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Adding pages into the newsletter

One can add posts or pages into the newsletter using only the tag newsletter. If the post or the page have had this tag and it is not sended via newsletter yet, it will be included into the next newsletter. We show only the last 2 pages and 2 posts. It includes the recent added posts. (It sorts by DATE Desc)

See all pages sent as newsletter

You can easily try to find all pages contained in a Newsletter via the search under Pages -> All pages (the same for the posts) or via this link.

Main Details

Define starting send time

You can define the starting send time via the admin panel. You can find the needed option under MailPoet -> Newsletters. You need to choose to edit newsletter with name “Newsletter from SNB & CHF Your Central Bank Watch “.

Choose automatic or standard Newsletter

On step 1 you can see the option. It is called “Automatically sent…“.
only automatic??

Branding and design

First we created a new snbchf branded mail template. We firstly show 3 latest pages. All with the author, category and image. We also show the excerpt for every page. After that we show the latest 2 posts. They have the same structure.

Mailpoet Step 2
Mailpoet Step 2

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Empty Newsletter

Empty newsletter
link to newsletter

Due to migration of the template, this happend. We needed to recreate the template.

MailPoet Empty Page Preview


Author Custom Field

Mailpoet sends out “author” but not our custom field author text.Issue open

The SNB president Jordan has as custom field “author text” the words “about”, and not “author” or “written by”.

Jordan is effectively not the author, but we write about him and represent his bio.

I would like that the newsletter also contain the author text instead of the word “author”.

MailPoet Templates

Old Mail Template (version 2)

This is the old MailPoet Template for SNBCHF.

Old Mailpoet Design
Old Mailpoet Design

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New Mail Template

  • Wider image
  • Title is above the image
  • it contains the category
  • A nicer Read-more button.

New mail template design in the browser.

Default Mail-poet options:  no option for small images.

Must be a custom programming.



New Mailpoet Design Page
New Mailpoet Design Page

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Some images are far too high.

The above image is ok,

Put smaller images for featured image.


New Mailpoet Image Too High
New Mailpoet Image Too High

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  1. Post notifications
  2. Welcome emails
  3. Draft newsletters

Custom code

We added some parts of custom code into the code.

The functions, which we extend are three:

Lift limits

MailPoet have limit from 2000 users and after that it stops working. It stops sending and adding new subscribers. We remove this limit, but this caused changing in more than 10 files.



Currently we use tag “newsletter” for adding content into our newsletter. There was a bug in this. It simply didn’t work. We needed to fix it. Now it is working fine without any troubles. The problem was in base.php


Sending one post again and again

The base mailpoet doesn’t have such a function. So we need to make. We want sometimes to send one post again after a while. So we needed to recreate this functionality. Now it is working fine. The changed files are more than 5.

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