Use any third-party email service to email your Pro newsletters
You can also export your newsletter’s HTML to use with any third-party email services such as Mailchimp, ConstantContact, VerticalResponse, AWeber, or any other.
Using Mailchimp or any other external service
Click your Newsletter Settings .
- Then, click Options, and scroll down to HTML Export.
There, you will find the HTML code for your latest Email Newsletter that you can use with third party service.
For direct Mailchimp integration, click "Mailchimp" in the Newsletter Settings > Options Tab, and follow the steps shown:
STEPS ONE, TWO, THREE are only done the first time you set up Mailchimp.
STEP ONE: Show a Mailchimp subscription box on your paper, rather than the default paper.li subscription box. Turn on the toggle and follow the link shown to get the code for your Mailchimp subscription box. Once you've installed the Mailchimp subscription box code, your Paper.li subscription box will not be shown.
STEP TWO: Assuming you will no longer be collecting subscribers using paper.li subscription box, you can export your already existing subscribers to either an existing Mailchimp list or a new Mailchimp list.
STEP THREE: Delete your paper.li subscribers, if you no longer wish to use Paper.li to send your newsletters for each edition. If you skip this step, your Paper.li subscribers will also get a Newsletter from our service.
STEP FOUR is done for each edition you send. Step FOUR is quick and simple but not automatic.
STEP FOUR: Click Export Newsletter to Mailchimp to fill in fields for your Mailchimp Campaign. Once you click "Export to Mailchimp", sign into Mailchimp and send your campaign.
Using any other third party email service
STEPS ONE to FOUR are only done the first time you set up your third party email service.
STEP ONE: Hide the paper.li subscription box
If you are using a third party service to send your emails, we recommend that you hide your paper.li subscription box. Most third party email services provide the HTML for a subscription box that you can insert into your paper's Custom Section.
- In your Paper Settings > Webpage tab > Subscriber Section
- Click the toggle button found there to OFF.
STEP TWO: Install any third party email service subscription box (A-weber, Constant Contact, etc) into the HTML field of one of your custom sections.
Install the code into one of your custom sections.
1. Visit your third party service and copy the HTML code given to create a subscription box.
2. Click the Edit button in the top-right corner of your paper
3. Switch on the toggle for the Custom Field you'd like to use
4. Select HTML from the Select type menu
5. Paste your subscription box code into the box and click Save when you're done
STEP THREE: Assuming you will no longer be collecting subscribers using paper.li subscription box, you can export any already existing subscribers to your own email service. To do so, go to Newsletter Settings > Options > Manage Subscribers
There, you can export your current subscribers.
STEP FOUR: Delete your paper.li subscribers-- if you no longer wish to use Paper.li to send your newsletters for each edition. If you skip this step, your Paper.li subscribers will also get a Newsletter from our service.
In the same menu shown above, click on "Delete email subscribers" to clear them permanently from our system.
STEP FIVE is done for each edition you send.
STEP FIVE: Under Newsletter Settings > Option, scroll down to "HTML Export" to get your current Newsletter's HTML code.
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