Newsletter portlet for Liferay 6 CE

Liferay 6 is a very nice CMS but sometimes it lacks basic features. One of it is Newsletter. If you go through blogs, forum, google a little bit you will see there is a big demand for that functionality. There are even two ticket in JIRA (LEP-2177 and LPS-14426) and one wiki page butit looks like the work is on hold.

So we decided to make our own Newsletter portlet 🙂

It’s a version 1.0 and it lack most of features mentioned on Liferay wiki page for proposals but:

1. Admin can define as many topics / newsletter lists as he wants.

2. Admin can deploy as many newsletter portlets as he wants.

 

3. Admin can configure what topics will be available to subscribe / unsubscribe in each newsletter portlet.

4. If there is only one lists defined for portlet it won’t show “choose your topic” lists.

5. Users can subcribe withour beign registered in portal

6. After signing up user will recieve confirmation email with “click this link to confirm” message

7. Admin can add user to topic manualy

8. Admin can add users by uploading CSV file

9. Admin can export all users to CSV file

10. Editor can compose email using WYSIWYG editor (with images too).

 

Roadmap for our newsletter portlet is:

1. Add abillity to send categorized / tagged web content

2.  Send automaticaly web content using its “Publish date” field

3.  Control Panel configuration page should be scope-aware

For couple of projects such functionality is enough. I wonder will it ever be done in Liferay CE. For now we’re thinking about releasing our portlet on double licence for free (non-profit, educational) and for commercial use similar to what MyOffice24x7 did with their Survey portlet. If you’re interested in this portlet – just call us or send us an email 🙂

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19 Responses to Newsletter portlet for Liferay 6 CE

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  2. JC says:

    What is your phone number or email 🙂 I’m interested to test this portlet.

    Thanks
    JC

  3. Giovesoft says:

    Is this portlet downlodable?

  4. liferaycms says:

    We need something about a week to prepare it for sharing at Community Plugins Repository

  5. Would be great to see a well designed Newsletter Portlet Application.

  6. geetanjali says:

    Please let me know when this newsletter portlet would be available for download? or if it is already available please provide the link from where it can be downloaded.
    Thanks in advance 🙂
    new to liferay and we have same requirement where in we need to send newsletters to registered users who have selected this option.

    Best !!!!!!!!!!!

  7. hienamx says:

    It will ba available for download in couple of days. As I wrote in next post it’s beign rewritten to external portlet (currently it’s writen in Liferay source code)

  8. geetanjali says:

    Thank you so much for the update .Eagerly waiting for this feature 🙂 .Million thanks for this feature.

  9. Pdgj says:

    Any idea when you will able to publish at Liferay’s Community Plugins Repository.

    Thanks in advance,

  10. Jenny says:

    Like to see this Portlet available soon.

  11. dominik says:

    Thanks for the feature!! Please give us an update when your great feature will be available as a portlet for us! 🙂

  12. Paranormal says:

    hello it’s good portlet
    is there any timeline for this portlet
    because i checked out the liferay repository and did find it

    regards

  13. Hiena says:

    This portlet will be release till end of March in Enterprise Edition as binary file (without sourcode). It will be sold by eo Networks S.A. so for now you will not find it in Liferay repositories.

  14. Mario says:

    Can you give me economic information about this portlet to buy it ?

  15. Victor says:

    I have seen a reference here to our Survey/SmartForm Portlet. The site (http://www.myoffice24x7.com) has been re-arranged to provide every portal product with free & licensed/supported ways of handling.
    This month we have started moving all products from Liferay Plugin repository to this framework. We expect to have about 120 products published by January 2011.

  16. Randy says:

    The link isn’t working. Could you please update the URL?

    • Alessandra says:

      Etcware provides newsletter portlets (a backoffice portlet to manage newsletter users, a frontend portlet to invite users to subscribe newsletter, an hook portlet to manage web contents and send them as newsletter). To edit newsletter contents it is sufficient to edit web contents and send them as newsletter.
      Send me an email to mail@etcware.it.

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