Newsletters Config: Latest Posts Subscription« General
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.
If you would like to insert the entire post and not just an excerpt then you can edit the template file located at
wp-mailinglist/views/email/latestposts.php in your plugins directory. You will need to change the_excerpt() to the_content().
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. qTranslate Language
If the qTranslate plugin is installed and active and has multiple languages configured, these language radio buttons with flags will show up, allowing you to choose which language of each post should be taken for the posts that are sent out in the newsletter for the Latest Posts Subscription.
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.
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.