MailPress 7.2 released

  • complete review of mail pluggable functions (wp_mail included + bug fixed)
  • adding a List-Unsubscribe add-on trying to comply with rfc2369, rfc8058 & friends
  • Newsletter schedulers & processors reviewed, use of wp_date()
  • settings reviewed to comply with wp settings look and feel
  • logging reviewed
  • Swiftmailer 6.3.0 (with specific smtputf8 encoding support)
  • Bugs fixed
    • bug in csv and excel importers (when mailinglist not active)
    • fixing bug in form field type
    • fixing minor bug in bounce management
    • several cosmetic changes (mainly code comments and css)
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Reviewing code around newsletters

Just to post a few pictures about the last code review i made on schedulers and processors.
What is right under test for now (MailPress development version and also running on mailpress.org) is having a day scheduler and processor that would be exactly the same than the “half-day” (see previous post).
After coding, you need to make simulations to handle different cases and to have the best tests possible.
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Newletters, Scheduling, Processing, WP 5.3 and MP 7.2

Last week, Marc had recently upgraded his site to 7.1 and asked for support because he couldn’t locate the right directory of the xml newsletter configuration files.
He was referring to an old thread on google groups.

I explained him that since 7.0 these specific files (and others) have been moved to
wp-content/uploads/mailpress/(blog_id)/advanced.
I have just upgraded the thread with that post.

He also asked if it was possible to send a category newsletter twice a day. And that was an interesting question.

I gave him my first thoughts and here is my updated analysis :
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Implementing List-Unsubscribe and preparing 7.2

Last year, mid october, Aleksey asked for support on the {{ unsubscribe }} link and related process. Rapidely, the conversation went on how to implement a List-Unsubscribe header. I quickly coded some new add-on and made some tests. But i was not particularly happy with my code and left the point for a while.

In January, i decided to re-open this topic and to see what could be done. I coded a quick and dirty hack, but then again, the process was not working as intended. Something was missing ! So i digged a little bit further trying to get more information on how to implement a nice and efficient List-Unsubcribe mail header, looking for the “state of the art” in that matter.

Here are the results :
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MailPress 7.1

freshly released …

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Back to the future …

Once upon a time there was a blog engine with only 5 setting fields.
It was called …
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Becoming … a dpo

A few years ago, i read an interview from ma.tt and i remember that at the following question “What will be your next move after wordpress ?”, ma.tt answered something like “maybe coding a bank”.
At that time, i had a long experience working in IT departments of banks and thought that this would be a HUGE challenge.
But today, thanks to GDPR, his dream might come true ! and here is why !
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New plugin GDPress

Just to announce that i released a new plugin called GDPress.
GDPress is providing tools for privacy.

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MailPress 7.1 RC

Releasing today MailPress 7.1 RC

This release is currently under test on mailpress.org but i am waiting until the end of the month before releasing 7.1.
So, not for production but for test only.
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State of the Mail 2019

As i worked on privacy (see my last post),
i was trying to figure out :

  • What will be the future of mail inside wordpress ?
  • What will be the next move ?
  • How will they get thru future privacy needs ?

So i decided to work on a new document.
Here it is …
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