Getting started - Send your first post to your email subscribers


By Lesley Sim

updated 11 months ago

Watch the video again or see the step-by-step guide below. 

Then try it for yourself!

Let's begin by sending this post as a test email

Scroll to the end of the post, look for this section, and click Send as newsletter.

Send your first test email

Once you check Send as newsletter, more options will appear.

Everything is pre-filled based on the email defaults you chose during onboarding.

For safety, change your segment/tag/list to a test version, so that you don’t accidentally send to your entire mailing list!

Then, click Send test now to send your first test email.

Publish and send newsletter

Once you’re ready to publish, take a look at the top admin bar.

Make sure Send as newsletter is checked. Then hit Publish.

You should see a notification with the words ‘Your newsletter is on its way!’ at the bottom of your post.

That's it. You've now sent your first post as a newsletter! 🎉

How it’s sent

In case you're curious... Your email newsletter is sent via API to your email service provider (ESP). From there, your ESP delivers your email.

This gives you the best of both worlds – the ease of the WordPress block editor, and the deliverability of a professional ESP.

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