Your Website Looks Great. So Should Your Emails.

A Brand New Design For Subscriber Emails

We recently updated the design of the emails that go out to your subscribers when a new post is published on your site. With this fresh design, we focused on modernizing the default email templates that come from Jetpack.

A Clean Look Focused on Your Content

Design can have a significant impact on engagement.

With the new emails, your subscribers will get a modern looking email when they subscribe, receive a welcome email, and whenever a new post is published. With the updated designs, your content comes first, and looks great on any device.

1. Confirmation Email

When a visitor subscribes to your site, the first email they’ll receive will ask them to confirm their subscription. This helps ensure that the person subscribing is the owner of the email address shared.

To personalize that message, you can edit the message that gets sent out. Just head to: Settings → Reading → Follower settings → “Blog follow email text”, and you’re all set.

2. Welcome Email

Once your subscriber has confirmed their subscription, they’ll receive a welcome email. This one’s really important.

It turns out that the average open rate of welcome emails is 82% (GetResponse, 2017). So, for every 100 emails sent, 82 people will open them. Compare that with the average email open rate of just 21%, and it’s easy to see how making a great first impression really matters.

3. New Subscriber Email

When your new subscriber gets their welcome email, you’ll also receive a new subscriber email. So you can celebrate.

4. New Post Updates

Now your subscriber’s all set, they’ll get a fresh new email every time a new post is added to your website. That’s one more reminder that you’re out there and publishing. And one more reason to keep coming back for more.

Getting Started

Email is one of the most efficient ways to reach your site visitors, with 4.3 Billion users around the world forecast for this year alone (Statista, 2021). 

With Jetpack, tapping into that huge audience is as simple as adding a block to your site. Check out our support guide for the subscribe block to walk you through how to get that up and running.

Adding the block makes it only a couple-of-clicks for your site visitors to subscribe to your content. 

And once they’ve subscribed, they’ll receive all of your latest updates – with the new, fresh design – direct to their inbox.

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Backdoor found in The School Management Pro plugin for WordPress

Versions before 9.9.7 of the WordPress plugin “The School Management Pro” from Weblizar contain a backdoor allowing an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code on sites with the plugin installed. If you have an earlier version installed on your site, we recommend upgrading to version 9.9.7 or later immediately. This is a critical security issue.

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WordPress Admin Dashboard: Become an Expert in 15 Minutes

The WordPress admin dashboard is the heart and soul of the Content Management System (CMS). This is where you oversee every aspect of your site, from configuring essential settings to publishing content, installing plugins and themes, and more. If you’re not familiar with the WP admin, you’ll have a hard time managing a website.

Understanding how to use the dashboard is easier than you might think. All of the WordPress admin components are highly intuitive. Once you learn how to use these different tools and settings, you’ll be able to get the most out of WordPress.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to the WordPress dashboard and every single one of its components. You’ll learn how to access the admin area, configure your website, publish content, and more. 

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How to Log in to a WordPress Site (Step-by-Step Guide)

If you’re new to WordPress, or haven’t used it in a while, you may not know how to log in or change the way that you access your account. The default way of logging in to WordPress may not be the best option for you.

There are many different ways you can log in to a WordPress site. The basic username and password method works, but you can also link several different accounts and use those credentials instead. This can be quicker, and it also means one less password to remember!

In this article, we’ll cover six different ways you can log in to WordPress. We’ll also explain what to do if you’re having trouble logging in, and answer some frequently asked questions. 

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How to Fix the “502 Bad Gateway” Error in WordPress

If you’re a site owner, few things make your stomach drop like trying to load your website only to receive a cryptic error message. You’re probably familiar with the 404 Page Not Found error, but what about the 502 Bad Gateway issue?

Fortunately, the 502 error is usually easy to fix. Once you’ve found the source of the problem, resolving it is something most WordPress users can do on their own, without advanced technical knowledge.

In this article, we’ll cover the different causes of a 502 error. Then, we’ll show you how to isolate and resolve the issue.

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How to Bulk Upload Files to WordPress via FTP

Adding images and other types of media to your pages is an important part of building and managing a WordPress site. However, the default upload tool that’s available in the Media Library isn’t the most flexible when it comes to uploading large numbers of files. 

Fortunately, you can use a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client to bulk upload your files to WordPress. This way, you won’t have to worry about the process taking forever or the Media Library limiting your upload size. 

In this post, we’ll look at why you may need to upload files in bulk. Then, we’ll show you how to bulk upload files to WordPress via FTP, and cover some alternative methods.

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How to Add & Edit Code in WordPress (HTML, CSS, PHP)

One of the main draws of using WordPress is that you can build websites without touching a line of code, but you still have the full freedom to edit source code if you wish. 

If you know how to add code to WordPress safely, you can change your website design and functionality to make your work a lot easier. What type of code you decide to insert is up to you. In WordPress, you’ll usually deal with HTML, CSS, and PHP.

In this article, we’re going to tell you what to do before you start adding and editing code in WordPress. Then we’ll show you how to insert HTML, CSS, and PHP into your website. We’ll cover multiple approaches to adding and editing code for each language.

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New version of Jetpack!

Jetpack 10.9 – Share videos directly with your site members

This month, we’re excited to announce enhancements to VideoPress including the ability to set videos as private, new settings options for the payments button block, and under-the-hood improvements to enhance your Jetpack experience.

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How to Fix “This Site is Experiencing Technical Difficulties” in WordPress

No one wants to run into issues with their WordPress site. It can be even more frustrating when you’re unsure what the problem is or what’s causing it. This is typically the case with the “this site is experiencing technical difficulties” error.

If you’ve come across this message, don’t panic. There are a handful of methods that you can use to get your site up and running again. 

In this post, we’ll explain why you might encounter this error on your WordPress website. Then, we’ll walk you through the methods you can use to fix it. We’ll also show you how to prevent it from happening again. 

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How to Change Your WordPress Theme (Without Losing Content)

Changing your WordPress theme is a good way to unlock new functionality or give your site a fresh look. And while switching themes isn’t as simple as a click of a button, don’t let fear leave your website lacking. 

Take a deep breath, follow the steps methodically, and make sure you have time available to do a complete and careful job — and an improved, more modern, more usable version of your website can become a reality.

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