I’ve been thinking about a quick and efficient way to email my customers, for example when a new update is available, or when I need a quick feedback – this has inspired me to create a basic mail sending function to all users, from UserPro.
For example, I want to email all users about new update, or important announcement, critical update, etc. You, as a customer, may use it to tell them about a new product, offer, hot deal, new feature, etc.
Would you find this feature useful? Vote please. Yes or no.
What will be included in this feature?
+ Text and HTML emails support
+ Ability to customize email sent from: name, and reply-to email address
+ Progressive! e.g. if you have 1000 users, it will send emails 10 by 10 until it’s complete to save your server resources.
As I said, this is not meant to be a full featured newsletter, but a simple and direct way to email users of your site when you want.
It has came to my mind after the rising number of updates and people always asking what is new in update, and how to get it. This can solve a lot of issues for me personally, plus It can also promote new features, take user survey, etc.
Please vote and say how do you expect to use this upcoming feature (NOT ADDON, IT WILL BE IN CORE)8 years, 10 months ago siegervinnareParticipant
Sounds pretty cool! I have a question from a multisite perspective.
-Would each sub-site admin be able to email the users registered to just their site? Or would all emails be network wide(only used by Super Admin in this case). That would be a really cool [simple] alternative to something like mailchimp for users who aren’t very tech saavy and/or don’t have many users. One concern I would have is server resources, if 10 site admins sent out an update/newsletter at the same time would it know to stagger it properly?
Even if it is just for super-admin it would be a good feature for sending out critical updates/news to site owners.
You should make a poll of possible updates and let us vote! I think the development time for each update could be key too. Some might prefer a “good” feature in a week versus a “great” feature in a month.
I really like the fact that you could use this mass messaging feature to send out updates/critical news to us though. I noticed your making threads for each update now, I like that! Perhaps making a forum “sticky” that has the latest version/link to portal/changes etc would be a good idea?
The most discussed issue recently, and most common reason for several issues is from users having an old version of UserPro, I really try to find a way to inform users quickly about a new version / update.
I didn’t start on this yet, so I might change the topic now. And I will try to focus on updates that are needed, and not based on my personal opinion.8 years, 10 months ago siegervinnareParticipant
Makes sense, I think having a sticky that’s tagged as *Important* or something with the latest version and changelog would help with that. A lot of support forums I have seen do that so I just automatically look at the stickies for latest version info now, that could just be me though!8 years, 10 months ago MikeJDSParticipant
It works both ways Ahmed.
If it’s something that can make your life easier and free you up from support, then it’s time well spent.
It will pay off in the long run and avoid people running into problems (with outdated versions)
This would probably speed up the development of UserPro as a whole. (not that it needs it 😉
Everyone’s a winner! 🙂
I agree – It’s not very simple feature tho, I might really want to use stickies to post about updates / new versions.. and just change the super sticky as soon as a new version is out!8 years, 10 months ago MikeJDSParticipant
Yep, that may work for some but alot of people don’t seem to bother to read them.
Or how about “All user private messages” for admin.
This was a feature discussed about before that others said they would find useful also.
You could maybe utalise that.
Whatever works I suppose.. 🙂
That works too! I am concerned about the server resources only, because sending 1000 msg at one time would def. crash the server8 years, 7 months ago TNRCOParticipant
Yes we need to be able to add html into the email notfications settings.
Is there any way around this for now? The plain text emails are very boring.
Ben.8 years, 7 months ago egustasParticipant
Can’t you do this already with the Private Message plugin? If you can’t, a newsletter plugin is a good idea but you’re concentrating your effort on the wrong thing, right now. By default, it should email the user he has a “private Message” and also contain an excerpt or the full message, just like how forums work.8 years, 5 months ago PaquitoParticipant
its a GREAT idea!
I really think the reason this hasn’t gotten too much attention is probably bc many may not KNOW about this topic simply BC the only way is to have found it.
enter this feature!!!!
send this to all members, I guarantee you a positive response for this feature. this feature would be very useful for most if not all using this..8 years, 5 months ago PaquitoParticipant
absolutely add me to that mail list when u implement that into the core please
🙂8 years, 5 months ago andy999Participant
Sounds great, Ahmed, but if there’s anything UP needs at the moment it’s performance optimisation.
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