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#11 2006-01-14 09:52:37

colak
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

A couple of comments and a question.

  • I’m not sure that name is necessary and definitely not “required”. In newsletters I would think that email should be “required”
  • zip is very us-centric (what if that is replaced with country?
  • Is there a way to just have one email field with a subscribe/unsubscribe radio button or pull down menu?

Last edited by colak (2006-01-14 09:55:54)


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#12 2006-01-14 11:41:04

skoggy
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

Ok. deleted my first version of the plugin in my admin and tried to upload the new one(?) but I get a message suggestion that theres something wrong in the code and that the plugin wasn´t installed.

Edit: No problem. Solution posted below this one…

Last edited by skoggy (2006-01-14 16:02:13)

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#13 2006-01-14 15:31:35

benbruce
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

Skoggy,

I’m not getting your error — I think you may have grabbed ALL the text off the page and not just the base64 code from underneath this box:

# Newsletter Manager v4.0.3.0.1
  1. Newsletter Plugin for Textpattern
  2. Ben Bruce
  3. http://www.benbruce.com/
  1. …………………………………………………………….
  2. This is a plugin for Textpattern – http://textpattern.com/
  3. To install: textpattern > admin > plugins
  4. Paste the following text into the ‘Install plugin’ box:
  5. …………………………………………………………….

When I grabbed that as well I got the “Badly Formed or Empty Plugin” message.

Colak,

This is on the to do list:

  • Customizable table creation. This would allow you to create as many columns with whatever names you’d like.

I think you can set each tag to whatever you wish (with the attribute required=yes/no), and you can also create a form with just the email text field in it. Let me know if these items aren’t working.

Right now the unsubscribe tag is the only way to unsubscribe, but i think the radio button you describe wouldn’t be that difficult to implement.

– Ben

PS. I apologize about the US-centricity. We’ll definitely get that fixed.

Last edited by benbruce (2006-01-14 15:33:30)

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#14 2006-01-14 16:33:30

soulship
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

Ben, I couldn’t resist teating last night and I just wanted to say thanks! This is working nicely. I will eliminat phplists as soon as this has been running for a week or so. So far everything looks great!

Super contribution!

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#15 2006-01-14 18:51:59

Jeremie
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

How to change the privs required to access the newsletter tab ?

I’ve tried editing add_privs() into add_privs('bab_newsletter', '1,2,3,4,5,6');, but no luck :(

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#16 2006-01-14 20:28:59

skoggy
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

> benbruce wrote:
> Skoggy, I think I fixed the character issue — haven’t had time to test. Let me know if that did the trick.

Yes, it did :) But it looks like the registerform died after upgrade. But it may be my own fault and something I messed while editing…. But the character issue is hereby solved.

Edit: Correction. It almost work. The characters are correctly shown in mail but when saved to my archive section they are replaced by ? (in article). Perhaps you forgot that?

Last edited by skoggy (2006-01-14 20:49:06)

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#17 2006-01-16 01:48:07

Adam
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Registered: 2005-07-14
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

Ben,

Everything is working like a charm except for the unsubscribe part of the script. I have placed the unsubscribe tag in a page and put the URI to that page in the appropriate field, but when I test the ability to unsubscribe through the email, I am sent to a 404.

The page and section are named ‘unsubscribe’. The link that shows at the bottom of an email goes something like this: http://www.example.com/unsubscribe&email=default@default.com

Anybody know what’s wrong?


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#18 2006-01-16 04:18:44

squaredeye
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Registered: 2005-07-31
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

Ben,
Feature request: (this may be way out there), though I know many folks in the community are interested in this sort of thing.

Is there any way for this plugin to interact with the database to know when a new article has been posted, and then to email the subscribers some portion of the article information (ie: author, title, excerpt, time, etc.)

Essentially this is handled by other sites like feedblitz.com by notifying subscribers when a certain RSS or Atom feed has been updated.

I thought it was worth a shot. This plugin looks like one of the greats, and its your first post, well done.
Also, my compliments on some really well written help files in the plugin. That can be a second thought for some plugin devs. but you really gave it the gusto this plugin deserves :)

Matthew


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#19 2006-01-16 07:34:44

colak
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

<blockquote> ma_smith wrote:

> Ben,
Feature request: (this may be way out there), though I know many folks in the community are interested in this sort of thing.

Is there any way for this plugin to interact with the database to know when a new article has been posted, and then to email the subscribers some portion of the article information (ie: author, title, excerpt, time, etc.)

Essentially this is handled by other sites like feedblitz.com by notifying subscribers when a certain RSS or Atom feed has been updated.

I thought it was worth a shot. This plugin looks like one of the greats, and its your first post, well done.
Also, my compliments on some really well written help files in the plugin. That can be a second thought for some plugin devs. but you really gave it the gusto this plugin deserves :)</blockquote>

Matthew,
It’s a good request except maybe it should have an option to send the email on admin determined intervals as well as section specific rss. some people might not like a daily mail in their post. Maybe the way to do it is for the plugin to send mail once every 10 posts or whatever the feed limit is on a per site basis.


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#20 2006-01-16 07:58:18

Jeremie
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Re: [archived] bab_newsletter: Newsletter Manager for Textpattern

A note: mailing list softwares handle this (it’s called digest). Maybe one can use a ML software to handle massive email sending (I’m not sure how apache/php/smtp-postfixLike/MX friendly the plugin is), and handle digest (one mail every day/week/month containing all the new articles) too.

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