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Notification emails for moderators or admins

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8 February 2014 at 12:35am Community Member, 94 Posts

Quick question, does the Forum module for 3.1 have notification emails of new postings for moderators built in? I ask because on [url=]this pull request[/url] it seems to be mentioned:

"moderator notifications can be enabled via the Forum::$notify_moderators - this automatically sends all activity to the moderators of the given forum using the new template."

But I don't know how to implement this?

I see other people have been working on a separate module for this but just wondering if it's built in to the latest Forum Module?


8 February 2014 at 10:48am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Yes it is built into the latest module for 3.1. To activate it set

Forum::$notify_moderators = true;

If your _config.php file.

This flag should probably be moved to the CMS as a setting.


10 February 2014 at 12:46pm Community Member, 94 Posts

Fantastic, thank you


11 February 2014 at 9:09am (Last edited: 11 February 2014 9:10am), Community Member, 47 Posts

This is great news Will!

Would it be particularly difficult to extend this to allow Forum Members to subscribe to email notifications on a forum by forum basis?

The work I've done based on Elgordo's great little module for SS2.4 has given me this functionality at the expense of having moderators at all. [url=](See this thread)[/url]

Any suggestions or guidelines you could provide would be most helpful!



12 February 2014 at 3:17pm Community Member, 24 Posts

I too would like to see a subscription per forum basis.. that would be awesome.

davepolyester - did your code work for 3.1??


12 February 2014 at 4:36pm Community Member, 47 Posts

Haven't tried to implement it on 3.1 yet Macka, but will post my results when I get to it, unless someone else does the job for me ;-)

I want to do it properly for 3.1, as a module rather than a hack.


26 February 2014 at 4:09pm Community Member, 24 Posts

Hi davepolyester,

Got fed up with this, and decided to have another hack it myself. As i'm no developer realistically, so therefor i probably haven't done this right, but anyhow...... So far i have (with your help too thanks!) managed to get a link to display on the forum/category page so users can subscribe. It will also now email anyone who is subscribed to that forum that a post has been made.
So um - yeah - have a look if you wish.



26 February 2014 at 4:15pm Community Member, 47 Posts

Cool man, I look forward to checking it out. Don't worry, you can't be any less of a developer than I am!

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