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Wysija: Making Newsletters Within WordPress Easy & Fun

There is no denying it that adding a newsletter service to your blog is one of the best [if not “the” best] ways for building a relationship with your users. If you’re not sure if a newsletter service is right for your blog, here are a few compelling reasons that should sway your mind.

Now there are a lot of newsletter service providers out there like Aweber, Constant Contact and InfusionSoft, to mention some popular options, but, they all charge money. Which may suck if you are just starting out or you don’t have a lot of subscribers [yet] to make paying for a service worthwhile.

Enter Wysija.

Wysija is a fairly new WordPress plugin – launched November 2011 – that aims to make creating and sending newsletters easy and fun. All from within your WordPress web site. Talk about awesome 🙂

Here are some of the features available with the plugin:

  • Up to 2,000 subscribers for the free version
  • Drag and drop visual editor
  • Newsletter sequencing [autoresponder]
  • Newsletter scheduling
  • Dozens of themes [with Photoshop files!]
  • Newsletter statistics
  • Subscription form sidebar widget
  • Shortcodes and Iframe
  • Import/Export subscribers
  • Single and Double Opt In
  • No ads in footer!

There are a few more features I haven’t mentioned – and a few more coming up on the roadmap – but essentially, the free [but still awesome] version has pretty much everything most users would ever need to run their own newsletter.

P.S.

Magic Action Box integrates with Wysija. Just install both plugins, select Opt In action box type and you should find Wysija in the list of newsletter service providers.

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