[AndyB] Weekly newsletter

Free XF2 Add-ons [AndyB] Weekly newsletter 1.8
Sends an email to your members every week showing most popular topics.

Compatible XF versions
2.2
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year.

Description:

Sends an email to your members every week showing most popular topics.

(Example of Weekly newsletter email)

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(Example of Options page)

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(Example of Account preferences page)

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Features:
  • Option to exclude forums.
  • Option to vary the number of topics sent in the email.
  • Option to send test email.
  • All phrases start with weeklynewsletter_ for your convenience.
Importing from Weekly digest:

If you're currently using the Weekly digest add-on, you will want to import your current Weekly digest user settings. Follow these steps to import:
  1. Install the Weekly newsletter add-on.
  2. Install the Weekly newsletter import add-on.
  3. Add the following to your forum URL weeklynewsletterimport to import users Weekly digest settings.
  4. Uninstall the Weekly newsletter import add-on.
  5. Uninstall the Weekly digest add-on.
Database changes:

This add-on will add a field called andy_weekly_newsletter to your xf_user table.

Questions and Answers:

Q: Are forum view permissions honored?
A: No. You have to use the Exclude forums in the Options if you want to exclude any forums from the emails sent.

Q: When are the emails sent?
A: On Saturday morning.

Q: Are banned members excluded?
A: Yes.

Q: Are discouraged members excluded?
A: Yes.

Q: Are emails sent to users who have "email invalid (bounced)" user state?
A: No.

Q: How are thread topics chosen?
A: New threads from the past 7 days are selected by most viewed. An additional sort on forum title can be set in the Options page.

Q: Are members automatically enrolled in this add-on?
A: Yes.

Q: How can I change the day and time the mailing go out?
A: Yes. Change the Cron entry here:

Admin Control Panel -> Tools -> Cron entries -> Weekly newsletter

You need to go into Development mode to change a Cron entry.
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