- Version: 1.0.4
- Author: Top Quark
- Last Updated: 595 days ago
- Requires WordPress Version: 2.5 or higher
- Downloaded: 15 times
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poMMo for WordPress is a powerful contact management tool. However, for anyone that has used it and had 1000′s of subscribers knows that the admin interface to manage those subscribers can be frustratingly cumbersome. That’s where poMMo Plus began – as a better interface to manage lots and lots of subscribers. With poMMo Plus, your subscriber management page is an ajax-driven web app that gives you the ability to:
- Quick search subscribers by name or email
- Email multiple groups (union or intersection) or multiple ad hoc subscribers
- Add CC subscribers to an email (handy for including co-workers on blasts)
- Batch update multiple subscribers
- Access the fields & groups setup pages from within the management app
If you have more than a single page of subscribers, poMMo Plus will make working with your list a much more enjoyable experience.
Important Note about Internet Explorer
If you’re a web developer, you know the bane of your existence that Internet Explorer can be. Unfortunately, at this time, the poMMo Plus interface does not work in Internet Explorer. You must use a(real|nother) browser like Firefox, Chrome or Safari. This only affects the admin interface. It does not affect how poMMo for WordPress works on the front end, where your subscribers register/login.
Multiple Lists / Single Subscriber Record
poMMo Plus adds another feature to the poMMo tool that will be of interest to companies that maintain several lists, each applying to a different context. It allows a developer (such as TopQuark.com) to add contexts to the poMMo database. Then, when you define your fields, they get assigned to a particular context. To take it a step further, it’s possible to program simple plugin that extends the main poMMo database, but only gives access to subscribers within a certain context. Such a plugin gets built using the Top Quark Architecture, so it inherently allows administrators to control which WordPress users have access to the back-end.
A real world example: The Mariposa Folk Festival has a General mailing list and a Volunteers mailing list. Within their organization is a Publicist who cares about the General list and a Volunteer Coordinator who cares about the Volunteers list. There poMMo Plus installation has a handful of fields pertinent to Volunteers (i.e. Requested Crew, Qualifications & T-Shirt size) and a handful pertinent to the General list (i.e. Past Ticket Buyer & Newsletter Preference). These are on top of the little-gee general fields like Name, Email, Phone, etc. They have a Volunteers plugin that extends the poMMo for WordPress package but only displays the Volunteers (anyone who has anything in one of the Volunteer context fields). But, there’s only one record within poMMo per subscriber, so if the Publicist updates the email address of someone who is also a Volunteer, the Volunteer Coordinator’s list is updated as well. Using the Top Quark Permissions panel, it’s set up such that the Publicist has access to the General list while the Volunteer Coordinator only has access to the Volunteers list (both are WordPress ‘editor’ users).
This may also be of interest to multi-site administrators who want to give poMMo as contact management tool to their sites, but maintain a single contacts list for the overall multi-site.
- poMMo Plus is available for purchase from TopQuark.com
- Purchase/Download poMMo Plus from topquark.com/extend/plugins/pommo-plus
- Upload and install the ZIP file to your server and activate the plugin
Backup Your Database First When you activate the plugin for the first time, it will automatically run updates on existing poMMo tables. It is prudently recommended that you run a database backup before activating this plugin.
Frequently asked questions
How fast does the Quick Search feature work?
Instantly. Well, under a second to filter a list of 10,000 subscribers. You get results within the app as you type. Compare this to regular old poMMo where the request has to go back to the server and the whole page has to reload. Cumbersome if you’re doing a lot of searching.
What do you mean you can CC subscribers on mailings?
Just what it says. poMMo Plus adds the ability, when emailing a group, to CC other subscribers who don’t belong to that group. Useful, for example, if you want to CC your boss on your latest newsletter.
Can I select/email/update multiple subscribers at once?
Yes. Within the management app, you can select multiple contacts (using SHFT-Click). From there, you can choose to send them an email (no need to create a group first), or delete them, or enter “Edit Multiple” mode and make a batch update to all of them.
Can I select Multiple Groups?
Yes. Within the management app, you can select multiple groups (using SHFT-Click) and very quickly see who belongs to those groups. You can choose whether you want to see subscribers who belong to ANY selected group or subscribers who belong to ALL selected groups. It’s easy to then send an email, or export, or batch update your selection.
Why doesn’t it work in Internet Explorer
The new poMMo Plus management interface
- Added install/sql.schema.php to install tables for contexts
- More updates to Top Quark credentials settings.
- Updates to Top Quark credentials settings.
- Initial Checkin
Requires the Top Quark Architecture plugin
I develop plugins using a framework that I’ve developed for allowing rapid database-driven plugin development. This plugin users that framework, so you must install the Top Quark Architecture plugin.
Requires poMMo for WordPress
This plugin is of no use to you unless you are using poMMo for WordPress.
Requires NOT Internet Explorer
Sorry. At this time, it doesn’t work in Internet Explorer. It will fail gracefully with a message saying as such.
Huge thanks go to Brice Burgess and his team of collaborators for releasing the original poMMo program and the Mariposa Folk Foundation for needing me to build this.