The notification email may optionally contain:
author/modifier name, date, article title, intro and/or full text HTML or overview (HTML is converted to text), previous article versions in several formats (may be used for content versioning), diff information in several formats and so on.
The email may contain links to view articles and to edit articles (one must be logged in to follow such links successfully).
When is it needed?
Here are some situation when NotifyArticleSubmit can be usefull
* You are a web-site creator and your clients manage articles themselves at a web-site created by you. Very often clients make many mistakes till they learn like giving wrong titles, assigning to wrong sections and so on. So you may want to controll what they add to correct them in time. Each time an article is added you are informed via email and may check it.
* You allow users to add articles from frontend and want to be informed (or inform your stuff), when someone adds an article.
* You want to inform a certain group of users or all users about new articles published at your web-site (be carefull of mass mailing issues in this case).
What it does not do
Currently it doesn't handle other actions except Publish and Unpublish. This means that Archiving and Trashing articles are not handled by the plugin. But is it really needed?
Users cannot subscribe/unsubscribe themselves
Works only for com_content yet
The minor downside is that it takes a while to get used to the set-up logic involved. I found some initial experimentation worked wonders and thereafter I was quickly to configure the plug-in as I wanted.
The documentation is minimal, but to be fair I don't think it would have been easy to write comprehensive help notes, much easier to experiment to get the hang of it.
If at first you don't think its working check your e-mail spam bin ! I didn't and that cost me an hour or so of wondering what I was doing wrong !
There are a few typos in the English language used in the plug-in, but these do not affect usability.
Overall a must have plug-in for any Joomla site where you have multiple front end editors or contributors.
I will install it as a matter of routine in all my Joomla sites from now on.
For being perfect, this extension should offer the option to send the notification e-mail to the addresses of publishers and admins already registered in the site, so the required list of e-mails to which to send the notifications would be optional (or, maybe, it could be used also as an "opt out" list, which would include the e-mails of admins and publishers and allow the user to de-select one or more of them). I hope the developer take this as a suggestion.
For those users who read this comment, the feature requests written here are implimented in the current version.
If one person add an article, say User A via backend, and another user, say B, change add content in this article via frontend, I get a email than someone chneged the article, but not the name of the one who changed. the email send me the information that the articlethe author!
Is it possible to check who logged in and changed?
I hope u understand what I mean:-)
regards from Germany and thanks for this plugin.
Please mail me email@example.com . I will to fix your issue but I don't see the problem you explain, so I need more information from you.
I've trailed round all the "content" extensions, looking for something that allows me to know what articles have been submitted. After looking at the possibility of forcing "Section and Category", which would have meant setting up lists for the forced "section" in order to show unpublished articles, I found this one. The lovely thing about this plugin is that you don't need any active action on the part of the publisher! The moment someone creates a new article, the Publisher(s) are notified by e-mail and a front-end and or back-end link is supplied so that the article can be reviewed and published without any hard work!
This should be part of the core Joomla system.