An amazing update of our WordPress Newsletters plugin has been released.

Version casts focus on some key areas of the subscribe forms interface and it includes many enhancements as well to improve the experience of the plugin. See the detailed release notes for more information and have a look at some of the highlights below.


New Feature Highlights

We are certain that you will love these new features included in this update:

Multilingual Subscribe Forms

You can now fill in values on all subscribe forms under Newsletters > Subscribe Forms in each of the languages using qTranslate-X or WPML. Everything is multilingual from the form title, the various parts of each individual custom field on the form, the success message/redirect, etc.

One form for one purpose and multiple languages with seamless language switching.


Custom CSS per Subscribe Form and New CSS Editor

Each subscribe form now has a Custom CSS section which is optional and can be used to style the subscribe form specifically if you are a designer or you have CSS knowledge. The CSS is in nested SASS format and will be automatically compiled to only apply to all elements within the specific subscribe form.

For the Custom CSS per subscribe form as well as the global custom CSS available in the configuration section of the plugin, a new CSS editor has been made available with beautiful syntax highlighting, indentations as well as suggestions and warnings on how your CSS can be improved or fixed.


Styling Section per Subscribe Form

A user-friendly styling section now allows you to completely transform each subscribe form into something unique. You can set layout, colors, backgrounds, borders, border radius and more. Many settings are available to give you complete flexibility and we are open to feedback to add more styling settings.

The possibilities are endless. You can have horizontal forms or full forms and choose to show/hide errors, labels, captions, etc.


SparkPost API with Webhooks

Added to the list of available SMTP relay APIs in the Newsletters plugin is SparkPost. SparkPost’s REST API was integrated for sending emails and the webhooks have also been integrated for events such as delivery, open, click, bounce, unsubscribe, etc. That way your stats will remain accurate at all times! All you have to do is fill in your SparkPost API key.

We are working on other APIs at the moment such as Mailjet and SendPulse but in the meanwhile you can use any type of relay service using the SMTP settings in the plugin.

Send bulk emails with ease in WordPress using SparkPost.


Queue Batches & Emails Display

As you know, we introduced a new queuing system recently which is very fast and reliable but as a result the individual emails display in the Newsletters > Email Queue page was removed. We have restored this so that users can see batches and emails waiting in the queue with all information.

We hope that you have enjoyed the new queuing system and how well it performs. Our users are able to queue thousands and even hundreds of thousands of emails in just a few seconds. It just works so well.


Important Improvements & Fixes

There are several important improvements and fixes in this release:

  • Mandrill API added back in for Mailchimp users
  • Database improvements to ensure tables are created
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  • Newsletter segmentation improvements on custom fields conditions
  • Newsletters archive shortcode improvements


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You can now get the best Newsletter plugin for WordPress from us right now!

We have amazing support if you have questions or run into any sort of problems. Additionally, we will give you your money back within 7 days if you are not satisfied with the Newsletter plugin for WordPress as intended! That’s for real!

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  1. Ricardo Reginato on March 14, 2017

    In this amazing update the import data option was broken. When we go to import a subscriber´s list the ‘loading subscriber count’ wheel just spins forever and nothing happen. Is any prevision to solve this? We have many mailing to send and customers very sad.

    • Antonie Potgieter on March 14, 2017

      The “loading subscriber count” is not on the import screen though, that message shows when creating a newsletter under Newsletters > Create Newsletter. Is that where you are having the problem or is the problem with importing specifically? Can you please go to Newsletters > Configuration and turn on debugging on the right-hand side and save the settings and try again to see if you see any error message? I also created a ticket for you in our help desk to assist you with this.

    • Antonie Potgieter on March 15, 2017

      The problem here was a PHP parse error. The PHP version was lower than PHP 5.4 while the latest version of the plugin requires PHP 5.4 or higher due to PHP namespaces being used. Upgrading PHP resolves this specific problem.


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