Genesis eNews Extended

Last Updated: 25-Feb-2021, Latest Stable: ver. 2.2.0

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Genesis eNews Extended History

I use Genesis by StudioPress now. When helping install one of their themes, I didn’t like having to really screw around with CSS to make a non-Feedburner subscribe form look the same way as the subscribe forms in the demos. This plugin fixed that.

In addition, Brian Gardner reached out to me about Genesis 1.9. In 1.9, StudioPress began to depreciate the eNews Widget is Genesis core and recommends this plugin in its place. The previous eNews widget was completely removed in Genesis 2.0

Lastly, while designed with Genesis in mind, there is nothing in the plugin that would prevent it from functioning on a non-Genesis site.

Download the latest stable version: Genesis eNews Extended 2.0.0

The widget asks for the form action, the e-mail field name and any hidden fields. On your mailing list provider’s code, copy/paste the<form action="COPY JUST THIS PART"> into the form action box and the <input name="THIS FIELD" type="text" /> of the e-mail form field into the “e-mail field” name box. If your service uses hidden fields <input type="hidden"...>, paste that in the proper box. (More detailed tutorials for select services.)

I’ve confirmed it works with Feedburner, MailChimp, Constant Contact, FeedBlitz and others.

Known Issues: Tracked on GitHub. 

Changelog

Visit the WordPress.org changelog.

Support

For support, please create a post on the WordPress.org Support Page for the eNews Extended plugin. I receive each post and others in the future can see it to help them self-resolve issues.

50 Replies to “Genesis eNews Extended

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  6. Having trouble getting widget to connect to Feedburner, when email address is entered get error message saying email subscriptions are not turned on for website. my site bfavery.com

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    1. That typically means the Feedburner ID isn’t the right one or within Feedburner, the e-mail subscription option hasn’t been turned on.

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  7. Works with Campaign Monitor too 🙂 Thanks!

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  8. No Luck with aweber tho’.

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    1. If you still need help, can you open a thread at http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/genesis-enews-extended ? Thanks! The plugin has worked for Aweber for a lot of folks.

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  9. Where is the more detailed Mailchimp tutorial you mention above? I have the form action working fine but it is not posting the name and email to the form when it opens in a new window. The instructions above are not very clear on what to put in the Email and First Name fields in the widget.

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    1. Hi Damien,

      There’s a link to the instructions at the top of the page, but here’s a direct link to the screencast for MailChimp: https://kraft.blog/contrib/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/install/#mailchimp

      If you have any issues, please open a ticket at http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/genesis-enews-extended

      Thanks!

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  10. Hi! Love the plugin. What about Wysija compatibility?? does it work yet?? Thank you very much. Cheers, V.

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    1. Some in the past been able to get it working: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/getting-this-to-work-with-wysija

      I’m waiting on a patch from the Wysija team that will hopefully make it smoother.

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  11. Thank you very much indeed for your prompt reply Brandon 🙂
    I will check it. I was just trying with a Wysija widget I had just seen in my widgets page but obviously it woud be better to go with your Genesis own solution integrated in most studiopress’s themes’ design…

    thanks, I will try and be waiting pro the patch too. :=)

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    1. Their widget will work just fine, but likely won’t be styled as the eNews widget would be.

      If I don’t get something from them soon, I might just try to figure it out myself 🙂

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  12. Yep. It works wonderfully, I just tried. E-mail verification without leaving your wordpress, no external redirection involved, very pro-looking proccess. Not very different from enews extended in genesis sample theme at least (I am checking it now in http://vicenti.co sidebar if you need to check) so it doesn’t seem difficult to style back to the theme’s design even for a newbie like me.
    However, if you are so kind… I think the best way is going with Genesis Enews Extended to get each Genesis Theme’s best and be sure you are getting the advantages of the framework…
    Thank you very much for the replies (and the eventual solution/try 😉

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  13. Hello Brandon
    I’m in Portugal and I’m making a webpage for a public library.
    I am working with the Agency child theme pro
    I can not configure the GENESIS EXTENDED ENEWS mainly form action fields and email field
    How do? I have to subscribe to me to stay there in the Champi registered users?
    please need your help.
    thank you

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    1. Hi,

      This may take a few back and forth responses. Can you open a new thread at the bottom of http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/genesis-enews-extended and include what mailing list service you’re using? Thanks!

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  14. hy just say thx about your information..:)

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  15. Just updating. MailPoet works fine on WP 3.8, Genesis 2.0.1, out of the box 🙂 All the best Carsten

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    1. Thanks! I haven’t heard of any bugs yet. Likely launch this week.

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  16. Hi! Do you have a tutorial for use on Outreach child theme?

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    1. I haven’t tried out the new Outreach theme, but checking at the code, it looks like it would be compatible out of the box. Install the theme, install the plugin, and add the widget where you’d like, then configure it for your service.

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  17. I confirmed this works with Emma email marketing and with outreach pro theme. I’ll post a tut later.

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    1. Did you ever get a tutorial up? I’m having the worst time trying to get this to work with Emma. Thanks! 🙂

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  18. Is anyone using Genesis eNews Extended with Sendy? If so, are there any issues?

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    1. I haven’t heard of anyone using it and not personally familiar with it.

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  19. (A more in-depth tutorial for MailChimp is below.)
    Where, please? I see a link, but it just goes to MailChimp.com.

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    1. Sorry about that—missed that text when moving the tutorials to their own page: https://kraft.blog/contrib/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/install/

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  20. Wow, that was fast. Thanks, Brandon! It’s a nice plugin, I appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks for pointing out my slip up! I’m sure many have left the site frustrated by that 🙁 Cheers!

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  21. If I’m using the plugin with Feedburner, how do I get the first and last name fields to show up in the form? I’ve entered the Feedburner ID in the appropriate setting field and left everything else to the default.

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    1. The last I checked, Feedburner didn’t support extra fields so it isn’t enabled to prevent lost data.

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      1. Carol Poortvliet April 15, 2014 at 19:44

        So it sounds like if I want to be able to gather the subscriber’s name along with their email, I’ll need to use a feed service other than Feedburner. Like Feedblitz, MailChimp, etc?

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        1. I’m not sure off the top of my head re FeedBlitz, but MailChimp does offer that.

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  22. Somehow I can’t get the widget to look the way it should look. I’m using Dynamic Website Builder together with Genesis. Are there perhaps some plugins not compatible?

    I’m sorry, always difficult question when css is involved 🙁

    This is how it looks at the moment: http://storage8.static.itmages.com/i/14/0423/h_1398278250_3394578_3ed41596d5.jpeg

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    1. I’m not familiar with Dynamic Website Builder. You can target those two form elements using #subbox1 #subbox2 in CSS.

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  23. Hi Brandon,

    The Plugin is awesome… ! Just one thing…. will I be able to customise the content and maybe the UI of the Confirmation Page, Email Template etc.

    Thanks in advance,
    Thendral

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    1. That is all dependent on your mailing list service. MailChimp allows you to do all that (including specify what page on your site should be shown on success).

      The plugin, specifically, serves simply as a wrapper to the form itself to achieve unity across themes and services on form styling.

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  24. Hi Brandon. Thanks so much for this plugin – love it! Are there any plans to enable a captcha or anything like that? I’m getting an increasing number of clients wanting to use MailChimp’s captcha to prevent spam signups. Would hate to have to go back to using MailChimp’s signup form instead of the plugin.

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    1. There aren’t any direct plans at the moment. eNews is a pretty “simple” plugin—it doesn’t actually interact with any mailing list system directly, just provides a standardized form structure for sites to style against.

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  25. Hi Brandon, quick question – would it be possible to add Postmatic support for this? That would be awesome if so – thanks!

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    1. As discussed in GitHub, this doesn’t look like a trivial addition, so not something foreseen in the near future. Postmatic is pretty sweet, though.

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      1. Hey Brandon,

        Thanks for giving Postmatic integration some consideration. Looking at the plugin we can see why it would be non-trivial to make enews extended work with our subscribe api. Got it.

        If you ever do want to take the leap into doing an integration you can find our api docs below.
        http://docs.gopostmatic.com/article/106-subscribe

        Be well!
        Jason

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