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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    I just bought a Sendy.co license and set it up with Nginx HTTP/2 SSL with Amazon SES on a fresh 2GB Linode Freemont KVM VPS using their Get Started with Sendy guide. :)

    Will be using it to setup official Centmin Mod newsletter/mail list for news and security updates for Centmin Mod users. Not everyone is registered on the forums, so setting up a mailing list visitors on centminmod.com site can sign up for is a good idea :)

    So any other Sendy users besides @Andy and @BamaStangGuy ? @RoldanLT @dorobo @jeffwidman @Matt you guys played with Sendy.co script before ?

    Looks like they have a forum at All Discussions - Sendy Forum too :)
     
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    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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    Haven't tried yet Eva :).
     
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    I have sendy but using it on a Ubuntu server since there seems to be no definite guide to get it working on nginx server. Their forum is full of half-baked solution and lot of issues.
    I hope George can get it working so I can move it to a centminmod server.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    something for your to do list :)

    Yeah got Sendy.co installed and working so far on Centmin Mod 123.09beta01 version over HTTP/2 SSL :) So far tested a test sign up via form, test unsubscribe, schedule cron console and setup first brand and added a list. All working on Centmin Mod Nginx :D

    Just i sux at HTML forms for some reason they always look crap and well need to hunt for responsive HTML email templates. So if you guys know of any nice subscribe form and responsive HTML email templates, please share ;) :D

    Here's my Sendy.co Nginx rewrite and settings

    Code:
      # Don't allow search engines to index any
      add_header X-Robots-Tag "noindex, noarchive";
    
      location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ $uri.php?$args;
      }
    
      location /l/ {
        rewrite ^/l/([a-zA-Z0-9/]+)$ /l.php?i=$1 last;
      }
      location /t/ {
        rewrite ^/t/([a-zA-Z0-9/]+)$ /t.php?i=$1 last;
      }
      location /w/ {
        rewrite ^/w/([a-zA-Z0-9/]+)$ /w.php?i=$1 last;
      }
      location /unsubscribe/ {
        rewrite ^/unsubscribe/(.*)$ /unsubscribe.php?i=$1 last;
      }
      location /subscribe/ {
        rewrite ^/subscribe/(.*)$ /subscribe.php?i=$1 last;
      }
    and lock down the /login page

    create http authentication user and password
    Code:
    /usr/local/nginx/conf/htpasswd.sh create /usr/local/nginx/conf/htpasswd_sendylogin USERNAME PASSWORD
    setup in vhost
    Code:
    location /login {
         auth_basic "Private";
         auth_basic_user_file /usr/local/nginx/conf/htpasswd_sendylogin;
            include /usr/local/nginx/conf/php.conf;
            allow 127.0.0.1;
            #allow YOURIPADDRESS;
            deny all;
        try_files $uri $uri/ $uri.php?$args;
    }

    sendyco-install-00.png

    sendyco-centminmod-list-00.png
     
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    I haven't tried Sendy nor Amazon SES.

    That's one of the cons with self-hosted email marketing software is the lack of ready made templates.

    As far as making sure that emails go to my inbox (csf alerts, etc.), I use Mandrill instead of SES which is free for the first 12,000 emails per month together with postfix.
     
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    I will give another try. My ubuntu set up suddenly does not sending email anymore.
     
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    yeah i went from Mandrill to 100% Amazon SES, cheaper for the long term :)
    hmm not looking forward to experiencing that :)
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Testing plain html email template :D

    sendyco-plainhtml-template-00.png
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Figuring out the subscribe forum html code. I signed up for codepen.io and posted a snippet at sendy.co subscribe form Any html/web design savy folks can come up with a better layout that doesn't touch the existing CSS (may add new CSS) ? Just sign up for codepen.io and fork my snippet to create your own :)
     
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    I' m using the Mailgun as paid mail service for registration, forgot password, subtractions and weekly digest mails on my xenforo forum. Can i use the sendy.co for these mails ? Because mailgun is very expensive for me now, also i want to send mass emails so can i apply the sendy.co to all email system of forum ? Or is it just for newsletters ? I see some add-ons for sendy.co integration on xenforo and it supports only the newsletter, not system emails.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    you don't need sendy.co for that, just Amazon SES smtp service which is smtp transactional email like Mailgun, Sendgrid, Mandril etc

    sendy.co is for newsletters to send via Amazon SES smtp
     
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    I'm using Sendy for my forums. I'm using a server on Digital Ocean ($5 month) for Sendy only.

    So far so good.. It's just the LAMP stack (sorry :oops:).
     
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    so you're using a forum addon for sendy ?
     
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    So guys need some help with html5/css3 coding for the subscription form so any web dev wizards can offer some advice.

    Problem:

    The basic messed up and mis-aligned form code is on codepen at sendy.co subscribe form ver 4 as you can see doesn't look right at all.
    • Input field should be wider and button alignment is off.
    • in mobile and tablets viewport the email input and button elements sit on top of each other instead of beside each other like in desktop view
    The actual code in context is on my test page on my site at CentminMod.com LEMP Fully Optimized Nginx web stack for CentOS so you can see the problem on mobile and tablet viewports. If you have other ideas for HTML/CSS3 layout of the form as well I'm open to that as well :D
     
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    From the bootstrap manual:
    Fix the height issue is located in the form-group:
    HTML:
    .form-group {
      height: 40px;
    }
     
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    haha so simple ! thanks so much :D

    so that takes care of alignment, just need mobile/tablet views to not have form on top of button and have it side by side
     
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    ah yes
    so need to do something else for mobile views :)
     
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    I'm not an expert by any means but you shouldn't use form-inline because from bootstrap doc

    so once the viewport is less than 768px it no longer is inline. I suggest you just put the input box and the button to two separate grids. Nest a grid inside the left column (col-md-7).
     
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