GoodNews is a powerful integrated group and newsletter mailing system for the content management framework MODX Revolution. With GoodNews you can easily create mailings or newsletters and have them sent to your subscribers or internal MODX user groups automatically right from your MODX back-end. GoodNews is built with a lot of passion for details, a polished interface and easy operation. The sending process of GoodNews is lightning fast due to its underlying multithreaded sending system.



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Screenshot: GoodNews Management Interface - Mailings tab

Feature Highlights

  • Easy mailing and newsletter creation
    Newsletter HTML body based on single MODX templates or plain-text.
  • Automatic Bounce Handling!
    GoodNews can automatically handle bouncing emails and disable or remove inactive subscribers.
  • Scheduled sending
    Send newsletters at a scheduled time.
  • Flexible groups and categories
    Manage your subscribers in highly flexible groups and/or categories of interests.
  • MODX context support
    Support of multiple MODX contexts and mailing containers within each context.
  • Ultrafast sending engine
    Ultrafast sending based on parallel sending processes (multi threaded!).
  • Multi language interface
    GoodNews currently comes with this languages: English, German, French.
  • Ready for Revolution 2.3!
    Fully enhanced for MODX Revolution 2.3.
  • Preinstalled front-end resources
    Ready to use: 2-factor subscriptions based on interests, 1-click unsusbcription, editing of subscription profiles.
  • Content Collections
    Automatically insert pre-formatted lists of Resource documents into your mail body (e.g. list of news or products).
  • Mailings based on subscribers interests
    Send mailings based on group and/or categories selection.
  • Mailings to internal MODX User groups.
    Send mailings to internal MODX User groups.
  • Import of subscribers
    CSV Import of subscribers and automatic groups/categories assignments.
  • Simultaneous sending
    Simultaneous sending of multiple mailing campaigns.
  • Unattended sending
    Start your sending jobs, close the browser window and let GoodNews do the rest.

Performace Considerations and Scaling

Due to the multi-threaded sending system, GoodNews scales very well with huge lists of subscribers as each process only has to handle a small bunch of emails.
With 10 enabled processes 6000 mails were sent in about 15 minutes. But this heavily depends on the band-width of your environment.