Newsletter Generator Coming Soon!

We are excited to be in the testing phase of our Tendenci Newsletter Generator on alpha sites!

This feature will be available for our general community when individual sites are upgraded to Tendenci 6 from Tendenci 5.2. But just to give you some eye candy, and to save Executive Directors HOURS of work building newsletters, here are some screen shots of what is coming.

Tendenci Newsletter Generator


Which results in a newsletter similar to the quick test below. Forgive the graphics – but you get the concept of aggregating the content so you can use it in the email provider of your choice with a simple copy paste with fully qualified URLs for the images so they work via email.


There is a slight catch that only sites using the new navigation will be able to use it as the old navigation (blue bar) causes issues with mobile and we are trying to make these frameworks coexist as we have settled on Bootstrap3 for the core, but a front end designer can override this.

In other words, there are a few strings attached but it truly saves our webmasters hours and hours of work.

Next up is to allow you to put in an account for mailgun or SES if you don’t need full reporting from higher end tools, and many of us don’t given we can derive similar information on open rates from mailgun and use google analytics for AB testing etc….

Have general questions about Tendenci? Check out our community forum!

Newsletter editor update coming soon!

The Tendenci crew is pushing out a shiny new newsletter editor / WYSIWYG ('what you see is what you get') tool for you to more quickly and easily add content to your newsletters.  Keep an eye out for it later this week!

Here are a few features to look forward to:

New and intuitive user interface – Based on common desktop editing tools, the editor will be familiar to you from other software that you use regularly, but cleaner and easier to use than our old editor. Editor_view

More powerful image uploader and manager – The new editor makes uploading and managing your images a snap.  You'll really like this new interface! Editor_imageuploader

Collapsible toolbar – Keep your editing area as minimal as you'd like it to be by expanding and contracting your editing toolbar at will! Editor-expand

Possible slow newsletter sends today – mail server work in progress

 For all Tendenci clients planning on starting off this beautiful week with a newsletter, please be aware that any large newsletter mailings may potentially be running a bit slow today.

After a late night bout with an unhappy mail server, all of our Tendenci-driven newsletter and site email is currently running on a different server as we look into it.  

Your newsletters will get to their intended destinations without a hitch, but you may have a little longer of a wait depending on your newsletter volume.

Thank you so much for your patience – if you have any questions regarding your newsletter mailings or anything else we can help you with, please contact our Support team at (281) 497.6567, ext. 411 or by email at support AT schipul DOT com. 

Photo thanks to Flickr user Svenstorm

Let us help you with your organization’s newsletter!

Sending out newsletters to your clients and members is a great way to communicate quickly and effectively.  With all the content, the rich media and the formatting, we get that it can be a challenging and labor-intensive process.  

We've got some great newsletter help files that will hopefully assist in the process, specifically:

But if you'd like a little extra help, we've got a few extra opportunities happening in the upcoming week:

  • Newsletter re-design time!  Get a fresh new look for your newsletter with a basic template design starting at $300.  In addition to your new svelte look, our team will even create your first newsletter for you with the content you provide.  All you'll have to do is click send.
  • Free Newsletter 101 Webinar – On Wednesday, August 12th at 2pm CST, our team will put on a Tendenci newsletter creation step-by-step training where you can get new tips and tricks on making your newsletters a smash hit!  Sign up today!

The Schipul team is always ready to hear your feedback and give you a helping hand.  Give us a call at (281) 497.6567, ext. 411.  Thanks!