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Automatic RSS Emails + AI

Creating an automated process for building HTML emails from your blog’s RSS feed can save a lot of time. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you set up this process. Note that the exact implementation might vary depending on the tools and platforms you’re using, but the general steps should be applicable.

  • Define Your Requirements:

Identify the key elements you want to include in your newsletter, such as post title, summary, images, links, etc.

  • Choose a Platform:

Select a platform or tool to automate the process. Common choices include:
Email marketing platforms (e.g., Smartmessages).
Programming languages & Integration platforms N/A as Smartmessages will pull the data from the RSS feed.

  • Create blog articles on WordPress:

Select an AI model like Chat GPT, prompt it to build the text for the blog and copy into WordPress.

  • Set Up RSS Feed Integration:

If using an email marketing platform, like Smartmessages, add the URL of the RSS feed and the template will automatically be populated.

  • Design HTML Template:

Create a responsive HTML email template. Ensure it is mobile-friendly and adheres to email design best practices.
Include placeholders for dynamic content that will be populated from the RSS feed.

  • Extract Content from RSS Feed and create HTML email:

Using Smartmessages, the content is automatically pulled from the RSS feed into the email template, deferent templates are designed to pull different data.

  • Test Email Rendering:

Before sending out newsletters, thoroughly test the rendered emails across various email clients and devices to ensure compatibility by using test lists and automated test sends.

  • Schedule Automated Sending:

Configure the automated sending of emails. Smartmessages’ enables you to set a schedule for when the newsletter should be sent.

  • Document the Process:

Create a detailed document outlining the setup, including step-by-step instructions for each part of the process.
Include troubleshooting tips and any configuration details that might be important.

  • Train Others:

Provide training or documentation to others who will be managing or using the automated process.

  • Monitor and Iterate:

Regularly monitor the newsletter performance and make any necessary adjustments to the process or template.
Stay informed about changes in email marketing standards and adjust your process accordingly.
Remember to keep security in mind, especially if you are handling sensitive information in your emails. Additionally, always comply with email marketing regulations and best practices to ensure your newsletters are delivered successfully.