How to create a double opt-in campaign with Mautic that instantly sends the confirmation email rather than waiting for a campaign to trigger.
In a previous post, I looked at sending WordPress user information to Mautic using the new plugin options. Around the same time that the user information option was added, a filter was also introduced which allows you to send custom parameters.
In this post, I’m going to show an example of sending a custom attribute to update the preferred locale contact field with information from WPML
A new option was recently added to the official Mautic WordPress plugin (Version 2.1.0), but it won’t do anything out of the box.
Here’s how to set it up to track extra information from your logged-in users.
On first glance, the blank Mautic theme looks like the perfect starting point for a simple HTML email, you just drag and drop the elements that you need into the layouts, add your images and text, select some colours and it’s done.
Unfortunately, after testing the resulting emails in different email clients and web apps the results weren’t totally as expected and Outlook (Of course) was all over the place.
Having seen issues with other default themes in certain places I didn’t want to start with a copy of another theme that I might need to end up fixing so I went on the look for a better way to do things.
This is a follow-up to the original post about adding Mautic tags to users based on what they view on your site.
In this post, I’m going to add (or remove) tags after check out, based on the products that the user bought. Continue reading “Adding Woocomerce Bought Product Tags to Mautic Users”
Usually, when I install Mautic, there is a bit of back and forth with the client to get the information required to get the job done.
This is my list of information that needs to be provided to get Mautic installed and operational in one sitting. Continue reading “Mautic Installation Checklist”
The official WordPress plugin for Mauitc comes with a number of shortcodes, which makes it easy to add Mautic forms and content into posts and pages.
One of the shortcodes adds the ability to tag (or un-tag) visitors in Mautic depending on the pages they view. This makes it easy to tag visitors dynamically by using the shortcode within theme files.
This can be useful for many reasons. A couple that comes to mind are tagging users with the type of product that they viewed so follow up emails can be sent for similar products, or blog categories so you know which subjects each user is interested in.
The following technique can be used on any website by using the tracking pixel tag, but the following example code is specific to WordPress. Continue reading “Tagging WordPress and Woocomerce Users in Mautic”
Today I was talking to a musician importing thousands (many many thousands) of contacts into a newly setup Mautic install.
The issue was that the CSV of contacts to import only contained Country Code and Zip columns, making it difficult to target people in certain areas when something is about to happen in that location.
So we set about trying to expand the location information in the file using free online geolocation API’s. Continue reading “Using Geocoding API’s to Add Address Information from a Zip to a CSV File”
If you get the following error when trying to import contacts into Mautic, it’s likely that the issue is not with the file encoding, but with one of the fields within the file.
Invalid file type “text/x-pascal”. Use a file that matches of of the following mime types: “text/csv”, “text/plain”.