00809: Newsletter management

Summary: Newsletter management
Created: 2006-10-02 12:43
Status: Open
Category: Cookbook
From: kjettil
Priority: 5
Version: 2.2

Description: Management of simple newsletters sent to the members of small clubs/associations. The following elements/process steps are assumed:

There's a Member Register, as a PmWiki page. The Member Register stores for each Member: Name (First name; Surname) and Email address. Addition and deletion of a Member is done by a club official via a suitable form in a PmWiki page or, alternatively, imported via a csv list, e.g from a spreadsheet.

Newsletters are stored as PmWiki pages, available for reading from a Newsletter Archive. A new Newsletter can be stored as a Draft until ready for dispatch, and can be assumed to be text only.

When a Newsletter is ready for dispatch, a club official uses a form on a PmWiki page to (1) select the Newsletter to be sent, and to (2) via a button start the sending of Newsletter emails to those in the Member Register.

I suggest NewsMaster as a simple way to handle newsletters.
Also, I guess that any talented programmer in this community could improve the recipe allowing for pmwiki integration. -- Luigi