Add Images To Your Newsletter Messages in Dada Mail

New to Dada Mail v10.4.0 is the ability to upload images right into the Rich Text Editor you’ll find in the Send a Message screen just by either copying and pasting the image from a graphics program, or just dragging and dropping an image from your computer’s file manger. Check out the above screencast to see how.

These two new methods make things a whole lot easier to add images quickly, without having to use one of the web file manager that are also bundled with Dada Mail. These methods also work in adding documents to your message too – Say you have a PDF document you’d like to upload and link into your message. Just drag and drop the document itself: the file will be uploaded and a link will be automatically created.

Below, we’ll guide you through the individual steps on how to do this yourself, and go into how to work with the other method of uploading/selecting/inserting an image: one of the bundled file manager. All these techniques are available in v10.4.0 – we didn’t remove the file managers, to make you rely on the copy/paste or drag + drop methods, so don’t worry if those are already deeply seated in your own workflows.

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Screencast: Upgrade to Dada Mail v9

Learn how you can upgrade your own Dada Mail to version 9! We’ll also go over how you can use the Installer to install additional plugins, such as the Global Configuration plugin, so that making additional, global changes to your Dada Mail configuration is easier to do in the future. Finally, we’re going to double-check that Dada Mail’s cronjob is set correctly, and reset it to be 100% sure.


Screencast: Adding a Subscription Form to your WordPress Site

Have a WordPress-powered site? This screencast is made especially for you. In it, we go over how easy it is to add a Dada Mail mailing mist subscription form to your WordPress site:

If you can copy/paste, you can add the necessary HTML to a WordPress Text Widget. This is by far the easiest way to integration subscription capabilities into your own website.

Once the basics are gone over, we’ll then show you how to set up the modal window subscription form, and then one way on how to customize the subscription form’s HTML.

Enjoy!


Screencast: Magic User Templates in Dada Mail 9

Magic Templates are an awesome feature in Dada Mail. Have an already-existing website? Dada Mail can blend right in. Make changes to the design of your website? Dada Mail’s Magic Templates will adjust automatically and reflect your changes. Magic!

Check out the docs on Magic Templates for a complete overview on how to use Magic User Templates in Dada Mail!


Screencast: Install Dada Mail v9

We’ve updated our installation screencast for v9 of Dada Mail:

Dada Mail is designed to be easy to install on your own web hosting account. In this screencast, I go over how to install Dada Mail from scratch, as well as how to set up the Bounce Handler plugin (essential!)

Follow along with this screencast, as you go through the install docs,

Let us know how it’s working for you!