Asking your audience for email subscription is one of the best ways to engage them and increase number of returning visitors. All you have to do is to place the most suitable email subscription widget on your WordPress (WP) blog or website.

You can find many email subscription widgets on internet easily through Google. However, selecting the best among them is a difficult task to do. Therefore, to help you out with the selection of best plugin, I am sharing a list of most reliable WP email subscription plugins.

1.    Feedblitz Email Subscription

One of the most effective plugins to integrate email subscription form on your WP site is Feedblitz Email Subscription. You can integrate it on your website by installing or by placing its simple shortcode. If you are placing its shortcode, you will have to place your feed and publisher id in the code that you will get with it.

Plugin Available Version: 0.3.2

WP Version Required: 3.5 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.6

Rating: 5 Out Of 5

2.    BuddyPress Group Email Subscription

BuddyPress Group Email Subscription plugin is the best plugin for those who do not only want to send updates of the latest posts, but also want to keep log of their group members’ activity. This plugin authorizes site administrator to choose one of the five subscription levels (No Email, Weekly Summary Email, Daily Digest Email, New Topics Email or All Email) as its default email subscription. So, when new member joins the group, he will be automatically subscribed to that particular subscription level.

Plugin Available Version: 3.4

WP Version Required: 2.9.1 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.5.2

Rating: 4.3 Out Of 5

3.    Email Newsletter Subscribe

Another great plugin to integrate newsletter subscription form in your WP website is Email Newsletter Subscribe. It is the lightest plugin that integrates email subscription into your blog within seconds. Also, it has the most customization options that allow you to change the title of the sign-up form, sign-up button text and the fields displayed in the form.

Plugin Available Version: 1.2

WP Version Required: 3.0 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.4.2

Rating: 4.5 Out Of 5

4.    Email Subscription

One of the most useful plugins that gives your audience an option to get latest updates of your blog through email notification is Email Subscription. With this simple plugin, you can schedule your emails so that you do not have to login again and again to send emails. Also, you can customize your plugin through customize option in widget panel.

Plugin Available Version: 1.1.10

WP Version Required: 2.8.1 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.5.2

Rating: 4.3 Out Of 5

5.    Feedburner Email Widget

One of the perfectly designed and developed plugin for email subscription is Feedburner Email Widget. It is an easy to install plugin that gives you various customization options to manage your email schedule in a proper way. Another good thing about it is that it is placed in the sidebar which makes it easier to locate on every page of your web.

Plugin Available Version: 1.1.9

WP Version Required: 2.9.0 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.5.2

Rating: 4.6 Out Of 5

6.    Simple Email Subscriber

Last in our list of email subscription plugins for WP blog is Simple Email Subscriber. It allows your users to register for the newsletter by filling up a simple registration form. Similarly, your users can easily unsubscribe by clicking on the un-subscription link that they will get in every newsletter email.

Plugin Available Version: 2.1

WP Version Required: 3.0.1 or Higher

Compatibility Up-To (WP Version): 3.4.2

Rating: 4 Out Of 5