About DitsNews

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 Features
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* newsletters/groups/subscribers management
* import/export subscribers (CSV)
* message queue (50 messages per batch)
* subscribe through form
* confirm subscription (link in email message)
* unsubscribe via link in newsletter
* public/private groups (you can only subscribe to public groups)

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 Upcoming versions (TODO)
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* move settings to MODx System Settings
* make message queue batch size editable (fixed at 50 for now)
* statistics (views, bounces, etc.)
* handle bounces
* remove unconfirmed subscriptions
* more translations (english and dutch only for now)

Information

Released
December 24, 2010
Supported Versions
2.0 – Current
Supported Database
MySQL
Downloads
8,105
License
GPLv2

Instructions

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 Requirements
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* MODx Revolution
* FormIt (for subscription form)
* Cronjobs (or some other method to run a script periodically)

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 Installation
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* Install through Package Management
* Add a cronjob (change paths): */5 * * * * /path/to/php /path/to/core/components/ditsnews/cron/cron.php
* Create the newsletter template (just a normal template; CSS must be in the template itself/no external CSS!)
* Create a signup page (ditsnewssignup chunk; change as required)
* Create a "Thank you" page (and set it as 'redirectTo' in the ditsnewssignup chunk)
* Create a confirm / opt-in page (add ditsnewsconfirm snippet)
* Create a unsubscribe page (add ditsnewsunsubscribe snippet)
* Go to Components -> DitsNews and change the settings (Menu -> Settings)

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 How to send your first newsletter
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* Add a testing Group
* Add yourself as a subscriber (and add yourself to the testing group)
* Create a newsletter based on the newsletter template
* Create a new newsletter and select the document you just created. Send it to the testing group only!
* After the cronjob runs you will receive your newsletter
* Test the newsletter in many differtent email clients (Apple Mail, Outlook, Gmail, etc.)
* For every webmail client: check the newsletter in different browsers!

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 Example newsletter template
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New in DitsNews 0.1-alpha

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0.2.0-alpha3
July 1, 2011
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