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Email notification for new FAQ

Post by coudy »

Hi,
is there a option, or hack how to enable email notification to specific group or email, if new FAQ was created ?
I just found email notification based on question, but this is not what I want.

Thank you
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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

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Hi,

there's a notification for both new FAQs and new questions.

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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by coudy »

could you please navigate me ?
what should be set ? enabled ?
wiki ?
I didn't found it in docs.
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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

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Hi,

it's enabled by default and cannot be disabled. If a new FAQ is added in the frontend, the admin and a possible category owner will get an e-mail to review/activate the new entry.

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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by coudy »

so there is something wrong,
I'm admin, and I have added 52 FAQs, but no email was received.
Users can add FAQs too, but again, no email notification.
I have tried search mail.log, nothing. I'm using postfix.
Could you please tell me more ? what is used to send email ? are there any logs ?
I have version 2.8.14
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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

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Hi,

if you do not get any mails please check your mail log of your mail server. We just use the plain mail() method in PHP.

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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by coudy »

Hi,
this simple test is working ok,
http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_mail.asp
but emails from FAQ not,
As I mentioned before, nothing in mail.log, no message from FAQ.

Any help ?
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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

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Hi,

is the sender aka the admin allowed as "sent from"?

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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by coudy »

Hi,
admin, is my email address, exactly same, which I use in previous test in field FROM.

can I enable debug, or see logs generated by PMF ? Where are they ?
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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

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Hi,

you can enable the debug mode here: inc/Bootstrap.php

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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by coudy »

Now I can see errors.
This error show after adding new faq:

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phpMyFAQ user error [256]: Mail Class: is not a valid e-mail address! in /home/www/faq/inc/PMF/Mail.php on line 283
variable $address is empty

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    private function _addEmailTo(&$target, $targetAlias, $address, $name = null)
    {
        // Sanity check
<------>
        if (!self::validateEmail($address)) {
            trigger_error(
                "<strong>Mail Class</strong>: $address is not a valid e-mail address!",
                E_USER_ERROR
            );
            return false;
        }
Why ? I have email address on each account.

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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by Thorsten »

Hi,

maybe there's a bug during adding it to the function, I'll check it.

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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by faquser_2014 »

Thorsten wrote:Hi,

it's enabled by default and cannot be disabled. If a new FAQ is added in the frontend, the admin and a possible category owner will get an e-mail to review/activate the new entry.

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Thorsten
Unfortunately I can't find a piece of code that is responsible for notification on new faq entry that is created with Administration->Add new FAQ record.
Can someone guide me?

I have looked into admin/record.add.php but found only notification if FAQ is an answer to someone's question

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$openQuestionId = PMF_Filter::filterInput(INPUT_POST, 'openQuestionId', FILTER_VALIDATE_INT);
            if (null !== $openQuestionId) {

                if ($faqConfig->get('records.enableDeleteQuestion')) { // deletes question
                    $faq->deleteQuestion($openQuestionId);
                } else { // adds this faq record id to the related open question
                    $faq->updateQuestionAnswer($openQuestionId, $recordId, $categories['rubrik'][0]);
                }

                $url   = sprintf(
                    '%s?action=artikel&cat=%d&id=%d&artlang=%s',
                    $faqConfig->get('main.referenceURL'),
                    $categories['rubrik'][0],
                    $recordId,
                    $recordLang
                );
                $oLink = new PMF_Link($url, $faqConfig);

                // notify the user who added the question
                $notifyEmail = PMF_Filter::filterInput(INPUT_POST, 'notifyEmail', FILTER_SANITIZE_EMAIL);
                $notifyUser  = PMF_Filter::filterInput(INPUT_POST, 'notifyUser', FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING);

                $notification = new PMF_Notification($faqConfig);
                $notification->sendOpenQuestionAnswered($notifyEmail, $notifyUser, $oLink->toString());
            }
And only user who added the question get notified.
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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by coudy »

Hi @Thorsten,
so, it is bug ? or it is not implemented ?
Should I create Feature request on GIt, or Bug report ?
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Re: Email notification for new FAQ

Post by Thorsten »

Hi,

yes, please do so! I was on vacation, sorry for the delay.

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