Newsletter 21 May 2015

This is a test newsletter from Jessica Rose – 21 May 2015.

bramble_homepageThe newsletter content is created in WordPress, by creating a new post (category=”newsletter”). Pictures from the website can be included in the normal way and basic styling (paragraphs, bold text, underlined text) added. Hyperlinks – to the website or to external sites – can also be used.


Spring Washing IIThe actual newsletter is set up in MailChimp, and consists of a header (the website logo), the post content and a standard footer (which includes an “unsubscribe” link). The content is fed to MailChimp as an RSS feed. And MailChimp sends out the email at a specified time each day – but only if there is new content.


People can sign up to the newsletter on Jessica’s website – the list of subscribers in MailChimp is automatically updated. Jessica can also manually add subscribers to her MailChimp list by logging on to

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The MailChimp control panel gives statistics on how many newsletters have been sent and how many of these have been read.