How To Publish a Newsletter with MailPoet

Every WP SiteKit Managed Website comes with the email newsletter tool, MailPoet. It is set up with a template to match your company brand and ready for you to create and send your business email newsletters. Here are the instructions for you to publish a newsletter with MailPoet.

  1. Log in to your WordPress website
  2. Go to WP Admin > MailPoet
  3. Click the “Add New” button
  4. Under Newsletter click the “Create” button
  5. Click “Your saved templates”
  6. Select the email template we custom designed for you
  7. Type the email Subject
  8. Type the Preview Text (optional)
  9. Click on the intro paragraph text to edit it and type or paste your content
  10. If you want to add a blog post the drag and drop the “Posts” module from the right and drop it on to your newsletter below the intro paragraph
  11. In the Post Selection box type the first few words of in the title of the post you want to include.
  12. When you see the Post displayed below, click the checkbox next to it to see a preview displayed.
  13. (Optional) If you don’t like the layout, click the “Display options” link to see more layout display options.
  14. Click the Insert Selected button to insert the Post into your newsletter
  15. Add an ending paragraph by dragging the Text Module from the right and dropping it near the bottom of your newsletter where you want to paragraph. Click on the text to edit it.
  16. Add a Call-to-action Button to the bottom of your newsletter by dragging the Button Module from the right and dropping it at the end of the newsletter
  17. Click the button and change it’s Label and Link.
  18. When you finished editing your newsletter, click the “Next” button
  19. On the Final Step under Lists choose Website Subscribers
  20. Click the “Schedule it” check box and choose a date and time to send your newsletter
  21. Click the “Schedule” button

1. Log in to WordPress

Log in to your WordPress website.

2. Open MailPoet

Go to WP Admin > MailPoet

MailPoet in WordPress

3. Click “Add New”

Click the “Add New” button

Add New MailPoet newsletter

4. Create a Newsletter

Under Newsletter click the “Create” button

choose MailPoet newsletter

5. Choose “Your saved templates” Tab

Click click on the “Your saved templates” to see only the saved templates.

MailPoet templates

6. Select Your Template

As a client of WP SiteKit we should have created a custom branded template for you. Let us know if you need any changes to it.

Select the email template we custom designed for you by clicking the select button.

choose your template

7. Type the email Subject

Type the subject line of your email newsletter.

newsletter subject field

8. Type the Preview Text (optional)

The preview text is the shown to the reader under the subject line under their email reading program. It’s optional.

email preview text

9. Edit Intro Paragraph Text

Click on the intro paragraph text to edit it and type or paste your content.

paragraph text in MailPoet editor

10. Add a Blog Post (optional)

If you want to add a blog post the drag and drop the “Posts” module from the right and drop it on to your newsletter below the intro paragraph.

add a WordPress post

11. Search for Your Post

In the Post Selection box type the first few words of in the title of the post you want to include.

12. Choose the Post You Want Inserted

When you see the Post displayed below, click the checkbox next to it to see a preview displayed.

13. Adjust Display (Optional)

(Optional) If you don’t like the layout, click the “Display options” link to see more layout display options.

14. Insert Selected Posts

Click the Insert Selected button to insert the Post into your newsletter.

15. Add a Paragraph of Text

Add an ending paragraph by dragging the Text Module from the right and dropping it near the bottom of your newsletter where you want to paragraph. Click on the text to edit it.

16. Add a Button

Add a Call-to-action Button to the bottom of your newsletter by dragging the Button Module from the right and dropping it at the end of the newsletter.

17. Edit the Button

Click the button and change its Label and Link.

18. Click the Next Button When You’re Finished

When you finished editing your newsletter, click the “Next” button.

19. Choose List: Website Subscribers

On the Final Step under Lists choose Website Subscribers.

20. Choose to Schedule It For Later or Send It Now

(Optional) Click the “Schedule it” check box and choose a date and time to send your newsletter.

21. Click the Schedule or Send Button

Click the Schedule or Send button to finish the process.

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