[Resolved] Event notifications by email
Is it possible to send notifications of new events by email automatically every time a new eventis published?
I have noticed that more email addresses can be added to the Event Submission template, however that seems to be a rather long-winded and perhaps inappropriate method.
are you trying to send to admins or other users?
that’d be the only way currently without hooking in with PHP to do more.
the file em-emails.php handles this part, currently only that specific function in fact
Thanks for your reply.
I am tryin to send a notification of a new event being published to all site users (members of a Home Educators group). Most of them would have Author role/capability. Only one or two would have admin status.
you’d need to use PHP, but if you look at the file I mentioned, the bit you want is between lines 44-50 (plus the surrounding function and filter), so not too much coding required.
thanks, I will delve into this and see what I can do – I am not into coding too much, but always keen to learn…
I am looking at lines 44-50 of the em-emails.php file (I have copied it from the events manager editor and pasted it into a text editor so I can’t do any damage inadvertently!
As I said I am not familiar with php coding, so here goes. The lines refer to the way the plug-in notifies the administrator of events as they are submitted (?). I need the email notification to go to all users of the site, so how would I change the file to achieve this? Or perhaps I need to specify a mailing list somewhere (?) that would be possible.
I realise you may advise me to leave the file alone, given my ignorance of php code, but I’m willing to be instructed with straightforward steps, preferably explained so I know what is happening… thanks
you can do this without touching that file, i.e. copy/pasting that bit into a new filter/function of your own, but you’d need PHP experience for that too.
you’d have to be a lot more specific than that sorry, I have not the faintest idea how to create a new filter/function…
don’t know if this will help you but try this link – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-events-manager-integration-newsletter-plugin?replies=4
Thanks, I will look into this, I have a friend who may well be able to get me up to speed with the concepts involved here – always something new to discover and learn to do.
Maybe this could be a plug-in for Events Manager. I’m sure it would be a useful feature to be able to notify site subscribers, registered users and/or an email list of interested persons.
Meanwhile I have decided on a workaround. I have installed a plug-in with which I can email html messages to subscribers and registered users. So I can include a screenshot of the new events as displayed on the site by Events Manager, together with a link to the actual event posting. This is a manual notification system of course, but we don’t have too many events to deal with. I am new to WP and am finding it a great tool, flexible, adaptable, with a responsive support network.
Right back to my Dashboard…
considering you can make this without hacking our code, it certainly could be. if you do get a snippet going, paste it here as i’m sure other smay find it useful!
what is called the plug-in that you installed??
I am looking a way to create an event and manually send it to all members of my wordpress site?
I installed Email Users plug-in and found it very good for my purposes, if you do a plug-in search under this term you also come up with 2 or 3 other similar plug-ins that might be appropriate.
I just want a plug-in that
1 let me or members to create the events.
2 that the events created can be notify by email to the members
(no registration form, etc)
does the Email users plug-in to it??
I could not find a way to automatically email events to site members, the Email Users plug-in was a workaround as it needs to be handled manually. In the end the Events Manager plug-in (which was the original subject of this forum query) could not cater for my exact needs, though I believe the paid-for version does have an email notification facility. But it does allow site members/users to create their own events, it has an excellent calendar and the events list is presented very well – at least it looked really good in the theme I was using. I suggest you experiment, it took me quite a while to get familiar with the Events Manager plug-in and satisfy myself that it met all my requirements.
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