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Edit Flow Plugin – Automatically send email notifications based on post status c

  • Hello,

    I am testing the Edit Flow plugin 9really like it –thanks!) and I came across the option to auto subscribe user group for notifications upon post status change using the code here:

    Auto-subscribe user groups for notifications

    Is it possible to add multiple if statements? For example, I want to say something like this:

    If status is changed to “draft” send notification to usergroup with ID 1.
    If status is changed to “review” send notification to usergroup with ID 2.

    Thanks.

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  • Daniel Bachhuber
    Participant

    @danielbachhuber

    Yep! Totally doable, and glad you figured it out 🙂 I’ve updated the documentation.

    Status change notifications are working great, but I ran into an issue and wanted to get some insight from the experts.

    I’m using wp_insert_post to automatically create new posts from a web form. I have configured it so that a specific custom status is assigned to these new posts. However, no notification is sent when the new post is created, I assume because the status technically has not been changed – it’s just getting a default status from wp_insert_post.

    Is there a function or setting that enables sending a notification when a new post is created, perhaps with a specific custom status?

    Daniel Bachhuber
    Participant

    @danielbachhuber

    wp_transition_post_status() runs in wp_insert_post(), so I’m not entirely sure why it’s not working.

    You might also try hooking into the ‘wp_insert_post’ action.

    Have you tried debugging at all?

    Yes on debugging. Everything appears to be working as expected.

    I’ve tried a number of things and can’t seem to get this to work. I can only assume that when a new post is created using the web form, the status never changes from “draft” to the post status I am passing in wp_insert_post(). If I create a post manually and save it, I get the notification.

    Any ideas on how I can force the notification or setup some kind of condition that would be met when using wp_insert_post()?

    Thanks.

    Daniel Bachhuber
    Participant

    @danielbachhuber

    I’ve tried a number of things and can’t seem to get this to work. I can only assume that when a new post is created using the web form, the status never changes from “draft” to the post status I am passing in wp_insert_post(). If I create a post manually and save it, I get the notification.

    Sorry, I missed this part. It’s likely that the post_status field is empty when you first create the post, so you might want to var_dump() the post status value in your transition filter to double check. If that’s the case, you might need to update your code snippet accordingly.

    I ran a var_dump and the post_status information is being passed correctly. And naturally it shows up correctly when viewing the post in WP Admin Panel

    Strange.

    Daniel Bachhuber
    Participant

    @danielbachhuber

    Can you post your code in a pastebin or Gist so I can take a look? Also, include the code with your var_dump…

    Daniel Bachhuber
    Participant

    @danielbachhuber

    Sorry, wrong dump (or wrong place for your var_dump())

    In the code where you’re subscribing your user groups to email notifications, can you var_dump() your statuses and let me know what you see?

    I believe this is the code you requested:
    http://pastebin.com/aFkCsaXn

    In this case, where would I place var_dump?

    Daniel Bachhuber
    Participant

    @danielbachhuber

    At the top of the snippet, var_dump() both status values and the $post var

    Forgive my ignorance, but the code snippet was in the WP functions file. How or where would I be able to see the var_dump info?

    I tried a few different things like forcing new_status and old-status values, but I don’t believe I did that correctly. I also tried running wp_update_post after the new post was inserted, but that was a mistake.

    I realize this is really outside the scope of edit-flow, so I do appreciate your help.

    Daniel Bachhuber
    Participant

    @danielbachhuber

    The var_dump() should fire when you execute wp_insert_post(). You can include a die() after the var_dumps to make sure.

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