Most bloggers have two separate lists for their RSS Feed of recent posts and their newsletter which they send out less often. I wanted mine to be all-in-one, but there wasn’t a way to do that with an RSS template in MailChimp.
So, I did some research and played with a whole bunch of code before I figured out how to add an RSS feed to the end of my regular newsletter!
Here’s what it looks like in MailChimp:
I put this code in a text box at the end of my newsletter and it automatically pulls the 5 latest posts from my blog and attaches them to my weekly newsletter. Since we rarely post more than 5 posts a week, this works for me. As you can see, you can adjust the number of posts at the end of the first line of code. You’ll also want to replace the feed URL with our own feed URL!
This is what it looks like when populated:
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This is nothing fancy, no images, etc but it works and I love being able to automatically attach my latest posts to my weekly newsletter!
Here’s the code: