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Sending an automatic email to your blog’s visitors with each new post is a powerful way to reach them.

And today, we are rolling out new and improved email subscription to help you grow and maintain your followers.

All of this is live now for our Pro blogs on Edublogs.org and will soon be available on our Edublogs Campus networks too!

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Check out the new follow button in action at TheEdublogger.com!

What’s new?

  • Choose from immediate, daily, or weekly emails
  • Import subscribers with a CSV file
  • See a list of your subscribers to know who’s getting the emails
  • A nifty Follow button like the one above
  • Export a list of all subscribers

Getting Started

1. Head over to the Subscriptions > Settings in your blog’s dashboard.

 settings

2. Check the different options to personalize the emails that are sent out. You really won’t have to make any changes, but if you’d like the “Follow” button to show, enable it here.

3. Go to Appearance > Widgets and add the Email Subscription widget to a sidebar. This will give your visitors an easy way to subscribe themselves.

 Adding email subscirption

4. That’s it! You can manage and see a list of your subscribers at Subscriptions > Subscribers.

Tips and Ideas

For class blogs, add all students and parents as email subscribers with one one click using the new import tool (Subscriptions > Add Subscribers) to ensure they are all getting updates.

If you post a ton, change over to daily or weekly digests so that your followers don’t get bombarded with loads of emails.

We’re hopeful that these improved tools will only increase the communication abilities that blogs provide.

If you need any help getting started, contact our support team and we’ll get you fixed up!

Happy blogging!

About Ronnie Burt

Manages the Edublogs, CampusPress, and WPMU DEV Hosting services. Former secondary math teacher and wannabe musician. Follow @ronnieburt on twitter!

4 Comments

  1. At the beginning of every year we subscribe all our parents via the email subscription button. It is a great way to ensure all your parents don’t miss out on what is going on in your classroom.

    Thanks Year 6rc

    • henriettami
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    • Thanks @henriettami and Year 6rc! Hopefully these improvements will only make that even easier and better :)

      • Ronnie Burt
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  2. I am a teacher and have an educational site. Glad I came to visit me and I will also be critical.
    پارتیشن

    • elina
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  3. I used to have this setting turned on for our school guidance blog, but it seems to have disappeared. Apparently, I need to pay for an edublog pro account to get this functionality back. Is this an error, or have you locked this option for non-pro accounts?

    Thanks!

    • S. Al Rashid
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