BuddyPress Group Email Subscription Review

BuddyPress Plugins

Online Newsletters, Email Subscriptions, or Update Notifications have now become very common these days. WordPress is the perfect platform to add, create and manage these common features without any hitch by the use of some plugins. 

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription is a powerful tool that allows the users to subscribe to the emailing service regarding any group activity updates. Users can choose to receive emails on a weekly or daily basis.  

Also, there is 5 level of email subscriptions:

  1. No Email
  2. Weekly Summary Email 
  3. Daily Digest Email
  4. New Topics Email
  5. All Email

Features:

  • Topic Follow and Mute Options
  • Admin Notification
  • Spam Protection
  • Multilingual Support
  • Digest/Summary Emails
  • 5 Email Subscription Levels

Plugin Requirements

This plugin requires BuddyPress to be installed and activated on your website. Along with BuddyPress Activity and BuddyPress Group components enabled.

Why choose BuddyPress Group Email Subscription?

  • Improved User Experience

Emails and Notifications can largely improve user’s experiences because they feel connected to the community anytime, anywhere.  

  • Spam Protection

Users will not get spammed by the emails from activity updates. Moreover, you can also control the levels of the email subscriptions resulting in a limited number of emails.  

  • Satisfaction of Users

Users can anytime opt-out to the email service from the community. Also, they can unsubscribe from all of the emails of group activities or some particular group if they want.

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription Review

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription plugin comes with very straightforward and easy usage of plugins and its features. You can access its features from wp-admin > Settings > BP Group Email Options.  

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BuddyPress Group Email Subscription Review

Digests & Summaries

One of this plugin’s features is to let the admin assign the time and day of the email. Admin can choose time for daily digests and weekday for a weekly summary of the updates. The digests will contain a brief description of the update or activity from the group activities.

On the other hand, weekly summaries will contain only to-the-point information about the group activities. These settings can easily be changed to any day or time. Also, the time zone of 

this plugin’s server is UTC, so make sure that you will define it in UTC time format.  

Global Unsubscribe Link

Admins can also add a link in the email for Unsubscribing from the updates of group activities. This link will be a global unsubscribe link that means if a user clicks it to unsubscribe, he/she will stop receiving emails from all the group activities and updates. This implies to daily digests as well as weekly summaries.

Group Admin Abilities

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription Review plugin also allows admin to choose whether admins and mods can change member’s email subscriptions settings. As well as, the admin can choose if any admin or moderator override the subscription settings and send the email to everyone in the group.

Overriding the Subscriptions settings means for example, if a user has turned off all the email notifications from group activities but still the admin/mod can override the setting and send an email for that particular time without changing the user’s subscription settings.

These settings can come in handy for admin to send any essential message or email related to the community or any particular group. 

Spam Prevention

Sometimes, new users can cause chaos in the group activities resulting in back to back email to other group members.You can prevent this type of spam by setting a minimum number of registration days before that user’s update will be emailed to other members in the group.  

Conclusion

We recommend using this plugin as an email subscription because it is simple to use and has enough functionalities to easily manage a huge user base. Thanks for reading.

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