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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#4381 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Email All Members

Reported by: frank13's profile frank13 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.5.6
Component: Core Keywords:


Please consider adding the capability to send a broadcast email all members within BuddyPress. Thank you.

Change History (7)

#1 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

BuddyPress sends emails as notifications of stuff that happens on a site. It doesn't offer a stand-alone email sending and I strongly don't think it should; that'd be getting very close to being an email newsletter plugin. In the private messages component, we have a "send sitewide notice" button (it might be called something slightly different) that:

1) Puts a message into the sidebar (of the BP-Default theme)
2) Sends an email notification about that message

Maybe you could re-use this feature for your purpose if you use the private messaging component.

#2 @frank13
12 years ago

Well maybe the functionality you are describing can actually achieve what I am looking to do. Where exactly is the site-wide private message option? I can't/couldn't locate it.

Becuase what I did do earlier was send a message to the entire community. It appeared in the sidebar quite nicely. But I was also hoping that everyone would get an email alert to the effect that something was posted to the site. My disappointment (and cause for this ticket) was that the entire community did not get notified via email that some activity took place.

I don not want a "newsletter" capability. Merely a mechanism to tell everyone that they should log into their Buddypress to see a new post.

Kindly, let me know if that truly already exists and where...

Thanks @DJPaul

Version 0, edited 12 years ago by frank13 (next)

#3 @frank13
12 years ago

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

#4 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

I'm going to have to agree with DJPaul that an email blaster is beyond the scope of what BP should do. We provide member-to-member messaging because we're a social networking plugin. Admin emails to all members don't fall into this category. Moreover, admin emails would require a bunch of new UI work, in addition to various technical considerations (like the fact that mosts hosts will balk at sending the same email to more than a couple dozen people at the same time).

Consider using a plugin like

#5 @frank13
12 years ago

Ok, thanks @boonebgorges. So when we use the "send sitewide notice" button the result is only to display a notice on everyone's sidebar? There is no way for BP to also send an email tickler that there is new content on the social site?

Just looking for clarification so I have clear understanding of BP functionality. Thanks.

#6 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

I believe it does *not* send out an email notification, because of the technical considerations I mention above.

#7 @frank13
12 years ago

Ok, thanks for clarifying @boonebgorges

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