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MailChimp-integration for Plone!

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This add-on provides a number of integration points between `MailChimp
<>`_ and `Plone <>`_:

1. Assign interest groups to existing content and
automatically expose the result sets as RSS-feeds.
2. Sign up form in both portlet- and view format, complete with
an optional selection of interest groups.
3. Create newsletter campaigns from existing content using the
dashboard, with conditional interest group merge tags.
4. Moderation built-in.

Quick start:

Define a set of interest groups for one or more lists, configure Plone
with your API key and start tagging content.


- Plone 3 and 4 are supported.
- Works with both Archetypes or Dexterity content.


The product is currently localized into:

* Danish

Contributions are welcome!


Malthe Borch <>


1.9.6 (2012-12-05)


- Fixed compatibility with Python 2.4.

- The RSS-feed now defines only ``pubDate` for each entry and not also
``dc:date``. According to the w3 validation service, "An item should
not include both pubDate and dc:date".


- When creating new campaigns, we now specify a segment that filters
away any subscribers who are not interested in anything we're sending.

1.9.5 (2012-11-16)


- Correctly hide form fields that have the 'show' attribute set to

1.9.4 (2012-11-16)


- The campaign preview view is adapted to the parent context.

1.9.3 (2012-11-16)


- Use Five-based template class such that e.g. `z3c.jbot
<>`_ can override the template.


- The feed schedule field is now set up with its own write permission.

- The subscription form handler now redirects to itself, with all
widgets removed (but displaying a status message).

- The campaign preview view is now adapted to the current context
instead of the site.

1.9.2 (2012-11-12)


- Fixed issue where interest group filtering would incorrectly get
applied on the outer level which would then be repeated

1.9.1 (2012-11-09)


- Fixed encoding issue.

1.9.0 (2012-11-09)

- Hidden field corresponds to 'public', 'show' is something else.

1.8.9 (2012-11-09)


- Use the interest grouping title intead of the group title in the
campaign template.


- The default subject line now includes the date.

- Attempt to translate field names.

1.8.8 (2012-11-06)


- Fixed issue where the moderation portlet would incorrectly return
items that would not need moderation.


- Added control panel action to remove non-existing feeds from content.

1.8.7 (2012-11-05)


- "System" fields (those in all-caps) are now no longer shown on the
subscription form.


- Require that 'Anonymous' is included in allowed roles and groups.

- The subscription form now includes a "Select all" checkbox.

1.8.6 (2012-10-30)


- Update moderation items widget when one or more items have been
approved. This ensures that the rendered view is correctly updated.

1.8.5 (2012-10-30)


- Fixed encoding issue that affected the rendering of a status message
for 'bumped items'.

1.8.4 (2012-10-30)


- An item which has no scheduled date, but is approved, now correctly
gets today's date assigned. This fixes an issue where the item would
not appear in the moderation form after approval. With this change,
it will appear at least on the day of approval.

1.8.3 (2012-10-29)


- Use Plone's standard identifier normalization to convert interest
groups into form tokens on the automatically generated subscription


- Fixed issue with acquisition-wrapping such that subscription form
defaults actually work.

- Subscription form would incorrectly load interest groupings for all
available lists.


- Log every API call to MailChimp.

- If a campaign can't be created, show the error message in the status
message, not just the log.

1.8.2 (2012-10-29)


- The subscription form now displays defined 'text' and 'dropdown'
merge vars as fields.


- The previous release had a bugfix which did not address the issue
correctly. This should be fixed now.

- Made the schema extension adapter browser-layer aware, to avoid
extending schemas on sites where the package is not installed
(editing objects would fail if chimpfeed was not installed).

- Fixed an issue setting up chimpfeed on a vanilla plone site, where
the feeds setting is initialized to None.

1.8.1 (2012-10-12)


- Fixed an issue where the moderation portlet would fail when an item
set for moderation would not have a defined schedule date.

This shouldn't happen in practice, because the publication date is
used instead of a schedule date, but the catalog data might be

1.8 (2012-09-12)


- The list subscribe form now validates the e-mail address input.

- You can define feeds manually in addition to the ones pulled
automatically from a selected list. This is now also clarified in
the help texts.

- Added local utility IApiUtility (defined in interfaces) to expose methods
for accessing the API, to be used my third party customizations.

- Show unmoderated items even if they're scheduled for a past date.

- Added an option to exclude items scheduled after today's date when
preparing a campaign.

- Adding RSS publication date, formatted as RFC 822.


- Fixed an issue where the javascript template would break on

- Fixed an issue where KSS validation would not work properly in the
subscribe form.

- Fixed an off-by-one bug in the date comparison logic. Items are now
correctly included from the provided "start" date.

- feedSchedule is now defined as a DateIndex.

1.7 (2012-08-02)


- It's now possible to restrict the collection of interest groups to
those from a particular list. This can help clear up confusion about
which interest groups are available, but importantly, also helps
alleviate network latency when many lists are defined for an account
(because we must query the interest groups per list, in sequence).

- Added a subscription form, available from the control panel (there's
a link for each defined mailinglist).

The subscription form includes a javascript-snippet that lets a
visitor select all interest groups within a particular grouping
using a "select all" (or subsequently none) checkbox.

1.6 (2012-07-31)


- Interest groups are now conflated with feeds. These are now always
defined in MailChimp.

Previously, a manager needed to set up a list of feeds
manually. These were just strings that did not tie into MailChimp's
interest groups directly. This is now changed.


- Feed URLs in the control panel are now listed in the same order as
they are defined.


- Added new schema extension to give items an explicit feed category.

Available categories are configured in the control panel.

- It's now possible to create and schedule a a new campaign based on
the items currently active.

This is implemented as a new portlet. It is intended that the
portlet be added to the editor's dashboard.

Note that content is grouped by their interest group marking, and
uses MailChimp's conditional markup to tailor the newsletter to each
user. The sorting of the groups is pluggable via a utility.

The portlet includes a date which sets the lower date boundary on
what items are active. The upper boundary defaults to today's date
which is matched with the item schedule date.

When a campaign is created, tomorrow's date is set as the new lower
date boundary such that no items are immediately active for a
subsequent campaign.

1.5.7 (2012-06-19)


- Fixed compatibility issues with legacy libraries.

1.5.6 (2012-06-18)


- Provide title explicitly; the RSS template checks for this attribute
using explicit acquisition.

1.5.5 (2012-06-08)


- Added optional portlet description field.

1.5.4 (2012-04-25)

- Fixed bug that would make the schema extension fail with
Archetypes-based content.

1.5.3 (2012-04-19)

- Do not extend schema (or add via behavior) if product is not
installed (settings not available).

1.5.2 (2012-04-19)


- Use "Publishing date" when feed schedule is unset.


- The feed now only includes items in the 'published' workflow state.


- Fixed issue on Archetypes where the feed schedule date would default
to today's date (instead of ``None``).

- Fixed issue where ``effective_date`` would return 0 due to explicit
acquisition. The attribute is now declared as "acquired" which
informs the explicit wrapper to yield the contained attribute.

- Fixed issue where an RSS-feed would fail for content which does not
provide a ``getText`` method.

1.5.1 (2012-04-18)


- Fixed issue where the Archetypes schema extender would replace
existing fields (if using the same names), for example

Instead, the extender now ignores such content types (a warning is

1.5 (2012-04-11)


- Plone 3 compatibility.


- Fixed issue where subscription using first name only (single name,
when split on space) would cause an exception.

1.4 (2012-03-27)


- Bump schedule date to today's date on moderation, if date is in the
past. This ensures that the item will be shown on the moderation


- Fixed issue with custom schema mutator which would not function
correctly with schema caching; we are able to work around it using
Archetypes' storage API directly.

- Fixed incorrect package dependency.

1.3 (2012-03-26)


- Add support for configuring an RSS summary display of included

- Add support for Dexterity-based content.

- Make content moderation requirement optional.

1.2 (2012-03-09)


- Add link to content for moderation.


- The moderation portlet now correctly gets the class

1.1 (2012-03-08)

- Added simple approval system where items are explicitly made
available after some date, and separately approved (guarded by a
custom permission).

To upgrade, you must run the "catalog" setup step and perform the
require indexing.

1.0 (2012-01-18)

- Initial public release.

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