- xfversion 13, xfversion 14, xfversion 15
Sends an email to your members every week showing most popular topics.
An email of the 25 most popular topics is sent to all members that have logged into your forum with the past 30 days. If a member does not want to receive the Weekly Digest email, they can unsubscribe by clicking the link provided in the email or the link in the forum footer, this is an opt-out add-on.
(Example of Weekly Digest email)
(Example of Options page)
(Example of Subscribe/Unsubscribe overlay)
(Example of Weekly Digest link in footer)
- Only members which have logged in within the past 30 days will receive a Weekly Digest email.
- Option to exclude forums.
- Option to vary the number of topics sent in the email.
- Option to send test email.
- Adds link to footer.
- All phrases start with weeklydigest_ for your convenience.
- Download weeklydigest_v2.4.zip and unzip it.
- Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
- From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
- Upload the addon-WeeklyDigest_v2.4.xml file.
- Click the Install Add-on button.
Q: Are forum view permissions honored?
A: No. You have to use the Exclude Forums in the Options if you want to exclude any forums from the emails sent.
Q: When are the emails sent?
A: On Saturday morning.
Q: Is "Receive site mailings" honored?
Q: Are banned members excluded?
Q: Are discouraged members excluded?
Q: Are redirect threads excluded?
Q: How are thread topics chosen?
A: Threads are selected by most viewed. An additional sort on forum title can be set in the Options page.
Q: Is there an option for opt-in as opposed to opt-out?
A: No. Opt-in does not work because most members will never subscribe to these types of subscriptions.
Q: Can I edit the email to add my own logo?
A: No. Email templates are not easily edited.
Q: Is there a way to show all posts for the week instead of just the most popular threads?
A: Set the Limit in the Options to what ever maximum you would like to show. If a very high number is set it will show all threads for the past week.
Q: Are members automatically enrolled in this add-on?
A: Yes. Members must opt-out if they wish not to receive the weekly email.
Q: Are new members, who registered after the installation of this add-on, also automatically subscribed?
Q: How can I change the day and time the mailing go out?
A: Change the Cron Entry:
Admin Control Panel -> Tools -> Cron Entries -> Weekly Digest
Q: Is opting out only for the Weekly Digest?
This add-on will add a field called weekly_digest_opt_out to your xf_user table.