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Email Users

Allows the site editors to send an e-mail to the blog users. Credits to Catalin Ionescu who gave me (Vincent Pratt) some ideas for the plugin and has

Version 4.8.4

  • Addressed secruity concern raised by WordPress.org - added nonce to Send to Users, Send to Groups, and Send Test Email forms.

Version 4.8.3

  • Addressed secruity concern raised by WordPress.org.

Version 4.8.2

  • Addressed deprecated warnings for get_currentuserinfo() in WordPress 4.5.
  • Added setting to turn the Post/Page Notification widget on the edit screen on or off.
  • Added setting to turn the Post/Page Notification widget on the Dashboard menu on or off.
  • Added option to define custom header similar to existing footer.
  • Added options to apply custom header and footer to user user and group email and/or notificatins.

Version 4.8.1

  • Added option to disabled jQuery enhanced recipient selection (revert to classic select boxes).
  • Removed leftover debug code which left information in the error_log.
  • Updated translation files with missing text.

Version 4.8.0

  • Integrated jQuery Chosen plugin to enhance select lists when choosing recipients.
  • Added Danish translation (thank you Thomas Canell)
  • Added BCC options of 2, 3, and 5 for more granular control.
  • Added new example (remove_menus.php) to show how to remove the Email Users Dashboard menu for all users but Administrators.
  • Fixed broken links referring to Marvin Labs.

Version 4.7.10

  • Added new setting to control applying post content with wpautop prior to seending an update to th team.
  • Changed mechanism for handling bounce email address. Added warning to note bounce addresses have proven to be unreliable.
  • Added User Email as an option for user sorting and display in selection lists.

Version 4.7.9

  • Fixed bug in "Test Notification Email" feature on Settings page which prevented the test email from being sent.

Version 4.7.8

  • Fixed bug in Post/Page Notification Dasboard menu resulting in bad post ID error message.
  • Fixed Mandrill sample integration to account for selecting a single user.
  • Added explicit header setting for bounces which is unlikely to work based on comments in WordPress' class-phpmailer.php file.

Version 4.7.7

  • Fixed bug in User Settings which prevented bulk setting user Notification and Mass Email settings.

Version 4.7.6

  • Fixed integration bug with ItThinx Groups plugin due to PHP 5.4 and 5.5 differences. Tested with Groups 1.7.1 and WordPress 4.2.2.
  • Fixed security concern raised by WordPress.com.

Version 4.7.5

  • Fixed bug in footer text setting introduced during WPBE testing.

Version 4.7.4

  • Resolved a number of PHP Strict Standard notices resulting from calling non-static functions statically.

Version 4.7.3

  • Changed plugin activation hook to handle sites with large amounts of users. This addresses an out of memory bug reported on the WordPress Support Forum. The get_users() function returns a large amount of information for each user by default, the activation hook only needs the ID field.
  • Added example to demonstrate filter usage to allow Email Users to work with WP Better Emails.

Version 4.7.2

  • Added mailusers_html_wrapper filter to allow sites to customize the HTML which is wrapped around the message text. When using this hook, the hook implementation is responsible for adding all of necessary HTML necessary for a valid document. There is an example usage in the /examples directory within the plugin.

Version 4.7.1

  • Tightened up the max_input_vars check to account for older versions of PHP which do not have this setting.
  • Added support for the WordPress Editable Roles Filter per a request from the WordPress Support Forum.
  • Added filter to facilitate manipulating mail headers. This is primarily targeted at wpMandrill support but can be used for other purposes.

Version 4.7.0

  • Added code to detect scenario where number of email recipients could potentially exceed the web server's ability to process it (PHP's max_input_vars setting). A warning is displayed to the user when this situation is detected.
  • Swedish translation added (thank you Elger Lindgren).

Version 4.6.11

  • Fixed bug with excerpt - excerpt was not being extracted from post properly.
  • Added information to Dashboard widget to show status of filters which may affect Email Users.
  • Fixed duplicate MIME-Version header per Support Forum bug report.

Version 4.6.10

  • Fixed bug with from_name which happens in certain circumstances.
  • Added ability to edit post/page/cpt email content and subject.
  • Added mailusers_before_wp_mail and mailusers_before_wp_mail hooks to allow doing actions before and after calling wp_mail().
  • Fixed malformed email header when omitting display names per Support Forum bug report.
  • Preliminary work to support option to Base64 encode email per Support Forum request to better support mobile devices. This feature is not currently enabled.
  • Updated German translations (thank you Dr. Dieter Menne).

Version 4.6.9

  • Removed references to deprecated WordPress API function format_to_post().
  • Fixed bug where %FROM_NAME% substitution was not handled properly with Sender Name overrides.
  • Added author and blog keyword substitution to user and group emails.
  • Updated German translation (thank you Dr. Dieter Menne)

Version 4.6.8

  • Added Finnish translation (thank you Juga Paazmaya)
  • Replaced calls to mysql_real_escape_string() with esc_sql() for PHP 5.5 compatibility.

Version 4.6.7

  • Fixed problem with User Access Manager integration which resulted in sending email to all users regardless of UAM group assignment.

Version 4.6.6

  • Added new option to filter users with no role from the User Recipient List.
  • Bumped supported version of WordPress to 3.6.1.
  • Added ability to have recipient appear in To: list instead of Bcc: list when using BCC option of 1.
  • Fixed internationalization of BCC options.
  • Fixed problem with User Groups when using non-English versions of WordPress or groups which contain hyphen characters.

Version 4.6.5

  • Fixed sorting issue which was caused by commenting out code for debugging purposes to resolve problem fixed in 4.6.4.

Version 4.6.4

  • Fixed bug which caused first and last names to display as N/A in some instances.
  • Updated Dutch translation support (thank you Bart van Strien).

Version 4.6.3

  • Fixed several strings which were not properly set up for language translation.
  • Re-added French translation file as it had gotten corrupted somehow and wouldn't load in WordPress.
  • Added Dutch translation support (thank you Bart van Strien).
  • Fixed bug where sites with large numbers of users would exhaust memory.
  • Updated Spanish translation (thank you Ponc J. Llaneras)
  • Added additional options for BCC limit.
  • Fixed several CSS bugs on Settings page.
  • Initial implementation of Paid Memeberships Pro integration.

Version 4.6.2

  • Refactored integration with other "Groups" plugins.
  • Added integration support with ItThinx Groups plugin.
  • Fixed language translation issues with several strings on Options page.
  • Updated Bulgarian language translation files. (thank you Borisa Djuraskovic)

Version 4.6.1

  • Updated Spanish language translation files. (thank you PonÁ J. Llaneras)
  • New Bulgarian language translation files. (thank you Borisa Djuraskovic)
  • Fixed formatting issue in the plugin README file.

Version 4.6.0

  • Significantly improved debug functionality to chase down mail header issues.
  • Check added to determine if wp_mail() has been overloaded by a theme or plugin.
  • Rewrite of mailusers_send_mail() fucntion to construct headers as arrays insyead of as string. The string would sometimes not break correctly and recognize the Bcc: field.
  • Implemented new email footer option.
  • Cleaned up presentation of Options page.
  • Implemented new omit display names option.
  • Updated language translation files.

Version 4.5.5

  • Forgot to register settings for new MIME-Type and X-Mailer settings.

Version 4.5.4

  • Version bump due to bad tagging in WordPress plugin repository.

Version 4.5.3

  • Fixed bug in Test Notification which failed to incorporate %POST_AUTHOR% keyword.
  • Replaced bold font in Email-Users Info meta box on settings page.
  • Added %POST_CONTENT% substitution keyword.
  • Refactored construction of email headers.
  • Added option to specifically CC sender.
  • Fixed sorting problems on User Settings page.
  • Added Search to User Settings page.
  • Replaced First/Last Names on User Settings page with Display Name - needed to eliminate complex query.
  • Replaced complex SQL query with proper call to get_users() for User Settings page, facilitated fixing several bugs on User Settings page.
  • Fixed bug which preventing showing all posts and/or pages in Notify dropdown.
  • Added translation for value of Role when used in select boxes.
  • Resolved duplicate MIME-Version and X-Mailer header problem.
  • Added new options to optionally add MIME-Version and X-Mailer headers as by default, they are added by WordPress and shouldn't be added by Email Users.
  • Improved Information Panel on Email Users settings page, now shows status of any filters which could affect Email Users.

Version 4.5.2

  • Added Dashboard Widget to report number of users who accept each type of email and default settings.
  • Added Message to Settings page to warn Admin when no users will not receive emails.
  • Added Meta Box to Settings page to report number of users who accept each type of email.

Version 4.5.1

  • Fixed Post Excerpt to use WordPress API to allow usage of filters.
  • Added support for %POST_AUTHOR% keyword replacement.
  • Added Italian language translation.

Version 4.5.0

  • Added CSS class and ID to Post and Page Notification post boxes so they can be styled or easily hidden via CSS.
  • Added integration with User Groups plugin.
  • Added integration with User Access Manager Plugin.
  • Cleaned up recipient selection for Group Email and Post/Page Notifications so it includes Filters, Roles, and groups from integrated plugins (when enabled).
  • Added integration pane to Settings page to note which plugins Email-Users recorgnizes and enables integration with.
  • Added mailusers_update_custom_meta_filters action to update of dynamic meta filters prior to their use. Useful to creating and updating meta values based on other meta data or plugins.

Version 4.4.4

  • Bumped version because the tag wasn't done correctly.

Version 4.4.3

  • Fixed typo which prevented saving Sender Exclude option.
  • Fixed bug with User Meta filters.
  • Fixed bug with duplicate emails being sent in some instances when both Roles and Users selected.

Version 4.4.2

  • Fixed bug which caused email to be sent to all recipients instead of just those in a specific group.
  • Addressed deprecated update_usermeta() usage.

Version 4.4.1

  • Added German translation files (thank you Tobias Bechtold).
  • Fixed bug in Send to Groups where number of users receiving email was wrong.
  • Added internationalization support to Send to Group status messages.
  • Added support for sending email to users based on a custom meta filter.
  • Added support for sending email to groups based on a custom meta filter.
  • Added suppport for providing a bounce email address.
  • Fixed bug in Options form which prevented translation of strings.
  • Added support for defining email group meta filters based on meta key.
  • Implemented solution from @maximinime to fix lost Email-Users settings.
  • Removed invalid references to Marvin Labs.
  • Fixed bug where Post Excerpt wasn't being used in email when present.
  • Updated French and Spanish language files.

Version 4.3.21

  • Updated Spanish translation files.

Version 4.3.20

  • ReadMe file updates.

Version 4.3.19

  • Fixed missing DIV on landing page causing footer to appear in wrong spot.
  • Added some more marketing information.
  • Tweaked some more wording to be consistent with other areas of the plugin.
  • Removed page layout development code.

Version 4.3.18

  • Updated plugin landing page to be cleaner and use modern WordPress styling.

Version 4.3.17

  • Fixed "%FROM_NAME%" does not get replaced properly in notifications when using override.
  • Updated Plugin Settings page to be cleaner and use modern WordPress styling.

Version 4.3.16

  • Fixed "%FROM_NAME%" does not get replaced in notifications

Version 4.3.15

  • Replaced use of deprecated function the_editor() with *wp_editor().
  • Fixed Javascript conflict which affects Dashboard and Menu Management resulting from enqueing the WordPress 'post' library.
  • Fixed bug where user settings are not saved correctly when toggling user setting control.
  • Fixed bug when the dollar sign character ($) appears in the content of a page or post.
  • Added option to include sender in recipient list.
  • Numerous updates to make translation easier.
  • Updated Spanish and French translation files.

Version 4.3.14

  • Bump in version number because one was missed in 4.3.13 preventing automatic updates from the WordPress plugin repository. Duh.

Version 4.3.13

  • Bump in version number because one was missed in 4.3.12 preventing automatic updates from the WordPress plugin repository.

Version 4.3.12

  • Fixed bug(s) which prevented users with capabilities to email other users from doing so.
  • Initial inclusion of Spanish language translation files (courtesy of PonÁ J. Llaneras).
  • Updated French language translation files.

Version 4.3.11

  • Fixed problem when using BCC limits where the last "chunk" of addresses were never sent the email.

Version 4.3.10

  • Fixed a problem with the "To:" header when sending email to a single user which appeared on some platforms (e.g. one IIS system that I know of).

Version 4.3.9

  • Removed some debug messages which slipped through, one of which caused a PHP error.

Version 4.3.8

  • Fixed a problem with Send to Users ignoring the Mass Email setting when selecting multiple users.
  • Added messages to alert user when addresses were filtered out due to Mass Email setting.
  • Added internationalization support for some additional messages.
  • Inclusion of Russian language translation files.
  • Fixed bug which resulted in duplicate emails for recipients when both roles and users were selected.

Version 4.3.7

  • Fixed minor typos.
  • Fixed version number so Dashboard update will kick off.

Version 4.3.6

  • Fixed bug in User Settings Table Rows setting which stored number of rows in the wrong option field.
  • Added options to set an "override" From Name and/or From Email Address which can be used when sending Mass or Post/Page Notifications.
  • Added ability to override sender name and/or email address when sending Mass Email or Post/Page Notifications. The default remains to use the name and email address from the currently logged in user. When the Override Address is set on the Email Users Plugin Settings Page, the user will be presented with a Radio Button choice on email and notification pages where they can send the email using their login (default behavior) or select the Override Address and From Name.
  • Added new option to enable process short codes embedded in posts and pages when sending notifications.
  • Fixed a bunch of text messages to support translation.
  • Initial inclusion of French language translation files (courtesy of Emilie DCCLXI).
  • Inclusion of Persian language translation files.
  • Fixed bug on User Settings page where number_format() warning was issued. Reported on the WordPress.org Support Forum.

Version 4.3.5

  • Added some more values for the BCC limit setting
  • Corrected one message for translation

Version 4.3.4

  • Fixed bug which caused some user recipients to be reported as having invalid email addresses.
  • Added translation support to several error messages where it was missing.
  • Fixed several more typos.

Version 4.3.3

  • Fixed typos which appears on the user profile page for the options to receive email and notifications.
  • Added an option to allow the Admin User (requires role 'edit_users') to enable or disable users ability to control their Email Users settings. By default users can control their own settings.

Version 4.3.2

  • Hid "Notify Users" submenu on Pages and Posts Menu for users who don't have the proper capability.
  • Fixed problem where debug code was preventing mail from being sent to users.

Version 4.3.1

  • Migrated custom SQL query over to WordPress get_users() API. Use of this API requires WordPress 3.3 or later.
  • Fixed SQL bug in User Settings table when changing the column sort.
  • Fixed plugin activation error which appears when running WordPress 3.4.

Version 4.3.0

  • Replaced slow, inefficient SQL queries to build "nice" user names with more efficient queries. Thanks to the WP Hackers mailing list for the assistance.

Version 4.2.0

  • Fixed serious flaw in User Setting implementation which uses the WP_List_Table class. The logic was not accounting for large number of users and would slow to a crawl because it was processing the entire list of users instead of just a subset for each page.

Version 4.1.0

  • Fixed bug which prevented default settings for a user from being added when a user was registered.
  • Added new plugin options to set default state for notifications and mass email. It is now possible to default new users to any combination of email and notifications settings.

Version 4.0.0

  • Code updated to use WordPress Menu API for Dashboard Menus.
  • Code updated to use WordPress Options API for plugin settings.
  • Updated plugin to eliminate WordPress deprecated function notices.
  • Added new User Settings page to the pluin menu where bulk settings can be applied to one or more users. This page makes reviewing user settings much easier than looking at users one at a time.

Requires: 3.6.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.6
Last Updated: 7 months ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


4.5 out of 5 stars


2 of 13 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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