FeedBurner changes

FeedBurner, a web feed management service that was purchased by Google in 2007, has announced imminent changes to the service.

In July 2021, as part of an infrastructure migration, some of the features of FeedBurner will no longer function. This includes the email subscriptions.

The good news, if you use FeedBurner, is that you can access your email subscribers list in CSV format. Once you have this list on your computer you can copy and pasted the contents to Subscribe2 HTML > Subscribers page in the ‘Add/Remove Subscribers’ box and add these subscribers to your Subscribe2 HTML email notification list.

Make sure you take into account privacy and data protection laws if you take this approach.

  1. Download email subscriber data from FeedBurner
  2. Copy the CSV data to you computer clipboard
  3. Log in to your WordPress or ClassicPress blog
  4. Find the Subscribe2 HTML > Subscribers page
  5. Paste the clipboard contents into the Add/Remove Subscribers box
  6. Click the Subscribe button
  7. Relax knowing your subscribers are going to continue getting email notifications

WPMQ v4.4

Version 4.4 of the WordPress Mail Queue has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.7 and ClassicPress 1.2.0 It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of WordPress Mail Queue with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

Version 4.4 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Updated ReadMe file
  • Improved update notices in WordPress / ClassicPress admin area
  • Remove code referencing unused license key in database
  • Change a global variable to class variable
  • Included a file at include/wpmq.phps to allow server level cron mail queue processing even if WordPress cron is disabled – thanks to Decimus
  • Implement queuing via new ‘pre_wp_mail’ filter in WordPress 5.7 and above
  • Register uninstall hook only on activation
  • Update to release 2.4.2 of the Freemius SDK
  • WordPress 5.7 ready

Subscribe2 HTML v12.6

Version 12.6 of the Subscribe2 HTML has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.6.x and ClassicPress 1.2.0. It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

This version is being sold through Freemius. Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with a subscription from Semper Plugins can upgrade using the discount code already provided via email or can contact Semper Plugins for upgrade details.

Version 12.6 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Updated ReadMe file
  • Improved update notices in WordPress / ClassicPress admin area
  • Fix for List table page entry to ensure correct page number and data are displayed
  • Fixed a bug that may result in Registered Subscribed being sent email notifications for excluded categories
  • Alter menu title in admin to ‘Subscribe2 HTML’
  • Improve IP collection for form submission
  • Improve variable name for WordPress version collection
  • Improve calls to idn_to_acsii() to ensure better PHP compatibility
  • Improvements to Filesystem API usage for draft emails and embedded data
  • Fixed bug in Select / Unselect All box in Settings page being falsely checked on page load
  • Display post formats in alphabetical order in Settings page for improved user experience
  • Update to release 2.4.2 of the Freemius SDK

Subscribe2 HTML v12.5

Version 12.5 of the Subscribe2 HTML has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.5.x and 5.6 and ClassicPress 1.2.0. It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

This version is being sold through Freemius. Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with a subscription from Semper Plugins can upgrade using the discount code already provided via email or can contact Semper Plugins for upgrade details.

Version 12.5 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Update Widget names for Subscribe2 HMTL
  • Bug fix to enable Subscribe2 HTML Widget to display in new Widget Block Editor
  • Move translation template file to /languages sub-folder
  • Simplify translation code to locate mo files in /languages folder, admin translation supported from WordPress 4.7
  • Fixed duplicated responses in Pop Up (Ajax) subscriber form
  • ESLint tidy in some JavaScript files
  • Update to latest release of the Freemius SDK
  • Tested on WordPress 5.5.x, 5.6 Release Candidates and ClassicPress 1.2.0
  • WordPress 5.6 ready

WPMQ v4.3

Version 4.3 of the WordPress Mail Queue has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.6 and ClassicPress 1.2.0 It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of WordPress Mail Queue with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

Version 4.3 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Update to latest release of the Freemius SDK
  • Update JavaScript compression
  • Update wp_mail() functions ready for WordPress 5.6 including fixes for #25239 and #50720
  • Improve i18n support with specified domain path and location of language files
  • WordPress 5.6 ready

Subscribe2 HTML v12.4

Version 12.4 of the Subscribe2 HTML has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.5 and 5.5.1 and ClassicPress 1.1.4. It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

This version is being sold through Freemius. Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with a subscription from Semper Plugins can upgrade using the discount code already provided via email or can contact Semper Plugins for upgrade details.

Version 12.4 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Update jQuery UI CSS library for pop up form to latest version
  • Ensure compatibility with planned jQuery updates starting in WordPress 5.5 and through to WordPress 5.7
  • Ensure admin emails are sent for new subscribers from comment forms
  • Update to latest release of the Freemius SDK
  • Efficiency enhancements to code handling subscriptions made via comment form
  • Improved Block Editor detection to fix console errors with WooCommerce
  • Improved compatibility with Classic Editor plugin
  • Enhanced Block Editor suppression detection via other plugins
  • Move admin meta code for Classic Editor to new class to reduce code loading overhead
  • Reduced legacy code overhead for Block Editor users
  • Updated JavaScript compression during build process

WPMQ v4.2

Version 4.2 of the WordPress Mail Queue has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.4.2 and ClassicPress 1.1.2. It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of WordPress Mail Queue with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

Version 4.2 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • WordPress 5.5 ready
  • Updated WordPress compatibility data in ReadMe file
  • Avoid duplicating existing cron intervals
  • Define added cron schedules using core PHP time definitions
  • Consistency in strings on admin page
  • Update wp_mail() functions ready for WordPress 5.5 while maintaining backwards compatibility

WordPress 5.5 and WPMQ

WordPress 5.5 will be the next major release of WordPress and it is pencilled in to release in August 2020.

This next version is adding several new features like the option to have automatic plugin and theme updates but “under the hood” the email library has been updated too.

What does this mean for WordPress Mail Queue, well it means an update to the code is going to be needed there too. In order to avoid having to maintain two versions of the code I’m going to maintain some backwards compatibility, but this means anyone updating to WordPress 5.5 on it’s release will need an updated versions of WordPress Mail Queue in order to ensure it keeps working.

If you have WordPress Mail Queue with a current support plan I’m hoping to push an update by the end of July at the latest so you can update before WordPress 5.5 is release and the transition for you will hopefully be a smooth one. I’m in the process of testing on my sites and WordPress beta code now.

If you don’t have a current support plan you have three options:

  1. Purchase a new support plan to get the latest WordPress Mail Queue code.
  2. Stop using WordPress Mail Queue.
  3. Don’t update to WordPress 5.5.

Subscribe2 HTML v12.3

Version 12.3 of the Subscribe2 HTML has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.4.3 and ClassicPress 1.1.3. It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

This version is being sold through Freemius. Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with a subscription from Semper Plugins can upgrade using the discount code already provided via email.

Version 12.3 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Improve reliability of subscriber search by trimming white space from search term
  • Fix for PHP notice when search returns no results
  • Improve the experimental REST API endpoint feature to send JSON responses
  • Improved checking and addition of weekly schedule for digest email
  • Fixed issue in page dropdown in the Widget – thanks to Jèrôme Colombain

Subscribe2 HTML v12.2

Version 12.2 of the Subscribe2 HTML has been released and is available now. This version has been tested on WordPress 5.3 and 5.4 and ClassicPress 1.1.2. It requires at least WordPress 4.4.

Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with an active support and upgrade subscription via Freemius can upgrade via the Plugins page within their blog dashboard.

This version is being sold through a new sales portal after the recent acquisition of Semper Plugins. Current users of Subscribe2 HTML with a subscription from Semper Plugins can upgrade using the discount code already provided via email.

Version 12.2 contains the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Improve Freemius generated plugin name
  • Fixed handling of scheduled posts created in Block Editor
  • More elegant and effective fix for Preview and Resend emails when post needs saving in Block Editor
  • Improved default post data creation for new posts in Block Editor
  • Fixed deprecation notice for buttons in Block Editor
  • Layout fixes for Block Editor files
  • Indicate in filter drop downs if a category has been made compulsory in Settings
  • Fix for issue where some users were not sent posts in Compulsory categories
  • Added plugin data to WordPress Privacy Tool – requires at least WordPress 4.9.6
  • Added feedback messages following Preview and Resend requests in Classic Editor
  • Added Block Editor Keyboard shortcut – requires at least WordPress 5.4
  • Added WordPress compatibility data to ReadMe file
  • Tested on WordPress 5.3.x and 5.4 and ClassicPress 1.1.x
  • WordPress 5.4 ready