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Add eMail Subscription Feature to Blog Pages

I like the forum subscription service. It woudl be great to be able to link this to blog -posts as well. In our organization, members post their own media releases and announcements on the site through the blog feautre. However, they only get distributed to the mailing list once a month or so. Being able to assure members their postings are distributed immediately would be a great addition to the value proposition.

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      • sharon.freysharon.frey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The general public should be able to subscribe to the blog posting by using their email address and receiving an update whenever a new post is published.

      • sharon.freysharon.frey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An html gadget for subscribing to the Blog using individual email addresses.
        I have this on my personal website so I know it can be done.... why are you not doing it?

      • Evgeny aka Apricot KernelAdminEvgeny aka Apricot Kernel (Product Manager, Wild Apricot) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Kim: it will. I'm really sorry that we cannot deliver it faster, we're working on optimizing internal development processes and roadmap management to work faster on things.

        But it still does not mean that specific requests will be implemented as fast as you want - for example, we have 80+ votes posts here, versus 12 votes here.

      • Kim SkimmonsKim Skimmons commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Will this ever be implemented? How hard can it be? You've already done it for forums. It's been talked about since at least 2010 and it's still in "Development Queue" status.

      • sahmcoloradosahmcolorado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For those who want this feature immediately, you might check into Mad Mimi, which is an email service. I use it and it's great (and free!) You can set it up so that it will email new blog posts automatically. Of course, the major drawback is that it has a separate database for recipients. However, you could add a subscription button on your blog page, so that users can sign up to receive these updates. All they'd have to do is click the button and then enter their email address. You wouldn't have to do anything else.

      • KweatherKweather commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can you tell us where this stands? I check in the Roadmap, but didn't see it there.

        Thanks,

        Kim

      • OlegOleg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have finished design of blog subscriptions and want to share progress with you.

        https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/123zVAgAcSLQb02vC6v8zj-6qoEAEW56cJ-3ioqv5WEc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

        Blog subscriptions haven’t been assigned to any of releases yet, but you can always track current progress in our Roadmap thread http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8827717-roadmap-2015-plans-releases-expected-dates .

        Feel free to post your comments here.

      • mccunebmccuneb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, great idea. We need this too. It would be very nice to have a button for "New Content Alert" by email. This could be added to blog pages, similar to the RSS feature.

      • gljudsongljudson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Putting in my vote to add this as soon as possible - I know you're collecting features for 2013 now, right? :-)

      • DennisDennis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a feature that I would like. Our users/members are not sophisticated enough to subscribe to a different service like feedburner. I would suggest a "subscribe to this blog" button available on the blog functional page and widget. Then if a logged in member clicks the button, they are subscribed. If they are not a member, they can provide info to become a new contact.

        That would work well for us.

        Keep up the great work Apricots!
        Dennis

      • sabojosabojo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hopefully it will be in the 2011 roadmap. Our blogs are private so feedburner is not a workaround.

        A subscription choice just like the forums would be great, would make the look and feel more consistent too.

      • anonymous_206.223.175.10anonymous_206.223.175.10 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has been flagged as one of Top 50 features to develop in 2010.

        As always, please don't hesitate to add any suggestions for this feature here. We'll let you know when we have a solution worked out and when we plan to release it.

      • wmorrisonwmorrison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My community is not advanced enough to use RSS and I cannot expect members to check the site and further, the blog(s) daily.

        The forums component has it right - subscribe and have a number of subscription options.

        Please add this as soon as possible. As is, the blog component is not practical for the community that want assurance that posts are reaching its members.

        Thx

        Will Morrison

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If it is a publicly accessible blog, you can use Google Feedburner service to enable email subscriptions

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