If you have successfully activated the plugin you can create your first campaign like a regular post. Click on “New Campaign” in the “Newsletter” Menu

The Details

First choose a title for your campaign. The subject could be the same as the title but it’s totally up to you.

All templates are prepared for “Preheaders“.

You can define the senders email address, name and the address people can reply to.

The Template

This how the template looks when you start a new campaign. There’s currently no content except the header and the footer part

The Optionbar

The Optionbar is divided into 6 buttons:

  • Undo – go back one step
  • Redo – go forward one step
  • Remove Modules – remove all modules at once
  • Toggle HTML/Code view – switch between template and code view
  • Toggle HTML/Plain Text view – switch between HTML and Plain Text view
  • Quick Preview Newsletter – preview newsletter in a lightbox
Adding Content

To add new content you have to add new modules and fill them with content.

Select the module you like to include in your campaign in the Moduleselector.

To rearrange modules drag the modules to the new position or click the up and down  buttons.

To remove a single module click the  button.

To add content simple click on the element. All editable elements are surrounded by a red dotted line:

You can add four types of content:

  • Single Text
  • Advanced HTML Text
  • Images (with optional links)
  • Buttons (with required links)
  • Automatic insertion
Automatic insertion

Some modules offer an  button on the right side to insert whole posts including headline, content, button with link to the article and the feature images (if exists).

You can use different type of placeholder tags in your newsletter.

The Options

You can change the colors of your newsletter with the color option on the right. Click the arrows to the right to reset each field or save your newly created color schema to reuse it later.

If you like to set up a background you can select one of the included background in the dropdown. To include your own background just upload them in the mailster directory located at

wp-content/uploads/mailster/backgrounds/

They will get prepended to the dropdown list.

If you don’t like to embed images – which reduce the file size – you can uncheck the option as well

Delivery

The Delivery Meta Box is separated into two options: Regular Campaign and Auto responder

Regular Campaign

A Regular Campaign is a campaign which get sent once to each subscriber. The receivers can get defined in the Receivers Meta Box

If you don’t check the “Send this Campaign” checkbox you wont be able to send your campaign.

You can define any date in the future or leave the current date to send the campaign immediately when you hit the save button (Please check out the Cron Job section to know how campaigns get sent in Mailster)

To test your campaign with your email client enter your email and hit the send button.

Auto responder

Please check the Auto responder section for more information

All emails will get sent with your servers time! Please check compare your local time with the time at your server

Receivers

On the Receivers Meta Box you can limit the receivers for the current campaign

You can either send to specific lists or send to all available subscribers (List doesn’t matter)

Furthermore you can limit the Receivers by choosing several conditions.

Password protected Web version

To protect the webversion with a password simple add it to the given box. Users are forced to enter this password in order to see the web version

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