Version 1.2.3 of Boldermail was released today to the WordPress plugin directory. In this version, we have modified the way the Subscriber post stores its subscription status in your WordPress database. Prior to this version, the status was stored in the
wp_postmeta table as meta data. However, one of our clients was having issues with this data structure, as her table had over 26 million (!) rows. It was taking the database a long time to filter the subscribers by status! In order to help with scalability, we moved the subscription status to the
wp_posts table, where it is now stored under the
post_status column. If you update your plugin now, the statuses will display at the top of the “Subscribers” admin page.
We have also added more personalization options with the
[boldermail_name] shortcode. If you wish to include the name of the subscriber in your newsletter, all you have to do is include this shortcode in the text. The plugin will convert the shortcode to the actual name of the person before sending them the email.