Blog module - email on item creation

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6/4/2013 6:24:11 PM
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Blog module - email on item creation

It is currently possible to specify an email address to be sent an email when someone makes a comment on a blog post.

It would be useful to also have the option of sending an email when a new blog item is created.  This could be used to notify an admin about a new post, or could (via a bit of email forwarding) notify a group of people.  We currently have a situation with one of our clients where the blog module would be perfect, other than the fact that there's no easy way of notifying people of new entries.

In an ideal world it would be lovely for people to be able to subscribe to email notifications of new blog posts (and comments) like with the forum module.

 

6/5/2013 11:40:27 AM
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Re: Blog module - email on item creation

I've logged this request in our project tracker as a request for a plugin system for post published event. This would enable plugging in custom code that fires when a blog post is published. Then maybe I would consider making an add on product to integrate the blog with the newsletter and trigger generation of an edition based on the blog post and sending it to the subscriber list. This way it could leverage the already existing newsletter subscribe/unsubscribe mechanisms and spam law compliance.

For now what I suggest is manually send a newsletter with links to recent blog posts weekly or monthly or whatever frequency you need.

 

6/5/2013 12:08:27 PM
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Re: Blog module - email on item creation

Post Published event sounds like an excellent idea.

Thanks Joe

Ian

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