WordPress email posts to subscribers (For Mailchimp, MailerLite, Sendinblue) – Newsletter Glue

Description

Email subscribers your blog posts without leaving WordPress. Create newsletters using the Gutenberg editor. Connect to Mailchimp, MailerLite, Sendinblue, and more.

When it’s time to share your latest post, do you:

Look longingly at Substack, wishing you could auto-publish to your site and subscribers too?

Head grudgingly to Mailchimp and painstakingly re-create your WordPress post as a newsletter?

Hope to set up an RSS campaign… One of these days?

Rely uneasily on RSS, because there’s no way to confirm which version got sent, until it’s in your inbox?

Procrastinate?

What if you could just:

Check a box, and hit publish?

With Newsletter Glue you can:

  • Connect WordPress to Mailchimp, MailerLite, Sendinblue and Campaign Monitor
  • Email subscribers without leaving WordPress
  • Get easy-to-share past issues, and a search engine-friendly newsletter archive (When your newsletter is a blog post, your newsletter archives are your blog archives.)
  • Send test emails before publishing
  • Choose the audience, segments, and tags for your newsletter
  • Set up in 2 minutes (Literally. I timed it.)
  • Selectively show/hide content blocks in your email/blog
  • Design your email newsletter to look different from your blog

Watch full feature walk through

0:44 Onboarding starts: I’ll go from setting up Newsletter Glue from the first time to sending the first post to subscribers in 2 min 30 secs.

4:07 “Send as newsletter” features inside the WordPress editor: This is what you see for every post you send. We pre-load defaults for you so you don’t have to fill everything out from scratch for every post you send. You can change the defaults in Settings.

8:18 Status log: See the sent/not sent status for every newsletter you send. Even when you send multiple newsletters from one post.

9:05 Connect: This is where you add new integrations to your email service providers (ESPs). Right now, we’ve got Mailchimp, MailerLite, Sendinblue, and Campaign Monitor, with lots more ESPs in the future!

9:51 Settings: Here’s where you can change your email defaults (the pre-filled details in the WordPress editor).

There’s also a Custom CSS section which you can use to add CSS to your newsletter which won’t show up in your post.

Screenshots

  • Check Send as newsletter then simply hit Publish...
  • Send test email
  • Real time demo of test email (receive in 5 seconds)
  • All email details are auto-filled for you. Look out for the green "Your email is ready to publish." notification.
  • Settings page - Your email defaults can be changed here.
  • Connect new email service providers
  • Add custom CSS to your email newsletter
  • Example of how sent newsletter looks like in Gmail
  • Newsletter theme designer
  • Newsletter Group Block (for showing/hiding content in your email/blog)

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • NG: Show/hide content

FAQ

What if I don’t use Mailchimp, MailerLite, Sendinblue or Campaign Monitor?

We’re in the process of integrating other email service providers (ESP). Check back for more updates soon!

How will my post look as an email?

Your post will be sent as a simple and clean email. To see it, you can send a test email from inside the WordPress editor before publishing your post. This will let you check your post before sending it to all your subscribers.

Does this just send plain text? What if I want a custom design?

You can customise your newsletter design by adding custom CSS in the Settings. Go to Newsletter Glue > Settings > Custom CSS.

The CSS you add here will show up in the emails you send, but not in your blog posts.

To learn more about adding custom CSS to your email newsletter, head here.

What if I don’t want to publish my full post as a newsletter?

You’re not alone. Others use Newsletter Glue as it lets them use the WP editor to write their newsletter.

Simply add a new post, and create your newsletter. Don’t forget to put it in a different category, so that your newsletter will have its own archive.

Why not directly send from WordPress using SendGrid or Amazon SES, instead of connecting to an external email service provider?

There’s a lot more to email service providers (ESPs) than sending emails.

There’s subscriber maintenance, tagging, scheduling, automation, sequences and more. Building an entire ESP inside WordPress isn’t our focus right now.

If that’s what you’re looking for, MailPoet is an amazing option.

Do you have a sign-up form I can add to my blog?

We don’t have a sign-up form right now. But we’re thinking about building one…

For now, you can use a separate form plugin for this purpose. Mailchimp, MailerLite, Sendinblue and Campaign Monitor also have basic sign up forms to get you up and running quickly.

I’m planning to set up a members-only newsletter with restricted content. Will your plugin do that?

Glad you asked! We’re launching these features at the end of the year.

But in the mean time, you can use Paid Member Subscriptions or Paid Memberships Pro to set up your memberships.

You’ll also need to set up a corresponding tag inside Mailchimp (or the email service provider you’re using) for your paid members.

And when it comes time to publish, all you need to do is select the right subscriber tag to ensure you’re only sending your email to paid members.

Will you have a premium upgrade?

We’re working on it! Stay tuned!

Reviews

অক্টোবৰ 20, 2020
This plugin is hands-down the best plugin I've ever installed and used. I think I was one of the first users. When I encountered a couple of (small) bugs, and had a few feature requests, I reached out to the developers on Twitter. Within less than a day, they responded. And I'm pretty sure we're in significantly different time zones. Usually within another day or two, my wish was fulfilled: bugs fixed, features added. The only word of warning I have is this: make sure you uncheck the "send newsletter" button before clicking an update if you're doing some changes/updates/experimenting with the post. Otherwise, you will (as I did one day) send your newsletter to your entire list three or four times. But, seriously, get this plugin.
অক্টোবৰ 18, 2020
Disclaimer: I've been a beta tester for this newsletter for quite some time. I wouldn't recommend NG if it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I like to have my archive of newsletters on my blog, so it can be discovered through search engines and others can read it as well. This plugin does just that. It makes it easy to write in the WP editor, connect to a ESP and send and publish at the same time. All the smartypants stuff is in the background so I can focus on what is important, delivering value for my readers. This plugin could use some more ESP's to connect to and eventually have your subscriberlist in WordPress. Lesley and Ahmed work hard to get it all done and I think that is fantastic. I can't wait for the premium plugin!
অক্টোবৰ 16, 2020
You will send newsletters again or... send more newsletters because this is really EASY to use. Thanks to Lesley and others guys from Newsletter Glue for helping people to focus on content instead of doing things like export/import/edit/send/test/export/import...
ছেপ্টেম্বৰ 25, 2020
Well-executed plugin that provides a simple solution for sending posts as newsletters to your subscribers. The developer was very responsive to feature suggestions. Nice work!
ছেপ্টেম্বৰ 8, 2020
I'm really excited to see this plugin by Member Hero. It easily connected with my MailChimp account, and after some adjustment, I got the correct audience segment selected. It's saving my team plenty of time, not having to construct an email separately. Member Hero has been really responsive to support requests. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress email posts to subscribers (For Mailchimp, MailerLite, Sendinblue) – Newsletter Glue” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.6, November 12, 2020

  • New feature: Add preview text to each newsletter. Preview text shows up next to your Subject line in inboxes. It’s a great way to give subscribers a sneak peek of your email and convince them to open it. Find it next to the Subject field in the Send as newsletter section.
  • New feature: You can now choose if you want to add the blog post’s title to the top of each newsletter. Previously, every newsletter automatically added the blog post title. This gives you more flexibility and control over your newsletter’s layout. Find this feature at the bottom of the Newsletter Theme Designer (Newsletter Glue > Settings > Newsletter Theme Designer).
  • New feature: Alignment options (left, center, right) for headers and paragraph text can now be found in the Newsletter Theme Designer. Note this will only show up in your newsletter. It will not affect or appear in your published blog post or in your block editor.

1.1.5, October 29, 2020

  • Improvement: You can now choose to disable Newsletter Glue on selected custom post types. Go to Newsletter Glue > Settings > Additional tab to do this.
  • Minor UI and copy improvements.

1.1.4, October 13, 2020

  • Bug fix: Fixed bug causing our show/hide content blocks to “break” some CSS.
  • New feature: You’ll now find a Newsletter block manager in the Newsletter Glue admin bar. Use it to manage blocks and discover new ones. Go to Newsletter Glue > Newsletter Blocks

1.1.3, October 7, 2020

  • Bug fix for Sendinblue users: There was a conflict between our plugin and the official Sendinblue plugin making it impossible to connect to Newsletter Glue. We’ve fixed this and you should be able to connect again.
  • Improvement: You can now use Newsletter Glue for all custom post types.

1.1.2, October 3, 2020

  • Bug fix: Featured image not loading for certain file sizes.
  • Bug fix: Fixed & sign in title not loading in emails.
  • Bug fix: Fixed newsletter block where hidden content was appearing in the rss feed.

1.1.1, October 2, 2020

New feature:

  • You can now add your logo to your newsletter in the newsletter theme designer.

New integration:

  • We now connect with Campaign Monitor!

Improvements:

  • Added “Send as newsletter” checkbox on the top toolbar in the post editor. This lets you quickly confirm you’ll be sending a newsletter when you hit the Publish/Update button, and makes it easy to turn off the option.
  • “Add header image” is now changed to “Add featured image” to make it clearly different from the new logo feature. This can now be found in the newsletter theme designer.
  • Seamlessly sent by Newsletter Glue” has also been moved to the newsletter theme designer.
  • Added simple forms for you to quickly report bugs and request features in the top toolbar in the settings pages.
  • Made a bunch of tiny UI and microcopy improvements across the plugin to improve your experience.

1.1.0, September 7, 2020

  • New feature: Newsletter theme designer lets you customise fonts and colours for your newsletter. Head to Newsletter Glue > Settings then the Newsletter theme designer tab to use it.
  • New feature: Newsletter Glue group custom block lets you hide content from your posts or emails. For example, add a special message to your email subscribers that won’t show up in your blog.
  • New feature: Added Position header image option, so that you can choose if you want your header image to be above or below the headline.
  • Bug fix: Mailchimp users previously could only see up to 10 audiences and segments. This has been fixed so that all audiences and segments show up now.

1.0.3, August 26, 2020

  • New integration: We now connect with Sendinblue!
  • Bug fix: Fixed email responsiveness causing longer images to get squished in emails
  • Other small improvements: Updated microcopy across plugin

1.0.2, August 19, 2020

  • New feature: You can now add header images to your newsletter. Use featured image or select a default image in settings.
  • Bug fix: Fixed email responsiveness causing images to get squished in emails
  • Improvement: Scheduling a post for publishing now works for newsletters too
  • Other small improvements: Simplified UI and copy across plugin

1.0.1, August 14, 2020

  • Bug fix: Segments now show up properly when switching between audiences for Mailchimp connection.

1.0.0, August 10, 2020

  • First public release on WordPress.