Automated Newsletter facility

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Automated Newsletter facility

Postby Pete Smithies » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:37 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent automated newsletter tool that can be incorporated into Fusion?

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby admin » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:22 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent automated newsletter tool that can be incorporated into Fusion?

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We use this one on BeyondFusion.

http://phpcodeur.net/wascripts/wanewsle ... letter.zip

Requires MySQL and PHP.

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby Pete Smithies » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:41 pm

Hi Chuck

Thanks for the link

However - I dont speak French and could not see an English version - is there one?

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby admin » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:26 pm

Hi Chuck

Thanks for the link

However - I dont speak French and could not see an English version - is there one?

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If you download it, you find that it supports English.

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby Pete Smithies » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:31 am

Hi Chuck

Found it

Did an install - but I seem to have hit a brick wall

Are there no instructions with it????

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby admin » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:39 pm

Hi Chuck

Found it

Did an install - but I seem to have hit a brick wall

Are there no instructions with it????

Pete
Do you mean how to install it or to use it?

I found it to be pretty self-explanatory to use. Lot's of help in the user interface.

Granted, it takes a little while to get your head around it, since it's not a simple program.

Once you've set up a mailing list, go to Tools and use the Subscription Form Generator to generate the code for a sign-up form on your web site.

You can use the code or look at how it works and use the Fusion form tools to emulate it.

Signup for the BeyondFusion Newsletter to see how it works.

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby Pete Smithies » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:30 am

Chuck

Thanks for all your help

I have now got the automated newsletter working well - with one exception.

Attachments - does it permit PDF files to be sent as attachments?

I can get it to attach word docs and images etc.

But it just seems to ignore PDF files?

Any ideas?

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby admin » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:23 am

Chuck

Thanks for all your help

I have now got the automated newsletter working well - with one exception.

Attachments - does it permit PDF files to be sent as attachments?

I can get it to attach word docs and images etc.

But it just seems to ignore PDF files?

Any ideas?

Thanks

Pete
Probably a file size issue. Go to the configuration page. You'll see a section for file attachments. Make sure the file size setting is larger than the size of the pdf you're trying to attach.

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby Pete Smithies » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:46 pm

Hi Chuck

I have the newsletter programme working well for sending newsletter as attachments.
Many thanks for all your help there.
However, some of my clients now want to send newsletters but not as attachments.
They are sending me word docs - my question is - is there a simple way of cutting and pasting into the
HTML format newsletter text area - where it says...
Compose your newsletter in html format here.
Without having to hand code the text?

Appreciate your advice

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby admin » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:55 pm

Hi Chuck

I have the newsletter programme working well for sending newsletter as attachments.
Many thanks for all your help there.
However, some of my clients now want to send newsletters but not as attachments.
They are sending me word docs - my question is - is there a simple way of cutting and pasting into the
HTML format newsletter text area - where it says...
Compose your newsletter in html format here.
Without having to hand code the text?

Appreciate your advice

Warm regards

Pete
You export the Word doc as HTML and then copy/paste.

You'll have to deal with images if there are any.

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby Pete Smithies » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:09 am

Hi Chuck

I tried that however when I preview the newsletter via the "preview" it doesn't display it correctly - i.e there are no line breaks etc.

If I copy and paste the word doc into Fusion and publish as a web page and then link to the URL - it displays the text OK in the newsletter tool.

But what I want to do is just save the word doc as HTML (as you suggested) and then cut and paste into the WANEWS
dialog box.
My question is, What do I open the file that I have saved as HTML from word in - prior to cutting and pasting into WANEWS?
Can you please explain a little more how I do this?

Thanks

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby admin » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:34 am

Hi Chuck

I tried that however when I preview the newsletter via the "preview" it doesn't display it correctly - i.e there are no line breaks etc.

If I copy and paste the word doc into Fusion and publish as a web page and then link to the URL - it displays the text OK in the newsletter tool.

But what I want to do is just save the word doc as HTML (as you suggested) and then cut and paste into the WANEWS
dialog box.
My question is, What do I open the file that I have saved as HTML from word in - prior to cutting and pasting into WANEWS?
Can you please explain a little more how I do this?

Thanks

Pete
You can open the HTML file in FF or IE by using the file path in Windows. Like: file:///C:/pathtofile

Once opened, you can then view source and copy/paste.

Chuck

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Re: Automated Newsletter facility

Postby Pete Smithies » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:25 pm

Thanks Chuck

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Pete


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