What's on the roadmap?

As of November 2016...

Currently working on...

  • An update to the HTML parser to further optimize the code and reduce overall file size

Recently added...

More in the release notes.

Other features that we are looking at...

Please note that this list is in no particular order.

  • Conditional statements: introduction of IF ... THEN syntax around content blocks
  • Custom content: drag custom content (e.g. products) into a message
  • Undo/Redo: undo o redo the most recent changes.
  • RSS content: add a feed and drag a feed item into a message
  • Etc. etc.: tell us what's important to you
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Comments

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    Justin Wellesley-Smith

    I am looking for an update. I believe the original plan was that you would be going to Beta in August. Is this still the timeline? We have done all our preliminary testing and would like to know how/when this will move ahead.

    Thanks

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    Massimo Arrigoni

    Hi Justin! Yes, we are working hard to launch the features above - and therefore our Premium Plans - in mid-August (http://help.beefree.io/hc/en-us/articles/203054451-How-much-is-BEE-Plugin-).

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    Dan Bonville

    I was wondering if there was any update on the Custom Block features. Being able to add "Block Types" and tailor their behavior to our system is a key component for our product.

    Thanks!
    Dan

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    Massimo Arrigoni

    Hi Dan, thanks for you note. Let's separate the two features:

    • CUSTOM HTML BLOCK: that's coming very soon. It's the ability for you to click on a "HTML block" content tile and insert your own block of HTML to drag into the editor. In other words, the user will see a textarea where they can past some HTML, and then drag it onto the message that they are working on. For example, you may want to insert some product recommendation HTML code that a product recommendation company gave to you to insert into your email messages.

    • CUSTOM CONTENT: that's coming later. It's the ability for you to tell the plugin to display custom content tiles that users will be able to interact with and drag into the editor. For example: "Products", "Categories", "Blog post articles", "Real estate listings", you name it. The idea is that each tile will be a list of content items (e.g. a list of real estate properties), submitted by you to the plugin in a certain, pre-defined format (e.g. JSON), parsed by the plugin, and made available to the user of the editor. The user would select the real estate property to place into the message from a list of available listings (i.e. the content tile would allow the user to search and pick from the array of items displayed), and then drag and drop it into the editor.

    Note: "CUSTOM CONTENT" is still in the design phase. My description above should be taken as a "possible idea of how it might work", but things might change.

    Hope this helps!

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    Dan Bonville

    Thanks Massimo,

    I think the "Custom Content" is what I was more referring to. Here is a sample workflow:

    We produce a CMS used by schools. Part of that is a News module where admins can create and post news stories. Often, they want to include these stories (or a summary/link) in their newsletters that are sent via email. So, ideally, a user would be able to drag in a "News" content block. Then, they could set some configuration options specific to our CMS to say what categories they want to pull news posts from, or what date range etc. After setting those options, we would be able to inject the correct HTML into that block based on what the user wants to pull in.

    Our current (home baked) bulk emailing tool allows for this functionality, and being able to replicate that behavior would be HUUUUUGE for us.

    Please let me know if I can be of any assistance. Happy to help any way I can.

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    Steven Pearl

    who can I contact to discuss pricing and functionality for an integration we would like to do with Bee; we have already signed up for your plugin

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    Massimo Arrigoni

    Hi Steven, thanks for contacting us. Please email sales at mailup dot com.

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    Angel Bartomeu

    Hi Massimo. Any idea about when the "Custom Content" feature will be ready? This is very important for my case.

    Thanks.

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    Massimo Arrigoni

    Hi Angel, sorry for the delay in the reply. No firm ETA yet. Also, there are a few different ways in which we are looking to implement "Custom Content". I would love to discuss with you what specific functionality you are looking for, to learn more about your use case. I encourage you to email me directly at arrigoni at mailup dot com. Thanks much!

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    Ben Chapman

    What about some testing of emails like Link Testing and Spam testing?

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    Massimo Arrigoni

    Yes, we're thinking about that too. Probably via an integration with an external system like Email On Acid or Litmus, or both.

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    Vadim

    Hi Massimo, do you have an update to the roadmap?

    Thank you!

    [Paid Bee Plugin user and loving it]

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    Massimo Arrigoni

    Hi Vadimb, we've updated the page (we had forgotten to do so recently, so thank you!).

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    Vadim

    Thx!