I’ve been thinking about building a WordPress plugin that gives you substack-like features using WordPress + Mailchimp.
Essentially, publishing a blog on WordPress automatically delivers it as a newsletter to your Mailchimp subscribers. You can set this up in WordPress and don’t have to go into Mailchimp at all, so it really does feel like substack.
This gives you:
- An awesome archive because it’s actually blog posts (rather than the not-so-great mailchimp one)
- A newsletter with SEO juice
- A much better web presence with an easy to share URL link for each newsletter
- It also makes the whole publishing process much more streamlined
In comparison to substack, you get:
- Significantly more control over the design and features of your newsletter.
- To use your own domain name.
- Ownership over your platform and list
Anyone here interested in something like that?
It would take at least 2-3 months to be ready, but thought it’d be good to find out if this is something people actually want.And if so, would love to chat more and hear what kind of features you’d like!