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    Question Wordpress Newsletter plugin/widget?

    Hey all, i want to add a section in my sidebar of my main page that allows users to sign up to my newsletter. Ive searched through the wordpress plugins through my admin panel and cant find what i exactly need.
    I dont want it to send my newsletter out or anything, all i need it to do is like a widget letting me put the option to sign up to a newsletter in my side bar, and it to gather there contact info so i can mail them manually when i choose to send out a newsletter.

    Anyone know of a simple newsletter plugin/widget that can do this for me?

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    Kindly follow below mentioned URL:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sidebar-login/

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    Thankyou for replying but no thats not what im after either
    I only want a form that goes in my sidebar where people can say sure id like to sign up for ur newsletter and it saves there email and name etc for me backend.
    I still cant manage to find what im looking for maybe it doesnt exist or maybe i have my eyes closed hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by webdesignwhim View Post
    Thankyou for replying but no thats not what im after either
    I only want a form that goes in my sidebar where people can say sure id like to sign up for ur newsletter and it saves there email and name etc for me backend.
    I still cant manage to find what im looking for maybe it doesnt exist or maybe i have my eyes closed hehe
    Give me 2 months, I'm working on that exact plugin
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    Oh i love you

    So its not just me, it is one that doesnt exisit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webdesignwhim View Post
    Oh i love you

    So its not just me, it is one that doesnt exisit?
    As far as I'm aware. There was a plugin a while back called "Subscribe2", but that kinda died a while back and it's incompatible with the latest version of Wordpress.

    The issue is sending the e-mails. Sending the e-mails could get you thrown off your server. However if it's just list building for another programme (something like MailChimp or Aweber), then it's fairly straightforward.

    I'm doing it to learn how to programme Wordpress plugins, hence the long development time .
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    It would be better if you just used something like mailchimp, I believe they have a wordpress sidebar plugin as you want. They've got a free account for up to 100 subscribers. Main advantage is deliverability and statistics versus just running it on your own server.
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    The problem I find with them is that once you hit the subscriber limit (which I think is now 500), then the form stops working until you upgrade. Not ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhysboy84 View Post
    The problem I find with them is that once you hit the subscriber limit (which I think is now 500), then the form stops working until you upgrade. Not ideal.
    Humn, 500 are sufficient for a starter!!!

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    May be this plugin " Add to Any: Subscribe Button " suits your requirements.

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    I typically recommend starting out with Feedburner for email subscriptions. It's free and it works good. There are a few newsletter plugins out there, but they aren't great. MailPress is probably my favorite of the bunch:

    http://www.mailpress.org/


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