Today we take a tour to the next type of auto responders: Time based auto responders

What are time based auto responders for?

They are made to send new campaigns in a specific interval

Let’s say we would like to send our latest three posts to our subscribers on the first of every month

Create a new Campaign

create_campaign
define the subject and the optional preheader text. You can use the {issue} tag to display the current issue of your auto responder campaign. It will get increased by one every time a new campaign has been published

details

Create the content of your mail

Use the editor to add new modules and use relative tags

create_template

Dynamic tags work with relative (e.g. third latest post) or absolute (e.g. post with id X)

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To change the url of an image to an dynamic tag just insert the tag in the URL field

Image editor

Define the delivery options for the auto responder

Next step is to tell that campaign that it’s actually an auto responder. Click on the auto responder tab in the delivery meta box.
Delivery Settings
Select the delay and choose “at a specific time” from the dropdown.

Choose “1 day” to create a campaign every day.

Define the start date of the campaign which is also the next schedule. You can also define an end date if the campaign is planned for a certain period.

If you would like to send your campaign only during weekdays uncheck unwanted days below

The next issue will get increased by one every time a new campaign has been created. You can use the {issue} tag to use this value in your campaign

only if

check this option if you would like to trigger this campaigns only after a certain amount of posts have been published. If this given number hasn’t been reached the campaign will be postponed until the next interval.

 

Don’t forget to define the lists you would like to use!

After you have saved you campaign you can find it at the auto responder section

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