This is an exciting new product which manages emails. In simple terms, this is an email manager which sends emails when certain events happen in wordpress or any plugin. For the technically savvy, the emails are tied to “wordpress action hooks“. For those new to wordpress, it means you can tie emails to events happening on your website. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of events happening on each and every page load.
This is one of those products that will make you think, why is this not part of the core wordpress installation. Its so simple but makes so much sense. It goals are
- Provide one central place to manage all notification emails
- Allow you and applications to add/edit/delete these emails
- Send the email every time the attached hook(event) is fired/occurs
Plugins can add emails to BePro Email when they are activated. For example, our BePro Listings plugin adds emails to BePro Email during activation. You can then add more, edit whats exiting, or delete what’s not needed. You have never had this type of control over notifications on wordpress before. So you could use BePro Email just for this reason alone. Beyond that, you can easily add notifications to plugins which don’t already facilitate them.
Whats also exciting is that each email is attached to an event. Even if the concept of wordpress action hooks is new to you, we guarantee you will begin to seek them out after using this plugin. In short, you can trigger an email during, registrations, logins, or literally hundreds of other events.
HOW IT WORKS
The admin interface for this plugin looks like any other page or post. However, note that these cannot be seen from the front end. Whats important here, is that the interface is familiar and easy to navigate
We provide “shortcodes aka placeholders”, to dynamically add user information to the email. For example, placing “[admin_user_email]” in the title, content or “email to” field, will be replaced with the actual admin email address. You can find all of the available “shortcodes”/”placeholders” in our BePro Email Features documentation article.
WHAT THIS DOES NOT DO
The information that can be emailed must exist in a placeholder or you must type it in. If you do not see a placeholder in our documentation, which relays the dynamic info you would like to email, then it does not exist. You will need a developer to create these placeholders.
Also note that this plugin will not replace or override existing notifications in wordpress or otherwise.
In short, unless the plugin explicitly integrates with BePro Email, there will always be a limitation to what can be relayed. With that said, we believe that most notification emails, can be vague and do not require high levels of details. When emails do require details, we provide a way for plugin developers to provide extra placeholders or initiate the email send themselves (instead of via hook).
This is a must have plugin, especially if you are using one of our other BePro Software plugins. We originally created it so that there was one central place to manage all emails from our various products. However, we quickly noticed that this product will allow you to also add notifications to wordpress itself or any other plugin. Whether you are trying to add notifications to our plugins or wordpress itself, BePro Email is a great solution
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