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  • #7349
    Don Black
    Participant

    Hi,

    I really need to be able to create groups / distribution lists for sending messages. I have a custom have user field that defines the groups I want to use, so I just need to query by that field to build the recipient list on-the-fly (I don’t need any be able to pre-define the groups directly in Front End PM). I don’t mind adding a custom function or filter or two if necessary, just need some direction about how to get started or if it is even possible using Front End PM Pro.

    Thanks!

    #7389
    shamim
    Keymaster

    You can follow following,
    1. use fep_form_field_output_fep_pro_to action hook to create a checkbox in “To” field
    2. use fep_form_field_validate_fep_pro_to to check if your checkbox is checked, if checked than you can query your group members on the fly and added in $_POST['message_to_id'] as array.
    3. You may need to use fep_errors()->remove('pro_to') in fep_action_validate_form hook

    Note: I will try to add Group messaging feature in next major version.

    #7401
    Don Black
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply. I think I follow what you are suggesting and will give it a try. I will post again with news of my progress or if I run into additional questions.

    The plugin is working great for us, but I think this would be an excellent feature to add in the future. When I first showed the messaging system to our client, their very first question was “how do we send a message to a specific user group with one click?” I also think it is better to select by a custom user field rather than a role – roles don’t always align with what business users define as working groups.

    Thanks again!

    #8412
    Eurl Telofis
    Participant

    “Hi,

    I really need to be able to create groups / distribution lists for sending messages. I have a custom have user field that defines the groups I want to use, so I just need to query by that field to build the recipient list on-the-fly (I don’t need any be able to pre-define the groups directly in Front End PM). I don’t mind adding a custom function or filter or two if necessary, just need some direction about how to get started or if it is even possible using Front End PM Pro.

    Thanks!”

    +1
    This feature saves a lot of time and avoids recipient errors. We hate it to be developed.
    thanks

    #8418
    Eurl Telofis
    Participant

    sorry not We hate it to be developed, but we love it to be develped 😉

    #8445
    shamim
    Keymaster

    It is already in our TO-DO list, also we are working on this. May be next major version we will be able to include this feature.

    Thanks

    #21049
    Tattoo
    Participant

    Hi

    Can we disable group message for non admin users? In our system only admin can send message to users.

    Thanks

    #21135
    shamim
    Keymaster

    As this is an old topic, it is always better to create a new topic so that i do not miss.

    You can use fep_get_option to give permission only to admins to send group message.

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