Subscribe2 v5.9

Version 5.9 of the Plugin is now available for download. This version has been tested on WordPress 3.0.

Version 5.9 contains the bug fixes and requested feature improvements listed below.

An HTML version of the plugin that emails an HTML email to Public Subscribers is available here.

Need help or support:

If you need help to find you way around the many features of Subscribe2 or are finding your way setting it up for the first time you should consider the guide produced independently by the iAssistant. The guide is 40+ pages long and it provides an in depth set of instructions and descriptions of Subscribe2 features.

Version 5.0 introduced a new support model for the plugin. Previous posts explain the issues and my proposed solution.

There is a lot of information about Subscribe2 in the ReadMe file installed with the plugin and also available here, this site, the FAQs and the old GetSatisfaction forum.

If you have an issue that you can’t immediately find an answer for then keep looking! The vast majority of support requests I get are related to failed emails and these are almost always due to server restrictions imposed by your hosting provider.

If you still really want my direct help then make a donation. In the last year I think I’ve spent over 300 hours (about 2 whole weeks without sleep time) supporting people for free and I simply cannot continue to do this.

If you use this plugin consider making a donation to support future development!

This version also contains the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • Added support for WordPress 3.0 Custom Post Types (see below)
  • Fix for failed save of “entries per page” setting
  • Correct Digest display issue associated with use of AUTHORNAME keyword
  • Fixed issue where posts were not included in Digest notifications despite settings
  • Fixed possible issue where a page is not included in Digest notifications if a certain category is excluded
  • Fixed issue where successful emailing from Post->Mail Subscribers would report as failed if Subscribe2 is set to email one user per email – Thanks to Meini from Utech Computer Solutions
  • Added a preview button in the Email Subscribers screen that will send current content of the window to the logged in user
  • Avoid duplicating the MIME-Version header in the emails
  • Removed direct links to the old Support forum
  • Ensure that Subscribe2 sanitises email addresses to RFC5322 and RFC5321 – Thanks to Vital
  • Improved the ‘Save Emails to CSV’ function to include additional information – Thanks to John Griffiths
  • Report that there is no digest notification to resend rather than success if there are no posts in the email

One of the new features in WordPress 3.0 is custom post types. These are defined using code by developers and bloggers with a knowledge of PHP to allow WordPress to be extended to more of a CMS solution.

Subscribe2 can be enabled to send notifications for your custom post types with the code below. I’d suggest you add this code to the plugin you are using to create your custom post type.

function my_post_types($types) {
	$types[] = 'my_post_type';
	return $types;

add_filter('s2_post_types', 'my_post_types');