To send out your RSS feed with Mad Mimi, you’ll need to import the feed, choose your email styles and select your audience. We’ll walk you through all of the steps here :)
To Set Up RSS To Email:
- Click on Add Things in the top right menu area
- Click Add a Feed
- Enter your feed or blog url in the pop up area:
- Mimi displays your most recent 3 posts in the regular composer. This is only for editing purposes. This version never actually sends out–only new posts from here forward. That means if there were no new posts since you created your RSS promotion, the email won’t send out until there is a new one.
- Make sure to save. Then click continue on the lower right
- Now it’s time to choose your send settings.
- Select your mailing frequency:
- Select your list:
- Finalize sender details here.
This draft is how the RSS to email promotion will look though! So use the samples to design and choose the theme you like. Don’t forget about all the usuals like your banner image :) Mimi keeps those pre-sets and simply sends the format with new post(s) inserted each time.
*All feeds will import with the full posts displayed, untouched. If you prefer to include only the first image and 1,000 characters of each post with a “read more” link, we cover the option in the schedule and details section.
Remember, your RSS promotion only sends when there’s a new post. If you select Daily for example, and only post 3 days a week, your promotion will also send 3x a week :)
The From Name and Email
- These are the From details your readers see in the inbox
- Set the subject title for all RSS mailings. There is a special Subject Title: (post_title) that will insert your most recent post title for each send. So if my latest blog, titled: “Mad Mimi Love!” was sending to my RSS list, with the settings below, the subject would appear as: Mad Mimi Love!
You can also combine a static subject with the personalized post_title. For example:
Daily Updates From Mimi: (post_title)
Would read: Daily Updates From Mimi: Mad Mimi Love!
Enable Link Tracking
- this allows you to track clicks, most people keep this checked :)
Automatically format RSS for clean display
- Checking this option alters your feed for easy email reading. With the “clean display” selected, Mimi includes the first image and 1,000 characters of each blog post with a “read more” link back to your site. All other excess formatting, images, etc are removed. If you want to include full posts in your emails, leave this option unchecked.
- This inserts social share buttons at the top of your RSS email.
That’s it! If you ever need to make changes, or confirm settings, click the rss link on the right side of your main page :)