WordPress for Toastmasters websites are getting new functionality for sending event invitations and other messages to email lists. This comes to Toastmasters sites by virtue of their use of the RSVPMaker scheduling plugin for WordPress, which just added those features.
Here’s an excerpt of the announcement on RSVPMaker.com.
RSVPMaker 4.0 Adds Integrated Mailer with MailChimp Support
You can now use RSVPMaker to send email invitations to events, as well as other messages relevant to the community you have built around your website. If you want to send messages to a large list, you can use RSVPMaker’s integration with the MailChimp broadcast email service. Independently, RSVPMaker will allow you to send messages to members of your website (for community-based sites that provide user accounts to members), to people who have signed up for an event, or to past attendees at events.
In addition to sending single messages, you can schedule a newsletter such as a roundup of upcoming events and recent blog posts to be sent out on a daily or weekly basis.
The new options appear on the RSVP Mailer menu, immediately below RSVP Events. By default, the ability to create and send messages is restricted to the administrator only, although you can grant permission other user types on the settings screen.