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Email Subscribers gets more user friendly

Last updated on October 6, 2020

Email Subscribers hit the 100K user mark on WordPress. We were excited and wanted to show our gratitude towards our users.

So we brainstormed and listed out various areas within the Email Subscribers plugin that needed improvement.

And to start with, we picked features that could make Email Subscribers more user friendly.

The good news, we’ve implemented those features in our latest update – Email Subscribers version 3.4.1.

Revamped the ‘Compose’ feature

We noticed that users mostly use Email Subscribers to send new blogpost notifications and newsletters.

So the first thing they click on was the ‘Compose’ section. We saw that this section was dull and confusing. Here’s how it looked.

Old Layout With 'COMPOSE'

So we took it on priority and renamed
COMPOSE ‘to’ TEMPLATES‘. Here’s the new look!

New Layout with 'TEMPLATES'
  • Templates has all the options that were previously under compose.
  • It is also less confusing and has some really good templates that you can try instantly.
  • Another benefit, previously it wasn’t possible to put emails into draft mode. But with this release you now can. You can now edit, save and trash emails within Email Subscribers.

Introduced better keywords

If you have ever used Email subscribers, you very well know the importance of keywords. We wanted to take this a notch higher. We noticed that these keywords were primitive.

So we thought of giving it a modern twist. Something that is used by most of the plugins.

So we went ahead and modified the old keyword structure to a new one.

Old Keyword Structure
New Keyword Structure

Note: All the old keywords are now replaced with this new keyword structure.

Give us feedback

So these were the major changes we did in Email Subscribers version 3.4.1. We hope you like it. If you do, make sure you write your feedback in the comment section below.

42 thoughts on “Email Subscribers gets more user friendly

  1. Hi,
    Great plugin, I just wanted to know how to send email notifications to subscribers if posts are published as private. I looks like it’s not possible.

    Thanks for your attention

    1. Hi Mike,

      Currently it is not possible to send email if posts are published as private. I’m noting this down as a feature request and might consider in later releases.

  2. Implementation of draft mode is very usefull !

    A problem still remains regarding text justification alongside a photo.
    We use gmail and the sent email of a new post displays the jpeg and associated text.

    But the text starts at the bottom right corner of the jpeg rather than at the top right corner of the jpeg. We were hoping that email content would be identical to the post on our website.

    Can this be fixed somehow ?

    1. Hi Joe,

      Implementation of draft mode is very usefull !

      Can you please explain this in a bit more detail.

      We were hoping that email content would be identical to the post on our website. Can this be fixed somehow ?

      Different email clients (gmail, yahoo etc) handles display of email content differently in them.
      Are you using Free OR Paid version of Email Subscribers? If free, then you need to make sure to write generalized CSS which displays correctly in all email clients.

  3. How to Setup email subscription in a popup?

    1. Hi,

      To setup email subscription in a popup, please refer this article – How to show subscribe form inside a popup

      Try it and let me know how it goes for you 🙂

  4. where is the placeholder??????

    1. Hi King,

      Currently, Email Subscribers doesn’t have placeholder for forms.

      You can check our another free plugin Rainmaker which has many readymade form styles available.
      Email Subscribers can also be easily integrated with Rainmaker – How to use Rainmaker’s form in Email Subscribers

      Try it and let me know how it goes for you 🙂

  5. Hello,

    how can I manage that subscribers get notifications about a new post only once and not every time I update the same post?

    Thanks for the info!

    Best regards!

    1. Hi,

      Currently it is not possible to do that. We might consider implementing it in later version of Email Subscribers.

  6. new user and very satisfied !

  7. Hello Mansi,

    Im having a problem with the newsletter emails, and post notification, I thought i send out an many emails but when i sent multiple to myself I didn’t receive any! Please help

    1. Hi,

      Please refer this article – Subscribers are not receiving Emails

      Try it and let me know how it goes for you 🙂

  8. Hi!
    Currently subscribers have to enter a ridiculous amount of information to access my site. I want anyone to be able to access my site. Please help!

    1. Hi Heather,

      Email Subscribers asks only name and email to let your users subscribe to your site. Can you let me know what all amount of information your subscribers has to enter?

  9. I’m not sure how to use this. I want to send out an e-mail to a list of people to subscribe to my blog. How do I accomplish this? Do I use this or Rainmaker or icegram, I’m confused. Thank you, Richard Armstrong

    1. Hi Richard,

      Please refer steps mentioned here to send automated emails to your subscribers once new blog post are published.

      Let me know if this helps 🙂

  10. Before the update, we could select individuals from subscriber and group lists. That was very useful. Please put that back. Also, we could get around limits to single mass subscriber emails by sending them into batches that were divided into alpha groups automatically. That was very useful. Please restore that function ASAP.

    1. Hi Charles,

      We might consider your suggestion to add the missing functionality.

  11. This is helpful blog and plugin.

  12. Hi,
    I want to import csv files from an registration form, so that the subscribers only have to fill out their username and email only once..
    Are there settings I have to change, because it uploads the file, but doesn’t implement the email addresses.

    1. Hi Chantal,

      Currently it is not possible.

  13. Can contributors be included in the email list? Not only subscribers?

    1. Hi Marie,

      Are you saying you want to import user type contributors in your list? If yes, then you can manually do so by following this steps.

  14. please add in functionality to notify subscribers of woocommerce events like product back in stock new product posted etc

    1. Hi Chris,

      You can setup new product posted notification via Custom Post Type setting while creating post notification.

      With respect to notify customers when product is in stock, there are ready plugins available for that and you can use easily use them: Example,

      Hope this helps you.

  15. How can I remove subscriber groups after moving subscribers from that group?

    1. Hi Burak,

      You can simply delete that subscribers entry in that group which you want to delete.

      Try it and let me know how it goes for you.

  16. I am interested in adding another line to the widget that subscribers must use to apply for subscription.
    Right now it only has name and email address.
    Any way you can suggest I do this? I thought I could use Rainmaker, but evidently I would need to use custom forms and that doesn’t integrate with Email Subscribers. Is this right?
    Any ideas of how I can add another line to the subscription form?

    1. Hi Frances,

      The custom form that you are using is it adding leads to Rainmaker? If yes, then it will also add lead to Email Subscribers.
      Try it. And if it doesn’t work, write to use from here.

  17. I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out more details.

    1. Hi Elton,

      You could send us an email with your requirements here
      We will understand and suggest you better accordingly.


  18. Hi,

    I want to add images in the template of “Newsletter” but after adding it is not showing any images in the mail. Please check.


    1. Hi,

      Please write to us from here so we can check it for you.

  19. Hi what about search function to search for a subscriber to edit change of email or to delete.

  20. Helpful information. Lucky me I discovered your website unintentionally, and I’m shocked why this accident didn’t happen in advance!

    I bookmarked it.

  21. This article is helpful for me. This is informative post.

  22. Hi, my users are not been registered even after the subscription is done in wordpress and they receive the message “Successfully subscribed”. No confirmation e-mail (double opt-in) is sent and no register in backoffice. Anybody experienced this? Website:

  23. Hello, quick question is possible to use wordpress filters for keywords? Basically I want to write a filter that will target h2 tags in the blog post and increase the font when its displayed in the email. So is it possible to write a filter for {{POSTFULL}} to accomplish this?

    1. Hello Peter,

      At this moment, it’s not possible to filter content of a Post. We will think on that and incorporate if many people want this.

  24. What happened to send immediately? O the option to disable it? I do not see this option at all now. Am I missing something? Thanks

    1. Hi William,

      We have removed “Send Immediately” option in ES 4.0. Instead sending email immediately, it will send email at the interval of one hour using WP CRON or based on the CRON setup on your server.

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