How to add a newsletter to a Jekyll blog

Jekyll is a static site generator that's perfect for blogs. However, 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 Jekyll blog using RssFeedPulse.

What is an RSS feed?

An RSS feed is a simple text file that contains your latest blog posts in XML format. It's a standard format that allows other websites and services to read your content.

If you're using Jekyll, it is possible to generate an RSS feed automatically using a plugin like jekyll-feed

Create your feed

Step 1: Add the jekyll-feed Plugin

First, add this line to your site's Gemfile:

gem 'jekyll-feed'

Step 2: Configure the Plugin

Then, add this line to your site's _config.yml:

plugins:
    - jekyll-feed

Step 3: Install the Plugin

Finally, run bundle install to install the plugin.

bundle install

The plugin will automatically generate an Atom feed at /feed.xml.

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/feed.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.

Conclusion

By following these steps, you can easily add a newsletter to your Jekyll blog and start engaging your subscribers effectively.