Newsletters utility

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3/8/2010 11:54:58 AM
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Newsletters utility

Hi All,

I want a tool that the admin can use to send important messages and alerts to all the users, where these messages would be displayed in the Home page when the user login,

I think, the newsletter utility is the best that satisfy this need -maybe I'm wrong- is there a way for the newsletter -beside sending messages to members' e-mails- to display its content on the HOME mainpage?

OR is there another tool in MojoPortal that satisfy this need?

I need to figure out this very soon,

Thanks in advance,

 

Andy 

3/8/2010 12:01:02 PM
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Re: Newsletters utility

There is nothing currently built into mojoPortal for this and I do not think the newsletter should be used for this.

You should not modify mojoportal code. You can develop a custom feature for your needs.

Hope it helps,

Joe

3/8/2010 12:31:51 PM
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Re: Newsletters utility

Hi Andy,

Do you want an email to be sent to the users when new messages or alerts are added or do you just want an area with messages and alerts that only certain people can see?

Thanks,
Joe D.

3/10/2010 5:44:49 AM
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Re: Newsletters utility

First, Thanks for fast reply, and sorry for my delay :) I didn't receive any notification that there are replies to my question.

Second, I need both, I need the admin to be able to create messages, those messages would be sent automatically to all users, and [in the same time] displayed at the Home page. Currently "Newsletters" send e-mail messages to all users, but it doesn't satisfy the second need "displayed at the Home page"

if there is a work-around or something that could help, please guide me,

Thanks

Andy

3/10/2010 10:15:25 AM
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Re: Newsletters utility

Hi Andy,

Unfortunately, there really isn't a way to do this out of the box with mojoPortal. What you could do is use the Forums module and have everyone subscribe to notifications from the forum. The problem with this approach is that it isn't very fluid for the end user. You could make it a little easier for the end user by using the Feed Manager to display the messages on the home page so the user doesn't really see the forum. Unfortunately, this means you would have to turn on the RSS feed capabilities of the forum and that will allow anyone that know the RSS feed url to see the contents of the forum.

If you decide to go with that route, let me know and I can give you more details on how to set it up.

HTH,
Joe D.

3/15/2010 4:03:28 AM
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Re: Newsletters utility

Thanks for guidance, I created a custom app to satisfy both requirements and have a simple UI for users to ease the use of it.

3/15/2010 11:23:10 AM
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Re: Newsletters utility

Hi Andy,

If you wouldn't mind sharing your code, we have a Contributor Forum here on the mojoPortal website. Maybe someone else would be able to benefit from what you have written. All you need to do is include a little write up about what it is that your module does and then provide links to the source and compiled versions.

You could release your code under the license of your choice but the CPL or LGPL would probably be the most compatible with the mojoPortal license.

Contributions such as these will help the mojoPortal community grow.

Thanks,
Joe D.

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