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Best e-mail capture plugin
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:24:03 PM »
I know that Jack is a true Aweber fan but when I downloaded their plugin and starting going through the process to sign up, I realized that there was a charge associated with it. Now I'm not trying to be a cheap SOB but I also was wondering if there were any acceptable free plug-ins for e-mail capture.

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Re: Best e-mail capture plugin
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 09:36:58 PM »
Mailchimp.com

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Re: Best e-mail capture plugin
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 08:30:30 AM »
Thanks! I'll add that to my list of things to do tonight!
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Re: Best e-mail capture plugin
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 11:03:30 AM »
Is there any significant difference in functionality between the two besides the pricing models?  tia- Steve.

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Re: Best e-mail capture plugin
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 11:50:23 AM »
Easier to do single opt in w Aweber.

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Re: Best e-mail capture plugin
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 12:08:39 PM »
Easier to do single opt in w Aweber.
Josh is right unless you are trying to do it for free. If you want to use Mailchimp with a single opt in you have to create your form with free Wufoo and link it to Mailchimp.
It is more work but it is free.

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Re: Best e-mail capture plugin
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 09:50:55 PM »
+1 for free MailChimp
As Joshuab said, single opt-in is doable w/ MC but more work.
Which is why I'm still on double opt-in w/ MC. Need to fix that...eventually.  :)
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Re: Best e-mail capture plugin
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 10:05:39 PM »
MailChimp eventually costs you as your list grows, but by then your list should be producing you $. 

Aweber gives you much nicer subscribe forms out of the box.  Quicker and less frustrating set up. 

Besides Wufoo, there is MailChimp Plugin.  Easier but less options.  Then you have Premium List Magnet (a premium plugin - still deciding whether it is worth the cost or not, does some interesting things, but many of which I can do through my theme) which has a much nicer and easier to use opt-in form.  It has a free light version which may have the opt-in form.  Worth checking.  Then when you want the other features, upgrade.  You can see how the various options work (except wufoo-it was being a pain so I ditched it to save time) http://boomerempowerment.com/wordpress101/mailchimp-forms/ 

Mailchimp rss to email you set to go at a set time daily, weekly or monthly, and if a new post or posts, it sends the email.  Aweber I think has more flexibility, so emails can be sent shortly after posting. 

You can promote Mailchimp and when someone buys the paid version, you get some kind of credit.  With aweber you make $.

Both cost you similar costs as your list grows. I heard, aweber possibly a little less with the larger list. Both work. 

My biggest gripe with MailChimp is their optin form.