Newsletters v3.7.8 Release Notes
WordPress Newsletters plugin v3.7.8 release notes.
Broken ‘Edit’ links in the ‘Email Templates’ section.
When sending a post as a newsletter and the configuration is set to use the post excerpt it will use the actual excerpt generated by WordPress rather than truncating manually.
Queue won’t execute and start running while emails are being queued. This will prevent duplicates.
The way that the cron_schedules filter hook alters the schedules has been improved to ensure that current/old schedule intervals are not lost but that new ones are simply appended to the array.
Major MySQL performance improvements have been implemented for queueing and sending emails, importing subscribers and several other tasks. We have successfully imported and queued 30,000+ emails effortlessly.
The attachment name field has been removed when an attachment is added to an email.
PHP mail() has been changed to wp_mail() internally. This gives you more flexibility to use other plugins that rewrite or hook onto the wp_mail() function. Like Configure SMTP for example.
Socket connection settings are no longer available in the plugin. They are not necessary and the wp_mail() function will determine which method to use when sending emails.
The [wpmldate] shortcode/variable had a bug which prevented it from outputting the date when emails are queued. It only output the date when emails were sent immediately. This has been fixed.
Newsletter theme system has been added which gives you the ability to manage multiple HTML email designs to use when sending newsletters. The plugin is released with 7 beautiful, premade themes for you to start using.
A [wpmltrack] shortcode/variable has been added to the system. You can place this shortcode into any theme, template or newsletter and it will serve as a placeholder for the tracking code for each individual email. The email tracking code calls back to your server, marking an email as read when it has been opened.
Send on edit setting has been removed which previously tried to prevent you from sending out the same WordPress post more than once.
A 2 minute email schedule interval has been added.