Newsletters

Importing Newsletter Subscribers

To see your full database of subscribers, you can go to “Newsletter > Subscribers” from the backend dashboard. When you’re on the newsletter dashboard, there is a separate menu along the top, running horizontally, that starts with “subscribers”. This menu has a drop-down of additional subscriber-related options. To see statistics about your subscribers, select “statistics” from this drop-down, such as total signups, unsubscribed users, nad confirmed vs unconfirmed. To importer […]

Breaking News Newsletter

The easiest way to send a breaking news newsletter is to send a “single newsletter”, and to either have a breaking news category that you will choose to include or to add a “breaking news” tag in the article tag box to your story. Then, when you send a single newsletter, choose a template that utilizes content type, select “articles”, select the category which the story is a part of, […]

Newsletter Themes

When using the Our Hometown system with Newsletters, make sure you choose a theme that let’s you choose the content type to include. Our Hometown uses “articles”, instead of posts, to better address the needs of newspapers and other publications, that require subheadings, bylines, and edition dates. When sending a newsletter, you’ll want to select “articles” as the content type, and possibly “PDF” if you want to include your e-edition […]

Automated Newsletters

Automated is an extension which generates and sends automatically newsletters, created from the latest blog contents. Automated creation of newsletters can be planned daily, weekly or monthly in a great variety of ways. Blog contents can be filtered by category, post type and an infinite number of channels can be created letting subscribers to choose among your great information stream offer. Automated the natural evolution and replacement of Feed by […]

Newsletter Tags

Newsletter uses few tags written as {tagname} as placeholders for subscriber’s values or action links. Newsletter tags can be used on messages, subjects and on page texts (configurable from the subscription panel). Of course not all tags make sense in every place or every context. For example a subscription confirmation tag has no much sense on the welcome message. A note of warning: Newsletter tags must not be used on posts or […]

Newsletter Subscriber Management

“Newsletter > Subscribes” is a core part of Newsletter and where you can manage your subscriber list: search, edit, create, import and export are some of the most common features. But it not limited to these operations: statistical data, bounce list import, massive actions are features available for advanced users. The module provide some “massive actions” where an entire set of subscriber can be changed. For example you can remove […]

Our Hometown Newsletter Settings

While you can create custom newsletters to be sent out manually, Our Hometown also includes the option to automatically send out a newsletter of your most recent stories with every edition published. Go to “OHT Settings > Newsletter Settings” in your dashboard to make be able to customize the automated newsletter. The image to the right is a sample of what your newsletter will look like, but filled with your […]