Importing Subscribers

Noptin allows you to import email subscribers from another system into Noptin.

To do this, you will first need to download the CSV file containing your email subscribers. You can contact the developers of your newsletter system for instructions on how to download/export the email subscribers into a CSV file or spreadsheet.

NOTE: If your system exports XML or JSON files instead of CSV, you can use the XML to CSV converter or JSON to CSV converter to convert your files to CSV.

Once you have the CSV file, click on Noptin > Email Subscribers to open the email subscribers’ management page…

open the email subscribers page

… then click on the “Import” tab at the top of this page to open the subscribers’ import page.

Subscribers overview page

Next, select the CSV file containing your subscribers and click on the continue button to proceed to the next step. By default, Noptin will update any existing subscribers and import new ones. If you would like to skip existing subscribers and only import new subscribers, uncheck the “Update existing subscribers” checkbox.

Select subscribers CSV file

The first row of your CSV file should contain the column names. Otherwise, the import process will not work as expected.

See the example below. The column names are no required to match the ones in the below CSV, they just have to exist.

sample subscribers CSV sample

The data in the sample CSV file above is not real. It was randomly generated.

After clicking on the Continue button, Noptin will load a new page that allows you to match the column names in your CSV file to the custom fields that you have defined in Noptin.

map imported subscriber fields

You are required to map the Email Address field. All other fields are optional.

If there is a field in your CSV file that you would like to import but does not exist in Noptin, you will have to create it first then restart the import process.

After you’ve mapped your custom fields, click on the “Import” button to import the subscribers.

That’s all.

Noptin will import the subscribers and then add them to your newsletter. Do not close the browser tab until all subscribers are imported.

Custom Field Values

Noptin allows you to set a custom value for any custom field. This means that all imported subscribers will have the same value for the given field.

For example,

You might want to add all imported subscribers to the “New Post Notifications” email list.

All you have to do is select “Manually enter a value” in the map field dropdown then set the value.

import subscriber lists
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