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[Plugin] Subscribtions - sign up for e-mail notifications

Started by on Aug 01, 2011 – Contents updated: Feb 15, 2013

Aug 01, 2011 07:13    

This plugin allows commenters to sign up for e-mail notifications of replies and new blog posts.

Download v1.2.4: http://www.sonorth.com/travel/download/H1IC6OO15J

Although RSS has been around for a fair while many users still don't know how it works and are far more comfortable with email notifications. This plugin gives them the ability so subscribe to notifications of new posts on a per blog basis, and new comments on a per post basis. All of the emails and other messages are fully configurable from the plugin's settings page in your admin area (see below for a full list of available settings).

TODO:

- HTML emails
- subscribe to categories

Changelog

v1.2.4
- fixed: error in mysql query

v1.2.3
- new: option to remove subscription checkboxes from feedback forms
- new: (stats) log subscription date
- new: (stats) filter by keywords

v1.2.1
- new: displays a widget with blog subscription form
- fixed email notifications

v1.1.3
- fixed: registered users receive invalid emails with HTML tags

v1.1.2
- (new) stats page where admins can view/delete subscriptions
- fixed a lot of bugs

Aug 01, 2011 16:49

Thanks Alex! Been wanting this for a very, very long time -- just got it installed on http://birthdayshoes.com.

Question: is there a way to see active subscribers?

Aug 01, 2011 16:57

That will be the next step.

I will do a Tools tab where admins can view/unsubscribe visitors. A public page for visitors to manage their subscriptions is also a good idea.

Aug 05, 2011 02:57

Great plugin! Looks like it's working okay.

I get error messages when I try to unsubscribe, though.

Take a look: *Link removed*

Also, could you give the code so that someone could subscribe to a blog without having to view the comments form?

Something like:

Code

<div id="blog_subscribe">
  <form onsubmit="return validateSubscribeForm(this);" method="post" action="#">
    <input type="hidden" value="<?php echo $Blog->ID; ?>" name="subscriptions_plugin_id13_blog_id" id="subscriptions_plugin_id13_blog_id" />
 
    <input type="text" value="" name="email" id="email" /><br />
    <input type="submit" name="subscribe_submit" value="Subscribe" />
  </form>
</div>

Then, I could put that form in the sidebar so people could subscribe to the whole blog really easily.

I realize all that's basically required is:

INSERT INTO evo_plugin_subscriptions_13_subs VALUES ( NULL, '0', '<?php echo $Blog->ID; ?>', 'Name', 'Email' )

*But*, I'd want it to go through all the error-checking that you've setup.

Aug 05, 2011 03:07

also: html in the alert emails?

Aug 05, 2011 04:22

And a final request (probably):

Could it also allow people to subscribe to a category (and its sub-categories)?

You'd likely need to add a column to the evo_plugin_subscriptions_13_subs table for sub_cat_ID.

The plugin could add all the categories listed in $MainList->filters['cat_array'].

i.e.

Code

foreach( $cat_array as $this_cat )
{
  @mysql_query = INSERT INTO evo_plugin_subscriptions_13_subs
    VALUES ( NULL, '0', '0', '<?php echo $this_cat; ?>', 'Name', 'Email' );
}

Aug 06, 2011 03:08

Thanks for the info, I'll fix the bug

also: html in the alert emails? Could it also allow people to subscribe to a category (and its sub-categories)?

Added in todo list

Then, I could put that form in the sidebar so people could subscribe to the whole blog really easily.

The problem is that b2evo creates dynamic values to protect forms from spam bots. I'll make a widget so one could place it anywhere in skin.

Aug 06, 2011 03:27

Bugs fixed, plugin updated to v1.0.2 :)

Sep 02, 2011 00:51

Any update to the subscription plugin/widget? I'd love to get the added functions on my site.

:)

Sep 02, 2011 05:53

I'm currently focused on completing b2evo 4.1
To be honest this plugin is not a priority, I have the "Democracy poll" plugin ready to be released but simply don't have time for it.

Anyway I'll post here once the new version is ready, stay tuned.

Nov 23, 2011 01:50

Plugin updated to v1.1.2

Added subscribers statistics, fixed a lot of bugs. This update is recommended for all users

Nov 23, 2011 16:33

Plugin updated (again) :)
- fixed: registered users receive invalid emails with HTML tags

Feb 05, 2012 18:15

Plugin updated

v1.2.3
- new: option to remove subscription checkboxes from feedback forms
- new: (stats) log subscription date
- new: (stats) filter by keywords

Mar 31, 2012 03:27

Plugin updated

v1.2.4
- fixed: error in mysql query

Dec 10, 2012 21:25

Hi Alex,

The download link for this is broken. Any suggestions on where I can get it?

Nevermind. the above link in the title is broken. Got it figured out.

Dec 10, 2012 21:50

I updated the post, thanks for the info &#58;&#41;

Dec 10, 2012 21:52

However you don't need this plugin if you're using the latest b2evo v5, it has the most of plugin's functionality built-in.

Feb 09, 2013 19:57

Thanks for this useful plugin!


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