Release notes

Features and improvements we've recently shipped.

October 02, 2023

Creator Profile: Newsletter feed + social share

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Image showing the new social share image of Creator Profiles and new way to select broadcasts to make public


We are rolling out even more improvements to your Creator Profile to make it even easier for you to build your newsletter feed and share it on social:

  • Social share: When you share your Creator Profile, social share graphics will be automatically created to showcase your newsletter name, byline, and description.
  • Curate your newsletter feed: Instead of having to go to each broadcast, you can now select which of your past broadcasts emails you've sent that you want to publish as a public post and add to your Creator Profile.

Check out the support article on how to make the most out of your Creator Profile.

September 27, 2023

WordPress plugin: Publish to WordPress

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We've updated the WordPress plugin so that you can enable the automatic publication of ConvertKit Broadcasts to WordPress Posts on your website! With one click, you'll be able to publish to two places and reduce any duplicative work.

To enable it in the ConvertKit WordPress plugin, go to Settings > Broadcasts. Please note that when you send your broadcasts emails, you'll need to make sure to post it to your public feed.

September 26, 2023

Recommendations in emails

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Partner with creators to drive subscriber growth by adding a Recommendation block directly into your newsletter and recommend them to your subscribers. This will expand the ways you can cross-promote your newsletter with other creators with recommendations in the Creator Network.

Here's what to expect:

  • The new Recommendation block is available in any Broadcast and Sequence email.
  • All Recommendations in emails are one-click subscribes, making it a frictionless way for your readers to opt-in.
  • Any subscribers you drive to creators you're recommending in emails will be reported in the Creator Network dashboard.
  • You have direct control on who is recommended in the Recommendation block—it won't be randomized.
  • This will only be available for free recommendations at this time.

For more information about how this works, check out our Knowledge Base article.

September 18, 2023

Mobile preview & UI update

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It's vital that you know what your content looks like before it is sent to your subscribers—that's why we've just made improvements to how you can preview your content in Broadcasts and in Sequences. Here are the updates you'll see:

  • Mobile preview: You can now preview your email content in mobile view. You'll see how responsive your email template is and how your content stacks when viewed on a mobile device.
  • UI update: To make it more accessible, we've moved the preview button to the text toolbar.

This update will help make sure any content you send out to your subscribers are visually on brand.

September 12, 2023

RSS editor improvements

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We are also bringing our new and improved functionality to the RSS editor! Whether you're sending one-off broadcast emails, an email sequence, or setting up an RSS, you'll have the same customization abilities. Here are the updates:

  • Starting Point templates: Starting Point templates are now available for your RSS feed! When you go to select your template, all of your template options should now be available.
  • Liquid tag library: When editing your RSS feed, there will be a library of liquid tags you can add to make your email more dynamic.

Use the RSS feed to automatically email your list when you publish a new article on your blog.

August 11, 2023

Email notifications: Creator Network recommendations

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Get alerted when you get a new recommendation on the Creator Network! This will increase discoverability of your recommendations, make it easier to recommend someone back, and help you build a connection with another creator.

Creator Network notifications are enabled by default. You can manage your notifications under Settings > Notifications.

August 07, 2023

Improvements to ConvertKit's WordPress plugin

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We've made big improvements to the ConvertKit plugin on WordPress! All these updates have been made to make it easier for you to set up your website and have your go-to tools complement each other to make your business to run more smoothly.

Here are the updates to look out for:

  • Gated content: Using WordPress' Member Content functionality, you can set up gated content for premium members who have purchased a ConvertKit Commerce product. This way you can set up courses, e-books, curated content, and more without another platform, and without your members leaving your site.
  • Newsletter feed: Want to showcase all of your newsletters on your site? You can now embed a paginated list of your public broadcasts emails on your Wordpress site. They can displayed in a list with subject and date, or in a grid with image and descriptions. They will all be linked to the public post that is hosted on ConvertKit.
  • Product embeds: Create your storefront on your WordPress site, by adding quick embeds of your ConvertKit products. You'll be able to edit all the styles directly inside WordPress.
  • Pop-up modal: You can now add a button, which is a "Form Trigger Block," so that a modal, slide-in, stick bar ConvertKit form pops up when someone clicks on the button.
  • WooCommerce plugin: We also updated the ConvertKit and WooCommerce Plugin to map customer first and last names to ConvertKit custom fields.
  • PHP SDK: For any PHP developers, we've released the PHP SDK to easily interact with the ConvertKit API.

We are so excited to see how you make changes with the WordPress updates. For more information, check out our support article here.

August 01, 2023

Sequence editor improvements

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We are bringing new and improved functionality to the sequence editor! Whether you're sending one-off broadcasts emails or a series of emails in a sequence, you should have all the same customizations. Here are all the updates:

  • Starting Point templates: Starting Point templates are now available to be used in sequences! When you go to select your template, all of your template options should now be available.
  • Customize every email: In the past, you could only choose one email template for your entire email sequence. Now, you can choose to have a different template for each email in your sequence to give you more even more flexibility.
  • Email styles: You will now see a new "Styles" tab on the right hand column where all the emails in your sequence live. This is where you can go to customize and format your different components of your email, just like you do in the Broadcast editor.

We hope this update to the sequence editor improves the way you build your automated email series.

July 24, 2023

Third-party form support for Creator Network

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You can now use Creator Network and have your recommendation modal show up on third-party forms you have on your website.

To set this up, go to Creator Profile > My Recommendations > Settings > Edit. You'll be able to find the code snippet that you'll need to paste on to any of your site pages that contain a third-party form.

If you are using Gravity Forms, you'll have to go to your form's settings and toggle on "Enable Creator Network Recommendations".

We are excited to bring more creators into the Creator Network with this update and see everyone grow their lists together.

For more instructions on how to set up Creator Network recommendations with your third-party forms, please check out this support article

July 18, 2023

Creator Profile: Set your featured post

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We are bringing more customization to your Creator Profile. Instead of just having your Featured Post default to the newest post, you can now choose to feature any past editions of your newsletter you've made public.

The Creator Profile is an out-of-box experience for everyone to easily create their link-in-bio, build their newsletter feed, have a digital storefront and recommend fellow creators. ! With the addition of your Commerce products, it can act as your storefront, too.

To customize your Creator Profile, go to Grow > Creator Profile to make the adjustments.