I was commissioned to provide a custom WordPress solution for automating Constant Contact email campaigns. The solution integrated the Constant Contact API with a WordPress interface built in to the dashboard, allowing the client to create & manage email campaigns through the WordPress back end.
The plugin provides an interface which maps directly to the fields at constant contact. Extensive data validation is done on the input to insure success of automatically created campaigns. Once a campaign is created, it can be configured to either pull all articles or articles from single category. The campaign can be scheduled for daily, weekly or monthly at a given time of day. Unlimited campaigns are allowed.
At the scheduled time, the plugin gathers the articles designated for the specific campaign, uses the values entered via the management interface and automatically creates, schedules and sends the campaign all with no interaction required by the blog administrator.
This WordPress automation plugin saves the site administrator several hours per week of doing this work manually. Later versions of this custom WordPress solution included the ability for the site administrator to add affiliate links (or any other custom content) to the beginning, the end, or both the beginning and end of selected campaigns.
If you are repeating tedious tasks, perhaps you should consider automating them. Contact me today to see how I can streamline the upkeep of your blog. Don’t be a slave to your blog when you can be its master.