How to add a newsletter to a blog made with Docusaurus

RSS Feed Pulse allows you to integrate a newsletter functionality into your Docusaurus site using your existing RSS feed. Follow this guide to set it up.

Prerequisites:

  • A Docusaurus site already set up.
  • An account with RSS Feed Pulse.

Step 1: Generate your RSS feed URL

Docusaurus generates an RSS feed by default. Ensure your blog plugin is configured correctly:

// docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
  // Other configurations...
  plugins: [
    [
      '@docusaurus/plugin-content-blog',
      {
        // other options
        feedOptions: {
          type: 'all',
          title: 'Your Blog Title',
          description: 'Your Blog Description',
          copyright: `Copyright © 2024 Your Name`,
          language: 'en',
        },
      },
    ],
  ],
};

The documentation may have evolved. Don't hesitate to check the official documentation for the latest configuration.

Ensure the RSS feed is accessible, usually at /blog/rss.xml.

Step 2: Add Subscription Form to Docusaurus

Add a subscription form to your site where visitors can subscribe to your newsletter.

  1. Create a new component for the subscription form:
// src/components/SubscriptionForm.js
import React from 'react';

const SubscriptionForm = () => {
  return (
    <form action="ACTION" method="POST">
      <input type="email" name="email" placeholder="Enter your email" required />
      <button type="submit">Subscribe</button>
    </form>
  );
};

export default SubscriptionForm;

Replace ACTION with the URL to your RSS Feed Pulse form (that can be found in the form settings of RssFeedPulse).

  1. Add the form to your Docusaurus site:
// src/pages/index.js
import React from 'react';
import SubscriptionForm from '../components/SubscriptionForm';

const Home = () => {
  return (
    <div>
      <h1>Welcome to My Blog</h1>
      <SubscriptionForm />
    </div>
  );
};

export default Home;

Conclusion

With these steps, you can integrate RSS Feed Pulse with your Docusaurus site to maintain an engaging newsletter using your existing content. Keep your audience updated and drive more traffic to your site through regular newsletters. Happy publishing!