Post Notifications in WordPress Made Easy (video)

See how quickly you can create an email subscription service on your WordPress site in the short video above.

The sum up the main features :

  • quick to setup
  • design the way you want it
  • flexible frequency: immediately, daily, weekly, monthly
  • segment your content with category filters
  • stats for each send post notification
  • switch from Feedburner, Subscribe2 and MailChimp in a breeze

We’re awfully proud of it. Why? Because it was a lot of work to make email alerts so simple!

Not convinced? Check out the 4 other alternatives to Wysija. It’ll give you a run down of their strengths and weaknesses which we tried to address in our own solution.

About Kim

I'm one of the co-founders of MailPoet, where I focus on product. And yes, you've guessed it, I'm not a girl and I'm not Asian. Kim is a guy's name in Norway. Read more about me, and the rest of the team.

14 comments

  1. Lang Elliott November 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I assume that this works only with blog “posts” and a newsletter is not automatically sent out when a “page” is created. Is this correct?

    • Kim November 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      Yup, this also works for pages and custom post types.

  2. toadsong November 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    But I don’t want it to automatically send a newsletter when I create a page. Is there a place where I can tell it to work with either posts or pages or both?

  3. Aaron January 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Sounds great, but I already have over 400 followers on my jetpack (which I am looking to ditch because it doesn’t offer stats). Is there any way that I can transfer my jetpack followers onto this service?

    Aaron

    • Kim January 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      Aaron, we’re you able to export? Apparently, you still need to get assistance from wordpress.com staff to do it:

      http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/subscribers-23?replies=5

      • Aaron January 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

        Hiya Kim. I was able to import my subscribers from jetpack to wysija. Here’s how: At the bottom of my subscriber list on jetpack was an option to ‘download all as CSV’. I did this and my subscriber list came up in an excel page. I then copied and pasted this into a ‘new list’ in the subscribers section of wysija.

        One more thing, though. I’m trying to use a new gmail account as the sender of my notifications, and have tried to set this up. However, when I try to send a test email, it’s not able to go through and I get an ‘error’ message. Any thoughts on how I can rectify this?

        Cheers,
        Aaron

        • Kim January 21, 2013 at 9:58 am #

          Aaron, get in touch on support.mailpoet.com

          It’s more adapted than the comments here to help you out.

  4. Wayne February 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Hello, this looks great, i have a site which uses magic members for subcriptions can this work with the magic members sign ups? in addition magic members creates standard wordpress users

    • Kim February 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

      Wayne, you can send newsletter to all your WordPress users from Wysija, yes.

  5. Joseph March 28, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Very nice! I am using the plugin for some time now and I did not know about this feature!

  6. John November 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Nice plugin – it’s great that you take the time to write this post.

  7. Petra March 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    Hi, is there a way to inform automatically about new blogs?

    • Kim March 11, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

      Hey! Do you mean new posts?