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[resolved] How to block first email when new post is made in subscribed category (4 posts)

  1. bensmail
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am trying to use subscribe2 as a way for two people to discuss a topic in private without learning each other's email.

    A button on my web site creates a new post in a category party #1 is subscribed to. Party #2 (the one that clicked the button) can then leave a comment to this new (and private) post with an automatic subscription to the post. Now when either party posts a comment each receives an email about the new update.

    It all works, the only issue is party #1 receives two emails at first. One about the new post and one about the new comment from party#2. I need to block that first email. Not only is it confusing to get two emails but party#1 will get an email every time anyone clicks the button, even if party#2 does not leave a comment.

    I tried modifying the PHP code to block the email if comment_count == 0 but I couldn't get it to work. I don't know enough about wordpress databases.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe2/

  2. mattyrob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @bensmail,

    I'm a little lost, Subscribe2 only sends emails for new posts, not comments.

    That would mean that you are either using a combination of plugins to achieve what you describe above and I'm not sure that you need Subscribe2 for what you describe, or you have made many code changes to the Subscribe2 core to achieve what you have so far so I'm frankly surprised you've got stuck here!

    Can you briefly describe how you got to the point you are at currently?

  3. bensmail
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, Yes I am using a different plugin to auto subscribe the person who comments on the post. But this would not send an email to someone subscribed to a category.

    A button on a web page starts a new post in a specific category. This new post just says "ask your question" and then the person who clicked the button can ask a question. Once that happens both parties are subscribed. However, the person subscribed to the category receives two emails. A notification about the new post and a notification about the reply.

    Maybe there is a different way to handle this but I have yet to find it.

    If I knew how to pull out the value of "comment_count" I think I can block that first email.

    Thanks
    -Ben

  4. mattyrob
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Ben,

    So, would it help if you excluded the categories from generating an email in Subscribe2 in the Settings page? If you exclude categories then emails are not sent if posts are assigned to those categories.

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