Create a Post Notification Email
You can automatically send your latest published WordPress posts to your subscribers. In other plugins and services, this feature can be called Post2Email or RSS-to-Email.
Simply go to MailPoet > Emails and click on the "+ New Email" button:
1. Select the type of newsletter
From the types of campaigns, select the Latest Post Notification option by clicking on the "Set up" button:
And then you can choose the frequency of this type of campaign and send it once a day, a week, a month, on a specific day of the month, or immediately after the post has been published:
When choosing to send it immediately, you'll send an email newsletter each and every time you publish a new post. If your publishing frequency is more than one email per day, we recommend picking a different frequency to avoid sending your subscribers too many emails.
Note: when selecting the option "Monthly on the…" there's not an option for 29th, 30th and 31st because of February's 28 days. When selecting "Monthly every… 1st, 2nd, 3rd, last... Monday to Friday...", we do not offer "4th" as an option as there might be up to 5 of the same weekday in a month, but it’s not always the case.
2. Select a template
You'll then see the Templates page where you can choose a pre-defined template for your newsletter. You can use a template from a recently sent newsletter or just explore the options in the "Post Notifications" tab.
All Post Notification emails should include the Automatic Latest Content widget.
When creating a Post Notification, all the posts you see in the Automatic Latest Content block are going to be sent in the first email.
After the first email is sent, only newly published posts will be sent. When editing an existing Post Notification after the first time sending, all the posts you see in the newsletter editor are just for illustrative purposes.
After you have finished designing your newsletter, you can click on the "Next" button if you're ready to move on to the last step page.
4. Activate it or save it as a draft
On the last step page, you can see all the settings related to your newsletter:
- review when the newsletter will be sent;
- set up the Sender and Reply-to names and email addresses (by default, you'll see the ones you've set it in the Basics tab);
- select a List the emails will be sent to;
- track the newsletter’s subscribers in Google Analytics.
If you click on the "Activate" button, the first Post Notification will be sent with the posts displayed in the editor.
After the first email has been sent, the Post Notification will be triggered again only when newly posts are published.
Updating a post doesn't trigger the Post Notification. If you want to re-send an already published post, you'll need to publish it as a new post.
To make sure the Post Notification email is activated, you should go to MailPoet > Emails > Post Notifications tab and check if it's listed as Active (status toggle should be orange):
Once you have sent the first email, you'll see a "View history" button in the "History" column.
By clicking on it, you'll have access to a list of all Post Notification emails sent and their individual data: