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How do I manually add and remove contacts to my blog subscriber list?

Last updated: January 5, 2017

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For your COS Blog, one can manually add a single contact, or list of new contacts, to the subscriber list. Please follow the directions below on how to do so.

Add an individual subscriber

  • Navigate to Contacts > All Contacts.
  • Click the name of the contact (or click New contact to create a new contact record).
  • In the About section, click View all properties.
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  • Search or browse for the blog subscription property, which will be labeled [Your Blog Name] Email Subscription.
  • Click the space to the right of the property and select a subscription frequency from the dropdown.
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  • Click Save.

Remove an individual subscriber

To remove a contact from receiving blog notification, follow the instructions above to locate the Email Subscription property on their contact record, and set the value to blank. Then click Save.

Add a group of subscribers

To add a group of contacts to your subscriber list, create a .csv file to import. Add a column to your .csv file for subscription frequency and set a value for each of the contacts you'd like to add to your subscriber list. Please recall the accepted values for this field are Instant, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly.

Once your file is ready, navigate to Contacts > All Contacts, click the Actions dropdown and select Import contacts. Follow the importing instructions to import your contacts. Keep the following things in mind:

  • Choose the Lifecycle Stage of Subscriber for these contacts you're importing.
  • Ensure that the column containing the frequency values is mapped to the blog subscription contact property ([Your Blog Name] Email Subscription).

After the file has been imported, the new subscribers will be added to your COS blog's subscriber list.

Remove a group of contacts from your blog subscriber list

To remove a group of contacts from your blog subscriber list, set up a workflow with a Set contact property value action to clear the corresponding Blog Email Subscription property for a list of contacts.