Jump to content
Pete

ProcessEmailToPage

Recommended Posts

Hi all

This module was sponsored by Jason as per this topic: http://processwire.com/talk/topic/3566-email-image-module-development/

It's quite similar to horst & ryan's EmailImage module, but supports multiple email addresses for sending emails to different parts of your site, also allowing you to select different templates. There is also a delimiter option whereby you can split up the email's content and have text appear in the body or sidebar etc.

Here's a video to show you what I mean.

The video may well be of interest to other module authors as I used some Ajax to push what can normally be done in the module config - hope you like it :)

There was the temptation to build on the EmailImage module with this one, but I already had code for my Helpdesk module (work in progress) that parsed emails using Flourishlib and wanted to use that code instead for this one.

EDIT: Also worth noting is that unlike the EmailImage module, this doesn't come with a pre-built gallery template for the front-end. This is intentional as you could pipe emails into any part of a site you like, so I couldn't make assumptions as to usage of the content.

You can download it via the modules directory.

  • Like 22

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete this is incredibly well done and beautifully put together–nice job! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete, this looks fantastic (just watched the video).

Few questions popped on my mind while watching: why is parent page called category on module settings page? "Images" field name seems to be hardcoded? Does (or will it) support other attachments than images?

Again, brilliant work. Thanks Pete & Jason.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks ryan!

And thanks again to Jason for letting my run with some ideas. I could just as easily completed this by making the admin enter comma separated values in a textarea field (the easy way to go) but I wanted to make input foolproof and the idea was already in my head.

And now some techy stuff:

I had some fun working out the ajax behind adding new rows and settling on saving the field data as a JSON string in the end (which is fine because nobody is going to set up dozens of email accounts!) but if there are any suggestions for improvement there then please let me know as it seems to me now that there are endless possibilities for "add another row" type setups in module configuration.

Before that I was trying to overcomplicate things and have the new rows save in the background as an array, but if I intercepted the page save, ran the ajax request and then use jQuery to finish submitting the form then it wouldn't save the other form data. I abandoned that idea completely (but left the function in the module file for reference). In the end, keeping it simple worked out better as running ajax upon saving the config page slowed the page save process down as it essentially sent two requests - converting the data to a json string and saving to a hidden field is instantaneous by comparison :D

To those not following all that, my eventual solution was to KISS :)

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Antti - to answer your questions:

  1. This grated on me every time I wrote the word "category" and I should probably just change it to "parent page" as that's more in keeping with ProcessWire's terminology (to newcomers "Category" makes sense, but PW is all about enticing people to learn new things after all ;)). I'll change this in the next update.
  2. It is hardcoded to the images field for now. I realise this is a bit of a gamble that they haven't renamed/deleted this field, so should probably add an extra config option for this. The reason I didn't for now is that it then led me to thinking (as you have) about other file types and then I thought about allowing different fields for different templates and started to get a headache :D I should at least do the first part and allow the admin to select a different field, plus add more checks for attachment filetypes.

As a result of those two points, the next version really needs:

  • Rename "category" to "parent page" throughout
  • Allow admin to select image field
  • Add more checks for filetypes attached to emails
  • Add field for whitelist of email addresses
  • Maybe allow for other attachments (why not? It's simple enough ;))

Not sure when I might get around to these as there may be other stuff in the pipeline before then :)

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad you guys like it, Pete did a phenomenal job and was great to work with. More modules to follow soon, standby! :-)

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the module Jason & Pete!

I got a problem running the cron job via module hash though:

Error:     Exception: There was an error connecting to the server (in /[...]/site/modules/ProcessEmailToPage/flourishlib/fMailbox.php
line 981)

#0 /[...]/site/modules/ProcessEmailToPage/flourishlib/fMailbox.php(1227): fMailbox->connect()

#1 /[...]/site/modules/ProcessEmailToPage/ProcessEmailToPage.module(265): fMailbox->listMessages()

#2 /[...]/wire/core/Wire.php(293): ProcessEmailToPage->importFromEmail(Object(HookEvent))

#3 /[...]/wire/core/Wire.php(229): Wire->runHooks('render', Array)

#4 /[...]/wire/modules/Process/ProcessPageView.module(97): Wire->__call('render', Array)

#5 /[...]/wire/modules/Process/ProcessPageView.module(97): Page->render()

#6 [internal function]: Pro
 

... guess the email/host settings aren't right

the email account is set up for the same domain the actual website is on.

any ideas what I could have missed?

thanks a lot, cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd probably need to see your configuration for the module, as well as exactly what you've put as the link in CRON - you can PM me a screenshot of the config if you like.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for this amazing Module Pete!

I have a site but don't have an email server/service running on the domain where a site is.

Am I being thick by assuming I can setup say a Gmail address and use the IMAP or POP instructions for accessing that Gmail in your Modules fields and it should work, or am I missing something basic (I've assumed the fields Password, Type, Host, Port Number mean the Module is going to go and read emails from an email server, such as Gmail)?

I went with the above assumptions but got errors but rather than bore you with detail I thought I'd ask the above first.

Thanks in advance for any comments ^_^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Alan

It should work with a Gmail account, though I've not tried yet - all mine have rather too much mail in to give it a go without consuming vast amounts of server memory :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

;) I *know* what you're saying there Pete about Gmail!

Good to know it should work.

One question before I go back and try again, does the Module look for unread Emails, act on those, mark them as read and hence not post the same thing twice on successive cron runs, or is there some other mechanism that manages this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will read in anything from the mailbox and delete the emails once it's done, so be careful with that!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can confirm that it does work with Gmail. Configuring Gmail took a tad more tinkering than my POP3 account. I think this was the information I used a couple months back when checking it out -

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL: pop.gmail.com
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm. I am not getting IMAP or POP to work, with POP I am getting when I run the CRON

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator to inform of the time the error occurred and of anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log. 

I *think* it may be that the webserver in question has no email access or server (so I think for instance that the usual ports for POP are closed in the firewall).

Maybe this means I just can't use this Module (sad).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete, have you tried (or had any problems) with Flourish incorrectly converting non-standard ASCII characters in your emails? I was enjoying their Mailbox classes for something else up until I had this problem, then checked their GitHub issues page and was a lot more skeptical. I'll be checking out Zend's classes now to see if it works any better, but was curious with your own results in using this.

Dealing with mail and all the different variations on what should be a strict format is kind of a pain. :)

== EDIT ==

Nevermind. I just noticed that in my super-quick test page to see how Flourish would work I did not set up the proper PHP settings for UTF-8 rendering (header and meta). It would be worth noting that a site (or page) layout using the Flourish library must be rendered in UTF-8 due to how it was developed. I feel silly, but am glad that I was mistaken. I may still look at Zend, but only if Flourish doesn't handle all of my use-cases properly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brendon - was going to say I hadn't noticed any issues but glad it's not an issue anyway.

When testing I'd used webmail like Gmail, as well as self-hosted webmail RoundCube and finally Outlook. I've not tried every combination of email program though as there are too many variations as you say.

In an ideal world, someone would invent "Email 2.0" to fix non-standard formats and banish spam forever somehow, but until then we're stuck with non-standard programs all doing slightly different things ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

I've been installing this great module, and it does appear to be mostly working; except for an issue.

The subject line parses ok and forms the title of the new page, but anything after that doesn't seem to process. I've tried just general text and using the delimiter ==blog==, but anything other than the title doesn't seem to appear in the new pages?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you post an example of the body of the email please?

Theoretically, if you have a field called "blog" then anything in the email before ==blog== will be posted to the "body" field, and anything after ==blog== to the blog field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers Pete

It looks like this:

























Subject:   Title goes in this field From:   ###@####web.com Date:   Sun, October 20, 2013 12:24 am To:   ###@####web.com Priority:   Normal
Options: 



body goes in this field==blog==blog text goes in this field

and yet, every time, the title get successfully posted into the new page but anything else just seems to get ignored

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As long as there are fields called "body" and "blog" in the template these posts are being sent to I'm not sure what the issue might be. Does it definitely use the right template when creating the pages?

Does it do anything if you remove the ==blog== delimiter? Theoretically that should post all content to the body field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I've tried it without ==blog== written in also hoping it would just write the the body field but nothing. It's very odd, it successfully brings the title across. And as the title is coming across it would make sense that the connection to the mail server is successful. The mail server is on a separate box but connection appears to succeed.

I did have the module stored in the root of the modules directory, but since then I've uninstalled the module, moved the files to /site/modules/ProcessEmailToPage and reinstalled.

Is there anything else I can try as I really like the idea of the module.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the module Jason & Pete!

I got a problem running the cron job via module hash though:

Error:     Exception: There was an error connecting to the server (in /[...]/site/modules/ProcessEmailToPage/flourishlib/fMailbox.php
line 981)
...
 
...

fenton, what was the problem in your case. Have the same here.

greetings,

martin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fenton, what was the problem in your case. Have the same here.

greetings,

martin

got ist. secure wasn`t recognised, changed port to 143 and works fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Gadgetto
      Status update links (inside this thread) for SnipWire development will be always posted here:
      2019-08-08
      2019-06-15
      2019-06-02
      2019-05-25
      If you are interested, you can test the current state of development:
      https://github.com/gadgetto/SnipWire
      Please note that the software is not yet intended for use in a production system (alpha version).
      If you like, you can also submit feature requests and suggestions for improvement. I also accept pull requests.
      ---- INITIAL POST FROM 2019-05-25 ----
      I wanted to let you know that I am currently working on a new ProcessWire module that fully integrates the Snipcart Shopping Cart System into ProcessWire. (this is a customer project, so I had to postpone the development of my other module GroupMailer).
      The new module SnipWire offers full integration of the Snipcart Shopping Cart System into ProcessWire.
      Here are some highlights:
      simple setup with (optional) pre-installed templates, product fields, sample products (quasi a complete shop system to get started immediately) store dashboard with all data from the snipcart system (no change to the snipcart dashboard itself required) Integrated REST API for controlling and querying snipcart data webhooks to trigger events from Snipcart (new order, new customer, etc.) multi currency support self-defined/configurable tax rates etc. Development is already well advanced and I plan to release the module in the next 2-3 months.
      I'm not sure yet if this will be a "Pro" module or if it will be made available for free.
      I would be grateful for suggestions and hints!
      (please have a look at the screenshots to get an idea what I'm talking about)
       




    • By apeisa
      Update 31.7.2019: AdminBar is now maintained by @teppo. Modules directory entry has been updated, as well as the "grab the code" link below.
      ***
      Latest screencast: http://www.screencas...73-ab3ba1fea30c
      Grab the code: https://github.com/teppokoivula/AdminBar
      ***
      I put this Adminbar thingy (from here: http://processwire.c...topic,50.0.html) to modules section and to it's own topic.
      I recorded quick and messy screencast (really, my first screencast ever) to show what I have made so far. You can see it from here: http://www.screencas...18-1bc0d49841b4
      When the modal goes off, I click on the "dark side". I make it so fast on screencast, so it might seem a little bit confusing. Current way is, that you can edit, go back to see the site (without saving anything), continue editing and save. After that you still have the edit window, but if you click "dark side" after saving, then the whole page will be reloaded and you see new edits live.
      I am not sure if that is best way: there are some strengths in this thinking, but it is probably better that after saving there shouldn't be a possibility to continue editing. It might confuse because then if you make edits, click on dark side -> *page refresh* -> You lose your edits.
      ***
      When I get my "starting module" from Ryan, I will turn this into real module. Now I had to make some little tweaks to ProcessPageEdit.module (to keep modal after form submits). These probably won't hurt anything:
      if($this->redirectUrl) $this->session->redirect($this->redirectUrl); if(!empty($_GET['modal'])) $this->session->redirect("./?id={$this->page->id}&modal=true"); // NEW LINE else $this->session->redirect("./?id={$this->page->id}");   and...
      if(!empty($_GET['modal'])) { $form->attr('action', './?id=' . $this->id . '&modal=true'); } else { $form->attr('action', './?id=' . $this->id); // OLD LINE }  
    • By Mike Rockett
      Jumplinks for ProcessWire
      Release: 1.5.54
      Composer: rockett/jumplinks
      Jumplinks is an enhanced version of the original ProcessRedirects by Antti Peisa.
      The Process module manages your permanent and temporary redirects (we'll call these "jumplinks" from now on, unless in reference to redirects from another module), useful for when you're migrating over to ProcessWire from another system/platform. Each jumplink supports wildcards, shortening the time needed to create them.
      Unlike similar modules for other platforms, wildcards in Jumplinks are much easier to work with, as Regular Expressions are not fully exposed. Instead, parameters wrapped in curly braces are used - these are described in the documentation.
      Under Development: 2.0, to be powered by FastRoute
      As of version 1.5.0, Jumplinks requires at least ProcessWire 2.6.1 to run.
      View on GitLab
      Download via the Modules Directory
      Read the docs
      Features
      The most prominent features include:
      Basic jumplinks (from one fixed route to another) Parameter-based wildcards with "Smart" equivalents Mapping Collections (for converting ID-based routes to their named-equivalents without the need to create multiple jumplinks) Destination Selectors (for finding and redirecting to pages containing legacy location information) Timed Activation (activate and/or deactivate jumplinks at specific times) 404-Monitor (for creating jumplinks based on 404 hits) Additionally, the following features may come in handy:
      Stale jumplink management Legacy domain support for slow migrations An importer (from CSV or ProcessRedirects) Feedback & Feature Requests
      I’d love to know what you think of this module. Please provide some feedback on the module as a whole, or even regarding smaller things that make it whole. Also, please feel free to submit feature requests and their use-cases.
      Note: Features requested so far have been added to the to-do list, and will be added to 2.0, and not the current dev/master branches.
      Open Source

      Jumplinks is an open-source project, and is free to use. In fact, Jumplinks will always be open-source, and will always remain free to use. Forever. If you would like to support the development of Jumplinks, please consider making a small donation via PayPal.
      Enjoy! :)
    • By nbcommunication
      I've spent the last while experimenting with srcset implementation - and PageimageSrcset is the result:
      PageimageSrcset
      Provides configurable srcset and sizes properties/methods for Pageimage.
      Overview
      The main purpose of this module is to make srcset implementation as simple as possible in your template code. It does not handle images rendered in CKEditor or similar fields.
      For an introduction to srcset and sizes, please read this Mozilla article about responsive images.
      Pageimage::srcset()
      // The property, which uses the set rules in the module configuration $srcset = $image->srcset; // A method call, using a set rules string // Delimiting with a newline (\n) would also work, but not as readable $srcset = $image->srcset("320, 480, 640x480 768w, 1240, 2048 2x"); // The same as above but using an indexed/sequential array $srcset = $image->srcset([ "320", "480", "640x480 768w", "1240", "2048 2x", ]); // The same as above but using an associative array // No rule checking is performed $srcset = $image->srcset([ "320w" => [320], "480w" => [480], "768w" => [640, 480], "1240w" => [1240], "2x" => [2048], ]); // Use the default set rules with portrait images generated for mobile/tablet devices $srcset = $image->srcset(true); // Return the srcset using all arguments $srcset = $image->srcset("320, 480, 640x480 768w, 1240, 2048 2x", [ "portrait" => "320, 640", ]); // The set rules above are a demonstration, not a recommendation! Image variations are only created for set rules which require a smaller image than the Pageimage itself. On large sites this may still result in a lot of images being generated. If you have limited storage, please use this module wisely.
      Portrait Mode
      In many situations, the ratio of the image does not need to change at different screen sizes. However, images that cover the entire viewport are an exception to this and are often the ones that benefit most from srcset implementation.
      The main problem with cover images is that they need to display landscape on desktop devices and portrait when this orientation is used on mobile and tablet devices.
      You can automatically generate portrait images by enabling portrait mode. It is recommended that you use this in combination with Pageimage::focus() so that the portrait variations retain the correct subject.
      The generated variations are HiDPI/Retina versions. Their height is determined by the portrait ratio (e.g. 9:16). Variations are always generated, regardless of whether the original image is smaller. Upscaling is disabled though, so you may find that some variations are actually smaller than they say they are in their filename.
      The sizes attribute should be used when portrait mode is enabled. Pageimage::sizes will return (orientation: portrait) and (max-width: {maxWidth}px) 50vw by default, which handles the use of these images for retina devices. The maximum width used in this rule is the largest set width.
      Pageimage::sizes()
      There is no option to configure default sizes because in most cases 100vw is all you need, and you do not need to output this anyway as it is inferred when using the srcset attribute. You can use the method for custom sizes though:
      // The property $sizes = $image->sizes; // Returns 100vw in most cases // Returns '(orientation: portrait) and (max-width: {maxWidth}px)50vw' if portrait mode enabled // A method call, using a mixture of integer widths and media query rules // Integer widths are treated as a min-width media query rule $sizes = $image->sizes([ 480 => 50, "(orientation: portrait) and (max-width: 640px)" => 100, 960 => 25, ]); // (min-width: 480px) 50vw, (orientation: portrait) and (max-width: 640px) 100vw, (min-width: 960px) 25vw // Determine widths by UIkit 'child-width' classes $sizes = $image->sizes([ "uk-child-width-1-2@s", "uk-child-width-1-3@l", ]); // (min-width: 640px) 50vw, (min-width: 1200px) 33.33vw // Determine widths by UIkit 'width' classes $sizes = $image->sizes([ "uk-width-1-2@m", "uk-width-1-3@xl", ]); // (min-width: 960px) 50vw, (min-width: 1600px) 33.33vw // Return the portrait size rule $sizes = $image->sizes(true); // (orientation: portrait) and (max-width: {maxWidth}px) 50vw // The arguments above are a demonstration, not a recommendation! Pageimage::render()
      This module extends the options available to this method with:
      srcset: When the module is installed, this will always be added, unless set to false. Any values in the formats described above can be passed. sizes: Only used if specified. Any values in the formats described above can be passed. uk-img: If passed, as either true or as a valid uk-img value, then this attribute will be added. The srcset attribute will also become data-srcset. Please refer to the API Reference for more information about this method.
      // Render an image using the default set rules echo $image->render(); // <img src='image.jpg' alt='' srcset='{default set rules}'> // Render an image using custom set rules echo $image->render(["srcset" => "480, 1240x640"]); // <img src='image.jpg' alt='' srcset='image.480x0-srcset.jpg 480w, image.1240x640-srcset.jpg 1240w'> // Render an image using custom set rules and sizes // Also use the `markup` argument echo $image->render("<img class='image' src='{url}' alt='Image'>", [ "srcset" => "480, 1240", "sizes" => [1240 => 50], ]); // <img class='image' src='image.jpg' alt='Image' srcset='image.480x0-srcset.jpg 480w, image.1240x640-srcset.jpg 1240w' sizes='(min-width: 1240px) 50vw'> // Render an image using custom set rules and sizes // Enable uk-img echo $image->render([ "srcset" => "480, 1240", "sizes" => ["uk-child-width-1-2@m"], "uk-img" => true, ]); // <img src='image.jpg' alt='' data-uk-img data-srcset='image.480x0-srcset.jpg 480w, image.1240x640-srcset.jpg 1240w' sizes='(min-width: 960px) 50vw'> // Render an image using portrait mode // Default rule sets used: 320, 640, 768, 1024, 1366, 1600 // Portrait widths used: 320, 640, 768 // Original image is 1000px wide // Not possible to use portrait mode and custom sets or portrait widths in render() // Sizes attribute automatically added echo $image->render(["srcset" => true]); // <img src='image.jpg' alt='' srcset='image.320x569-srcset-hidpi.jpg 320w, image.640x1138-srcset-hidpi.jpg 640w, image.768x1365-srcset-hidpi.jpg 768w, image.jpg 1024w' sizes='(orientation: portrait) and (max-width: 768px) 50vw'> Configuration
      To configure this module, go to Modules > Configure > PageimageSrcset.
      Set Rules
      These are the default set rules that will be used when none are specified, e.g. when calling the property: $image->srcset.
      Each set rule should be entered on a new line, in the format {width}x{height} {inherentwidth}w|{resolution}x.
      Not all arguments are required - you will probably find that specifying the width is sufficient for most cases. Here's a few examples of valid set rules and the sets they generate:
      Set Rule Set Generated Arguments Used 320 image.320x0-srcset.jpg 320w {width} 480x540 image.480x540-srcset.jpg 480w {width}x{height} 640x480 768w image.640x480-srcset.jpg 768w {width}x{height} {inherentwidth}w 2048 2x image.2048x0-srcset.jpg 2x {width} {resolution}x How you configure your rules is dependent on the needs of the site you are developing; there are no prescriptive rules that will meet the needs of most situations. This article gives a good overview of some of the things to consider.
      When you save your rules, a preview of the sets generated and an equivalent method call will be displayed to the right. Invalid rules will not be used, and you will be notified of this.
      Portrait Mode
      Set Widths
      A comma limited list of widths to create HiDPI/Retina portrait variations for.
      Crop Ratio
      The portrait ratio that should be used to crop the image. The default of 9:16 should be fine for most circumstances as this is the standard portrait ratio of most devices. However, you can specify something different if you want. If you add a landscape ratio, it will be switched to portrait when used.
      Any crops in the set rules ({width}x{height}) are ignored for portrait mode variations as this ratio is used instead.
      UIkit Widths
      If your website theme uses UIkit, you can pass an array of UIkit width classes to Pageimage::sizes to be converted to sizes. The values stored here are used to do this. If you have customised the breakpoints on your theme, you should also customise them here.
      Please note that only 1- widths are evaluated by Pageimage::sizes, e.g. uk-width-2-3 will not work.
      Remove Variations
      If checked, the image variations generated by this module are cleared on Submit. On large sites, this may take a while. It makes sense to run this after you have made changes to the set rules.
      Image Suffix
      You will see this field when Remove Variations is checked. The value is appended to the name of the images generated by this module and is used to identify variations. You should not encounter any issues with the default suffix, but if you find that it conflicts with any other functionality on your site, you can set a custom suffix instead.
      Debug Mode
      When this is enabled, a range of information is logged to pageimage-srcset.
      PageimageSrcsetDebug.js is also added to the <head> of your HTML pages. This will console.log a range of information about the images and nodes using srcset on your page after a window.onresize event is triggered. This can assist you in debugging your implementation.
      The browser will always use the highest resolution image it has loaded or has cached. You may need to disable browser caching to determine whether your set rules are working, and it makes sense to work from a small screen size and up. If you do it the other way, the browser is going to continue to use the higher resolution image it loaded first.
      UIkit Features
      This module implements some additional features that are tailored towards UIkit being used as the front-end theme framework, but this is not required to use the module.
      Installation
      Download the zip file at Github or clone the repo into your site/modules directory. If you downloaded the zip file, extract it in your sites/modules directory. In your admin, go to Modules > Refresh, then Modules > New, then click on the Install button for this module. ProcessWire >= 3.0.123 is required to use this module.
×
×
  • Create New...