Subscribe by email not adding subscriptions to sub sites.

Hi All,
Testing my email sending one more time before inviting my users on.
I found the subscribe by email works great on the main site. The sub sites are a different story. I added a post in a sub site and it did not notify. I checked the subscription list and there were no users. I added the emails that I want and they did not appear in the list.
I checked the db and main site, they are there. They would not appear or notify in the sub sites.

The plug in is activated on a per site basis as recommended.

Thanks for your help.
Richard

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    I did deactivate it per site and network activate it at the network admin level.
    It made no difference.

    I did notice however, that the main site and the site that I built for a template do work.
    It is the sites that I cloned from the template that do not work.

    I add the subscription, it says subscription added, but no email was added to the list.

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Richard,

    Thank you for the additional input and update which in conclusion the duplicated sites do not register the emails of templates sites/clones.

    The only thing I can think of on this one since it works on my test environment and production sites is that it is indeed something with the template and possibly the selection of database tables to be copied.

    The wp_XX_subscriptions table is where these are to be kept track of and is the template cloning the table? Are users in the table that you add for the relative sub site?

    The xx's above represent the applicable sub site id number.

    Please advise.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Thanks much Joe.
    You are 100% correct.
    The sub sites do not have a subscription table much less the users.
    Is there a way for me to add the table? Will that make the subscription work?
    Will that make the subscription feature work after cloning?
    Should I look for another clone tool?

    I tried network deactivate and activate per site. Did not work.

    I have 10 of 60 sites cloned. It takes me about two hours to build them manually.
    As you can see it's about three weeks full time work if there are no options.

    Now I'm wonder what else I have not found yet.
    Are there other plugins that might give me issues.

    Thanks for your help.
    Much appreciated
    Richard

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Richard,

    Thank you for the additional questions.

    Is there a way for me to add the table?

    Not that I am aware of.

    Will that make the subscription work?

    Not that I know of but I am not a coder but working to get the eyeball of one on this ticket :wink:

    Will that make the subscription feature work after cloning?

    That I cannot answer at this time but believe we are not quite using the plugin for intended use.

    I believe the intent is to provide each sub site with an option themselves to have their own subscribe by email solution exclusive to that site/sub site.

    With that said I will see if I can get the lead developer in here with his invaluable insight into this plugin for his advice/advise for us and clarify this perspective on intended use.

    Though this may take a bit longer then a normal ticket, I will try to get him in here asap.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hey Joe, Thanks for the reply.
    I failed to come back and post my latest findings. My apologies.

    I don't believe the issue is with the subscription plugin any longer.
    I removed the New Blog Template plug in and tested a different WPMU site cloning plug in and the tables all copied fine. Maybe there is some issue with the New Blog Template plugin and what it copies in the database.

    Glad to be a WBMU Dev member.
    Chat soon
    Richard

  • ffdltd
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hey Richard,

    I am having this same problem at the moment. No entries are showing up in the blog owners admin page. despite it accepting them both on the front and back ends, and providing a 'Subscription created.' message.

    I am also using the 'New Blog Template' plug-in, so guessing there is some kind of conflict here.

    What is the other cloning tool you are using? It is quite important that new blogs are created as a clone of a particular blog I have, so I really need this functionality.

    Thanks for any help!

  • ffdltd
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Thanks Richard!

    I have installed and had a look, but it seems like it only works if you want to manually create(copy) a new blog?

    The way my site works is that users create blogs from the front end, so I need it to copy a blog each time a site is created this way.

    Am I missing an option to use it in this way do you know?

    Thanks again!

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Not many options but for admin. Even with the pricey pro version.
    Unfortunately I was only using it manually as admin.

    I do need the functionality for users to set up sites in the future.
    Hopefully the creator of New Blog Templates will tune it up so it grabs all the db tables.

    Until then I did find a potential option.

    http://wpebooks.com/replicator/

    This allows you to set up a default template so when you users sign up the site is set up and ready to go. Not sure if that is enough, but there are not many other options I could find.
    I use the Network+ from WPebooks and it works great. Their support was good as well. They were pretty patient and walked me through the process.

    Let me know what you find, I will be hunting this issue down again soon.

    There is this outdated plugin. but it seems risky.
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/site-template/

    Hope this helps.
    Richard

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi Joe,
    I did check all the boxes on the database check boxes. I designed a clean template specifically for that purpose. It cloned the the blog well, but when checking the email subscriptions in the admin panel the table was empty. I posted under the email template thread and someone replied asking me to check the db if the tables were there. They were not.
    With the test, test and retest mentality we develop, I deleted my template and created a new one again. Still the subscription table in the admin was empty.
    Checking the db, the tables wee in the site I cloned from but not the resulting template.
    I would love to switch back. New Blog Template has more promise.
    Unfortunately checking all the boxes still did not copy the subscribe by email tables for me. Subscribe by email was the priority.

    Please let me know if something changes.

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    When I say "I designed a clean template" I did mean that I made a second blog site specifically for cloning with the New Blog Template plugin.

    If t here is anything I can do or try, I would be happy to test some more.
    Let me know.

    Richard

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Richard,

    It appears that this ticket has taken a turn then from Subscribe by Email but it is really about subscribe by email databases being used with New Blogs Template?

    If this is the case then we have this assigned to the wrong category and the wrong developer possibly eyeballing it.

    Am I on the right track at this point sir?

    Please advise.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Richard
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Yes sir Joe.
    It appears that it is a New Blog Template issue.
    I plan to test it again, but from all my work I have doe so far,
    It seems that New blog Template does not copy the Subscribe By Email tables.
    Another third party cloner does.
    I would prefer using your plugins first so if we can resolve New Blog Template it
    would be awesome.

    All the best
    Richard

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