How to add a newsletter/mailing List to a Gatsby site

Gatsby is a static site generator. It could be used to create a blog, but there is no built-in way to send newsletters to your subscribers.

In this guide, we'll show you how to add a newsletter to your Gatsby blog using RssFeedPulse.

What is an RSS feed?

An RSS Feed is a standard XML file listing a website’s content in a subscribable format, allowing readers to consume your content in news aggregators, also called feed reader apps.

Think of it as a syndicated distribution channel for your site’s content.

And RSS can be used by RssFeedPulse to send newsletters to your subscribers.

Create your feed

If you're using Gatsby, it is possible to generate an RSS feed automatically using a plugin like [gatsby-plugin-feed]((https://www.gatsbyjs.com/docs/how-to/adding-common-features/adding-an-rss-feed/).

Step 1: Add the gatsby-plugin-feed Plugin

npm install gatsby-plugin-feed

Step 2: Configure the Plugin

Then, add this line to your site's gatsby-config.js:

module.exports = {
  siteMetadata: {
    title: 'Your Blog Title',
    description: 'Your blog description',
    siteUrl: 'https://yourblog.com', // Change to your site's URL
  },
  plugins: [
    `gatsby-plugin-feed`,
    // other plugins
  ],
}

Step 3: Add feed configuration

You may need to customize the feed configuration. You should read the official documentation to learn how to do it.

Once you have your feed, you can move to the next step.

Create a campaign in RssFeedPulse

To create a campaign in RssFeedPulse, you need to have an account. If you don't have one yet, you can create one here.

Once you have an account, you can create a new campaign by clicking on the "New campaign" button in the dashboard.

On the field "Feed Url", you need to enter the URL of your feed. In this case, it would be something like "https://yourblog.com/rss.xml".

Create a form to collect subscribers

To collect subscribers, you need to create a form and add it to your blog.

In RssFeedPulse, you can create you own form and customize it to match your blog's design.

Create this form on your blog and start collecting subscribers.