Get email articles, blogs and events from the EasyDNN News module to your subscribers by using the EasyDNN MailChimp module
The integration between the EasyDNN News and EasyDNN MailChimp Plus module enables the generation and sending of newsletters with the articles published in the EasyDNN News module. The whole process can be completely automated so the newsletters are sent at daily, weekly, or monthly intervals. Also, it's possible to manually select articles and send them at the time that is the most convenient for you.
EasyDNN News is a popular DNN article publishing solution that enables the publishing of articles, blogs, events and all other kinds of posts. A great way for posts to reach the readers is by sending a notice about new articles via email. Our EasyDNN MailChimp Plus all-in-one email marketing solution not only provides an efficient way of creating and sending newsletters with posts from the EasyDNN News module but also offers numerous other functionalities. Recently, we presented a detailed overview of all the possibilities of the EasyDNN MailChimp Plus module in a blog article, and so in this article we will focus on only sending articles to subscribers.
For you to be able to send articles from the EasyDNN News module with the help of the EasyDNN MailChimp module, it is necessary to install compatible versions of these two modules. Version 9.x of the EasyDNN News module is compatible with version 9.x of the EasyDNN MailChimp Plus module. To be able to use the EasyDNN MailChimp Plus module you need a user account on www.mailchimp.com
Automated or Manual Sending of Newsletters
As we mentioned in the introduction, sending newsletters with articles can be completely automated, so newly published articles are sent to users on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Of course, a newsletter is sent only when there are new articles. The option of creating automated campaigns in the module is called EasyDNN News Automated Campaign.
The second option is the manual selection and sending of articles. Although it may sound complicated, it is actually a simple task where all you need to do is select the articles that you want to send to your subscribers. The manual option is called EasyDNN News Manual Campaign.
EasyDNN News Automated Campaigns
Once you have set up an automated campaign, newsletters with new articles will be automatically generated and sent to your subscribers. The module enables you to configure which articles will be sent and when. The newsletter can be sent every day, every week or every month. There are other adjustments available, such as selecting a specific day in a month or a day of the week when the newsletter will be sent. It is also possible to set the time when a newsletter will be sent. If you're worried about which articles will be sent because you don’t want to send all articles, it is possible to select a category in the EasyDNN News module from which you want to send the articles.
To create an EasyDNN News Automated Campaign, add the module on a page. Click on Dashboard. In Dashboard select Campaigns. Click on the Create button to start a new campaign. In the following step select EasyDNNnews Automated Campaign. The wizard will lead you through a couple of steps where you will set up the necessary options.
EasyDNN News Regular Campaign
EasyDNN News Regular Campaign is created every time you want to individually select articles that will be sent in a newsletter to your subscribers. Articles can be selected manually or you can adjust the filtering options by which the articles will be included in the newsletter. To create an EasyDNN News Regular Campaign, you need to add the module to a page. Click on Dashboard. In Dashboard select Campaigns. Click on the Create button to start a new campaign. In the following step select an EasyDNN News Regular Campaign. The wizard will lead you through a few steps where you will set up all the necessary options. The newsletter can be sent immediately or at a set time in the future.
Sending Newsletters to Registered DNN Users
It’s common practice that users subscribe via sign-up forms. They become subscribers and you can send them newsletters. There are also users that have registered on your site that you would like to send newsletters to as well. This is possible as one of the functions of the EasyDNN MailChimp Plus module is to make it possible to sync DNN users with MailChimp lists. Find out more about the EasyDNN Mail Chimp Plus module in this blog post that provides information on all general functions.
Important notice: If you are using an old version of our EasyDNN MailChimp module (versions from 1.0 to 3.9.6), please upgrade to our brand new module – EasyDNN MailChimp Plus. MailChimp has retired old versions of its API, so the old module does not work any longer or it will stop working very soon. EasyDNN MailChimp Plus uses the new API and it will provide you with uninterrupted service.