NorrCompetition Notifications

1. Getting Started

This plugin for NorrCompetition sends extended notifications to inform users about changed status of the participants they have submitted. For example, a user who has submitted an application form will receive a notification in case of approval, publishing, unpublishing, voting and etc.

2. Installation

NorrCompetition Notifications can be installed as any standard Joomla extension. Go to Administrator Panel > Extensions > Install > Install the package and proceed with installation package. After the installation the plugin will be disabled. Do not forget to enable it.

3. Configuration

Proceed to plugin settings and enable the required parameters - on what actions the user should receive notifications.

3.1. Plugin tab

NorrCompetition Notifications plugin - settings
Notifications plugin - settings

Actions

  • Published - Send a notification when the participant has been published.
  • Unpublished - Send a notification when the participant has been unpublished.
  • Approved - Send a notification when the participant has been approved.
  • Unapproved - Send a notification when the participant has been unapproved (put back to moderation).
  • Declined - Send a notification when the participant has been declined (sent to trash).
  • Voting - Send a notification when the participant has earned a vote.

Options

  • Link Participant - Link the participant in notifications text.
  • Link Competition - Link the competition in notifications text.

Make sure that the plugin is enabled!

3.2. Download Key tab

NorrCompetition Notifications Download Key tab
NorrCompetition Notifications Download Key tab

This feature allow to get an update of the plugin via back-end in few clicks. Set your download key to enable the update using Joomla! Update System. You can find the key in your NorrCompetition subscription on the NorrNext website.

If you set the key for the first time or have changed it, please click on the Update Key button to save it for Joomla! Update System.

Read official tutorial: How to enable one-click update for NorrNext commercial extensions

4. Change notifications

Example of an e-mail sent by NorrCompetition Notifications plugin
Example of an e-mail sent by NorrCompetition Notifications plugin

The plugin sends notifications on actions you have set up in plugin settings. The language for notifications is taken from user parameters, but if it is not set, then the default site language is used. Feel free to override language strings and make notifications more suitable to you. All notification e-mails have a standard format:

  • PLG_COMPETITION_NOTIFICATIONS_SUBJECT_* - the subject that depends on context;
  • PLG_COMPETITION_NOTIFICATIONS_BODY_HELLO - the hello message that comes before the main text and includes user name;
  • PLG_COMPETITION_NOTIFICATIONS_BODY_ACTION_* - the main text that depends on action and includes participant title and competition title;
  • PLG_COMPETITION_NOTIFICATIONS_BODY_POST_TEXT - the text that comes after the main text and includes site name.