Breaking News email campaigns are sent to subscribers within a few minutes after a post is published.
Add Breaking News campaigns to your site
Breaking News updates are available as an add-on for sites on Full Service plans. If you'd like to add Breaking News to your site, please submit a support request.
How Breaking News works
When you publish a post, a modal pops up showing three options:
- Publish and send email: The post will publish and subscribers will receive the campaign. Depending on any issues with MailChimp's servers, this should take no more than 10 minutes.
- Publish, but do not send email: The post will publish and subscribers will not receive a campaign. If you later want to send a campaign, set the post status to Draft, then change it back to Published and select the first option in the modal.
- Cancel: The post will not publish nor will a campaign go out.
Viewing sent campaigns
You can view sent Breaking News campaigns by clicking Email Notifications > Browse Campaigns.
Editing published posts
Unlike RSS-driven email campaigns, you can edit a published post without triggering a new campaign.