Subscribe to blog
A simple email address field and button should do.
I know that the Pro Blog add-on uses Disquis but what I really want is for the Subscriber not to have to sign up to a 3rd party service and for it to be managed on-site.
All I want the Subscriber to do is to enter their email address and then to have a verification mail sent to them to confirm it is not spam.
I think WordPress can do this (it is built for blogging after all) but I would prefer to build this in C5.
Any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Also the email acts as a prompt to look at the blog.
I am not sure if I know anybody who actually uses RSS feeds.
If it is coming to Pro Blog soon as a feature I may wait for Chad and his team, any idea how long Chad or is it on the wish list at the moment?
Initial implementation will be an attribute per parent blog page that users can "subscribe to" and have their uID/email added to. The button on the blog then changes to "unsubscribe" for that user if they are subscribed already. There also is a requirement for an unsubscribe link in the email notice itself.
To start out, there will not be any page for managing blog subscribers as you can simply go to the pages properties in the sitemap or front end and view the "subscribed" attribute that then lists all users with paging that you can easily make manual adjustments to.
Same goes for managing the mail message. That is going to be an overwritable /mail file in the package that can easily be overwitten, and will not have any formal admin page for adjustments.
Lastly, if this is not suffice, we are adding a sitewide event that can be hooked into "on_blog_post" that you could theoretically create 3rd party applications to hook into that could perform more advanced subscription management with.
Crunch question....How long?
But still way awesome! Thanks Chad!