Blog subscription by topic

Our company has one blog that covers a wide variety of topics and targets multiple audiences. Would love for our readers to be able to subscribe by topic, not just post frequency, to ensure they're only getting emails when content is posted that is directly relevant to them.

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @jeanaberryman,

 

You would actually be able to accomplish this goal by setting up a custom RSS email via HubSpot

 

Indeed, the URLs for your blog topics can be formatted as RSS feed URLs. For instance, if you have a blog topic called Marketing, and the topic's URL is http://www.website.info/blog/topic/marketing, then your RSS feed URL will be http://www.website.info/blog/topic/marketing/rss.xml

 

One you have this URL, you can set up the process for your new RSS email (which you will treat as a subscription for an external blog) by following the instructions in this article: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/blog-user-guide-v2/how-to-set-up-an-rss-to-email-blog-subscription-for.... The process will include creating a new email type for this "new blog", a new contact property, and a new blog subscription form. When creating your RSS email, add your RRS-ified Topic URL in the RSS Feed URL field. Once all of this is done, your customers will be able to subscribe to that specific topic, and only receive blog subscription updates on said topic.

 

Let me know if you have any questions on the above, as I know that this is a bit of a complex topic! If this answer does in fact solve your problem, let me know, and I will move your post off of the Ideas board Smiley Happy

 

May

 

 

Shamash
Regular Contributor

Hi,

 

Is it somehow possible to allow readers to subscribe to multiple topics and get only one notification email? From your answer May, it seems like we would need to set up one RSS email for each topic.


Community Manager
Community Manager

@Shamash you are correct, with this workaround you would need to create one RSS email per topic; it would not be possible to include multiple topics into one RSS subscription email, as only one RSS feed can be included in one RSS email, and the process of creating an email that populates with the topics to which a contact has subscribed with each individual email is not something that would be possible in the tool.

 

Feel free to amend this idea if this is your ultimate goal, however!

 

Best,

May

Bruamico Occasional Contributor | Platinum Partner
Occasional Contributor | Platinum Partner

Guys, we need a better solution for that. i also have this problem, with more than 10 topics to be chosen from. We should be able to quickly set this feature. Any chance to put it in the roadmap?

marksmithvr
New Member

Agreed. Either make the blog feed usable for the digital experience of an individual who should get one email and not one per feed, or we have to find a different Blog approach. We bailed on WordPress for HubSpot to find ourselves with many limitations including the ability to add keywords in one past and not one at a time!

TuomasH
New Contributor

Very important feature wish for us as well.

jbrenner
New Contributor

All, Is this new feature available yet? Or, has a workaround been found that can handle multiple topic subscriptions?

ThibautMX
Occasional Contributor

If you have some news about it, it will be awesome, I have got 40 types of interests and we didn't  create 40 blogs we just use tags and we want to create an automatic newsletter depending on visitor´s interest.

Boelter_A
Visitor

Has there been any movement on this? Our team would also find this very helpful (combining all topic subscriptions into one RSS email). 

user9274004
Occasional Contributor

We need it too!

The described workaround is not a nice solution here