Hi there! I was looking for a newsletter extension and I found the one made by Andrea Franz, which seems to be the only one or at least the most used. It's pretty good and everything work except the send newsletter part. When I send a newsletter as a test email it works but when I send it to all the subscribers it only store the newsletter in the database and queue it. I saw that there is a send rake task, but when I launch the task nothing more happen. It just adds a new line in the log table telling that there is one email to send. So does anybody have a clue about that or did I miss something? Cheers Marc.
on 2008-10-16 12:24
on 2008-10-18 11:58
Marc, It sounds like you are doing the right thing. Since your test email goes through, your SMTP settings must be correct. That would have been my first guess otherwise. You must run "rake radiant:extensions:newsletter:email:send" to send the emails. I prefer to setup a cron job (crontab -e) to do this every 10 minutes or so. If you don't get any errors when you run this task, but don't get any mails either, you should check development.log, and possibly your local mail-dir, where cron likes to post it's output to. Hope this helps. Med venlig hilsen / Best regards, Casper Fabricius http://casperfabricius.com
on 2008-10-19 18:10
Thanks for your answer! About the rake task I did try it but the only things I get was the message "found 1 emails to send". And this message is stored in the newsletter_logs table. I didn't put this command in a cron job as it should be the same result at the end. Now about the smtp settings I don't have them yet. The application is still in development so all the emails are sent in my terminal. So maybe I shall configure them but I don't see why all the other emails works and are sent in my terminal except the newsletters ones (however I received the test email in the terminal). Thanks Marc.
on 2010-10-15 06:49
Hi, I've never used pilu's (or any) newsletter extension, but if all you want to do is collect email adresses from your site, you really don't need one. There are a whole lot of aspects about sending newsletters to get right, so in my opinion, you should leave that to an external service like CampaignMonitor. They make it very easy to create a piece of embed code to collect adresses from your site. We have plans to integrate CM better with radiant via CM's API, but it may well take a long time before we finally get to it. Clients would be able to view their subscribers list and opening rates in the backend, and perhaps even send new campaigns from there.
on 2010-10-15 06:54
Agree on the external service suggestion. Both Madmimi and Mailchimp have APIs also.. Matt
on 2010-10-15 07:12
we have basic mailchimp extension to the forms extension. look at github/iteh -- Edmund Haselwanter email@example.com