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Weekly digest

Weekly digest 1.8

No permission to buy ($25.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $25.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:

https://www.xf2addons.com/

Note: all my XF1 add-ons are still 100% free and are supported by donations.

Description:

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)

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(Example of Options page)

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(Example of Weekly digest link in the Visitor tab)

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(Example of Subscribe/Unsubscribe overlay)

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Features:
  • 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 visitor tab.
  • All phrases start with weeklydigest_ for your convenience.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-WeeklyDigest-1.8.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/WeeklyDigest directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Questions and Answers:

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 the email template be edited?
A: Yes.

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: Yes. Change the Cron entry here:

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 andy_weekly_digest_opt_out to your xf_user table.
Author
AndyB
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Weekly digest v1.8 changes: Fixed email subject phrasing.
  2. See description

    Weekly digest v1.7 changes: Fixed issue relating to language phrase.
  3. See description

    Weekly digest v1.6 changes: Updated PHP file to fix error log issue.

Latest reviews

This is a must-have add-on, in my opinion. What's great about it is that it's both simple and attractive, and it's easy for members to both subscribe and unsubscribe. This and the daily digest are crucial add-ons for a forum, I think.