How do I set up a newsletter or mailing list?

Article ID: 279
Last updated: 29 Jun, 2013

The eWeb 2.0 product does not feature a built-in Newsletter or Mailing List feature. However there are some awesome third-party services that you can integrate into your eWeb 2.0 site to provide this functionality.

Our preferred Newsletter service is MailChimp. MailChimp is an email marketing and mailing list service with over 2 million users and provides free accounts that allow up to 2,000 subscribers &  the ability to send up to 12,000 emails per month. Another service is Constant Contact.

While we recommend these products, our support team does not provide support for them as they are outside our area of expertise. However each company has their own support, with comprehensive knowledge base articles and customer service.

We recommend going to the service's website and familiarising yourself with the services they provide. You can sign up for a free account, and you will then need to manage this yourself. To integrate your mailing list with your eWeb 2.0 site, follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for an account.
  2. Set up your list.
  3. Create a sign up form (for your customers to input their email addresses)
  4. Send us the code to embed on your website (once it is completed).

MailChimpHere is a basic guide for Mailchimp:

  1. If you have not done so already, firstly you will need to sign up for an account at http://www.mailchimp.com Signing up is free, but there are added advantages to the different plans that they have on offer.
  2. Once you have signed up, you will need to create a list. Take a look at the following article on how to do so:
  3. To create your sign up form, take a look at the following article:
  4. Once you have done this, you will be ready to generate your HTML code for us to embed onto your website. The following article outlines how to do this:
    You can simply email this code through to our support desk at support@magicdust.com.au and we will embed it for you.

For any further help or information you may need in regards to your MailChimp campaign, MailChimp has an extensive knowledgebase, which can be found here: http://kb.mailchimp.com

They also offer email and chat support, as well as online webinars, to help you along your way.

If you have the Premium Forms Plugin with your eWeb 2.0, we can connect it to your MailChimp mailing lists, so you can sign your users up to your mailing list after they complete your form. For more information contact Magicdust Support.

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