Email subscribers without publishing a post

Hi,

Is there an option on Ghost to email subscribers without publishing a post? Sometimes my post are too long with many specifications and I would like to email a short summary with a link to the post attached. Is this doable from Ghost or I need to use a third party integration? Any recommendations for a service to integrate?

Thank you

Hey @Special_K :wave:
You can certainly do this directly in Ghost using custom collections. In this example in our docs a new custom collection is being made that puts all members only newsletters into it’s own collection, leaving the blog home page with only public posts:

If you want all your posts to be public you could use a tag instead like so:

collections:
  /:
    permalink: /{slug}/
    template: index
    filter: tag:-newsletter
  /newsletter/:
    permalink: /{slug}/
    template: index
    filter: tag:newsletter

In the above example the routes file is taking any post tagged with “newsletter” and placing them in a “/newsletter/” sub page of the site. Again this will leave your main blog free of your emailed posts.

Hope this helps!