Subscribe2 is the granddaddy of WordPress post subscription and email plugins.

But in November of last year Subscribe2 was acquired.

The response has been…. mixed.

Here are some great alternatives for sending posts, raising engagement, and organically growing a happy and healthy community. 

These are WordPress plugins, built in the WordPress way.

Postmatic
Free
Post subscriptions + Email commenting
Send posts. Receive comments.
Users and Subscriptions
Send new posts to subscribers
Site-wide subscriptions to all posts
Author-specific subscriptions
Category-specific subscriptions
Subscribe to comments on single posts
Ability to subscribe authors to comments on their own posts
Single click unsubscribe
Full compliance with international spam laws
Post Delivery and Emails
Send hourly/daily/weekly digests
Manually send messages to subscribers (without creating a post)
Send only excerpts instead of full post
Send posts in multipart format
Send posts in html format
Support for attachments
Send full posts as embeded html
Support for feature images
Support for native widgets in email
Fully responsive email templates with support for mobile
Support for shortcodes and oembeds
Configurable email template
Public facing api
Content is converted automatically (inlined) to email format before sending
Outgoing mail delivery via Mandrill and Mailgun
Growing Your List
Subscription widget
Auto-Subscribe new WordPress users
Subscription management via front-end user profiles
Send unlimited subscription invitations
Import users from Jetpack
Import users from Mailpoet
Import users from Mailchimp
Send invitations to past commenters to turn them into subscribers
Integration with 3rd party opt-in plugins
Analytics and Subscriber Management
Add tracking parameters to permalinks
Admin notifications of subscribe/unsubscribes
Comment Subscriptions and Email Commenting
Reply to posts to leave comment
Reply to comment to leave reply
Comment moderation via email
Premium support
A strong commitment to privacy and best practices
Find out more
Postmatic Premium
$9
Send responsive mobile-ready posts via Mailgun
Per month per site
Users and Subscriptions
Send new posts to subscribers
Site-wide subscriptions to all posts
Author-specific subscriptions
Category-specific subscriptions
Subscribe to comments on single posts
Ability to subscribe authors to comments on their own posts
Single click unsubscribe
Full compliance with international spam laws
Post Delivery and Emails
Send hourly/daily/weekly digests
Manually send messages to subscribers (without creating a post)
Send only excerpts instead of full post
Send posts in multipart format
Send posts in html format
Support for attachments
Send full posts as embeded html
Support for feature images
Support for native widgets in email
Fully responsive email templates with support for mobile
Support for shortcodes and oembeds
Configurable email template
Public facing api
Content is converted automatically (inlined) to email format before sending
Outgoing mail delivery via Mandrill and Mailgun
Growing Your List
Subscription widget
Auto-Subscribe new WordPress users
Subscription management via front-end user profiles
Send unlimited subscription invitations
Import users from Jetpack
Import users from Mailpoet
Import users from Mailchimp
Send invitations to past commenters to turn them into subscribers
Integration with 3rd party opt-in plugins
Analytics and Subscriber Management
Add tracking parameters to permalinks
Admin notifications of subscribe/unsubscribes
Comment Subscriptions and Email Commenting
Reply to posts to leave comment
Reply to comment to leave reply
Comment moderation via email
Premium support
A strong commitment to privacy and best practices
Find out more
Subscribe2 HTML
$39
Help support Subscribe2 author Matt Robinson
Plus $10/month
Users and Subscriptions
Send new posts to subscribers
Site-wide subscriptions to all posts
Author-specific subscriptions
Category-specific subscriptions
Subscribe to comments on single posts
Ability to subscribe authors to comments on their own posts
Single click unsubscribe
Full compliance with international spam laws
Post Delivery and Emails
Send hourly/daily/weekly digests
Manually send messages to subscribers (without creating a post)
Send only excerpts instead of full post
Send posts in multipart format
Send posts in html format
Support for attachments
Send full posts as embeded html
Support for feature images
Support for native widgets in email
Fully responsive email templates with support for mobile
Support for shortcodes and oembeds
Configurable email template
Public facing api
Content is converted automatically (inlined) to email format before sending
Outgoing mail delivery via Mandrill and Mailgun
Growing Your List
Subscription widget
Auto-Subscribe new WordPress users
Subscription management via front-end user profiles
Import users manually
Import users from Jetpack
Import users from Mailpoet
Import users from Mailchimp
Send invitations to past commenters to turn them into subscribers
Integration with 3rd party opt-in plugins
Analytics and Subscriber Management
Add tracking parameters to permalinks
Admin notifications of subscribe/unsubscribes
Comment Subscriptions and Email Commenting
Reply to posts to leave comment
Reply to comment to leave reply
Comment moderation via email
Premium support
A strong commitment to privacy and best practices
Find out more

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