EmailBuddy

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==Description==
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EmailBuddy is an email newsletter solution for WordPress. This plugin allows you to place subscription forms around your site where visitors can subscribe to receive email updates. All of the information that is submitted to the subscription forms around the site is stored in organized lists that are groups or events.
 
EmailBuddy is an email newsletter solution for WordPress. This plugin allows you to place subscription forms around your site where visitors can subscribe to receive email updates. All of the information that is submitted to the subscription forms around the site is stored in organized lists that are groups or events.
  
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==EmailBuddy Basics== __NOEDITSECTION__
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*[[EmailBuddy_Groups|Groups]]
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*[[EmailBuddy_Events|Events]]
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*[[EmailBuddy_Messages|Messages]]
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==Groups==
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Groups are used to store subscribers information. Then if you can use EmailBuddy to easily a mass email to everyone in that group. Since you can create multiple groups of email subscribers you can create more specific emails that you only send to certain groups.
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==Subscription Forms== __NOEDITSECTION__
 
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*[[EmailBuddy_Subscription_Form|Overview]]
 
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*[[Adding_a_Subscription_Form_to_a_Post_or_Page|Adding a Subscription Form to a Post or Page]]
==Events==
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*[[Adding_a_Subscription_Form_to_a_Widget_Area|Adding a Subscription Form to a Widget Area]]
Events are similar to groups since they are another way to store email subscribers. But events have the ability to schedule a date and time for when an event is going to happen. Since it is an event EmailBuddy has a feature that allows you to schedule email reminders that occur a set amount of time before the time that the event is scheduled for. The reminder emails can be scheduled for anywhere from an hour before the event to years before the event. Events allow for scheduling up to three reminders per event.
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*[[EmailBuddy_Integration_with_Exchange|EmailBuddy Integration with iThemes Exchange]]
 
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==Messages==
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EmailBuddy has a built in system that  allows you to easily create text-based emails. This system has a feature that allows you to access a list of predefined variables that you can easily add to your emails.
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Here is a list of those variables:
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* User's email address. {email_address}
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* Date and time when message is sent. {datetime}
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* URL to this site. {siteurl}
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* Unsubscribe link. {unsubscribe}
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* Name of blog. {blogname}
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* Subject of email. {title}
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* Custom field* Name. {custom_name}
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The text wrapped in {} above are what will be added to the email then later will be changed to the variable that it is supposed to reference.
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==Subscription Forms==
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The subscription forms allow users to easily subscribe to your email newsletter. EmailBuddy adds the ability to add email subscription forms to posts, pages, and widgets.
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====Adding a subscription form to post or page====
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When the EmailBuddy plugin is activated on your site it adds a shortcode button to the posts and page editors.
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If you want to add a email subscription form to a post or page all you have to do is click that button and a popup form will ask for all of the information needed to customize that form.
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Here is a list of the different form fields and the details for what each field is asking for.
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<br />'''List to subscribe to''' - This is a drop-down option that has a list of groups and events to choose which list the subscription form will add the subscribers to.
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<br />'''Submit button text''' - Set what the text on the submit button says.
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<br />'''Confirmation text or redirect URL''' - This option allows you to set what the confirmation message is when a visitor submits a subscription form.
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<br />'''Input form text (optional)''' - This text will be the default text in the input box that asks for the visitors email.
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<br />'''Custom form inputs(Your Name)''' - If this box is checked then the submission form will add a field asking for the subscribers name.
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==Adding a subscription form to a widget area==
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Navigate to the Widgets area under Appearance in the WordPress Admin area. Drag the EmailBuddy widget into the widget area that you would like for it to display in and fill out the form with the information for the subscription form that you would like to add. A description of information that should be added to the form fields is provided in the adding a subscription form to a post or page section above.
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==Tools==
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The tools in EmailBuddy have been designed to try and help with any challenges with operating a newsletter system. The tools section of EmailBuddy has four different tabs Emailing, Import Emails, Export Emails, and Scheduled Activity.
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====Emailing tools====
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This section of the tools are meant to help with any troubleshooting emails.
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'''Email Queue'''- The queue will show if there are any emails that are currently queued up to be sent but haven't been sent yet. There are two buttons, "Force Send Queue Now" and "Clear Queue", that will allow you to manually control the queued emails.
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<br />'''Send Test Message''' - This feature allows for sending a test email to any email address that you specify so that you can easily test if emailing is working correctly.
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<br />'''Unsubscribe User from All Lists''' - Using this feature will unsubscribe a user from all groups and events.
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====Import Emails====
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This tool allows you to import email addresses by adding one at a time by using the text input box or by importing a text file that is a list of email addresses.
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==Postponed Features==
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Custom welcome email upon subscription or validation after double opt-in.
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==EmailBuddy Tools== __NOEDITSECTION__
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*[[EmailBuddy_Tools|Overview]]
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*[[Email_Tools|Email Tools]]
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*[[Import_Emails|Import Emails]]
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*[[Export_Emails|Export Emails]]
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*[[Scheduled_Activity|Scheduled Activity]]
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==Styling==
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''Classes''
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==Customize EmailBuddy== __NOEDITSECTION__
emailbuddy_pretext
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*[[Extra_Customizations|Official policy and details on any Extra Customizations]]
emailbuddy_posttext
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*[[EmailBuddy_Styling|Styling]]
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*[[Bigger_Text_Before_And_After_Form_Widget_Fields|Bigger Text Before and After Form Widget Fields]]
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==Misc.==
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Shortcode Format Example: [emailbuddy type="event" list="0" button="Subscribe" confirmation="Thank you for subscribing!" ]
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==Miscellaneous== __NOEDITSECTION__
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*[[DB_Language_Fix|DB Language Fix]]
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==Additional Resources==
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/ Plugin Store]
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==Additional Resources== __NOEDITSECTION__
# [http://pluginbuddy.com/tutorials/ PluginBuddy Tutorials]
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*[http://ithemes.com/purchase/emailbuddy/ Purchase EmailBuddy]
# [http://pluginbuddy.com/ PluginBuddy.com]
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*[http://ithemes.com/tutorials/ iThemes Tutorials]
# [http://pluginbuddy.com/support/ Support Forums]
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*[http://ithemes.com/ iThemes.com]
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*[http://ithemes.com/forum/ Support Forums]
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Latest revision as of 11:07, July 31, 2013


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EmailBuddy is an email newsletter solution for WordPress. This plugin allows you to place subscription forms around your site where visitors can subscribe to receive email updates. All of the information that is submitted to the subscription forms around the site is stored in organized lists that are groups or events.

EmailBuddy Basics

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