Send SMS From Your WordPress Blog with EasySMS

April 26th in Free Plug-ins by .

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I am a web junkie, which means I always find a way to surf the web wherever I am. But keeping track of things can get difficult as you start following more than a handful of website. You can always use a RSS reader to keep track of things, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a SMS message whenever your favorite site had a new piece of content available? Sending SMS updates is nothing new. People have been doing it for years. But EasySMS is the easiest way to add the functionality to your website. All you have to do is install the plug-in.

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EasySMS is a great way to stay in touch with your readers by contacting their mobile phones with news updates and content alerts. Once you install EasySMS, you are going to get a sidebar widget that lets you ask your readers to sign up for your SMS updates. It’s very similar to running your own newsletter service, except you’ll be sending updates via phone updates.

Sending a message with EasySMS is a piece of cake. Once you have at least one subscriber, you can start sending people your blog updates. You can also change the settings so you are notified as soon as people submit their phone information. You can also change the subject and even define whether you want to send automatic SMS to your subscribers when you post new content.

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What I like about EasySMS is the grouping feature. That’s right. You can group people and send each group a different set of content. Let’s say a group of your subscribers don’t want to get anything by your news content. You can easily implement that using this plug-in. You can easily put existing subscribers in groups in the backend.

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EasySMS supports most SMS services. So you are not going to have trouble sending messages as long as your readers are using a known mobile service. I am not surprised about the capabilities of this plug-in. What I am surprised about is that EasySMS is offered for free. And you can implement it under 5 minutes. Don’t forget to donate if you like it!

Your take: how have you used EasySMS to expand your blog? Have you had any touble with it?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Brian April 26, 2009 at 11:34 am

Thanks for the great article on my plugin. 🙂 I appreciate it. Take care!

Brian (AKA misternifty)

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ernestdavis July 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Has anyone had trouble sending to sprint? I cannot get this provider to work, but I can send a txt via email manually, but not from this plugin 🙁

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Cyrus July 7, 2011 at 6:46 am

I have not tested it. But I\’ll let you know as soon as I do.

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