Weekly digest

Weekly digest 3.1

No permission to buy ($35.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0, 2.1
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 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:

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Description:

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

By default all members will receive a Weekly digest. If a member does not want to receive the Weekly digest, they can unsubscribe by clicking the link provided in the visitors tab.

(Example of Weekly digest email)

171637


(Example of Options page)

186751


(Example of Weekly digest link in the Visitor tab)

157084


(Example of Subscribe/Unsubscribe page)

167246


Features:
  • By default only members which have logged in within the past 30 days will receive a Weekly digest email. This can be adjusted in the Options page.
  • 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-3.1.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.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Weekly digest v3.1 changes: Now using finder for performing database queries.
  2. See description

    Weekly digest v3.0 changes: Added option to add an emoji to the subject line of the email.
  3. See description

    Weekly digest v2.9 changes: Added 'Last activity days' to the Options page.

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.
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