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[Arigato PRO] The {{url}} Variable

Most configurable emails in BroadFast for WordPress allow using the {{url}} variable. It gets contextually replaced by URL toi subscribe, unsubscribe etc (as appropriate). Please note that the variable will not automatically be replaced with a HTML hyperlink. It will be replaced with URL only. If you want to explicitly make it clickable HTML hyperlink…

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Arigato PRO 2.7

Version 2.7 of the WordPress drip marketing suite Arigato PRO has been released. Highlights between versions 2.6 and 2.7: Added report by email domain for newsletter and autoresponder message reports. Added option to manually move subscribers from one mailing list to another. Added server-side email validation for cases when the JS validation is skipped. Added…

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Arigato PRO: Adding Email to Existing Sequential Auto-Responder

What happens with existing members when you add a new email to a sequential autoresponder series in Arigato PRO? The answer is simple: the email will be sent only to the users who are registered exactly X days ago (and will of course be sent in the future to the other new or existing members…

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Daily or Weekly Digest From Your Content (Intelligence Module for Arigato PRO)

From version 0.9.3 the Intelligence module of our drip marketing suite BroadFast for WordPress supports a cool new feature: Schedule a weekly or daily digest from your published content. You can set up multiple digests. Each digest can pull all your recent content or only content from selected category. You can fully control how the…

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Email Design Templates in Arigato PRO / Intelligence Module

Design templates allow you to quickly attach pre-defined designs to newsletters or autoresponder email messages in Arigato PRO for WordPress (Intelligence module required). The “Design templates” feature is available from the following versions: – Arigato PRO version 2.2 – Intelligence module version 0.8.5 Here is a quick example of how to use the feature: 1.…

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How To Integrate Arigato PRO with Contact Form 7

From version 2.2.4 our premium newletter and auto-responder WordPress plugin Arigato PRO has a built-in integration with Contact Form 7. This is the most popular contact form for WordPress so we decided to simply build the integration inside our software instead of creating additional plugins. What Does It Integrate? The integration allows you to use your…

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Importing Subscribers in Arigato PRO

Importing subscribers in Arigato PRO is easy but entering field numbers can be a bit confusing. Especially if you have custom fields in the mailing list and the CSV file. This guide will clear it all up. Note! If your file contains any non-English characters (for example Asian, Cyrillic, any French and Spanish accents etc.),…

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JetPack Contact Form Integration in Arigato PRO

From version 2.3.3 Arigato PRO, the newsletter and drip marketing plugin, now has built-in integration with JetPack contact form. It works very similar to the Contact form 7 integration. The only difference is that you need to add the BroadFast PRO shortcodes inside the post which contains the JetPack form shortcodes. If you are including also…

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Lead Magnets in Arigato PRO Intelligence Module 1.1

From Intelligence module version 1.1 and Arigato PRO version 2.6.0.6 you can create lead magnets  and add them to the signup forms. What’s a Lead Magnet and How Is It Different Than a Welcome Email? Just like a Welcome email (the “0 days” email you set in an autoresponder campaign), the Lead Magnet is just…

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Paid Mailing Lists in Arigato PRO Intelligence

From version 1.0.9 the Intelligence module for Arigato PRO drip marketing suite supports mailing lists with paid signup. The feature requires that the core Arigato PRO is also updated to version 2.5.3 or newer. The currently supported payment method is Paypal (more options to come). To make a paid mailing list first ensure that you…

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Responsive Email Presets from Arigato PRO 2.6

The new version of Arigato PRO – 2.6 – comes with a very important and powerful feature: responsive email presets. While the idea is similar to the email templates in the Intelligence module, the presets will be more convenient for most users. Instead of defining just the header and footer where your message is, they…

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Some Basics of Successful Email Delivery

While this post is mostly pointed to customers of Arigato PRO, it can be used as guide for everyone who has problems with delivery rates of their outgoing newsletters and auto-responder emails. Here are two very important steps to take that will greatly improve the delivery of your emails: Use SMTP. PHP mail works… sometimes.…

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Split Testing for Autoresponder Emails in Arigato PRO Intelligence Module

This feature requires at least Arigato PRO 2.5.1.5 and Intelligence module 1.0.8. It allows you to split test different versions of emails and see which perform best. The best place to figure this out is the new “Advanced stats” page introduced recently. To enable the feature select the following checkbox in the Add / Edit…

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Squeeze Page in Arigato PRO Autoresponder

From version 2.4.2 the WordPress autoresponder plugin Arigato PRO supports a very easy method for creating squeeze / landing page. Everyone who have tried to do this with a WordPress blog knows how much pain usually this is and that it often requires installing more plugins or a special squeeze theme. Well, no more, at…

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Subscribe By Sending Email in Arigato PRO

From version 2.2.7 the WordPress autoresponder plugin Arigato PRO supports “Subscribe by sending email” feature. Here is how it works: you need to designate an email address and enter your POP3 login details in the new “Subscribe by Email” page: Then the plugin’s cron job will login once per day to this account and will…

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Troubleshooting: When Your Site Homepage Does Not Accept Arigato PRO Signups

This is quite a common problem with sites that run WordPress but have their homepage made as landing page with other plugin or just built as static page. Arigato PRO has a “Squeeze page” option and we strongly recommend it. But if for some reason you use a a static squeeze page, or other squeeze…

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Using Arigato PRO With Contact Forms

Many customers do not realize that having Arigato PRO is enough for handling newsletters, marketing campaigns AND contact forms. There might be reasons for you to want to use a contact form plugin. And because of this we have built-in integration for Contact Form 7 and JetPack Contact Form. But in most cases you can…

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Using Filters / Segmentation in Arigato PRO Intelligence Module

The Intelligence module of Arigato PRO Autoresponder has a handy feature for segmenting your mailing lists into slices based on various criteria. This allows you to send some emails to parts of your mailing list without creating new list. For example you can send a news flash only to users signed up last month or…

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