People have been asking for this for a while, so I’m pleased to announce that if you have set up a prayer diary on the PrayerMate.net site, then it is now possible to allow people to subscribe to your content by email if you sign up for a service such as MailChimp (which I love, by the way!)
1. Create a campaign
Step one is to log in to MailChimp and create yourself an “RSS-Driven Campaign”
2. Enter feed URL
You’ll need to provide a feed URL:
You can get that URL by clicking the “Subscribe by email” link in the right sidebar on your prayer diary:
3. Configure email template
Next you’ll want to set up your email template. MailChimp allows you to use some special code in your template to embed the contents of the feed in your email – if you’re using a different email service then you’ll need to figure out what the relevant code is for that service (I’m afraid I can’t help you with this). Try copying and pasting this into your template:
*|RSSITEM:DATE:l j F Y|*
4. Create a signup form
Then all there is to it is to publicise your mailing list and let people subscribe. MailChimp also provides tools to let you create a mini signup form:
When given the choice, choose “General forms”, and then you can easily set up a form to let people join your list.
Then just enable your campaign and watch it go!