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This plugin is based in the MailChimp integration plugin by RainLab.

Configuring

In order to use the plugin you need to get the API key from your MailRelay account.

  1. In the OctoberCMS back-end go to the System / Settings page and click the MailRelay link.
  2. Write your MailRelay account name in the MailRelay Account Name field.
  3. Paste the API key in the MailRelay API key field.

Creating the Signup form

You can put the MailRelay signup form on any front-end page. Add the MailRelay Signup Form component to a page or layout. Close the Inspector and save the page.

The simplest way to add the signup form is to use the component's default partial and the {% component %} tag. Add it to a page or layout where you want to display the form:

{% component 'mailSignup' %}

If the default partial is not suitable for your website, replace the component tag with custom code, for example:

<form
    id="subscribe-form"
    data-request="mailSignup::onSignup"
    data-request-update="'mailSignup::result': '#subscribe-form'"
>
    <input type="text" name="email" placeholder="Newsletter subscription">
    <input type="submit" class="btn btn-default" value="Subscribe"/>
</form>

The example uses the standard partial mailSignup::result for displaying the subscription confirmation message. If you don't like the standard message you can create your own partial in your theme and specify its name in the data-request-update attribute. The default partial is located in plugins/rainlab/MailRelay/components/signup/result.htm.

More fields can be included in the subscription request:

<input type="text" name="merge[FNAME]" placeholder="First Name" />
<input type="text" name="merge[LNAME]" placeholder="Last Name" />

That's it!

1.0.2

Add methods to check subscription status and unsubscribe

Feb 28, 2024

1.0.1

Initialize plugin

Nov 26, 2023