Reply November 28th, 2008 Jennifer Zelazny I believe I can finally: MailPress Reply November 29th, 2008 michael `Thanks! The system requirements are high with mysql 5.0 I have to wait for two more month until my server upgrades from 4.1 But looks like a great plugin. By the way I found this product, but didn’t have the time to check it out in depth. Does anyone have experience with this one? http://tribulant.com/products/view/1/wordpress-mailing-list-plugin Thanks again Michael Reply January 19th, 2009 misterpants I’ll join the chorus of people saying not to buy this plugin. It’s an absolute ripoff. It doesn’t work, and there is no support whatsoever. That guy should be ashamed of himself. Reply February 6th, 2009 Mads Nygaard Pedersen I cannot advise this plugin as it exposes yoy WP system to cracking vulnerabilities. Please refer to blogsecurity.net. Also the plugin has been discontinued. /Mads Reply February 8th, 2009 Andrea @Michael: I don’t suggest tribulant’s plugin: I have problems with the installation, and seems there’s not support: after 1 week I did’nt get an answer for my problem. Other user had the same experience, no response after weeks; so I paid money for nothing! Reply February 9th, 2009 Alan Thanks for the information regarding this folks, i was looking at getting this plugin as i wanted to install a newsletter but one that ran from the same admin panel as WP. Guess i’ll have to look around. Reply February 9th, 2009 Jennifer Zelazny Look no further than Mail Press – I am going to add this info to the main post Reply April 15th, 2009 How to Get Six Pack Fast This is quite a hot info. I think I’ll share it on Facebook. Reply April 29th, 2009 Cynthia Mailpress is really, really, really confusing. Reply December 8th, 2009 Anthony Licari Great, I needed a simple WordPress newsletter. Nothing fancy, simple and functional. Reply July 22nd, 2010 Reputation Management SendBlaster2 looks promising, but expensive. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Comment Name * Email * Web site Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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