Feature #764

Install "Email Users" Plugin

Added by Matt Gold over 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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- What's the name of the plugin/theme?
Email Users -

- [plugins] In a few words, what does it do?
Allows blog administrators to contact members of a blog by email

- How is the plugin/theme different from what's already provided on the Commons?
I don't think we currently have a plugin that enables this functionality (see attached screenshot for images that come up when searching through plugins via email)

- What's the potential impact? Who will use it?
Especially useful for group sites and for grad classes being taught on the Commons

- Who initially made the request?
Scott Henkle, Community Facilitator for the City Tech Living Lab project.

- Who is the plugin author?
Vincent Prat

- Say a little bit about the release history and popularity of the plugin. How many times has it been downloaded? When was it last updated?
74,704 downloads, 4 stars, Last Updated: 2009-8-27

email.GIF (27.5 KB) email.GIF Matt Gold, 2011-05-17 02:19 PM


#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

screenshot attached.

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

I'll try, but I'm not certain that this is doable for a bugfix release. The Email Users plugin is not multisite-aware, or at least was not the last time I looked at it, so I'll have to modify it in order to make it work. And that would mean that I have adopted the plugin for good, which I am not keen on doing without having a good reason. So another possibility is to find a plugin that does something similar but works for multisite. I'll do a bit of research.

#3 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Great. Thanks, Boone.

#4 Updated by scott henkle over 8 years ago

Thanks for having a look Boone. Hope I didn't suggest the wrong plug-in--this is (should be) the same one that Macaulay uses on its eportfolio system, and it's been modified (I thought by you!) to work there, and so I thought that would mean it would work here. Sorry if that's not the case, if it's too much trouble I'm sure we could find another solution...

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

Hi Scott - Yes, you're probably correct that this is the plugin that Macaulay uses, and yes, you're correct that I've modified it to work with multisite installations in the past. However, two points. (1) The modifications were made in the WPMU days, and I'm nearly certain they need to be reworked. (2) I'm not keen on installing plugins that only work properly if I modify them, as it means that I can't update the plugin in the future (without reapplying the modification, which takes loads of time if there have been big changes between revisions). I put that stuff up on my blog to benefit others, but in running a big site like the Commons I have to be more conservative with my time :)

#6 Updated by scott henkle over 8 years ago

Right, make sense Boone. Thanks for the help, and let me know if any alternatives come up.

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.2.2 to 1.2.3

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.2.3 to 1.3

Bumping to the next feature release so that this can get the real attention that it needs. For one thing, we will probably have to put a throttle on the number of emails that can be sent (at the risk of turning the Commons into a spam farm), and we'll also need to have time for adequate testing.

#9 Updated by Boone Gorges about 8 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

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