New Post Alert

New Post Alert

Postby PsychoPenguin on Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:03 pm

I'd like to send alerts to users when i put a new post in the blog.
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Postby phunkphorce on Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:50 am

I was thinking about developing a plugin for that...

But how should it work? Should users register themselves first so that you know who wants to receive this notification and who doesn't ? Or is it you, as the owner of the blog, the one who keeps a list of users who will receive the notification?

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Postby PsychoPenguin on Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:28 pm

I think the user registering himself is the best way to do it. But the admin can register users manually, if some user has trouble to register.
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mailing list formatting?

Postby Sock on Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:02 pm

I see two ways of doing this.
(1) You could set it up when users register to recieve alerts, aka fill out name, password and email, when a new blog is posted the poster can check a box to send users a sort of blog-alert.
(2) The other way is for a mailing list group. Have the email address be a part of a mailing list so when a new post is added it sends a msg to the list group.
When it comes to being easier i don't know. Both require the user to subscribe to something. Just giving ideas.
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Mailing List

Postby PsychoPenguin on Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:57 pm

I'm using a mailing list to do this, but I have to post out of plog.
It would be better if plog do the post diret to the mailing list.
If any one want the form to integrate with mailman, just ask with me.
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Postby phunkphorce on Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:34 am

We could develop a very easy plugin where you would define about which post you would like to send a notification, and a couple of forms where to type the content of the notification and so on but you would still have to do two steps: 1) post the new article, 2) go to the plugin center, click the plugin and send the email.

The current plugin framework does not allow at the moment to have plugins that respond to events such as a "new post" event, or a "new comment" event and so on. We'll probably have a look at improving the plugin interface after 0.3 so I am afraid we'll have to still wait for a while until we get there...

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Postby PsychoPenguin on Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:02 pm

Well, i think it can be done with a checkbox like the 'Send Trackback pings'.

If, for example, the checkbox 'Send notification' is marked, plog can send a notification for a mailing-list.
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Postby phunkphorce on Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:12 pm

As it is now, plugins cannot be used to get this feature in the way you want it.

I also think that it wouldn't be useful for everybody, so adding it to the core is not a good idea in my opinion. I have been thinking about redesigning and improving the plugin interface to achieve things like the one you suggested, but that will be after we have released 0.3...

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Re: New Post Alert

Postby newtech1 on Mon May 12, 2008 10:41 am

It looks like this was spoken about years ago, but nothing ever done.

Can this feature be looked at again? I have had some bloggers who have made a request for a feature like this. Normally if some have made a request, others would use it also if they were aware it is a feature. I know that it would be helpful for me as an admin. When I get a complaint about a specific blog being out of compliance to our guidelines, I could subscribe to the blog and get an e-mail about new posts so I could easily be alerted of new posts to review. But it would also be good to subscribe to some blogs I like.
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Re: New Post Alert

Postby jondaley on Tue May 13, 2008 8:34 am

subscribe plugin.
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Re: New Post Alert

Postby newtech1 on Tue May 13, 2008 9:29 am

Richard D'Andrea Dover
http://www.christianblogsites.com
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Re: New Post Alert

Postby jondaley on Tue May 13, 2008 9:31 pm

It might not have gotten updated for 1.2. I wrote it, so I know it exists. You should be able to find it on sourceforge. And then if you take a look at the instructions for porting it to 1.2, it might just work - I'd kind of expect it to work fairly easily.
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Re: New Post Alert

Postby newtech1 on Thu May 15, 2008 1:05 pm

I go to:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... _id=100434

and I do not see a subscribe plug-in or any plug-in that may be related to it.
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Re: New Post Alert

Postby jondaley on Thu May 15, 2008 4:29 pm

Hrm, that's funny, it never got published - probably because the guy said he was going to pay me, and then didn't for six months or something like that.

It is here:
http://devel.lifetype.net/svn/plog/plug ... subscribe/
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Re: New Post Alert

Postby newtech1 on Thu May 15, 2008 4:51 pm

I have never gotten files from subversion before. Is there an easy way to download all the files as a zip, or do I need to click on each folder, each layer, and save each file?
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