How to Send Posts Email Digest Daily, Weekly or Monthly in WordPress

WordPress posts email digest setup

Are you looking to engage your audience and keep them up-to-date with your latest WordPress posts?

Sending automated email roundups of your published content can be a powerful way to attract repeat visitors.

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can automatically email your published contents, articles, or posts to your WordPress users or email list subscribers — hosted on Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Sendy, Constant Contact, AWeber, ConvertKit, MailerLite, GetResponse, Klaviyo, ActiveCampaign, Brevo (Sendinblue), SendGrid, Mailjet, Keap Max Classic (Infusionsoft), Zoho Campaigns, Moosend, Vertical Response, NewsMAN, CleverReach, iContact, Mailgun, E-goi, Elastic Email, WooCommerce, MemberPress, Easy Digital Downloads, Paid Memberships Pro, LearnDash, GiveWP, Restrict Content Pro, Tutor LMS — on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis using MailOptin Posts Email Digest automation (or email update)

Setting Up Post Email Digest in WordPress

To start sending automated roundup emails of posts you publish on your WordPress website to your registered users or email list subscribers, follow the guide below.

First, please ensure you have the MailOptin plugin installed and activated on your WordPress website.

Click “Email Automations” > Add New.

Adding a new Email Automation

Enter a title, select “Posts Email Digest” as the Automation type and your preferred template. Here’s how to use your custom email template.

Creating email automations

You will then be redirected to the email builder or customizer, where you can design the template to your heart’s content as well as configure the automation settings such as:

  • Email Subject
  • Maximum number of posts to include
  • Each post’s content length
  • Categories and tags posts to be included must belong to
  • Post languages (if using Polylang or WPML to make your WordPress site multilingual)

WordPress posts email digest setup

Update: you can now select the custom post type (including supports for WooCommerce, LearnDash, LifterLMS) you want to send a round-up or digest of its posts. There is also the option to select the taxonomy (For “The Event Calendar” plugin, this could be the event category or tag.); the post must belong before the email is sent.

Email automation settings

Next, select who to deliver the email digests to regularly in the “Select Connection” dropdown. For example, your WordPress users could be further restricted to given user roles, and your list hosted in your email marketing software, e.g., Mailchimp. For the Mailchimp connection, you have the option to send to a saved segment of your list.

Recipient and schedule setup - WordPress posts email digest

Finally, select the interval, day, and time MailOptin will send the automatic newsletter. It can be daily, weekly, or monthly. Note that the time is based on the Timezone you’ve set in WordPress. Also, MailOptin recognizes the day you’ve selected as the start of a week in WordPress.

The setup is now complete.

Remember to activate the automation using the toggle switch at the top left-hand corner.

Please Take Note

You can create as many email automations as you want, which can be different email lists based on their categories and tags and when to send them.

Email digest will only work if a new post is created after the automation. For example, say you created a Daily post digest automation at 8 am today scheduled to go out at 6 pm every day. If you do not publish a new position after 8 am that you created the automation, no newsletter will be sent by 6 pm. However, if you publish two posts after you create the automation, they will be sent by 6 pm when the digest is set to go out.

Also, if you update a post, it won’t send another automatic newsletter. Instead, the next issue or digest will include only newly published posts in the next issue or digest.

Also, so you know, no email will go out if there are no newly published posts.

Setup Email Digest of WordPress Posts Today

Utilizing the MailOptin plugin to set up automated email roundups of your WordPress posts can significantly enhance user engagement and retention.

By following this tutorial, you can effectively keep your audience informed about your latest content in WordPress. Leveraging the customization options and delivery intervals offered by MailOptin ensures that your email digests are tailored to your specific audience’s needs.

With the ability to create multiple email automation based on different categories and tags, you can target different email list segments.

Get MailOptin now to keep your audience up-to-date with your WordPress content while saving time and effort.