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06/01/07 3:59 PM
How do I manage subscribers?.. How can subscribers signin to my (your) blog, receive news... etc.
06/17/07 2:01 PM
I am not sure what you are looking for, but these are the options:
* New Posts: people can subscribe via RSS.
If you want something like an email notification, it could be added as a plugin. Sending the email would be easy, but we would need to write the code to manage the subscriptions, let people add their addresses, etc.
* New Comments: people can subscribe to a post's comments by adding a comment and checking the subscription checkbox. Only the readers themselves can manage their subscriptions.
Also, mostly everything needed is setup for notifications on updates on posts or pages, but there is no form or input to be able to subscribe to that.
12/04/07 3:01 PM
Actually what Felipe suggest's is not an altogether bad idea. It is a feature that Ray Camden has on his blog and I think it works quite well. I know it's been a while since your post regarding this issue but so I don't know how much you have or have not done with regard to the suggestion. However if you are interested I can be of assistance. Let me know and I will look into it.
02/08/09 11:19 PM
Not having a "subscribe" to main blog is the reason why I haven't used mango or put any of my clients on it yet as it is one of the main things they seem to like about blogcfc.
02/08/09 11:52 PM
As I said before, this can be done as a plugin, in fact, I don't think it should be a core feature. I added the feature request here, you can vote for it if you want it:
A good alternative is to use FeebBurner and to add their small widget for email subscriptions. The advantage of using FeedBurner is that you don't have to manage the users and emailing yourself.
02/09/09 12:01 AM
Just out of curiosity why don't you think it shouldn't be a core feature?
We all have our opinions but I would think this would be near the top of the list for most people. I know personally that if I am not subscribed to someones blog that I will rarely go there but the ones that have that and I get emails about the content I tend to visit a lot. Most people are too busy to be constantly checking blogs just to see if there is new content.
02/09/09 12:11 AM
Because I am of the idea that the core should be kept small. While many people may want that feature, I don't see it as something that is a "must have" for a blog, it is something some people may want and some other don't. Other reason is that it involves a pod, and just seems to be a good candidate for a plugin.
I can't speak for the majority of people, but to be honest, my inbox is already quite full for me to add more to it. I have hundreds of feeds in my news reader, and right now, it has 3695 unread items. Under this system, those would be 3695 email messages.
02/09/09 12:30 AM
oops replied to wrong thread for this entry lol
I hear ya but most average users don't use feeds, I have a big inbox as well and that's how it goes these days.
It's your blog and you can do what you want with it but I will tell you this... the last 20+ clients I have put on blogs I have had them choose between mango and blogcfc and everyone has choosen mango UNTIL I tell them about no subscribe and it has been a deal breaker on everyone. I am sure I could build a pod if I had the time but I don't.
I actually came back today and was installing this for myself just to see because I really hate editing the layout of blogcfc and replied to this because I was looking for threads of anyone doing it. I can survive without it but the dang file explorer doesn't work either and been going through all the issues on here but none work. So I guess it's back to blogcfc.
02/09/09 12:39 AM
Answering to your post: http://www.mangoblog.org/forums/messages.cfm?threadid=D3FC4F9E-3048-2A53-707698AB5CA9B986#6
I think it is a nice feature to have. Whether it goes to the core or to a plugin is only a matter of implementation. A pod plugin that inserts the subscription pod is more appropriate than a core feature because the core cannot elegantly add pods. It is also more elegant to do it as a plugin because plugins can externally listen to when a post has been created. You may not know, but many "core" features are implemented as plugins, so it could be argued that the feature should be implemented as a "system" plugin.
In any case, just like you, I have limited time to spend on Mango (and on my other open source projects), so I really appreciate your input regarding what should be prioritized.
02/09/09 8:00 AM
I'm with jamwerx on this too. I still don't use mangoblog for my personal blog because my family doesn't understand what rss is or how to get it. my home-built blog has email subscriptions and they understand how that works and they like it. I could really use this feature too. Outside of rss, there is no other option. A feedburner plugin would be a great help for this too, I hope someone can build this for mango blog.
Mark - www.visual28.com | www.mangowear.com
02/25/09 1:50 PM
Coming soon! ;)
04/10/09 11:50 AM
Long time no see you guys! :)
Did any one created allready a subscribers pod or plugin feature that can borrow.
Nice to be back! :)
04/10/09 3:11 PM