If you want your users to know when your new posts are ready for public, you can send a simple email to everyone and keep them notified. But not all of us like to add extra pieces of code into core functions or creating their own plugin pages, so in this article, we will show you a simple plugin ready for the job.
Post Notification by Email (previously known as Notify Users Email) is a free plugin which will do the same job. After you install it and set it up, the plugin will take care of notifying your users about new posts, pages, post types and comments.
Post Notification by Email
Before you install the plugin, be sure to check with your host what your mail limit is. Usually, you can send up to 200 mails per hour so be careful if you have lots of registered users. If that’s the case, you should check out a plugin that allows you to send mails from your other email account (for example, your Gmail account) .
If you’re ready for installation, let’s see what Post Notification by Email has to offer:
- Go to Plugins->Add New
- Search for Post Notification by Email
- Install and activate the plugin
- Navigate to Post Notification by Email->Settings
Here you can see the difference between simply embedding the code which will send a very plain email and this plugin which will allow you to format your mail and make it look much better.
There are to different text boxes which you can control – one for posts, pages and post types while the other one will let you type in the text for notifications about new comments. To make it even better, you can add any media from the library to your emails and you can work both from Visual and Text editor. There are four different placeholders ready to automatically write dates, URLs, content and titles of your articles or comments.
Before you do that, you can choose which users are going to be included in the notification system (for example, you can notify only administrators or only subscribers) and also separately enter email address of every user who wants to receive your notifications.
Additionally, there are conditional settings where you can choose which post types, tags and categories will trigger a notification.