RSS campaigns allows you to connect your website's RSS feed with MailerLite. Send automatic emails to your subscribers every time you publish something new.
There are two ways of creating a RSS campaign. In the Campaigns area you can use the quick link from the “Create Campaign” dropdown. Or you can click “Create Campaign” and choose RSS Campaign from the menu above.
To connect your blog enter the URL of your RSS feed. This is usually your website blog address followed by “feed” and click “look up”. For example, our feed adress would look like:
Now add the subject line and click NEXT for the RSS Settings. Here you can decide whether you want the email to go out a couple of days during the week. Or once a week, or once a month.
Enter the email adress in the notifications box if you want to receive an email every time a newsletters goes out. Our system will now send the newest articles from your website to our subscribers at the time you had set. When you’re done, click next.
Now either choose a drag and drop editor, or use one of the RSS templates. We will go with the drag and drop editor.
As you can see this looks like a regular campaign. The only difference is that the RSS had already been added. If you click on the RSS block, you'll see all the specific settings you can change.
Quick note: you must publish at least one new article on your website for your newsletter to go out.Please remember: your website content will determine whether you will see images in the RSS feed or not.
If you have a problem and are using WordPress, you might have to install an additional plugin for this. For example there is a plugin called: “Featured Images In RSS Feeds" that does this.
You can also spice things up with some other blocks, and when you’re finished, just press “Done Editing”. Choose your subscribers, and click NEXT.
Review all your settings, and if you need to change anything just use these edit buttons. And once you’re ready, click NEXT again.
And there you go. Now all you need to do is click SEND. Your campaigns will automatically go out to your subscribers at the set time.
While active, your RSS campaigns will always be in the outbox with the “Next Send Date” that will be updated each time the campaign goes out.