request for Newsletter Glue
Via ZD, from Tracy Bealer:
What's the name of the plugin/theme?
In a few words, what does it do?
It lets you automatically send out blogposts to your newsletter list (like Substack)
Please provide a link to the plugin on the WordPress theme repository or (https://wordpress.org/themes/) plugin repository (https://wordpress.org/plugins/)
Please research the release history and popularity of the plugin. How many times has it been downloaded? When was it last updated?
200+ active installations; last updated January 2022; favorably reviewed here (https://wpguynews.com/newsletter-glue-version-2-rebuilds-settings-interface-with-block-components-sets-foundation-for-new-features/) and here (https://themeisle.com/blog/substack-vs-wordpress/)
Please let us know who you are (include a link to your site) and who will use this tool?
I am an associate professor of English at BMCC, and am currently building my site here (https://tracybealer.commons.gc.cuny.edu/) for personal and professional use. I would use the tool to communicate with students and colleagues.
#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 months ago
- Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
The Newsletter Glue plugin doesn't actually send any emails on its own, and as such, it skirts most of the problems we've had with other newsletter tools. Instead, it integrates with third-party email services like MailChimp and Campaign Monitor.
That said, I'm wary of installing the plugin because, according to the author, it's no longer supported. See https://wordpress.org/plugins/newsletter-glue/. Future development will take place only on the paid version. So, in order to make the plugin work, the user would need to purchase a license https://newsletterglue.com/pricing/ and also perhaps purchase credits from MailChimp or some other service that actually processes the outgoing email.
As such, I think we might consider making some other suggestions to the user. We already have a plugin that integrates with MailChimp, https://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-for-wp/; if the user is already paying for MailChimp, or would be willing to do so, then this solution would probably work. Alternatively, perhaps we could suggest Jetpack's subscription tools, or whatever newsletter workarounds we currently recommend.