In Matt Stauffer's latest post he shows you how to integrate Sendy for sending emails into your Laravel application. This is the first part of a new series.
Last week I decided to finally bite the bullet and take the advice I've been giving so many others: I committed to creating an email newsletter to recap some of my favorite posts and also to give me a space to share some thoughts I don't have space for anywhere else. So, time to get my newsletter-sending-setup up and running.
He starts by explaining his decision to use Sendy, choosing a self-hosted application over a service. There's a one-time fee to purchase it, but it's relatively inexpensive for the features that come bundled. He then gets into the steps to implement it and integrate it into your application:
- Buy Sendy and prep your code
- Install Sendy on Forge (with a few sub-points)
- Set up your domain
- [Read] Sendy's Getting Started Guide
- Set up cron jobs
- [Create] Templates
He also sneaks in a signup form example with a double use - it also signs you up for his newsletter.