Email subscriptions?

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  • #308293

    beemeister
    Member

    Oh well…hopefully you find something to replace FeedBurner.

    May I ask what specifically you do not like about FeedBurner?

    #308299

    arifsali
    Member

    Well, is it any wonder that Feedburner was bought by Google and ever since there has been no new development. But regardless, they deliver what they offer.

    @christinekirchoff, did you try ZapTXT by registering as Publisher? The last time I checked, they will give you the code for your subscribers. The code may not work at wordpress.com but if you ask the support there, they may give you the html version (it is straightforward to adopt their code for wordpress.com if you know a little html). Your subscribers will then need to register with the service and the whole nine yards.

    Well, the problem with these kind of services is that they’re not easy for average internet users hence I have in my wish list for wordpress.com to provide a native version where blog readers could simply get an email when the new post is made. There should also be a “email post” option with each post. Email is still in business and it is beyond me why the blogging world treats email like it is a dead monster (it isn’t yet).

    #308300

    arifsali: I have just been trying ZapTXT and am so fustrated. They run you in circles, and yes tried registering as publisher.

    Beemeister: Sure you can ask, doesn’t mean i’ll answer. Ha, lol, just kidding. Um, feedburner sent the first post I created, months ago, in an email alert as a new post. It also I guess glitched because my friend said she tried to get email subscriptions but she never showed up on my list or recieved any emails. :-(

    #308301

    You can also add Bot a blog into the useless catagory. I signed up and instantly had 7 subscribers. Rolls eyes!

    #308302

    beemeister
    Member

    christine said: “feedburner sent the first post I created, months ago, in an email alert as a new post.”

    That was because it was in your blog feed. FeedBurner just grabs your feed as it sees it. You can set your feed to only display recent content by limiting how many posts are displayed in your blog feed. Settings > Reading

    #308303

    Thanks beemeister, that’s good to know, but I feel like this is the only option. I like choices.

    Also, apparently a lot of feedburner members are having issues with subscribers dropped. Have you had any issues with this.

    I am seriously getting fustrated. There is no easy or simply way to just let people subscribe to my blog. Arg! :-(

    #308348

    timethief
    Member

    @christinekirchoff
    I’m still not clear about some things.
    You say” “I tried out feedburner and it sucks.” May I ask you: In what way?
    I have subscribed to my own feeds and I get the posts in the feeds once daily from feedburner. None of my readers have had any problems receiving them either.

    You say “Also, apparently a lot of feedburner members are having issues with subscribers dropped. Have you had any issues with this. ” My answer is no. I am not aware of any problems of this nature at all.

    “There is no easy or simply way to just let people subscribe to my blog.”
    You are using the mistylook theme and any reader can subscribe to your posts and choose from the following feedreader services:
    Live Bookmarks
    Bloglines
    My Yahoo
    Google

    #308349

    christinekirchoff

    I have arround 70 email subscribers with feedburner, and they receive correctly all of my posts. Perhaps you made some kind of mistake on configuring the service. Perhaps is not a Feedburner issue.

    #308350

    kasiakines
    Member

    I am looking at the Feedburner Email subscription option now and it does not appear to include WordPress as an option any more. What to do?

    #308351

    timethief
    Member
    #308352

    wesleysoccer
    Member

    Feedburner

    #308353

    timethief
    Member

    @wesleysoccer
    Here are the instructions for setting up to offer email updates from feedburner FAQs http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/how-can-i-offer-email-updates/

    #308354

    kasiakines
    Member

    Thanks, @timethief – I did and it seems to be working. Appreciated!

    #308373

    I have had trouble with feedburner, thus the need to want to try something else. As soon as I started feedburner there were issues which are posted somewhere above…Blog issues, drop subscribers, these are occurences i’d rather not deal with and search for a better option. I have not heard of a few of your suggestions and will check them out. Thanks.

    #308374

    The above post was for Timetheif by the way, forgot to add it.

    #308375

    I used to use RSSFWD quite happily to get email updates of infrequently updated blogs I follow, but lately it hasn’t been very reliable. I hope they get their problems fixed because it is a very useful service.

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