Email Users plugin

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Wordpress provides a plugin that allows you to send a customizable email to users of your blog. There are three steps to accomplish this.

Step 1: Activate the plugin

Only administrators of a blog can activate plugins. If you are not a blog administrator, please contact the administrator of your blog to activate the plugin.

Assuming you are a blog administrator, please login to the administrative side of your blog. In the left navigation menu, scroll down to find the Plugins menu: Click on Plugins, and you will be brought to a new page listing the available plugins. Click on Activate under the Email Users option. (If it is already activated, the link reads "Deactivate" as shown below):

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Step 2: Customize the message

Once the plugin is activated, you will see the option to Email Users under the Settings menu:

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Clicking on this option will take you to a form where you can customize the email message.

There are several options available to you:


It is recommended that you don’t alter these default fields, but feel free to change the subject or body of the message to suit your needs.

After making any changes, be sure to save them:

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A preview of the message will be displayed. Additionally, you can send a test message to your inbox:

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Step 3: Send the email

When you add or edit a post, you will see the option to notify users about the post:

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Clicking on the option will bring you to a page where you can choose the recipients, see a preview, and finally, send the email.

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