One of the best ways of keeping in touch with your site readers or customers is through email newsletters. It is, therefore, very important to find a way to grow your mailing list. If you are a WordPress user, there are several plugins which can help you grow and manage email subscriptions.
1. Subscribers Magnet
Subscribers Magnet allows you to create signup forms and place them on your sidebar, comments section or even within your posts. It also comes with features such as pop in forms, double optin capability and a custom footer subscription form.
2. Newsletter Booster
This premium WP newsletter plugin can be very effective in growing your mailing list. Once it is installed and activated on your site, a signup check box will appear in your comments section and login page. This means that before a visitor attempts to comment or log in, they will be required to check the subscription box first. Newsletter Booster comes with a settings panel which allows you to customize the appearance of the signup box.
Email marketing services can be very costly, depending on the number of subscribers you have and the amount of emails you send. The best thing about the WordPress Newsletter Plugin is that it allows you to send newsletters directly from your site. Other great features that you will enjoy with this plugin include PayPal integration, subscriber statistics, newsletter templates, email scheduling, export and import of subscribers, sidebar newsletter widgets, email tracking, AJAX integration and offsite subscription forms.
This is a free plugin that can be downloaded from the WordPress repository. Besides customizing their emails, WordPress admins can create regular signup forms, multiple mailing lists, comment subscriptions, double optin forms, email notifications for new posts, plain text or HTML emails, email templates and auto responders. In addition, MailPress allows video and image uploads, sending of batch emails, email tracking and importing emails.
5. MailChimp List Subscribe Form
This free plugin allows you to easily create a signup form for the email marketing service MailChimp. You can then add the form to your sidebar or wherever else you wish using a widget. This email marketing service is perfect for beginners. It has an easy to use interface and several options for customizing your newsletter. Users can enjoy free services if they have less than 3000 emails or 500 subscribers.
The ALO EasyMail Newsletter plugin allows you to create and send custom newsletters to registered subscribers and users. To avoid email delivery failure, this plugin enables the sending of multiple emails in small batches at a time. Users can enjoy other features such as mailing list management, newsletter reports, support for multiple languages, subscriber imports, auto responders and assignment or roles for newsletters.
This plugin allows you to choose between double or single optin subscription. Just like other plugins, it also comes with the ability to customize the appearance of your emails. You can even personalize your newsletters with each subscriber’s name.
Growing a mailing list on your WordPress site is not difficult. Compare these plugins above and choose the one that best suits your needs.