Whether it's you're running a blog or a standard website, many people want to add the ability to capture visitors' email addresses. The greatest advantage of WordPress having so many users and therefore so many plugins is that you're spoilt for choice, the drawback is that it makes choosing all the more difficult. This post will highlight three different options for WordPress email signup plugins, give a sense of their strengths and shortcomings and hopefully leave you better informed of the options available to you. But first you can watch the video overview.
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For this review I'll just be looking at email subscribe plugins for WordPress that use the Feedburner system. If you already use MailChimp or A-Weber or other newsletter software, many of them have their own custom built WordPress plugins some official or by fans. That said you can still choose to use Feedburner anyway. It's up to you. All of these reviews presume you've already signed up to a Feedburner account, which you can do in about 2 minutes and it's all the easier if you've already signed up previously to a Google service like Gmail or Youtube.
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