Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest 3.5

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5

Sends an email to your members every week showing most popular topics.

An email of the 25 most popular topics is sent to all members that have logged into your forum with the past 30 days. If a member does not want to receive the Weekly Digest email, they can unsubscribe by clicking the link provided in the email or the link in the forum footer, this is an opt-out add-on.

(Example of Weekly Digest email)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of Subscribe/Unsubscribe overlay)


(Example of Weekly Digest link in footer)


  • Only members which have logged in within the past 30 days will receive a Weekly Digest email.
  • Option to exclude forums.
  • Option to vary the number of topics sent in the email.
  • Option to send test email.
  • Adds link to footer.
  • All phrases start with weeklydigest_ for your convenience.
  1. Download weeklydigest_v3.5.zip and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-WeeklyDigest_v3.5.xml file.
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Are emails sent to inactive members?​
A: No. Members which have been inactive more than 30 days will not receive an email.​
Q: Are emails sent to inactive members?​
A: No. Members which have been inactive more than 30 days will not receive an email.​
Q: Are forum view permissions honored?​
A: No. You have to use the Exclude Forums in the Options if you want to exclude any forums from the emails sent.​
Q: When are the emails sent?​
A: On Saturday morning.​
Q: Is "Receive site mailings" honored?​
A: Yes.​
Q: Are banned members excluded?​
A: Yes.​
Q: Are discouraged members excluded?​
A: Yes.​
Q: Are redirect threads excluded?​
A: Yes.​
Q: Are emails sent to users who have "email invalid (bounced)" user state?​
A: No.​
Q: How are thread topics chosen?​
A: Threads are selected by most viewed. An additional sort on forum title can be set in the Options page.​
Q: Is there an option for opt-in as opposed to opt-out?​
A: No. Opt-in does not work because most members will never subscribe to these types of subscriptions.​
Q: Can I edit the email template?​
A: No.​
Q: Is there a way to show all posts for the week instead of just the most popular threads?​
A: Set the Limit in the Options to what ever maximum you would like to show. If a very high number is set it will show all threads for the past week.​
Q: Are members automatically enrolled in this add-on?​
A: Yes. Members must opt-out if they wish not to receive the weekly email.​
Q: Are new members, who registered after the installation of this add-on, also automatically subscribed?​
A: Yes.​
Q: How can I change the day and time the mailing go out?​
A: Change the Cron Entry:​
Admin Control Panel -> Tools -> Cron Entries -> Weekly Digest​
Q: Is opting out only for the Weekly Digest?​
A: Yes.​

Database changes:

This add-on will add a field called weekly_digest_opt_out to your xf_user table.

Sending a donation:

If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation.


Thank you.
First release
Last update


4.95 star(s) 19 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    On Jan 1, 2016 version 2.1 of this add-on was released to address an exploitable SQL injection...
  2. See description

    Weekly Digest v3.5 changes: Fixed PHP code dealing with the Exclude Forums option.
  3. See description

    Weekly Digest v3.4 changes: 1) Emails are sent only if there are new threads. 2) Phrase updated.

Latest reviews

Ecelent addon, solutions. Simple use, good idea. Very good support. Like it - just perfect. Thanks Andy
This is one of the most useful add ons we have on the forum! Really helps boost the traffic each week and get activity going!
Works great. Need to be able to specify how many days to email users that have logged in instead of it being fixed at 30 days.
Thanks Andy - another helpful add-on. It works well if you use the email template editor add-on too. The theme comes through.

A suggestion for when next you update it - Exclude certain user groups.

Looks like I need to make anther donation....
Great Add-on, A must have if you want to keep your members actively involved in your forums discussions, it’s like a reminder saying don’t forget to check out the latest discussions. Andy your attention to detail is impressive. Keep up the great work! Without some of your add-on’s our forum would not be as active as it has become. Nor would it be such a cool forum to belong. Thanks for the countless hrs of hard work you have put into all your add-on’s.
very simple yet powerful
thanks very much andy. you are the best for creating this extension. he..he..
Perfect!! Very good solution, a wannahave for each community. A good memorizer for your forum members they are missing something!
Great plugin that has very good support. Thank you for developing it and all the other plugin you have worked on. I am a fan!
I really like this simple weekly digest (I use it as my newsletter) and more importantly I've got great feedback from my members. No frills - just perfect!
So good! Works like a charm. A great way to keep people active. AndyB always has great add-ons and provides support. A+
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