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Wire Mail SMTP

An extension to the new WireMail base class that uses SMTP-transport

This module integrates EmailMessage, SMTP and SASL php-libraries from Manuel Lemos into ProcessWire. I use this continously evolved libraries for about 10 years now and there was never a reason or occasion not to do so. I use it nearly every day in my office for automated composing and sending personalized messages with attachments, requests for Disposition Notifications, etc. Also I have used it for sending personalized Bulkmails many times.

The WireMailSmtp module extends the new email-related WireMail base class introduced in ProcessWire 2.4.1 (while this writing, the dev-branch only).
 
Here are Ryans announcement.



Current Version 0.3.0

Install and Configure

Download the module into your site/modules/ directory and install it.

In the config page you fill in settings for the SMTP server and optionaly the (default) sender, like email address, name and signature.
You can test the smtp settings directly there. If it says "SUCCESS! SMTP settings appear to work correctly." you are ready to start using it in templates, modules or bootstrap scripts.


Usage Examples

The simplest way to use it:

$numSent = wireMail($to, $from, $subject, $textBody);

$numSent = wireMail($to, '', $subject, $textBody); // or with a default sender emailaddress on config page 

This will send a plain text message to each recipient.
 
You may also use the object oriented style:

$mail = wireMail(); // calling an empty wireMail() returns a wireMail object

$mail->to($toEmail, $toName);
$mail->from = $yourEmailaddress; // if you don't have set a default sender in config
                                 // or if you want to override that
$mail->subject($subject);
$mail->body($textBody);

$numSent = $mail->send();

Or chained, like everywhere in ProcessWire:

$mail = wireMail();
$numSent = $mail->to($toEmail)->subject($subject)->body($textBody)->send(); 

Additionaly to the basics there are more options available with WireMailSmtp. The main difference compared to the WireMail BaseClass is the sendSingle option. With it you can set only one To-Recipient but additional CC-Recipients.

$mail = wireMail(); 

$mail->sendSingle(true)->to($toEmail, $toName)->cc(array('person1@example.com', 'person2@example.com', 'person3@example.com')); 

$numSent = $mail->subject($subject)->body($textBody)->send(); 

The same as function call with options array:

$options = array(
    'sendSingle' => true,
    'cc' => array('person1@example.com', 'person2@example.com', 'person3@example.com')
    );

$numSent = wireMail($to, '', $subject, $textBody, $options); 

There are methods to your disposal to check if you have the right WireMail-Class and if the SMTP-settings are working:

$mail = wireMail(); 

if($mail->className != 'WireMailSmtp') {
    // Uups, wrong WireMail-Class: do something to inform the user and quit
    echo "<p>Couldn't get the right WireMail-Module (WireMailSmtp). found: {$mail->className}</p>";
    return;
}

if(!$mail->testConnection()) {
    // Connection not working:
    echo "<p>Couldn't connect to the SMTP server. Please check the {$mail->className} modules config settings!</p>";
    return;
} 

Following are a ...


List of all options and features


testConnection () - returns true on success, false on failures


sendSingle ( true | false ) - default is false

sendBulk ( true | false ) - default is false, Set this to true if you have lots of recipients (50+)


to ($recipients) - one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

cc ($recipients) - only available with mode sendSingle, one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

bcc ($recipients) - one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

 
from = 'person@example.com' - emailaddress, can be set in module config (called Sender Emailaddress) but it can be overwritten here

fromName = 'Name Surname' - optional, can be set in module config (called Sender Name) but it can be overwritten here


priority (3) - 1 = Highest | 2 = High | 3 = Normal | 4 = Low | 5 = Lowest

dispositionNotification () or notification () - request a Disposition Notification


subject ($subject) - subject of the message

body ($textBody) - use this one alone to create and send plainText emailmessages

bodyHTML ($htmlBody) - use this to create a Multipart Alternative Emailmessage (containing a HTML-Part and a Plaintext-Part as fallback)

addSignature ( true | false ) - the default-behave is selectable in config screen, this can be overridden here
(only available if a signature is defined in the config screen)

attachment ($filename, $alternativeBasename = "") - add attachment file, optionally alternative basename


send () - send the message(s) and return number of successful sent messages


getResult () - returns a dump (array) with all recipients (to, cc, bcc) and settings you have selected with the message, the message subject and body, and lists of successfull addresses and failed addresses,


logActivity ($logmessage) - you may log success if you want

logError ($logmessage) - you may log warnings, too. - Errors are logged automaticaly
 
 
useSentLog (true | false) - intended for usage with e.g. third party newsletter modules - tells the send() method to make usage of the sentLog-methods - the following three sentLog methods are hookable, e.g. if you don't want log into files you may provide your own storage, or add additional functionality here

sentLogReset ()  - starts a new LogSession - Best usage would be interactively once when setting up a new Newsletter

sentLogGet ()  - is called automaticly within the send() method - returns an array containing all previously used emailaddresses

sentLogAdd ($emailaddress)  - is called automaticly within the send() method
 

Changelog: https://github.com/horst-n/WireMailSmtp/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

 

Edited by horst
bumped to version 0.3.0
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Thanks for making this Horst! Tested here and got it working. I did have to modify your to() function (my fault, since I changed the WireMail interface for that function in the last update), but that was easy, and everything else worked (testing it with Gmail). I particularly liked being able to test the settings from the module screen.

Your getModuleInfo() returns singular=true.  The intention with WireMail is that it would be singular=false, so that you'd start with a new/fresh instance every time you get it from wireMail() or $modules->get('WireMailSmtp'). Otherwise, it might already have the to/from/subject/body settings from the last use still in there. 

Why necessary to specify the sender email address in the module settings? Will this prevent someone from being able to change the $mail->from(); address from the API side? Also was wondering why it's necessary to specify the hostname in the module settings? Does it go into an envelope from header or something? 

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Thanks for making this Horst! Tested here and got it working. I did have to modify your to() function (my fault, since I changed the WireMail interface for that function in the last update), but that was easy, and everything else worked (testing it with Gmail). I particularly liked being able to test the settings from the module screen.

Your getModuleInfo() returns singular=true. The intention with WireMail is that it would be singular=false, so that you'd start with a new/fresh instance every time you get it from wireMail() or $modules->get('WireMailSmtp'). Otherwise, it might already have the to/from/subject/body settings from the last use still in there.

Yes have read it in SwiftMailer-Thread before. I will update the module after posting this.  :)

Also have allready downloaded a fresh wire folder from Github.

Why necessary to specify the sender email address in the module settings? Will this prevent someone from being able to change the $mail->from(); address from the API side?

Lazyness! If using the object->style (not the procedural function call), there is no need to specify it when a default sender is set in config settings. But it could be overwritten by the $mail->from. Maybe I should make it an optional setting, not a required one.

I have thought of a setting that prevents overwriting settings from the config screen. Default Sender is the only one valid. Recipients could be a whitelist (currently a textarea under tab advanced) and a checkbox to include emailaddresses from PW users or not. If a security restriction like this is implemented and checked, mails only get send to recipients from the valid_recipients list.

Is this a useful feature?

Also was wondering why it's necessary to specify the hostname in the module settings? Does it go into an envelope from header or something?

This is used when connecting to the SMTP-Server. You find it as the first entry in the Received header of every received mail. For example my local test account is called pw4.kawobi.local, this is what the headers look:

Return-Path: <xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx>
X-Original-To: xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx
Received: from pw4.kawobi.local (dslb-084-099-066-105.t-online [84.99.66.105])
	by xyz1234.smtpserver.com (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 5EDBC2C004E6
	for <xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx>; Mon,  3 Mar 2014 19:00:10 +0100 (CET)
To: Peter Mueller <xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx>
Subject: WireMailSmtp Test MultipartAlternative

As far as I know, this is common usage, but with most clients you cannot influence the chosen name.

EDIT: Module is updated to v0.0.4, look into the first post please. :)

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I have updated the class to version 0.0.5 and also have edited the first post of this thread (added some short examples and a list of available options/methods).

Now per default the module sends multiple messages in a loop, (one for each TO-recipient) like the base class do.

Additionaly you can call sendBulk to send larger amount of messages at once in an optimized manner, - or you can call sendSingle to set the module to allow only one TO-recipient but additionally CC-recipients. More information are now in the first post here.

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Hhm, sorry! With the 0.0.5 I have added a configuration option that lets you choose when an optional MailSignature should be send, but have left a boolean true somewhere in the code that overrides always these setting. :-[

Have corrected this now and committed the v 0.0.6 to GitHub. (ZIP)

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Hey Horst,

do you think this class is usable for a newsletter? (Remembering our little talk about it :) )

/ Nico

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Yes it is. I think with Ryan's changes given to all email-related stuff it is much easier as of it was as we have talked about it.

If I remember right, you call only at one point in your code php's mail function. This part maybe get reorganized depending of if it is called a single time (then it is just fine to pass all recipients into wireMail at this point) or if it is within a loop (called multiple times), than you have to change this.

You have to pass $options array('sendBulk'=>true) with the wireMail($to, $from, $subject, $textBody, $options);

You need to update the wire folder to 2.4.1 (the current dev branch)!

EDIT:

There is only rare support built in for bulk mail sending, at least when focusing on robustness and comfortable handling of large amounts.

Actually there is only a check in it that skips duplicate emailaddress entries. Actually it is needed that the script runs within one request from start to end. If it gets interrupted somehow you end up in a mess. I think it is fine to use it with small amounts of recipients actually (0-200).

Oh, - while writing here I got an idea how to implement a simple hookable feedback for that. I will try this and add it to the module if it comes out functional.

EDIT2: added! see next post :)

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updated to version 0.0.7

Added a new flag that tells the send() method to make usage of the new logging methods for handling large amounts of recipients by using permanent storage across multiple script calls:

  • useSentLog( true | false )
    Tells the send()-method to make usage of the SentLog-methods! 
     
  • sentLogReset()
    It starts a new LogSession - Best usage would be interactively once when setting up a new Newsletter.
     
  • sentLogGet()
    is called automaticly by the send() method - returns an array containing all previously used emailaddresses
     
  • sentLogAdd($emailaddress)
    is called automaticly by the send() method - stores each successfully sent emailaddress into the provided log

This is intended to use within third party modules for newsletter systems. All three sentLog methods are made hookable, so, e.g. if you don't want log into files you may provide your own storage, or add additional functionality here.

The usage is really simple, I think. When starting a new Newsletter Session, you once have to call wireMail()->sentLogReset() to clear any previously stored content in the log. This best should be done manually / interactively I think.

After that you only have to set the useSentLog flag to true, e.g by passing an options array into the procedural function call

$options = array(
    'sendBulk' => true,
    'useSentLog' => true
    );

$numSent = wireMail($to, $from, $textBody, $options);

or in object-oriented style like this

$numSent = wireMail()->sendBulk(true)->useSentLog(true)->to($to)->from($from)->body($textBody)->send();

That's all. Now you can call your newsletter sending script multiple times (for example bind to lazy cron) and no recipient get lost nor will receive multiple messages.

No more worries about script timeouts or other interruptions, just call your script in regular intervals, but ensure that only one instance is running at the time and not multiple in parallel. It would not mess up the logfile because it uses filelocking, but you may get trouble with your SMTP provider if you stress the server. :lol:

PS: @Nico: want to test it in the near future?

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Hello horst, i have installed and tried WireMailSmtp too and installing and sending mail works fine.

But i also noted that sending a form with more then 1 file field will send only a link to the first attachment. The second attachment is always 0b (in the email body). While in the FormBuilder Entries both files are uploaded correctly.

Seems like a little bug in the WireMail class processing the second file field incorrectly.

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I don't know FormBuilder.

wireMail()->attachment() needs an absolute path for every (disk) file it should attach to a message. You can pass it as array or have to call it multiple times. Here are all is working as expected.

Maybe you can debug what is passed to the attachment function when running with FormBuilder?

You can call a log here

wire('log')->save( "debug_attachments", strtolower(__FUNCTION__).' :: '.serialize($filenames));   // ATTENTION this is $filename(s) ending with s

and here

wire('log')->save( "debug_attachments", strtolower(__FUNCTION__).' :: '.serialize($filename));   // ATTENTION this is $filename, without s

Trying this with passing an array logs something like:

2014-03-11 14:04:36	guest	http://pw4.kawobi.local/mailtest/	attachments :: a:2:{i:0;s:75:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/hyatt2.0x100.jpg";i:1;s:79:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/westin_interior1.jpg";}
2014-03-11 14:04:36	guest	http://pw4.kawobi.local/mailtest/	attachfile :: s:75:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/hyatt2.0x100.jpg";
2014-03-11 14:04:36	guest	http://pw4.kawobi.local/mailtest/	attachfile :: s:79:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/westin_interior1.jpg";

Calling it multiple times (2) with string filenames:

2014-03-11 14:10:10	guest	http://pw4.kawobi.local/mailtest/	attachments :: s:75:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/hyatt2.0x100.jpg";
2014-03-11 14:10:10	guest	http://pw4.kawobi.local/mailtest/	attachments :: s:79:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/westin_interior1.jpg";
2014-03-11 14:10:10	guest	http://pw4.kawobi.local/mailtest/	attachfile :: s:75:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/hyatt2.0x100.jpg";
2014-03-11 14:10:10	guest	http://pw4.kawobi.local/mailtest/	attachfile :: s:79:"W:/WEB_MIRRORS/_ProcessWire/pw4/htdocs/site/assets/files/1/westin_interior1.jpg";
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@horst thank you for helping and pointing out a way to log the file names to see what is going on.

I have placed both lines inside the WireMailSmtp.module and posted the form a few times to find out that nothing is logged. The code is right because putting the following line in the __construct() created the expected log file correctly.

wire('log')->save( "debug_attachments", "tralalala");
I came to the conclusion that form builder is not realy sending the files as attachments. All it does is save the attachments to /assets/cache/form-builder/form-x/entry-x/ and rendering a 'special' link to those files. So now i'm sure the bug is form-builder related and not in your WireMailSmtp and/or WireMailSwiftMailer module.

I will report it in the form-builder forum and see if i can find out something more to backup the bug report with.

Update: Haha Ryan is always 3 steps ahead :) I found this line in InputfieldFormBuilderFile.module

// @todo this is producing invalid file links when more than one file on the page

Edited by Raymond Geerts
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@Raymond: I don't know how FormBuilder works, where and how you can connect the uploaded files to the WireMail classes. If you find a solution it would be kind if you can post it here.

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hi horst, thank you for this module, works great.

i'm interested in the "You can hook into it if you want use alternative stores for it" thing from a template to get a sentlog for each page, can you give me a tip how to achieve this?

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ah ok, works this way.

wire()->addHook("wireMail::sentLogReset", function(HookEvent $event) {	
		$filename = wire('config')->paths->logs . 'wiremailsmtp_sentlog_' .wire('page')->name. '.txt';
		@touch($filename);
		$res = file_put_contents($filename, '', LOCK_EX );
		if(false===$res || 0!==$res || !file_exists($filename) || !is_readable($filename) || !is_writeable($filename)) {
			$this->logError('Cannot reset Content of the SentLog: ' . $filename);
			throw new WireException('You want to make usage of the SentLog-feature, but cannot reset Content of the SentLog: ' . basename($filename));
		}
		$event->replace = true;
		$event->return = 0===$res ? true : false;	
	
});
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@Horst,

great module, many thanks for your work on this! Got attachments sending and works perfectly....

Got a couple of questions; first thing is that my email client is showing the wrong time sent on the emails, specifically Outlook for Mac; webmail, apple mail and android mail are all showing the correct sent time; just wondering why Outlook is showing the sent time as 4 hours before the actual time sent - could it be interpreting the headers differently? Other than these messages sent by WiremailSMTP, outlook shows the correct time sent...

** Update - i'm now using mandrill for the smtp and this has fixed the time being wrong on Outlook; not sure if it is the server, or if Mandrill is cleaning up/altering some part of the email code itself;

2nd question is how might i use logActivity ($logmessage) to save that activity into a textarea field on my processwire page that the email is generating from?; would be cool to show a field with the send log right on that page;

another question which isn't really directly related to the module, is how one might use images within the RTE and be able to have the email display the images; it would require replacing the relative image paths in TinyMCE with the absolute paths, but i'm not sure how to get started on that...[for now i have a hanna code that inserts the site's base path; kills the image in the editor, but it shows in the email...

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I finally got around to installing and configuring this module today.  Thank you for making this available as a ProcessWire module.  Everything worked fine and you should be commended for a quality piece of work.

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Got a couple of questions; first thing is that my email client is showing the wrong time sent on the emails, specifically Outlook for Mac; webmail, apple mail and android mail are all showing the correct sent time; just wondering why Outlook is showing the sent time as 4 hours before the actual time sent - could it be interpreting the headers differently? Other than these messages sent by WiremailSMTP, outlook shows the correct time sent...

The Date header what is sent together with the emails is configured this way:

date("D, j M Y H:i:s \G\M\T P")

It results in the current GMT and the local difference in P.

AFAIK that's the common way according to the RFCs.

2nd question is how might i use logActivity ($logmessage) to save that activity into a textarea field on my processwire page that the email is generating from?; would be cool to show a field with the send log right on that page;

logActivity isn't meant to hook into. But you can get data from the logfile with tail() or something.

The logfile is under $config->paths->logs . WireMailSmtp::LOG_FILENAME_ACTIVITY . '.txt'

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@horst - thanks, this time difference thing is probably related to the actual server location vs the config->timezone ? does your module use the config->timezone setting to set that?

regarding the whole logging thing, i feel stupid, i'm pretty much lost even after reading this thread 5 times... no idea how to simply log the success of a mail being sent, either to a log file, or to a field on my page... for now i do this which is ok for the moment:

                        // Send
                        $sendLog = 'Number Sent: ';
                        $sendLog .=    $mail->send();
                        
                        // Logging
                        $email_log = $message->email_log;
                        $email_log .= "\n". $sendLog;
                        $message->email_log = $email_log;
                        $message->of(false);
                        $message->save();

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@Macrura: regarding the logging, there are already functions that do the logging into files if you enable it like explained here.

If you don't want use the default logging files, you need to hook into the logging functions by e.g. creating a module with your logging functions or by defining the hooks on a template like MartinD described here.

But can you explain a bit more how you setup your mail recipients? How many recipients do you use (bulk or single)?

If you use bulk sending, do you have an admin page where you initialize the mail sending? (add / select recipients to / from a collection?)

Or do you prefer to do this ((partially) hardcoded?) in a template file only?

I can write some lines of example code if I know a bit more of your setup. :)

EDIT:

regarding the Date Header: https://github.com/horst-n/WireMailSmtp/blob/master/WireMailSmtpAdaptor.php#L351

It simply uses the PHP date function to output the current date-time. But you may try using the php gmdate function instead and look if it solves the issue.

You simply need to change date to gmdate in line 351 of WireMailSmtpAdaptor.php.

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forgot to answer to the date thing
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Hi Horst -

thanks ! i'm using PW pages for the email and i have contacts stored in pages and then i can use asmselect for choosing who to send to, 1 or more...

so for multiple i use the recipients array

// Recipients
if($message->recipients->count()) {
	$recipients = array();
	foreach($message->recipients as $recipient) {
		$recipients[] = $recipient->title . ' <' . $recipient->email . '>';
		}
	$mail->to($recipients); 
} 

but i was thinking that I want to personalize the emails, so i would need to refactor the code to start a loop with the recipients and then run a string replace on the {{name}} placeholder in the email...

how does this relate to the bulk option?

thanks also about the gmdate  - will look at that tonight..

cheers!

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i think what was happening then with the date/time is that it is getting server time, as opposed to processwire time..

$this->emailMessage->SetHeader("Date", date("D, j M Y H:i:s \G\M\T P"));

so the problem could be for someone who is using a server in a different timezone

could we override this at the template/api level?
 

Also  - to elaborate more on this use case: last year i found it necessary to setup future sending emails to some clients (hosting invoices, payment plans etc..) and the only solution i could come up with was a service called LetterMeLater; but i thought while using it, that it would not be so hard to build this in processwire... so after about 2 hrs of setup i was able to replicate that and it works well, better than the original service i was using;

some features I've been able to accomplish over the last few days of creating this:

  • Select Identity to send from (and then uses that identity's signature)
  • Select multiple recipients
  • using a profields table, setup a schedule of sending, along with placeholder texts for each sending instance
  • Attachments to the message (page)
  • Attachments from a central repository of attachments
  • Links to documents/media
  • Render inline images in body and signatures (using string replacements for the image urls - prepending the site URL), also floating images are working
  • List of attached documents
  • Send offset (so you can select a due date and then offset to send the message X days early; this way you can set the dates in the table to the due dates and avoid date confusion)
  • Boilerplate insertion (select from an array of generic pre-written 'boilerplate' texts and insert them..)

this is going to really save a lot of time for me! I'm also using Mandrill to send these, so i can check to make sure they were sent, and also i can see if the recipient opened the message..

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i'm using PW pages for the email and i have contacts stored in pages and then i can use asmselect for choosing who to send to, 1 or more...

so for multiple i use the recipients array

Ok, if I got it right, you create a new page for a new message (regardless of single or bulk)

you select recipients via asm

create text, attach files, etc.

then at some point you need to save the page.

And now, - how do you execute the send? (scheduled or not)

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Right - and i have a cron job which runs every 5 min a 'mail_cron' template;

the template runs through some $pages->find and gets the messages to be sent;

I only use it to schedule emails (though if i needed to send it right away, i would set the send time for 5 min from now..)

this is the simple sending code:

https://gist.github.com/outflux3/797a18f5d2eaf0a87efb

but i'm working on changing over to this:

https://gist.github.com/outflux3/530b8adb1a6b7019d262

the only difference i added the table for sending multiple future-scheduled emails with the text placeholders;

so you could use the custom text placeholder to have an amount due and then in the message say "Amount Due by {{duedate}}: {{custom}}"

or you can just use the custom field to send slightly different messages for each instance..

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      Adds an option to make a regular Fieldgroup repeatable Lets you limit the number of instances of a Fieldgroup on the form Adds an "Add row" button the form that adds another instance of the Fieldgroup's fields Adds a counter suffix at the end of every affected field's label Stores the entered values just like regular fields Makes the entered values available in preview and email notifications Supports most text based fields, textareas and selects (really, I haven't had enough time to test all the available choices yet) What it doesn't do (yet):
      Support saving to ProcessWire pages (i.e. real Repeaters) I haven't tested all the validation stuff, Date/Time inputs etc. yet, but since I'm utterly swamped with other stuff at work, I didn't want to wait until I have it polished. Any feedback is welcome. There might also be some issues with different output frameworks that I haven't encountered yet. The forms I work with mostly use UIKit.
      Status:
      Still alpha, so test well before using it in the field.
      Known issues:
      When rows are added, the form's iframe needs to be resized, which isn't completely clean yet.
      How it works:
      The Fieldgroup settings are added through regular hooks, as is the logic that adds the necessary field copies for processing the form and displaying previews.
      "Multiplied" field instances are suffixed with _NUM, where NUM is an incremental integer starting from 1. So if you have add two fields named "surname" and "givenname" to a fieldgroup and check the "multiply" checkbox, the form will initially have "surname_1" and "givenname_1" field (I'm still considering changing that to make the risk to shoot oneself into the foot by having a regular "surname_1" field somewhere else in the form less likely).
      When a "row" is added, the first row is cloned through JS and the counter in the fields' IDs, names and "for" attributes as well as the counter in the label are incremented before appending the copies to the Fieldset container in the form.
      To keep backend and frontend in sync, a hidden field named [name of the fieldset]__multiplier_rows is added to the form. Both the backend and the frontend script use this to store and retrieve the number of "rows".
      ToDo:
      Naturally, add the option to store the data in real repeaters when saving to pages. Do a lot of testing (and likely fixing). Make a few things (like the "Add row" button label etc.) configurable in field(set) context. Add a smooth API to retrieve the multiplied values as WireArrays. The mandatory moving screenshot:

    • By MoritzLost
      Hello there,
      I'm working on a tiny textformatter module that searches the text for titles of other pages on your site and creates hyperlinks to them. I'm not sure if something like this exists already, but I haven't found anything in the module directory, so I wrote my own solution 🙂
      It's not properly tested yet and is still missing some functionality I would like to implement, so at the moment it should be considered in BETA. Features include limiting the pages that will get searched by template, and adding a custom CSS class to the generated hyperlinks. As I'm writing this I noticed that it will probably include unpublished and hidden pages at the moment, so yeah ... it's still in development alright 😅
      You can download the module from Github:
      https://github.com/MoritzLost/TextformatterPageTitleLinks
      There's some more information in the readme as well.
      Anyway, let me know what you think! I'm happy about any feedback, possible improvements or ideas on how to improve the module. Cheers.
    • By adrian
      This module provides a way to rapidly generate Page fields and the required templates and pages for use as a drop down select (or any other Page field type).
      This module will let you create a full page field setup in literally a few seconds 
      To use, run Page Field Select Creator from the Setup Menu
      Enter a Field Title, eg: Room Types Select Options - These will become the child pages that will populate the page field select options. There are two different options.
       
      Option 1. TITLE FIELD ONLY - enter one option per line, eg:
       
      Single
      Double
      Suite
       
       
      Option 2. MULTIPLE FIELDS - the first line is used for the field names and the first field must be 'Title'. Subsequent lines are the values for the fields, eg:
       
      Title, Number of Beds, Number of People, Kitchen Facilities
      Single, 1, 1, Fridge Only
      Double, 2, 2, Fridge Only
      Suite, 3, 6, Full Kitchen
        Choose the parent where the page tree of options will be created, eg a hidden "Options" parent page Select a "Deference in API as" option depending on your needs Choose the input field type Check whether "Allow new pages to be created from field?" should be enabled. As an example, if you entered "Room Types" as the field title, you would end up with all of the following automatically created:
      a fully configured page field called: room_types MULTIPLE FIELDS OPTION - 3 additional fields - number_of_beds, number_of_people, kitchen a parent template called: room_types a child template called: room_types_items (with either just a title field, or with the 3 additional fields as well) a parent page called: Room Types a series of child pages named and titled based on the per line entries in the Select Options textarea The templates are configured such that the "room_types_items" child template can only have the main "room_types" template as a parent, and vice versa.

      Then all you have to do is add the newly created page field to any template you want and you're ready to go!
       
      You can grab it from:
       
      Modules directory: http://modules.processwire.com/modules/process-page-field-select-creator/
      Github: https://github.com/adrianbj/ProcessPageFieldSelectCreator
       

    • By bernhard
      WHY?
      This module was built to fill the gap between simple $pages->find() operations and complex SQL queries.
      The problem with $pages->find() is that it loads all pages into memory and that can be a problem when querying multiple thousands of pages. Even $pages->findMany() loads all pages into memory and therefore is a lot slower than regular SQL.
      The problem with SQL on the other hand is, that the queries are quite complex to build. All fields are separate tables, some repeatable fields use multiple rows for their content that belong to only one single page, you always need to check for the page status (which is not necessary on regular find() operations and therefore nobody is used to that).
      In short: It is far too much work to efficiently and easily get an array of data based on PW pages and fields and I need that a lot for my RockGrid module to build all kinds of tabular data.

      Basic Usage

       
      Docs & Download
      https://modules.processwire.com/modules/rock-finder/
      https://github.com/BernhardBaumrock/RockFinder
       
      Changelog
      180817, v1.0.6, support for joining multiple finders 180810, v1.0.5, basic support for options fields 180528, v1.0.4, add custom select statement option 180516, change sql query method, bump version to 1.0.0 180515, multilang bugfix 180513, beta release <180513, preview/discussion took place here: https://processwire.com/talk/topic/18983-rocksqlfinder-highly-efficient-and-flexible-sql-finder-module/
    • By BitPoet
      MediaLibrary
      Update: MediaLibrary can now be found in the official module list.
      Out of necessity, I've started to implement a simple media library module.
      The basic mechanism is that it adds a MediaLibrary template with file and image fields. Pages of this type can be added anywhere in the page tree.
      The link and image pickers in CKEditor are extended to allow quick selection of library pages from dropdowns. In the link picker this happens in the MediaLibrary tab, where you can also see a preview of the selected image. In the image picker, simply select a library from the dropdown at the top, everything else is handled by standard functionality.
      I've put the code onto github. This module is compatible with ProcessWire 3.
      Steps to usage:
      Download the module's zip from github (switch to the pw3 branche beforehand if you want to test on PW 3.x) and unpack it into site/modules Click "Modules" -> "Refresh" in the admin Click "Install" for MediaLibrary For testing, create a page with the MediaLibrary template under home (give it an expressive title like 'Global Media') and add some images and files Edit a differnt page with a CKEditor field and add a link and an image to see the MediaLibrary features in action (see the screencap for details) Optionally, go into the module settings for MediaLibrary Note: this module is far from being as elaborate as Kongondo's Media Manager (and doesn't plan to be). If you need a feature-rich solution for integrated media management, give it a look.
      Feel free to change the settings for MediaFiles and MediaImages fields, just keep the type as multiple.
      There are some not-so-pretty hacks for creating and inserting the correct markup, which could probably be changed to use standard input fields, though I'm a bit at a loss right now how to get it to work. I've also still got to take a look at error handling before I can call it fit for production. All feedback and pointers are appreciated (that's also why I post this in the development section).

      Edit 09.03.2016 / version 0.0.4: there's now also a "Media" admin page with a shortcut to quickly add a new library.

      Edit 01.05.2016:
      Version 0.0.8:
      - The module now supports nested media libraries (all descendants of eligible media libraries are also selectable in link/image picker).
      - There's a MediaLibrary::getPageMediaLibraries method you can hook after to modify the array of available libraries.
      - You can switch between (default) select dropdowns or radio boxes in the module configuration of MediaLIbrary to choose libraries.
      Edit 10.10.2018:
      Version 0.1.3:
      - Dropped compatibility for ProcessWire legacy versions by adding namespaces
      - Allow deletion of libraries from the Media overview admin page
      - Added an option to hide media libraries from the page tree (optionally also for superusers)