Email Subscription

What if writing an email could be as intimate as writing a letter?

Write.as provides a space to help get your thoughts down. Let it help get your thoughts out by enabling email subscriptions — available to Pro users.

Setting it Up

Go to your blogs page, find the blog you want to add email subscriptions to, and click the Customize option.

Once there, scroll down to Updates. Underneath you will find Email subscriptions. Click that and save the changes. Your blog now has email subscriptions enabled!

Getting Started

What does that look like? Go to the homepage of your blog. Scroll down to the footer. Notice that there is now an option to subscribe to your blog via email.

Now that we have email subscriptions enabled, let's see what an email will look like. All that we need is an email we can check. Put that email address into the form, click Subscribe, and a message should appear: “You're subscribed to email updates.” Cool! Any time you come back to this section, the message and opt-out option will appear.

Next, let's create a test post for the blog. Head to the editor, write something, and hit publish. With a new post on the blog, we are ready to see what that will look like to an email subscriber. It will take about 15 minutes for the email to come through, so check your inbox soon after.

An email with the subject line of Your Blog Title: Your Post Title? Check it out. There is the post you just published as a beautiful email that links back to your blog!

Additional Features

Markup

Want readers to subscribe from a post or on a dedicated Subscribe page? Include the email subscription box on any post by inserting this markup into the body:

<!--emailsub-->

Look at an example of it here.

Custom CSS

Not a fan of purple buttons? Go ahead and change the default button color within the Custom CSS settings of your blog:

#subscribe-btn {
    border: 1px #2988bc;
    background:#2988bc; 
}

Stats

Once people start subscribing, how would you keep track of your subscriber count? That number lives in the Stats page of your blog. Once there, look under the Subscribers heading to see the number of email subscriptions. No open rates, no email list, just a counter. This is kept minimal for a reason. Write.as is built from the ground up to preserve your privacy.


With a straightforward publishing interface, easy readability, and privacy respecting stats, our aim is to create an experience that respects the writer and reader alike. Recapture the intimacy of letters with email subscriptions for Write.as.


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