Release notes

Features and improvements we've recently shipped.

June 06, 2024

App store

Feature

We’re launching an App store with apps you can install to do more with your ConvertKit. This is the new ecosystem we are building to make ConvertKit even more efficient for your needs.

We have five apps we’ll launch that will expand the way you run your business with ConvertKit:

  • KitBoard: Add CRM to your ConvertKit account. Easily visualize your sales pipeline to efficiently follow up with prospects and track customer conversions.
  • Wordsmith: Automatically turn your YouTube videos into email newsletters. Alert your subscribers of new video drops, round-ups, and more.
  • SavvyCal: Add a 1:1 booking widget to your emails with SaavyCal and sync all the information back into the subscriber profile in ConvertKit.
  • Mighty: Connect your Mighty community and pull content from your community directly from your ConvertKit account. Two apps in one.
  • SegMetrics: Get actionable information from Insights, a dashboard built in partnership with SegMetrics, that gives you a comprehensive look at how you gain, engage, and convert your subscribers.

For more information on how to install apps, please check out our Knowledge Base article.

Engage with your subscribers with Polls

Feature

Drive email engagement and collect insights about your subscribers with Polls directly in your email editor. Polls are perfect way to collect information about new subscribers and explore new ideas with your super fans. With Polls, you can…

  • Ask your subscribers questions and collect data
  • Automatically tag creators based on their answers for better personalization and segmentation
  • Increase email clickthrough rates and boost future deliverability.

Available for all paid plan users, you can add Polls to your one-off email broadcasts, evergreen sequences, email templates, and public posts, too! Start diving into Polls today and ask how your subscribers are enjoying your content.

For more information on how to set up Polls, check out this Knowledge Base article.

New Creator Profile templates

Feature

Say hello to Orville, Autumn, and Flow!

We are excited to bring three beautiful new Creator Profile templates to make it easier to build your site on ConvertKit, with no code and no additional hosting needs. 

Start building your new site today.

May 30, 2024

Recommendations: Block function, new interface, sponsored tags

Feature

New updates for how you can continue to use Recommendations to grow your list:

  • Block function: Use it to block others from recommending you. This can be helpful if you have strict requirements about who is recommending you or about the quality of subscribers you receive.
  • New interface: We’ve moved the Settings and Customizations to the top right corner to give you a cleaner view.
  • Sponsored tags: To follow industry best practices to provide transparency and clarity to your subscribers, there’s now a sponsored tag on next to all Paid Recommendations.

For more information on how to set up Free and Paid Recommendations, check out this Knowledge Base article.

May 28, 2024

New advanced tracking: Pass subscriber email with email hashing

Feature

Advertise on your website with platforms like Raptive? This is a game changer to drive more revenue and save you time. This is a one-click easy solution to third-party cookie deprecation that’s affected your day-to-day workflow and income.

This new account-wide advanced tracking will automate the highly manual task of appending subscriber emails to your links with just one-click—securely with SHA256 hashes.

When you enable this, every link clicked by a subscriber will now include a new parameter, sh_kit=[hashed email], that third parties can decode and use to identify the subscriber.

This will help you…

  • Pass on subscriber email to third parties securely
  • Save time by automatically adding subscriber tracking to all the links in all your emails
  • Send with confidence knowing all your links are tracked (no manual errors!)

Go to Settings > Advanced now to enable it. Or, check out our Knowledge base article for more support.

May 14, 2024

Grow your business with the Insights dashboards

Feature

Set up Insights to get advanced analytics on how effective your marketing channels are with Creator Pro today. Insights will give you a much more comprehensive view of your marketing and sales funnels are performing. You will have four different dashboards—Acquisition, Engagement, Sales, and Velocity—to laser in on where you need to double down and where you need to pay more attention.

For more support on how to set up and use Insights, check out our Knowledge Base article.

April 25, 2024

Creator Profile: Custom pages

Feature

Just like you'd create additional pages on a website, you can now do so too on your Creator Profile. Use custom pages to set up pages like:

  • About page: Deeper dive into your background, the work you've done, and the testimonials you've received from clients or brands you've worked with.
  • Work with me: If you're a service provider, this is a great way to include a page to share the type of services you provide and a call out to reach out to you.
  • Sponsor me: Want to work with brands? Create a page with your newsletter details, demographic information, and the type of brands you'd want to work with.

This is a great way to expand your Creator Profile if you don't have a separate website. You can add up to 3 custom pages, and you won't need to get used to a new editing experience—it's the same as our email editor!

For more information about how to customize your custom pages on your Creator Profile, check out this Knowledge Base article.

April 23, 2024

Creator Profile confirmation email

Improvement

Want full control over what your Creator Profile confirmation email looks like? You've got it!

You can now customize the confirmation email that your subscriber's receive when they join your email list through your Creator Profile. Edit the confirmation email to match your brand and welcome them to your email list. You can also choose where they are redirected to, or include a freebie to share with your new subscribers. ​

To update your Creator Profile's confirmation settings, go to Customize -> Sign Up Form.

April 15, 2024

Explore Paid Recommendations in ConvertKit

Improvement

We’re making it even easier for you to get paid to promote other creators in your Recommendations modal with Paid Recommendations. Now under the Earn tab, you’ll be able to more easily setup the integration with SparkLoop, and then discover a list of creators and newsletters who are looking for fellow creators to promote their list.

In the discover section of Paid Recommendations, you’ll be able to:

  • Search for specific creators you’d like to promote and recommend
  • Filter based on payout per subscriber, max payout, and expected earnings
  • Review the requirements of each paid recommendation

No more bouncing between SparkLoop and ConvertKit. Don’t leave money on the table and start earning from the work you already do.

Setting up Paid Recommendations for the first time? If you need more help, check out this Knowledge Base article.

April 08, 2024

Insights (beta): Advanced analytics to improve your marketing

Feature

Set up Insights to get advanced analytics on how effective your marketing channels are with Creator Pro today. Insights will give you a much more comprehensive view of your...

  • Best acquisition channels: A deep dive into how organic search or paid is working, which piece of content converts the best for you, and more.
  • Most engaged segment: A month-to-month view of which segment continues to be the most engaged in your content.
  • Best customers: Find out who your best customers are, how much it takes to acquire a customer, and which promotion emails generates the most sales.
  • Marketing effectiveness: Take a look at how long it takes for a subscriber to turn into a customer. This helps you calculate how much advertising budget you have, and helps you hone in on where you should iterate your funnels.

This feature is still in a closed beta. If you've been invited, you'll see it in the top corner of your dashboard. Currently, only Commerce sales and Stripe integrations will be tracked.

For more support on how to set up and use Insights, check out our Knowledge Base article.