How to Create an Email Subscription

  • In the WordPress Dashboard go to the plugins section
  • Activate the “Email Subscribers & Newsletters” plugin (Figure 2)
  • Go to the new Email Subscribers section in the left side dashboard menu and click on campaigns
  • There should already be a “New Post Published – {{POSTTITLE}}” there, hover underneath the email subject and click edit (Figure 3)
  • on the Edit Notification screen, check the appropriate post category.  Many page-masters don’t select a post category when posting so make sure you have “Uncategorized” checked, click the save button. (Figure 3)
  • In the WordPress Dashboard go to appearance, then widgets.
  • drag the email subscribers widget to your widget area and save it. (Figure 5)

Now visitors to your website will see a box in your widget area that allows them to subscribe to your page.  They will get an email instantly when you hit publish on a post that is in the categories that you selected.  The subscribed users are required to confirm their subscriptions or the emails will not be sent to them.  To unsubscribe there is a link on every email that is sent out with an unsubscribe link.  You can also manually subscribe and remove users from your subscription by going to the audience section in your WordPress dashboard then going to the Email Subscribers section.


As of 3/6/2019 the option to send the email immediately after posting has been temporarily taken away from the plugin.  To send emails after you publish a post, go to the reports section under email subscribers, then click on the send link under the word queue for the post you want to send out (Figure 1).

Screen shot of the reports section within the email subscribers plugin
Figure 1.





screen shot of the email subscribers plugin on the plugins page.
Figure 2.


screen shot of campaigns section of the email subscribers plugin.
Figure 3.









screen shot of the edit post notifications page in the email subscribers plugin
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Screen shot of the email subscribers widget
Figure 5.