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  11      <br /> Version 5.4.4
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  14  <p style="text-align: center">the WordPress mailing platform</p>
  15  
  16  <h1>First Things First</h1>
  17  <p>Welcome. MailPress is a very special project to me and I'm proud to be a part of it ;-). Lot of hours have gone into MailPress, and I am dedicated to making it better every day. Thank you for making it part of your world.</p>
  18  <p style="text-align: right;">&#8212; Andr&eacute; Renaut</p>
  19  
  20  <p style='color:red;'><strong>If Upgrading, please read the Upgrading section.</strong></p>
  21  
  22  
  23  <h1>System requirements</h1>
  24  <ul>
  25      <li>WordPress version <strong>4.3</strong> or higher.</li>
  26  </ul>
  27  <p>
  28      MailPress 5.4.4 is using <a href="http://www.swiftmailer.org/">swiftmailer 5.4.1</a>.
  29      <br />
  30       </p>
  31  
  32  <h1>Installation</h1>
  33  <ol>
  34      <li> Make sure you have already installed WordPress 4.3 or above.</li>
  35      <li> Unzip the MailPress package.</li>
  36      <li> Upload the <code>mailpress</code> folder into <code>wp-content/plugins</code>.</li>
  37      <li> Make sure the <code>wp-content/plugins/mailpress/tmp</code> folder is writable.</li>
  38      <li> Log in to your WordPress admin and point your browser to "Plugins" page.</li>
  39      <li> Activate MailPress plugin.</li>
  40      <li> Point your browser to "Plugins > MailPress Add-ons" and activate required/desired add-ons.</li>
  41      <li> Point your browser to "Settings > MailPress", fill and save the settings for each tab (General, Connection to your mail server, Test, ... add-ons).</li>
  42      <li> Once everything is installed, use the Test tab in "Settings > MailPress" to validate your settings.</li>
  43  </ol>
  44  
  45  <h1>Upgrading</h1>
  46  <p><b>Never use WordPress automatic upgrade</b> : if you have any customized file, WordPress will delete them !</p>
  47  <ol>
  48      <li>Point your browser to "Plugins &gt; MailPress Add-ons" page and deactivate all add ons.</li>
  49      <li>Point your browser to "Plugins" page and deactivate MailPress plugin.</li>
  50      <li><span style='color:red;'><strong>If you have any customized file</strong></span>, Save or Back-up <code>mailpress/tmp</code> folder + your MP theme + any customized file : In 5.3
  51          <ul>
  52              <li>standards newsletters xml files have their path changed : <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters/post/</code> (formerly <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters/</code>)</li>
  53              <li>post newsletter xml file has its path & name changed : <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters/post/post.xml</code> (formerly <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters/new_post.xml</code>)</li>
  54              <li>category newsletters xml file(s) have their path changed : <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters/post/categories</code> (formerly <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters/categories</code>)</li>
  55              <li>scheduler id <code>post_cat</code> is renamed in <code>post_category</code></li>
  56              <li>processor id <code>now</code> is renamed in <code>post</code></li>
  57          </ul>
  58      </li>
  59      <li>Delete <code>wp-content/plugins/mailpress</code> folder.</li>
  60      <li>Unzip the MailPress package.</li>
  61      <li>Upload the mailpress folder into <code>wp-content/plugins</code>.</li>
  62      <li>Make sure the </code>wp-content/plugins/mailpress/tmp</code> folder is writable.</li>
  63      <li>Restore <code>mailpress/tmp</code> folder + your MP theme + any customized file (read step 3 for any <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters/</code> restore)</li>
  64      <li>Refresh "Plugins" page and activate MailPress plugin</li>
  65      <li>Activate MailPress previous add-ons (Plugins &gt; MailPress Add-ons)</li>
  66  </ol>
  67  <p>MailPress themes and templates do not need to be changed if customized in a previous MailPress release. </p>
  68  <p><b>Never use WordPress automatic upgrade</b> : if you have any customized file, WordPress will delete them !</p>
  69  
  70  <h1>Upgrading from another system</h1>
  71  <p>
  72      MailPress can import the emails stored in another system.<br />
  73      First you need to get MailPress installed and working as described above.<br />
  74      To finally import your emails into MailPress, you will need to use the <code>Import</code> add-on.<br />
  75      You have developped your own importer and you think it can be useful to the MailPress community, let us know.
  76  </p>
  77  
  78  <h1>Resources</h1>
  79  <p>If you have any questions that aren't addressed in this document, please take advantage of MailPress numerous online resources:</p>
  80  <dl>
  81      <dt><a href="readme.txt">Readme.txt</a></dt>
  82          <dd>Read the <code>readme.txt</code> of MailPress</dd>
  83      <dt><a href="http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/">Plugin tutorials</a></dt>
  84          <dd>Bookmark and check often.</dd>
  85      <dt><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/mailpress">MailPress google group </a></dt>
  86          <dd>The MailPress google group. See the <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/mailpress">Welcome page</a>.</dd>
  87  </dl>
  88  
  89  <h1>Some Add-ons</h1>
  90  <ul>
  91      <li>
  92          <h2>Comment</h2>
  93          <p>MailPress' subscribe to comments : <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/comment/'><code>Comment</code></a>.</p>
  94      </li>
  95      <li>
  96          <h2>Newsletters</h2>
  97          <p>Allow subscription to newsletters. Newsletters are initialized with <code>mailpress/mp-content/advanced/newsletters</code> allowing you to fully customize each newsletter (theme, template, schedule ...) : <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/newsletter/'><code>Newsletter</code></a>.</p>
  98      </li>
  99      <li>
 100          <h2>Mailing lists</h2>
 101          <p>Need to organize the emails inserted into MailPress and/or let your users to choose which mailing lists they subscribe to, based on WordPress taxonomy concept (post categories, link categories, tags) : <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/mailinglist/'><code>Mailinglist</code></a>.</p>
 102      </li>
 103      <li>
 104          <h2>Batch mode</h2>
 105          <p>Your website becomes more and more successful, you have now plenty of subscribers, processing a large number of recipients becomes an issue ! , use the <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/batch_send/'><code>Batch_send</code></a> add-on.</p>
 106      </li>
 107      <li>
 108          <h2>Bounce handling</h2>
 109          <p>Process your mail bounces with <a href="http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/bounce_handling/s"><code>Bounce_handing</code></a> add-on.</p>
 110      </li>
 111      <li>
 112          <h2>Tracking</h2>
 113          <p>Track your mails will report opening rate, clicks generated as well as geolocations of your readers using the MailPress Ip api. Activate <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/tracking/'><code>Tracking</code></a> add-on.</p>
 114      </li>
 115      <li>
 116          <h2>Synchronize with WordPress</h2>
 117          <p>You want to synchronize MailPress with your WordPress registered users, <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/sync_wordpress_user/'><code>Sync_wordpress_user</code></a> add on is made for you.</p>
 118      </li>
 119      <li>
 120          <h2>User Roles</h2>
 121          <p>If you need to set Capabilities in MailPress, use the <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/roles_and_capabilities/'><code>Roles_and_capabilities</code></a> add-on.<br /> You can read more about <a href="http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities">Roles and Capabilities</a> on the Codex.</p>
 122      </li>
 123      <li>
 124          <h2>SMTP, Sendmail, PHP mail()</h2>
 125          <p>Natively, MailPress support SMTP connections to your mail server, however you can switch to Sendmail <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/connection_sendmail/'><code>Connection_sendmail</code></a> or native php mail() <a href='http://blog.mailpress.org/tutorials/add-ons/connection_php_mail/'><code>Connection_phpmail</code></a>.</p>
 126      </li>
 127  </ul>
 128  
 129  
 130  <h1> Final notes</h1>
 131  <ul>
 132      <li>If you have any suggestions, ideas, comments, or if you (gasp!) found a bug, join the MailPress community in the <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/mailpress">MailPress google group</a>.</li>
 133      <li>WordPress now has a robust plugin API that makes extending MailPress code easy. If you are a developer interested in utilizing this see the <a href="http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API">plugin documentation</a> in the Codex. In most all cases you shouldn't modify any of the core code.</li>
 134  </ul>
 135  
 136  <h1>Share the Love</h1>
 137  <p>MailPress has no multi-million euro marketing campaign or celebrity sponsors, but do have something even better&#8212;you. If you enjoy MailPress please consider telling a friend, setting it up for someone less knowledgable than yourself, or writing a post on MailPress.</p>
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