How To Use OpenCart Newsletter

OpenCart email newsletter extension

From giving daily updates on upcoming events or happenings around the company or other things, email is used. Because it is easy to write and send the email to all the subscribers in a single shot. The OpenCart newsletter module delivers the email in segments to reduce the server load. It is multi-language compatible.

It is a complete email newsletter software for OpenCart. To make the email subscription delivers the most successful result, the admin can enable the email verification option. Admin can write templates for various events like an email confirmation, unsubscribe, etc.

Here is a complete step-by-step guide to configuring the module correctly. You can head over to check all the features of OpenCart newsletter extension.

Install The Extension On Your OpenCart Website

You can download the extension from the opencart official site or our website. The downloaded file will be a zip file.

There are two ways to install the extension on the OpencCart website.

  1. Use the admin In-built extension installer
  2. Upload the files of extension into the website using FTP/Cpanel.

I recommend you to use the 1st method, It is simple and easy and takes only a few minutes to install the extension on the site.

Easy Method: Use The Admin In-built Extension Installer

Step 1

  1. Login in to the admin panel
  2. Go to Extension → Installer
  3. Select the zip file of the extension
  4. wait for installation complete,
  5. You will get the message “You have successfully modified the extension”.

Step 2

Now it’s time to refresh the modification to make the extension work throughout the website. After every installation and uninstallation or enable and disable the module, the admin must refresh the modification.

The next step is to install the OpenCart email newsletter extension from the module list page

Step 3

Go to Extension → Extensions

Here you must select the module from the drop down. Our extension falls into the module list of OpenCart. Look for our TMD OpenCart newsletter module and click on the install button.

Now our extension is ready to configure to use for customer login and send messages on various events.

Install The OpenCart Newsletter Subscribe Extension Using FTP/Cpanel

It is quite difficult and requires technical knowledge of website management.

The downloaded extension file is a zip file.  You need to extract it using software like 7zip, zip extractor, windows inbuilt extractor, WinRAR, etc. You will find the subfolders named catalog, system, and admin.

filezilla disconnect

Either use the FileZilla Software or CuteFTP software to login into your website hosting section where we can access the files of a website hosted on the server.

You can log in to the Cpanel of the website. If you are good with technical knowledge and are comfortable.

Select the File Manager. Select the public_html or www folder.

If your website is hosted directly on the website then you are at the right place.

cPanel File Manager

All you need to follow the same path structure of folders present in the module. Just copy the file and upload it to the exact file structure of the website.

To make sure, double-check the file location structure. The extension won’t work if there is a mistake while file upload.

After all, files are uploaded, we need to login into the admin panel and follow the instructions of step 2 written in  “Use the admin In-built extension installer”.

Give Permission To Module To Make It Work On Admin Section

After that in the Admin panel go to System -> Users -> Usergroup and edit ‘Administrator’ and select all for both Access and Modify Permission then save it.

NOTE:

If you have created another user group and the user is associated with that user group. To whom you want to give permission to operate the OpenCart email newsletter subscriber module then you must select that user group and modify the permission as written above.

General Setting

Here admin can enable/disable the email verification option. Write the email template in each language enabled on the website. This email template has a subject and content. Admin can use HTML code or write simple text in the content because it has a WYSIWYG editor.

OpenCart email newsletter module comes with  7 shortcodes such as logo, store name, subscriber name, verification, unsubscribed link, etc. These shortcodes can be included in the email template and will automatically change into representative text.

  1. Verification send email
  2. Thanks for the email confirmation

Layout Setting

opencart newsletter layout setting

Title, description, privacy policy, and icon can be shown and hidden on the email subscriber form. Make the input filed name required, hide or show.

The title and description will be shown on top of the email subscription form. And the content of these is also editable by the admin. Also, the privacy policy link will be shown below the email input box.

Moreover, the admin can write the email newsletter form text such as placeholder text of input fields name, email. Submit button text and success message.

OpenCart Newsletter Subscribe In Footer

opencart newsletter form in footer display setting

Admin can set the newsletter email subscription form in the footer of the website. Just change the status to enable in the Footer section of this module. If you like to show the subscription form on specific pages then the admin can do so by selecting the page from the list.

Background color and text color are also manageable. It increases the reliability of the form and improves its visibility of the form.

Option to hide and show the title, description, and name input field. form fields placeholder text can manage from here. Write the success message that will show after submitting the email and name.

Popup Newsletter In OpenCart

show newsletter in popup setting in opencart

If your website is suitable to display the popup then you must go with the popup email subscription form. It increases the possibility of email subscriptions by 30%.

OpenCart newsletter module has the option to show the popup email subscription form on selected pages. Admin must select the page where the popup should display.

Set the background image of the popup. This background image will take the full width of the popup. The rest set is the same as the footer tab.

Email Verify Page Layout Setting

email verified page content setting from opencart newsletter module

Admin can customize the email verify page layout. What element should display or not? Changing the toggle will change the status to show and hide elements decline button, title, description, and store logo.

Write personalized title, description, and email subscription success message. It will be one of the best ways to show gratitude to your users.

Show and hide these elements

  • ✓ Title
  • ✓ Description
  • ✓ Logo
  • ✓ Decline Button

Can write content for

  • ✓ Page content title, description
  • ✓ Verify success message
  • ✓ Decline message
  • ✓ Invalid request message
  • ✓ Confirm and Decline button

UnSubscribed Page In Opencart Newsletter Subscribe Module

email unsubscribed page content setting in opencart newsletter module

The user who wants to unsubscribe from the email newsletter from your site, they can do so by clicking the unsubscribe link present at the bottom of every email sent by this OpenCart newsletter module.

Users will land on this page and select the reason why they want to leave the newsletter.

Admin can enter the multiple reasons in the setting. There is a set to write a goodbye message that displays on this page.

Write Own CSS To Customize Subscriber Form

write own CSS code in opencart newsletter extension

The design and color theme of the newsletter form can easily update from the CSS. Admin can write CSS code that will reflect the email form, background, and design.  It is only for those who know the basic HTML/CSS language. It requires some knowledge of designing part of a website.

Shortcodes: Reduce Email Template Work

Some codes are given to write the email template work easy. It automatically changes into the representative content that making the template more flexible. Use these shortcodes to get the dynamic content subscriber name, email, verification link, store name, etc.  Just copy it and paste it into the email template.

 

Logo
Store Name
Subscriber Name
Subscriber Email
Verification Link
Unsubscribe Link

OpenCart Email Subscriber List

The list has detailed information about the subscriber. It contains information like subscriber is a guest/registered user, the email status with verified/unverified or unsubscribed. The good thing about the list is it shows the reason of unsubscribe in the email status. There are features like import and export email lists, filters, and more in the OpenCart newsletter extension.

Import

The larger the OpenCart email subscriber list, the more engaging the user base you will have. That’s why the admin can import the email list to the website. Use the pre-defined email import xls file as a template. Also, you can set the email as verified, subscriber, and their name, etc.

Export

There is an option to export the entire email list with a single click. The exported file will be in excel format (.xls) and it has all the important data like account type, email status, IP address and name, email, the id of the user, etc.

The file can use to import into other email sending software like Mailchimp, Sendinblue, Sendblaster, etc.

Search

Admin can filter the specific users using the search filter. The matching subscriber data will show according to the selected fields.

Edit

Website admin can update the account status and email status of an individual subscriber. The email and name are not editable.

Send Newsletter Individually

OpenCart email newsletter extension also allows the admin to send the email to the individual subscribers from the list.

A popup will open, It has the email and name of the selected subscriber to whom you want to send the email. Write the subject and email content and hit the send button. It will send the email to that user.

Create Newsletter Email Templates

writing email template to send in opencart newsletter

To make the newsletter work easier. Admin can create email templates according to fulfill the requirement. For example, Each time, there is some offer or festival coming, a new email template can be created.

A list of created email templates will be shown with an editable and delete icon.

Mail Template

Three kinds of email template types are available.  First, select the type of email template you want to create for [1] verify email [2] Product promotional [3] email confirmed. Enter the template name it will use to recognize the email template

Write the subject line and email content. Admin can write content either in plain text or use the HTML language. Shortcodes are given on the right side of the screen. Copy it and insert it into the content.

Change the status to enable. If the status is disabled, this email template will not display in the email selection of sending email

Assign Products

assigning products in email template to send in opencart newsletter

OpenCart newsletter extension will only use when the admin is going to create the product promotional email template. Write the product name to select the products. The selected product will automatically insert into the email template in the gridview layout.

The product image height and width can update from here. Also, show or hide the product price is present.

Assign coupons

A coupon code can be added to the template. Just select one coupon from the list of coupons.

Send Email To Subscribers

opencart newsletter extension lets admin to send newsletter email to subscriber

There are simple steps to follow to send the newsletter email from OpenCart admin panel.

  1. Select the email template
  2. Subscriber list
  3. Account Type
  4. Store

The email will be sent to those subscriber only whose email status and account type matches with the selected subscribers.

Analytics

A detailed analytic report can be seen in the analytic section of OpenCart newsletter module. A list of sent emails is shown along with email type, the number of subscribers, subscriber switched, click count, and date.

If the admin wants to see the specific newsletter report, then clicking on the view button will bring individual subscriber information. Here admin can see a list of subscriber email id, account type, email status, and newsletter sent date.

Support

If you are looking for any kind of support or want to know more about the OpenCart newsletter subscribe module or service,  you can raise OpenCart support ticket.

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