WP JV Custom Email Settings

By default when you send any notification from your blog (including many of the plugins as well) sender is “WordPress” and the sender e-mail address is <wordpress@yourdomain.com>. I wanted to have personalized sender name and e-mail address that is why I created this plugin. Then I added features to send out e-mail notifications about newly published posts to users who are interested either automatically (on publish) or manually.

This plugin will enable you to

  • Replace default <wordpress@yourdomain.com> to any e-mail address
  • Replace default e-mail from “WordPress” name to anything you want
  • Send e-mail notifications automatically/manually to all registered users about new public posts
  • Easily customize notification e-mail subject and content templates
  • Re-send e-mail notifications manually as well
  • Send notifications about password protected posts as well (password will NOT be included in notification e-mail)
  • If you have WP JV Post Reading Groups plugin installed then entitled users can receive notifications about new private posts as well
  • Users can opt-out if they don’t want to receive e-mails (they can choose to get all/nothing)
  • Bulk subscribe/unsubscribe users to/from e-mail notifications (go to Users->All Users and see bulk actions)
  • Maintain e-mail log about sent e-mail notifications

Download

You can download it from here.

 Installation

1. Download wp-jv-custom-email-settings.zip using the above button
2. Extract to `/wp-content/plugins/wp-jv-custom-email-settings` directory
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Screenshots

Usage

In Settings -> General -> “WP JV Custom Email Settings” section you can define new “Email From” name and “Email Address”

In Settings -> Writing -> “WP JV Custom Email Settings – Notifications” section you can select to send notifications automatically or manualy. If it is set to Auto whenever you publish a post notification e-mails will be sent out automatically for users with access to the post and opted to receive such notifications. In case of Manual you will be provided a “Send/Re-send notification email(s)” button to notify your readers.

Also in this section you can customize notification e-mail subject and content. You can use tags as well to make it more dynamic, but a default is provided for both. In the content you can use any standard html tags as well on top of the following ones:

%title% means title of the post
%permalink% means URL of the post
%title_with_permalink% means URL with title of the post
%author_name% means the name of the post author
%excerpt% means excerpt of the post
%words_n% means the first n (must be an integer number) number of word(s) extracted from the post
%recipient_name% means display name of the user who receives the e-mail

In order to receive notification e-mails users have to go to their profile and check “Notify me by e-mail when a new post is published” checkbox in WP JV Custom Email Settings section (or an admin has to do it for them). Further more user has to have access to the post as well, but this applies to private posts only (see FAQ of WP JV Post Reading Groups plugin for more details).

Log of notifications is available at Posts-> JV CES Email Log, where you can view which users were notified about which post and if e-mail sending was successful or not (please note that bounce messages are not processed).

Plugin Info

Last version: 2.6

Last updated: February 18, 2017

Compatible up to: WordPress 4.7.3

Translations

  • Hungarian – Janos Ver (last updated for plugin v2.3.1)
  • Serbian – Andrijana Nikolic (last updated for plugin v2.2)
  • German – Matthias Siebler (last updated for plugin v2.3.1)

Changelog

2.6
Release date: October 5, 2016

  • When deleting a post related e-mail log entries will be deleted as well

2.5
Release date: December 14, 2015

  • Fix a compatibility issue with WP 4.4 when it was not possible to view log about sent e-mail notifications

2.4

Release date: December 12, 2015

  • Improved spam score ( make it less likely these e-mails end up in spam folder) by fixing e-mail formatting issues – thanks to Neil James

2.3.1

Release date: October 18, 2015

  • Performance improvement by loading javascript only on admin pages
  • German translation by Matthias Siebler added

2.3

Release date: July 26, 2015

  • Performance improvement by using minified js code
  • Bulk subscribe/unsubscribe users to/from e-mail notifications (go to Users->All Users and see the new bulk actions)
  • Hungarian translation updated

2.2

Release date: April 25, 2015

  • Serbian translation by Andrijana Nikolic added

2.1

Release date: April 19, 2015

  • Other small fixes to improve compatibility with other plugins
  • Hungarian translation added

2.0

Release date: January 30, 2015

New features added:

  • Send e-mail notifications automatically/manually to all registered users about new public posts
  • Notification e-mail subject and content templates are easily customizable
  • Re-send e-mail notifications manually as well
  • Send notifications about password protected posts as well (password will NOT be included in notification e-mail)
  • If you have WP JV Post Reading Groups plugin installed then entitled users can receive notifications about new private posts as well
  • Users can opt-out if they don’t want to receive e-mails (they can choose to get all/nothing)
  • Maintain e-mail log about sent e-mail notifications

1.4

Release date: August 19, 2014

  • Previous release caused another saving issue which is fixed now

1.3

Release date: August 19, 2014

  • Fixed issue with saving options

1.2

Release date: August 15, 2014

  • Minor bugfixes, code refactoring

1.1

Release date: August 14, 2014

  • Added Contact Form 7 compatibility

1.0

Release date: August 14, 2014

  • Initial release

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References, reviews

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