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Last night I soft-released version
4.5.3 of my WordPress eCards plugin. The main changes are (way) better stats and a brand new mail log.
The stats are saved as custom post types and they include post impressions (pageviews) and eCard sends, on which a new conversion value is based. In the future, I’ll add more metrics, in order to make the statistics more relevant and actionable.
The mail log is disabled by default. Go to eCards -> eCards Settings -> Email Options tab and enable it. Note that this feature only logs eCards emails, not all WordPress emails.
There’s more to come in the next releases, including email templates.
Another feature that’s gone is the eCard counter, which was an obsolete feature. The plugin is much faster now and it requires no external library.
I have also added the WP Mail From II functionality, so you don’t need an extra plugin for just a few lines of code.