To my surprise I noticed that someone had subscribed to the Daily Emails. I say noticed because the only way to find out was to go into the database.

I thought I'd better rectify that so have added a few of lines of code to the Subscribe template to shoot me a mail if someone subscribes or leaves.

It's amazing what you can do on phones these days!

  1. bix says: #
    The only way I know if someone has subscribed to my daily blog email is if I go login to MailerLite, but that was by conscious choice on my part.
  2. Colin Walker says: #
    I chose to know because I'm always testing and mucking about with things so didn't want to accidentally send half a dozen "test" emails to anyone who signed up. I may remove the ability to know in future and test against a non-live list but that will take a little more work.
  3. Colin Walker says: #
    It's all automated within WordPress. The Today template re-writes a value to the database each time it is loaded (to ensure it's current) of the content of all posts for the day. Then I have a separate page which takes that value, adds a little extra text and sends it to the subscriber list (again held in the database) - that page is loaded at 5 past midnight each day via a cron job. Entirely self designed and a lot simpler than I imagined it would be.
  4. MitchWagner says: #
    I'm going to want to look into that if I ever go back to Wordpress. I use MailChimp to automatically compile a daily digest from RSS. Got about 40 subscribers. Who knows how many actually look at it?

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