Validating Custom Fields

Mailster gives you the option to define custom fields where you can store additional information of your subscribers. Sometimes you need to verify this values with some custom code.

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How to redirect after form submission?

By default Mailster forms are ajax based and you get a nice confirmation message after your users have submitted the form. If you like to redirect them to a specific page you can find this option in the form settings.

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Using Mailster Forms

Mailster includes sign up forms you can use in many different ways. If you are running some other web sites – no matter if they are based on WordPress, a different CMS or just plain HTML – you can embed external forms to collect leads on them.

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Saving new Template Files

Mailster Templates give you a great start to get your campaigns going. If the provided modules don’t fit your needs or you like to have a custom starting content you should save your own custom template file.

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Adding a Terms of Service checkbox to your forms

Many countries have strict laws when it comes to email marketing which is a good thing. With Mailster you have a tool you can fulfill legal requirements from almost any country on the world. Some countries require you to add a confirmation checkbox where users have to agree that they sign up to your service.

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Moving subscribers to different lists

It’s easy to assign subscribers to list with the UI of Mailster. Just select the subscribers you like to assign and select the option from the drop down. To get more specific you need to add some custom code to your website.

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Adding a Date Picker to your forms

Custom Fields can store different values from your subscribers. If you like to create a Birthday campaign for instance you have to set up a date field. By default there’s no date picker applied to that field as the look wouldn’t match your theme.

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Changing text snippets

Mailster has some internal texts which are used at various locations. By default you can change them on the Text tab in the settings but if you like a more flexible approach you can simple change them by a hook via the mailster_text filter.

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Add custom dynamic tags to your newsletter

Sometimes you’re in the need to add some custom dynamic content to your newsletters. You may use it for coupon codes, custom status or even the weather in a specific region. To achieve that you can start with this snippet

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Tags in Mailster

Tags are placeholders in your campaigns and is an essential part of Mailster. They always get replaced with it’s desired content when the campaigns is prepared to send you preview the campaign you visit the webversion of a campaign You can set them anywhere in your newsletter template with the format {tagname}. Custom field tags are individual for each […]

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How to alter the buttons in the text editor?

You can change the text in your email campaigns with a rich text editor. The reason you may miss some buttons in the editor is that emails are not often WYSIWYG. To prevent confusions some options are missing but you can easily add more if you need.

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Changing the dynamic Auto Tag Output

If you regularly include dynamic posts in your campaigns you are familiar with the auto feature of Mailster. To change the content of this feature you can add a simple function in your themes function.php file.

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How to add salutation to your subscribers?

Sometimes it’s needed to welcome your subscribers with more friendlier words as “Hello” or “Hi”. In some Countries it’s also common to have different salutation based on the users gender. If you like to welcome your new subscribers with either “Welcome Mrs. Jackson” or “Welcome Mr. Johnson” you need to get the “Mrs.” or “Mr.” […]

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How can subscribers update their subscription?

If you like to give your subscribers the opportunity to update their subscription data you can simple add a {profile} tag in your newsletter campaigns. If subscribers click the link they will get redirected to a subpage on your newsletter homepage. You have to define which form is used for the profile which allows you […]

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How can I use short codes in Mailster campaigns?

Shortcodes are disabled by default in Mailster and will get removed from your campaign. The reason is that short codes can inject almost any html which may break the whole email. If you like to enable shortcodes in Mailster add this function to your themes function.php add_filter( ‘mailster_strip_shortcodes’, ‘__return_false’ ); This will keep you short codes intact. You may have […]

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How can I add a custom background?

Mailster already comes with some nice backgrounds but you can use any custom background. Copy all your background graphics into this folder: The folder wp-content/uploads may be different on your WordPress installation! Cause of some technical limitations all background images are tiled together.

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How can I send my campaigns in plain text?

To get the statistics working properly Mailster is required to add a tracking image to all outgoing mails. Because plain text mails don’t allow images it’s not possible to send this type of mails with Mailster However you can send some kind of fake text mails with reduced HTML: Create a new campaign switch to the […]

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How can I create my own templates for Mailster?

While there are a lot Mailster ready Templates available you can of course create your own. Mailster templates are easy to make and you can transform nearly every template into a compatible one. I’ve created a documentation about the topic which should help

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How can I customize the notification template?

The best way to alter the notification template is to create a new campaign select the notification template in the dropdown menu in the editbar (next to the save button) change the content, images and links but keep the {headline} and the {content} tags save the template and check the “overwrite” option without changing the […]

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