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Custom email notifications howto 5 years 9 months ago #1576

Today I added custom email notifications due to lots of request for that feature.

To edit the custom emails you should know the following:

- you can change the email layout globally for text or html mails

- ...or you add custom email layouts for each of your forms


To change the global text email layout go to "JoomlaRoot/administrator/components/com_facileforms/mailtpl/", open the file mailtpl.txt.php and edit it.

The 'txt' in the filename determines that it is a layout for a text email.

If you want a use html emails, copy that file and name it "mailtpl.html.php". The 'html' determines that this is the layout for html mails.

If a html layout is defined, it will be prefered by BreezingForms to use - you can't select it in backend admin! If you dont want to use the html layout anymore, just delete that file!

If you delete all layout files, the built in fallback layout will be used.

To create custom layouts for each of your forms the procedure is exactly the same, except that the files have to be named like "FORMNAME.[txt|html].php". E.g. "SampleContactForm.txt.php" for text mails or "SampleContactForm.html.php" for html mails.


I hope you got the point, if you need further explanations ask the forums please.

Regards,
Markus
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Re:Custom email notifications howto 5 years 8 months ago #1777

I try leaving as text as the whole content of the php file shows up on my email. I changed it to html and it shows :::::: on my email, basically what is the middle of all those ?=$process. How do you get the data itself?
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Re:Custom email notifications howto 5 years 7 months ago #2024

Thanks for the tips. just work! it is what i need, to remove unnecessary data saved on mail.

Danke schön;)
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Re:Custom email noHanstifications howto 5 years 7 months ago #2198

Thanks for the addon

However, when I select HTML version, the mail puts the form fields + values next to each other

In the text version its neatly field by field on its own line


For explample, with HTML:
Name: Hans Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Message: bla bla

with TEXT:
Name:
Hans
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Message: bla bla


Any suggestions how to change the layout...?

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Hans.
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Re:Custom email noHanstifications howto 5 years 7 months ago #2199

Hi Hans.

Try to confirm that the html file is the one being used by going to
administrator\components\com_facileforms\mailtpl\mailtpl.html.php and changing some text say on this piece

<?php foreach ($MAILDATA as $DATA): ?>
<?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_TITLE]?>: <?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_VALUE]?><?=$NL ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

change : to * for instance and check if you email now has Name* Hans instead of Name: Hans.

The <?=$NL ?> is the same that is used with the txt file and is responsible for the new lines on your email so if it's working for one it should work for the other.
Could something be overriding it?

Also test with a different email and client if you can.

By the way, just trying to help, I have no affiliation with crosstec and since I've had a thread open for the past week with no responses I figured you would wait a while too for any kind of response.
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Re:Custom email noHanstifications howto 5 years 7 months ago #2200

Moriwenne,

First, thanks already for your reply.
filepath: /var/www/html/start/administrator/components/com_facileforms/mailtpl/

filename: RM_ContactForm.html.php

same name as the form and the mail is using it

the source of the RM_ContactForm.html.php
<?php
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Direct Access to this location is not allowed.');
?>

<p><b>Contact</b><br />
Verzonden op: <?=$SUBMITTED ?><?=$NL ?><br />
<br />
</p>
<p><?php foreach ($MAILDATA as $DATA): ?>
<?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_TITLE]?>: <?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_VALUE]?><?=$NL ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>
</p>

<p>
<b>Extra informatie:</b>
<br />
<?=$PROCESS_FORMTITLE ?>: <?=$TITLE ?><?=$NL ?><br />
<?=$PROCESS_SUBMITTEDAT ?>: <?=$SUBMITTED ?><?=$NL ?><br />
<?=$PROCESS_SUBMITTERIP ?>: <?=$IP ?><?=$NL ?><br />
<?=$PROCESS_PROVIDER ?>: <?=$PROVIDER ?><?=$NL ?><br />
<?=$PROCESS_BROWSER ?>: <?=$BROWSER ?><?=$NL ?><br />
<?=$PROCESS_OPSYS ?>: <?=$OPSYS ?><?=$NL ?>
</p>

<p>
<?php if ($RECORD_ID != ''): ?>
<?=$PROCESS_RECORDSAVEDID?> <?=$RECORD_ID ?><?=$NL ?>
<?php endif; ?>
</p>

I have only changed the lines around, haven't really touched the code itself.

Any idea's for the following, instead of using
<?php foreach ($MAILDATA as $DATA): ?>
<?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_TITLE]?>: <?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_VALUE]?><?=$NL ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

can i use something to parse every part of the form field instaed of everything at once as above

so i mean
<?php foreach ($MAILDATA as $DATA): ?>
<?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_Name]?>: <?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_Name value]?><?=$NL ?>
<?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_email]?>: <?=$DATA[_FF_DATA_email value]?><?=$NL ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

Any idea's?
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