How many small PR shops (or large, for that matter) would like an inexpensive, and very simple to use, HTML or plain text newsletter generator? Many, I would think. In fact, how many NGOs in local areas do not have the funds to accomplish this task and would like an inexpensive and multi-featured option to create such a newsletter? Even more, I bet.
Opt-in/out is accomplished. The plugin can inform subscribers of new posts, or send out the entire text. The Admin section can be used to do a one time (non-blog entry) email to all subscribers. And, the links provided to subscribers are ‘friendly’ links, too.
Other options include: Import Addresses, Export Addresses, Remove Addresses, Email List Subscribers, and Update Settings (switch from text to html emails). The export/import functions need work to add the possibility of importing various formats, but you can drop in a long stack of addresses (one per line) at one time and import them with the click of one button.
This is a very nice tool and gives added value / uses for a blog in many PR campaigns.
UPDATE: Thanks to James Farmer, I’m updating this post with other similar options.
And, there is the Mailing List Manager from Gerard Ly. It is also installed on this blog. With Gerard’s plugin you may “send mails to a mailing-list and manage the list. Send newsletter every time a new post is added or edited.”
Additionally, James suggested (I think for me and posts on this blog) Subscribe to Comments from Jennifer, the scriptygoddess. This plugin does just what it says, allows visitors to “Subscribe to comments” on a particular post on your blog.
I have installed it here now. However, I’m going to have to play with that a bit. It does not seem to play well with the “ComPreVal” plugin.
I hope this now gives us a better overview of the available plugins. 🙂 Thanks, James.
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