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Subscribe to blog by email

Users should be able to subscribe to blog via email - not only RSS

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AdminZenAdmin (Admin, Zenfolio) responded  · 

We have reviewed this, and while it’s not in our current roadmap for 2018, we will reassess again soon for future consideration.


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  • Carly Dawn Hill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not sure if commenting helps, but I can't vote more for this, and I couldn't want it more than I already do! Agree with everything everyone else has said. How is this not in the roadmap for 2018?!?!?! People have been asking for it since 2012?!? Ridiculous, please zenfolio!

  • Michael Stagg Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You would think that something that's been actively requested since 2012 would have been implemented well BEFORE 2018. I love Zenfolio but come on, SIX years and still no native way for our customers to subscribe via email?! Is that not a basic need for a blog, something you heavily promote as part of your offering? This SERIOUSLY needs to be implemented sooner rather than later.

  • Clouds Rest Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's absurd that this simple feature has almost 300 votes and no response FOR FIVE YEARS!!! RSS is great, but people don't use it much. It's really better to have a 1st time visitor's pop up offering the ability to subscribe to a blog or for discounts; or at least the ability to make collect this info on a page. THIS IS HOW PEOPLE BUILD CLIENTELE! It's a lot tougher to get people to "register" because most people don't want to make yet another password. Also, the registration webpage is extremely boring and cannot be customized. WTF Zenfolio?

  • bigfootmm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Welcome to Zenfolio, Kristina, the land of craziness. This will not be your only taste of it, unfortunately. The operators of the site are deaf to our pleas and the years go by until you have lost all hope that they care one whit that deaf people should not be running this show.

  • kristina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It seems crazy to me that this is not a feature. I just moved my website over to zenfolio. This is a huge disappointment.

  • Kieran Green commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be great - i get feedback a lot saying "Want to subscribe to your blog; but, what's RSS?" Email subscription is required. This was raised in 2012 too i think

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Without this feature, any blogging platform is useless. The point of a blog is to grow readership and community. Let's get this sorted out Zen.

  • T & L Photos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I moved my blog from WordPress to my Zenfolio site. I currently have 774 followers on WP and many have asked for follow by email on the Zenfolio blog. A lot of blog followers would really appreciate a "Subscribe by Email" feature that is basic to most blogs.

  • Marc perlish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Visitors can sign up to receive email notification when posts are added to blog. This feature is an essential component for marketing. I'm surprised that it does not exist, given all the other updates. The lack of it going forward may be reason to look elsewhere for a host.

  • Photography Is An ART commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we please have a form that visitors can use to subscribe to our blogs? So, they get a notification email when a new post is available? Matt Kloskowski has this on his blog and I find it very convenient. If you scroll all the way down, you'll see it there:

    The RSS is outdated.


  • M&M Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would love to have this .... Seems like a very basic feature for any blog today .
    It would be great to have a "Subscribe button " that dynamically appears when a client visits the blog page.

  • Vladyta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also have no clue what RSS is. Subscribe via email would be extremely helpful and also something that is quite basic in this day and age for any blog sites. I also have to notify people via email about new posts. I hate doing it on FB bc i dont want to spam the feed of many ppl and just piss them off. Subscribe function would ensure only those interested in the blog get notifications.

    Come on Zenfolio, get on this. people want this feature! You can do it!!! we have faith in you.

  • bigfootmm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good grief, why is this feature absent? RSS is a lousy way to communicate for most folks.

  • Tom Carroll Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't use the Zenfolio blog functionality nearly as much as I would IF ZENFOLIO IMPLEMENTED "SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG BE EMAIL." The CONSPICUOUS ABSENCE of this functionally costs me money --- I don't sell as many photos as I would otherwise --- AND IT COSTS ZENFOLIO MONEY because of my missed sales! I can't get my photos on the street nearly as effectively without this long-requsted functionality. When can I expect to see said functionality? THIS IS CRITICAL!!!

  • Tom Carroll Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for the irrelevant information on Emailmeform and Jotform to implement "subscribe to blog by email" functionality. I'm a photographer; I'm not an assembly-level coder. Consequently, I'm not able to implement my required functionality on Zenfolio. Zenfolio should implement said functionality that has been requested by a large number of Zenfolio clients over PAST YEARS! When can I expect to see the very-long-requested blog client email functionality that is CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT from the Zenfolio web site?

    Warmest Regards,

    Tom Carroll

  • SeeOneSoul Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    damned, I'm still out of votes AND I already commented sometime back in 2013. I want this feature so bad, you have no idea!! Please please please can this go under review sooooon!!!

  • Ted N commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree. No one is picking up RSS in my cohort. Email is still the de facto way to communicate. Please add "subscribe to blog by email"

  • Lil' Red Spider Gallery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please. I don't use RSS myself and don't know anyone that does! Let folks subscribe and receive an email when I have new photos and introduce them on the blog. This would make all the difference...

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