WooCommerce Groups Newsletters

WooCommerce Groups Newsletters

The WooCommerce Groups Newsletters extension lets customers subscribe to newsletters at checkout.

Checkout

This extension requires the Groups Newsletters plugin, which provides a newsletter campaign system for your site without the need to use third-party services. It integrates the system with WooCommerce to let customers subscribe to newsletters at checkout.

Requirements

You must have …

Optional …

  • Groups if newsletter campaigns targeted at specific customer groups are desired

Settings

Documentation

Please refer to this extension’s documentation pages and the Groups Newsletters documentation pages for details on the newsletter campaign system.

Download

Download the extension

Get the extension here.

14 Responses to WooCommerce Groups Newsletters

  1. Richard February 28, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Hi,

    I want to integrate this plugin into my woocommerce page. It works well with new/unregistered users BUT whenever a user is already registered he will NOT see the newsletter checkbox on checkout. So all my returning, i.e. registered customers will never notice that there is a newsletter!

    How can I present the newsletter checkbox to ANY user that is NOT subscribed whether or not he is registered?

    Thanks!

    • kento March 4, 2014 at 8:07 am #

      Hi Richard,

      The option to subscribe to newsletters is presented to customers who haven’t already subscribed. Your returning customers will see the option, those that are already subscribed won’t see it.

      • Richard March 4, 2014 at 9:00 am #

        Hi kento,

        thanks for your reply. Unfortunately thats not the case. When I order as a registered user, I do NOT see the newsletter checkbox. It only occurs when I am not signed in.

        Possible explanation: The user I tested this with is the site admin of my woocommerce shop. May it be that the site admin is subscribed automatically? However on the dashboard there are no subscribers on the newsletter list. So I am a bit cunfused…

        • Richard March 4, 2014 at 9:09 am #

          Ok,

          I got it. Its the site admin! He won’t ever see the newsletter checkbox. All other users (registered or not) will see it.

          Best,
          Richard

          • kento March 4, 2014 at 9:17 am #

            Thanks for the update Richard, note that if you visit the admin’s profile page (upper right, Edit My Profile) you should see a checkbox labeled ‘Subscribe to our newsletters’ which in the case of your admin would be checked right now.

        • kento March 4, 2014 at 9:13 am #

          You can see if you are subscribed on your profile page, but I would suggest to try this:

          1. Log out.
          2. Visit the shop (now as a guest) and add a product to your cart, go to the checkout page.
          3. During checkout, create an account and uncheck the subscribe to newsletter box.
          4. Complete checkout.
          5. Your cart should be empty now. Add a new product to the cart and go to checkout again, note that now you are logged in as a customer, you should see the option to subscribe to the newsletter again.

  2. olof March 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    Have purchased the woocommerce group newsletter plugin from codecanyon. But when i download it there was no .zip file just a .php file. The problem is that I dont use FTP. Can u send me the .zip file maybe? (Your instructions setup guide using a .zip file instalation via wordpress)
    Regards Olof

    • antonio March 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

      Hi,
      please check your browser settings, or try with another, the file you download is a .zip.
      cheers

  3. olof March 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Hi, there is no .zip file. Just .php files.. U have an emial i can send the files for you to see?
    Regards Olof

    • kento March 10, 2014 at 11:14 am #

      Hi Olof,

      You’re probably using Safari to download the files and under Safari > Preferences > General have enabled ‘Open “safe” files after downloading’. This has the effect of unzipping the plugin zip file right after it is downloaded, that’s why you see the PHP files directly in the extracted plugin folder, instead of the plugin zip file which you would upload.

      Solutions, any of these can be used :

      – Compress the folder obtained and upload it
      – Disable the ‘Open “safe” files after downloading” option in Safari
      – Ctrl-click the download link of the plugin and choose “Download Linked File” to save the zipped plugin

  4. Jonas April 14, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Kento and Antonio, I’m using a third-party email provider (that is not MailChimp nor any other known player and has no known-integrations).

    If I understand correctly, with your plugin on CodeCanyon, when either a subscriber or non-subscriber either buys a product or a subscription, on the checkout page he has the option to subscribe to the newsletter? And if he does so, he will be added to a list that shows up on WordPress dashboard? Could I then export this list to my email marketing provider?

    • kento April 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

      Hi Jonas, this works together with Groups Newsletters (required) and allows customers to subscribe at checkout.

      Groups Newsletters maintains a separate list for subscribers without user accounts and this list can be exported. But those who have a user account on the site won’t be included there, you can export users with the Export User Data plugin and add the Groups newsletters subscriber user meta field value to the exported list.

  5. Richard August 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    So its me again,

    I am still struggling to get the subsciption to work. When logging off then entering the shop and placing an order as unregistered customer, I check the subscription checkbox and do the checkout. I get the order confirmation but NOT the subscription confirmation mail.

    However in the the admin dashboard under Users > All users the new customer has a “Yes” in the Subscriber column. BUT when I go to Newsletters > Subscribers the user is NOT listed there. In general there is a deifference between those two lists: Newsletters > Subscribers does NOT match the Users > All users with the Subscribers=”Yes” value.

    I am thankful for your work so far but this is a bit confusing and I would appreciate your help. Thank you!

    The newsletter email is configured correctly and I can send test newsletters around.

    Best regards,
    Richard

    • kento August 9, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      Hi Richard,

      Yes, what you see is correct. We have two different types of subscribers, those that you can see under Newsletters > Subscribers are the ones that do not have an account, they are just subscribed by email. Subscribers with a user account do not appear in that list, on the Users screen, there is a column labeled ‘Subscriber’ and for those who have a user account and have subscribed to the newsletters you will see a ‘Yes’ in their row.

      It might be a good idea to include subscribed user accounts under Newsletters > Subscribers, I’ll review this and possibly add it.

      Cheers

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