Introducing email drip campaigns!
Drip campaigns are a defined series of emails that are sent automatically to members. For instance, you may want to welcome new users who register on your community, and then send a follow up email a month later to make sure they're getting the most from your site. Or you may wish to send a user a series of marketing related emails when they purchase a specific product on your site. The use-cases are endless, and email drip campaigns are a powerful and versatile tool in any marketer's toolbox.
Until now you would have had to do this manually, maintaining lists of email addresses and remembering dates that you've contacted them. Not anymore! Now you can put your users on "set it and forget it" email campaigns with just a few clicks.
How does it work?
In the AdminCP under the "Members" tab, a new area is available named "Drip Campaigns". You create one or more campaigns in this area, and then one or more steps for each campaign. It's perfectly fine to create just one step if you wish, such as an introductory email to new users. Or, alternatively, you can create multiple steps - as many as you want.
When you create a campaign you define whether the campaign be automatically or manually assigned? Currently you can automatically assign campaigns by:
New user registration
User is moved to a new (primary) group
User purchases a product or subscription from your site
User makes their first post
User creates their first blog
User creates their first album
User creates their first club
After creating the campaign you will then create one or more steps in the campaign. When creating steps you can configure:
The title and body of the step. You can use a WYSIWYG editor, or a code editor for finer control.
Whether the notification to the user should be sent via email or personal conversation.
If using email, whether to use the email wrapper or not
If using personal conversation, the conversation starter account
You can use bulk-mail style tags for a more personalized touch
How long since the last step (or since the campaign was assigned to the user for the first step) before the contact should be sent, including immediately.
And then that's it!
If the campaign is set to be assigned automatically, you don't have to do anything further.
If the campaign is not set automatically, or you wish to manually assign it, you can do this from one of two manners:
When viewing a member account in the AdminCP, you can see which campaigns the member has been assigned to, the current progress, the date the next step will process, and the ability to cancel, resume or restart any campaigns. You can also assign new campaigns when viewing an individual member.
Alternatively, you can mass-assign members to any specific campaign. A member search form will be presented allowing you to define which members to assign, and all members that match your filter selections (the same selections available when sending a bulk mail) will be assigned.
I'll be looking out for feedback as to new ideas and auto-assignment requests as well, so leave me your feedback.
This plugin allows your members to post their forum posts and topics as an anonymous user. Meaning the post will not be posted under their regular user account they are logged in with.
You will be able to check the true identity behind posts in the Moderator Control Panel. Posts posted will have a generated identifier code in them, to be able to tell multiple members posting anonymously within the same discussion apart for regular members. Please read further information on this in the setting descriptions.
This is developed and used with the thought of letting members be able to share or ask about sensitive / personal topics in specific forums. The users will not need to be logged out to ask as a guest and you will not have to enable guest posting.
If "Notify me of new replies" is checked when the member reply anonymously to the topic, and they don't already follow the topic, then the follow preference will be set as following the topic anonymously.
This plugin is only made for the Forums-application. There are no immediate plans to make it work for other applications.
Can post anonymously (Groups)
Can post anonymously in (Forums)
Posts appear as posted by (Blank for guest with identifer code as guest name or member account)
Can check original author (Groups)
Generate md5-hash from (Multiple select: Topic ID, Forum ID, Member ID of original author, Email of original author, Joined time of original author, Unique Board Anonymous Key, Community Install Date)
Unique board anonymous key
Log to the moderator log whenever someone checks the real user behind a post (Yes/No)
Force anonymous posting in (Forums)
Groups that are not forced (Groups)
Turn off 'Post Before Register' in forums where anonymous posting is enforced (Yes/No)
Delete original author link after (number of days or never)