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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#7380 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Preview email button for BP Emails

Reported by: espellcaste's profile espellcaste Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Emails Keywords: trac-tidy-2018


In #7379, I'm suggesting a "send test email" button for better delivery testing.

Here I'm suggesting a Preview button in the same location to preview a email. Here is a scenario.

  • You add a custom email;
  • Add a custom template for this email (totally different from the main one);
  • Now you want to preview the email with the layout and content before sending.

Basically a way to preview each email, with their own particular content, before test sending or salving it.

Not need to convert token information.

Change History (7)

#1 @DJPaul
7 years ago

Do you mean previewing the email in a browser?

#2 @espellcaste
7 years ago

Yes @DJPaul!

Something similar to this one, for WooCommerce.

#3 @DJPaul
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

The Customizer already previews an email in the browser. Think to do this there, not in the publishing interface.

I am very unconvinced that rendering an email template in the browser will return consistent quality results (those templates are written for the quirks of HTML email clients, specifically) but given we already sort-of preview them in the Customizer, if you want to expand on that there, that'll be fine.

In fact, with your other ticket, I think the workflow should be:

1) write your email content
2) go to the customizer to modify colours and fonts, and preview
3) click a send test email button.

i.e. all in the customizer. I think I would need convincing to add more buttons inside wp-admin.

#4 @espellcaste
7 years ago


The scenario presented seems OK to me.

I'd only insist on the button, even if it only sends you to the Customizer. Without it, you would never know to go to the Customizer to preview your email without having to do some digging and searching.

Last edited 7 years ago by espellcaste (previous) (diff)

#5 @DJPaul
7 years ago

Looking at how we do it now, the existing "Preview Changes" button on an email post already takes you to preview that post (I now remember building support specifically for that). We could make this existing button link to the customizer, maybe. Maybe we should let the email be edited in the customizer (I don't know if that's a good idea, just suggesting it for consideration).

Very interested in seeing what ideas and concepts you come up for this!

#6 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Keywords trac-tidy-2018 added

We're closing this ticket because it has not received any contribution or comments for at least two years. We have decided that it is better to close tickets that are good ideas, which have not gotten (or are unlikely to get) contributions, rather than keep things open indefinitely. This will help us share a more realistic roadmap for BuddyPress with you.

Everyone very much appreciates the time and effort that you spent sharing your idea with us. On behalf of the entire BuddyPress team, thank you.

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#7 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Contributions deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
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