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Categories

  • Marketing

Plugin can be used for publishing news simply on the website. In contrast to a blog, categorizing notes and commenting is not possible, but visitors can subscribe for newsletter. News posts are available not only on the website, you can also send them by email to the subscribed users.

The plugin combines blog and newsletter functionality. The main difference is that it is simpler and contains only the most necessary functions. That makes it easier to upload new contents and notify subscribers.

Main features

  • Managing posts
  • Managing subscribers
  • Export & Import data
  • Statistics and graphs
  • Send newsletter
  • Detailed mail logs
  • Front-end forms
  • Back-end widgets

Statistics and graphs

  • Graph - Posts in this year
  • Graph - Posts in last year
  • List - TOP 20 view posts
  • List - TOP 10 longest posts
  • List - TOP 10 shortest posts

Automatic statistics

You just add the "Post content" frontend component to the page, where the post appears. If you are logged in as administrator, the counter will not grow. It works any cases, when the visitors open the post details.

Preview feature

You just add the "Post content" frontend component to the current page. If you modify a news, the "Preview" link appears along the left of the delete icon. If you are logged in as administrator, you can read the hidden and draft news too.

Available widgets

  • Post statistics
  • Subscriber statistics
  • List of TOP posts
  • List of new posts
  • Graph - Mail events
  • Graph - Mail summary

Available components

Use the Components > News panel in CMS menu. At this moment there are the following components:

  • Display posts
  • Post content
  • Subscriber form
  • Unsubscribe form

Supported plugins

Available languages

  • en - English
  • de - Deutsch
  • ru - Pу́сский
  • pl - Polski
  • hu - Magyar

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Post list

Installation

  1. Go to the Settings > Updates & Plugins page in the Backend.
  2. Click on the Install plugins button.
  3. Type the News text in the search field.

Mail template variables

  • {{ name }} - Name of subscribers
  • {{ email }} - E-mail of subscribers
  • {{ title }} - Title of post
  • {{ slug }} - Slug of post
  • {{ introductory }} - Introductory of post
  • {{ summary }} - alias of Introductory
  • {{ content }} - Content of post
  • {{ image }} - Image url of post

Add backend widgets

  1. Go to the Dashboard page in the Backend.
  2. Click on the Manage widgets > Add widget button.
  3. Select the any News widgets from the list.

Credits

  • Found the plugin useful on 8 Apr, 2017

    This is an amazing plugin. Thank you for releasing it for free!

  • Found the plugin not useful on 30 Jan, 2017

    I am trying to using this plugin and I did not understand how to make the subscriber form following the documentation.

    After push the button subscription, just the url of the page has changed: http://www.fremax.eu/news?name=fabio+cidral&email=fcidral%40hotmail.com

    Any help here, please?

  • author

    Replied on 1 Feb, 2017

    Hi,

    The Subscriber form component works perfectly. Do you insert the {% framework extras %} line to the source code of default layout? See the documentation: http://octobercms.com/docs/ajax/extras

  • Found the plugin useful on 25 Aug, 2016

    Hi,

    When I try to install this plugin, I get this error:

    SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1067 Invalid default value for 'published_at' (SQL: create table news_posts (id int unsigned not null auto_increment primary key, title varchar(100) not null, slug varchar(100) not null, introductory text not null, content text not null, published_at timestamp default 0 not null, send varchar(1) not null default '1', status varchar(1) not null default '1', statistics varchar(8) not null default '0', created_at timestamp null, updated_at timestamp null) default character set utf8 collate utf8_unicode_ci engine = InnoDB)" on line 662 of C:\wamp64\www\october\vendor\laravel\framework\src\Illuminate\Database\Connection.php

    How to fix this? Thanks

  • Found the plugin useful on 8 Jun, 2016

    How I can do form for subscribers?

  • author

    Replied on 13 Jul, 2016

    Here the example (this is the default front-end form component):

  • Found the plugin useful on 23 May, 2016

    I have 2 questions:

    1. how to style this component?
    2. when i run on sub path (ex. http://localhost/project), image of news will made worng url path how to edit?

  • author

    Replied on 26 May, 2016

    1. Put the content of components/posts/default.htm instead of {% component 'posts' %} after that you can change the html layout.
    2. Use the similar code for display image: <img src="{{ post.image|media }}" alt="{{ post.title }}">

  • Found the plugin useful on 23 Oct, 2015

    View statistics us not working!

  • author

    Replied on 10 Nov, 2015

    Thank you for reporting this issue! I fixed it and I updated the plugin.

  • Found the plugin useful on 15 Sep, 2015

    This is useful. However, you may add some additional fields such as author of the certain article and maybe categories of the news

  • Found the plugin not useful on 21 Aug, 2015

    This plugin is not finished, mail variables are not available in the editor (i had to modify the source in order to send the post content). Please fix this... the plugin needs to be finished or less advanced users won't know how to use this plugin.

  • author

    Replied on 23 Aug, 2015

    Thank you for your remarks. I am developing this plugin continuously, so it can be used for any webpages. If you find a bug, please open the new issue on Github and I will fix it.

1.8.5

Added more options for Settings page.

Sep 28, 2017

1.8.4

Added the preview feature for posts.

Sep 18, 2017

1.8.3

Fixed the sending bug and added new settings.

Sep 14, 2017

1.8.2

Minor improvements and bugfix.

Sep 12, 2017

1.8.1

Reworked sending newsletter and resend feature.

Aug 30, 2017

1.8.0

Adding feature of logging newsletters.

Aug 30, 2017

1.7.8

Improved the list of Subscribers.

Aug 16, 2017

1.7.7

Added Featured column and minor bugfix.

Jul 18, 2017

1.7.6

Added two brand new report widgets.

Jul 12, 2017

1.7.5

Redesigned the report widgets.

Jul 10, 2017

1.7.4

Added the multilingual subscription.

Jun 20, 2017

1.7.3

Post view statistics now automatic.

May 18, 2017

1.7.2

Translated the front-end components.

May 18, 2017

1.7.1

Added Deutsch translation.

May 18, 2017

1.7.0

Added unsubscribe feature.

May 18, 2017

1.6.2

Added new icon for main navigation.

May 02, 2017

1.6.1

Added the Length column for Post list.

Jan 28, 2017

1.6.0

Added the sending test email feature.

Jan 26, 2017

1.5.8

Added featured filtering on PostList.

Jan 12, 2017

1.5.7

Fixed the statistics columns sorting.

Jan 06, 2017

1.5.6

Added the Import/Export feature.

Nov 04, 2016

1.5.5

Support the SiteSearch plugin.

Oct 28, 2016

1.5.4

Minor improvements.

Oct 12, 2016

1.5.3

Added 404 support to component.

Oct 08, 2016

1.5.2

SEO support for front-end component.

Sep 12, 2016

1.5.1

Improved the front-end components.

Sep 08, 2016

1.5.0

Added translation support for slug.

Sep 06, 2016

1.4.8

Added more post statistics.

Aug 14, 2016

1.4.7

Added the Statistics page.

Aug 10, 2016

1.4.6

Fixed the post view issue.

Aug 02, 2016

1.4.5

Minor improvements and bugfix.

Jul 26, 2016

1.4.4

Added the image column to post list.

Jul 12, 2016

1.4.3

Added the daterange filters for lists.

Jul 02, 2016

1.4.2

Minor UI improvements.

May 30, 2016

1.4.1

Support the Sitemap plugin.

May 26, 2016

1.4.0

Fully compatible for Translate plugin.

Apr 14, 2016

1.3.9

Minor improvements.

Feb 01, 2016

1.3.8

Autocomplete the Slug field.

Jan 22, 2016

1.3.7

Improvements and bug fixes.

Nov 10, 2015

1.3.6

Added Polish translation.

Oct 13, 2015

1.3.5

Minor improvements.

Sep 26, 2015

1.3.4

Improved the post form and list.

Sep 01, 2015

1.3.3

Improved the dashboard posts widget.

Sep 01, 2015

1.3.2

Improved the widget exception handling.

Aug 28, 2015

1.3.1

Fixed the posts component issue.

Aug 27, 2015

1.3.0

Improvements and bug fixes.

Aug 24, 2015

1.2.8

Fixed the translate issues.

Aug 17, 2015

1.2.7

Added Russian translation (thanks to mrmlnc).

Aug 17, 2015

1.2.6

Improved the posts component.

Aug 14, 2015

1.2.5

Support to Translate plugin.

Aug 14, 2015

1.2.4

Minor improvements.

Jul 14, 2015

1.2.3

Select images via Media finder.

Jul 14, 2015

1.2.2

Improvement the post status.

Jul 14, 2015

1.2.1

Added the Introductory field.

Jul 14, 2015

1.2.0

Added post front-end components.

Jul 14, 2015

1.1.3

Minor improvements and bugfix.

Jul 14, 2015

1.1.2

Added the Published at field.

Jul 14, 2015

1.1.1

Improved the permissions.

Jul 14, 2015

1.1.0

Added two front-end components.

Jul 14, 2015

1.0.1

Modified the subject of emails.

Jul 14, 2015

1.0.0

First version of News.

Jul 14, 2015

1.7.8 > 1.8.0 - Added the "indikator_" prefix to the tables.

1.7.2 > 1.7.3 - Removed the Stat front-end component.

1.7.1 > 1.7.2 - Changed the name of the Form front-end component.

1.4.8 > 1.5.0 - The requirement is the RainLab Translate plugin 1.2.4 or higher version!