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.


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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4 Responses to “Wysija: Making Newsletters Within WordPress Easy & Fun”

  1. Robert October 21, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    This should be exactly what I am looking for! I am excited!

    Sadly, I may have missed a step.

    I have a MAB optin form showing up on my splash page. When I add my name and email it comes back to the same page with “/#wysija” added to the url.

    I am trying to use it with WYSIJA. Any help out there?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Ryann October 21, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Hi Robert,

    Glad you’re excited. So are we 🙂

    Anyway, we’d be happy to help you out by opening a support ticket at our support site http://prosulum.zendesk.com


  3. Ryann October 21, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Oh yeah, did a quick test on a clean installation of WordPress Twenty Twelve theme using Wysija 2.1.5 and Magic Action Box 2.8.6 – subscribe test was successful.

    For support queries, please open a ticket at http://prosulum.zendesk.com

  4. CopiousJ March 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    Is this only available for the paid editions of Magic Action Box? Im not seeing the option you listed to be able to integrate.

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