Newsletters Config: Latest Posts Subscription

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Newsletters  > Configuration > Latest Posts Subscription

This feature sends out latest posts on an predefined interval. However, it only sends an excerpt of the latest post. The posts show featured images defined for posts using the standard WordPress the_post_thumbnail() function.

To change the way the emails of the Latest Posts Subscription feature looks, feel free to edit under Newsletters > Configuration > Email Templates > Latest Posts. You may make HTML changes and there is a list of shortcodes available to use. All Newsletter plugin and 3rd party shortcodes are fully supported as well.

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1. Posts Subscription

The default is “Off”. This setting turns on automatic sending of multiple, latest post articles combined in a single newsletter. Depending on the settings.

2. Next Schedule

The shows you the next time the Latest Posts Subscription schedule will fire to send out posts in a newsletter together with the other conditions selected and configured. The schedule can be changed under #10 by the “Update Schedule Interval?” setting.

3. Clear Posts History

This setting shows you the number of posts which have already be logged as sent through the Latest Posts Subscription feature. It prevents the plugin from sending the same posts again. So you can click the “Clear Posts History”  link in order to clear the history and start from the first posts again.

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4. Latest post subscription preview

This is a preview of what the next latest posts subscription email will look like.

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5. Email Subject

This is the subject of the email to the subscribers. You can fill in an appropriate subject header in the textbox that best suites your needs.

6. Number of Posts

The default is 10. This is a numeric value of how many post will be used to make up the content of the newsletter. Only new posts will be sent out and each post not more than once. So if a post has been included into a latest posts subscription email once, it won’t be included again since the plugin keeps record of the posts included.

7. Take post from

The posts can either be taken from standard WordPress post categories or alternatively when Custom Post Types is selected, it will display a checkbox list with all the available custom post types so that posts can be taken from these post types accordingly.

8. Post Categories

The WordPress post categories for posts to be taken from for the Latest Posts Subscription sending together with the other settings selected for this feature.

9. Exclude Post

Obviously because this is all automatic it may pull certain posts that you do not want, so you use the “Exclude Post” option to stop the posts being included. You can do this with comma (,) separated post IDs.

10. Oldest Post date/Time

Choose the oldest date that posts are allowed to be. Only posts newer than this date specified will be pulled for the Latest Posts Subscription feature .

11. Mailing List(s)

This is used to separate your subscribers into who receives what content. Subscribers can be part of multiple mailing lists.

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12. Update Schedule interval

Click ‘Yes’ in order to update the start date/time and the interval at which the Latest Posts Subscription feature will run. If you leave this on ‘No’, the current interval and start date/time will be kept intact as it was set before.

13. Start Date/Time

Specify the starting date/time when the Latest Posts Subscription feature will start sending posts in newsletters to your subscribers for the first time. This could be the current date/time or a future date/time.

14. Sending Interval

This setting can be used to choose the interval in which latest post subscriptions will be sent out (please note that the first execution will be the time of the interval from the current date/time).

15. Email Theme

This lets you select a predefined theme when sending out the latest posts subscription emails. The default is the default theme that is set as default under Newsletters > Themes. All your other themes inside the Newsletters > Themes section will be available here for choosing.