This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

RUA Blog Subscriber Lite


This multisite compatible plugin allows users to subscribe to your blog using a customized form. Users will have the ability to subscribe to your blog, verify their subscription and unsubscribe.
Your subscribers can be viewed from a dashboard in the admin section. You can see their subscription status, the data they unsubscribed and delete any subscribers. When a user
subscribes to your blog using the form a verification email is sent to their email address. In the email there is a Verify button that the subscriber will click that then
changes the subscribers status from Unverified to Subscribed. When you Publish a new post, all of your subscribers will receive an email announcing a new Post was Published with
a link in the email back to that post for their reading. Also inside all Published Posts emails, there is an Unsubscribed link. So if a subscriber wishes to Unsubscribe from
your blog, they can click the Unsubscribe link and their status will change from Subscribed to Unsubscribed and will no longer receive emails when you Publish a new Post.
There are some limited custom settings in the Lite version for the form and the email content.

Using the following shortcode [ruasubscriber], you can place the Subscription Form on a page or post. If you would like to place the shortcode in a widget
you will need to use the Shortcode Widget Plugin. The Shortcode Widget plugin is a Free plugin from the WordPress Directory which allows you to place
shortcodes in a widget. Out of the box, WordPress Widgets cannot handle shortcodes.

Get the Shortcode Widget Plugin here.


  • settings page
  • subscriber dashboard
  • subscription form
  • success form
  • new subscriber example email
  • published post example email


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Download and install the plugin from WordPress dashboard. You can also upload the entire “rua-blog-subscriber-lite” folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. Or from the Plugins page of your website, search for RUA Blog Subscriber and install from this page.

  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  4. You should see a Link in the Admin Menu titled Email Subscriber Settings. Click here to go to the Email Subscribers Settings Page.

  5. Here you would place all of your custom settings for the plugin.

  6. You should also see a Link in the Admin Menu titled Email Subscribers. Click here to go to the Email subscribers Dashboard Page.

  7. Use the following shortcode [ruasubscriber] to place the Subscription Form in your page, post or a text widget with the assistance of another plugin called
    Shortcode Widget. If you want to place the shortcode in a widget, you will need to use the Shortcode Widget plugin. The Shortcode Widget plugin
    is a Free plugin from the WordPress Directory which allows you to place Shortcodes in a widget. Out of the box, WordPress Widgets cannot handle shortcodes.

  8. Get the Shortcode Widget Plugin here.

  9. For more Detailed Documentation, please visit our website RUA Blog Subscriber Documentation.


Has this plugin been tested

Yes. This plugin has been tested from WordPress version 3.5 — 4.6.1

For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit RUA Blog Subscriber website at RUA Blog Subscriber.

What about support?

Just use the Contact Form at Hyperdrive Designs website: and I will take care of any issue. If you have any issues or have any questions, please
contact me and give me a chance to help you with your issue.

For complete information, visit the RUA Blog Subscriber website at RUA Blog Subscriber.


3 Սեպտեմբերի, 2016
I was so happy to find this plug in. It is really simple to use and the support from the maker is excellent, very responsive and available. There is a clear form for the subscribers to complete with a confirmation email and all very well presented. I highly recommend!
3 Սեպտեմբերի, 2016
I needed an easy way for my readers to get notices of my blog updates by email. RUA Subscriber fits the bill perfectly. I had some issues with a conflict with Wordpress HTTPS plugin but Darren gave amazing support and has me up and running. Thanks for a great job!
3 Սեպտեմբերի, 2016
As a beginner to Wordpress, I appreciate that this plug-in is so user-friendly. I have the RUA Lite version. The step-by-step instructions are very clearly written and easy to understand for a novice like me. When I had a question, customer support emailed an answer to me very quickly. They took to time to make sure everything was right on my end and explained things to me in a way I could easily understand.
3 Սեպտեմբերի, 2016 1 reply
After I installed the lite version and thought it was what I was looking for, I paid $20 for the full version so I could edit the look of the button, etc. Everyone who tried to sign up for blog get error message and no one could confirm subscription. In addition, the plugin writer site is buggy and you cant create an account in order to create a help ticket. save your money and do the free plugin email subscribers.
3 Սեպտեմբերի, 2016
I’ve been looking for a plugin for users to subscribe to my blog and couldn’t find anything that fit my needs until RUA Lite was available. This plugin is intuitive and easy to set up, plus the customer support is awesome! I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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Contributors & Developers

“RUA Blog Subscriber Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Initial Commit

Made changes to readme.txt file

Made changes to the Subscriber Form that were causing issues with themes that used the Bootstrap CSS Framework.

Fixed the publish post email text.

Made changes to readme.txt file

Made changes to subscribe template to get the blog page url no matter what the name of the blog page is.

Added a Blog Page URL setting option to help with the Subscribe Page template.

Corrected typo on unsubscribe form

Updated plugin page templater system to work with new WordPress 4.7 core version and older versions.

Corrected the Published Post Email, View Post Link for users that do not use the normal blog directory.