Types of Notification

The types of notification available to use in Better Notifications for WordPress are:

WordPress Defaults

These are the default notifications that WordPress ships with that you can override.

New Comment / Comment Awaiting Moderation
This notification is sent out when new comments are made or when comments are awaiting moderation. For more details about the set-up of this notification in the WordPress Settings screen, please see the FAQ.

New Trackback
This notification is sent out when a new Trackback is made.

New Pingback
This notification is sent out when a new Pingback is made.

User Lost Password – For Admin
This notification is sent out when a user has lost their password and clicks the ‘Lost your password?’ link on the WordPress login form and resets their password. It is also sent when they create their password for the first time after registration.

New User Registration – For Admin
This notification is sent out when a user has registered, either by being added by an Administrator in the WordPress Admin or by registering themselves via the WordPress login form.

User Password Changed
This notification is sent out when a user changes their password. It does not and cannot contain their old or new passwords.

User Email Changed
This notification is sent out when a user changes their email address.

WordPress Core Automatic Background Updates
This notification is sent when WordPress auto-updates from a major release to a minor point release or from a minor point release to another minor point release, e.g. 4.7 to 4.7.1 or 4.7.1 to 4.7.2, etc.
Whilst a little technical, if you wish to test this notification properly, i’d suggest following this article to manually trigger a notification.

Transactional

Don’t know what transactional notification are? See here for an explanation.

User Lost Password – For User
This is sent to the user when they have reset their password.

New User Registration – For User
This notification is sent out to the user when they have registered / have been registered by another user in the WordPress Admin. This is meant to provide a user with the basics of logging into their account, such as their account details (username and password).

New User – Post-registration Email
This notification is sent out at the same time as the ‘New User Registration – For User’ email and was previously referred to as ‘New User – Welcome Email’. This doesn’t include the same information and is instead meant to provide a nice ‘introduction’ to your website. You may wish to use this to welcome users, explain where things are, and so on. This is not to be confused with the email that the ‘SB Welcome Email’ plugin sends out which refers to the ‘New User Registration – For User’ notification as ‘Welcome Email’.

User Role Changed – For Admin
This notifications can be sent to any user and/or user role when a user role in WordPress has been changed. Unfortunately, this won’t work with the popular Members plugin if it’s set to allow assignment of multiple roles to a user.

User Role Changed – For User
This notifications is sent to the user when a their user role in WordPress has been changed. Unfortunately, this won’t work with the popular Members plugin if it’s set to allow assignment of multiple roles to a user.

Comment Reply
This notification is sent out when another user has replied to a comment on a post or custom post type. It is not sent however, when you reply to your own comment. For more details about the set-up of this notification in the WordPress Settings screen, please see the FAQ.

User Login Reminder (Premium Add-on)
This notification can be scheduled to send after a set amount of time and is used to inform the user of the last time they logged in.

Posts / Custom Post Types

If you need more flexibility, you can power-up your post, page, and custom post type notifications with Premium Add-ons.

New Post Published
This notification is sent out when a new post or custom post type is published.

Post Updated
This notification is sent out when a post or custom post type is updated.

Post Pending Review
This notification is sent out when the status of a post or custom post type is changed to ‘Pending Review’.

New Private Post
This notification is sent out when a new private post is published.

Post Scheduled
This notification works by sending two notifications, where set-up:

  1. Immediately using the Post Scheduled notification to let users know when a post or custom post type is scheduled for publishing.
  2. When the post or custom post type is actually published it will use the ‘New Post Published’ notification if you’ve created one.

Post – Custom Field Updated (Premium Add-on)
This notification is sent out when a custom field in a post or custom post type, created using ACF, has been updated.

Post – Update Reminder (Premium Add-on)
This notification is sent out after a set number of days has elapsed and a post or custom post type has not been updated.

Pages

If you need more flexibility, you can power-up your post, page, and custom post type notifications with Premium Add-ons.

New Page Published
This notification is sent out when a new page is published.

Page Updated
This notification is sent out when a page is updated.

Page Pending Review
This notification is sent out when the status of a page is changed to ‘Pending Review’.

New Private Page
This notification is sent out when a new private page is published.

Page Scheduled
This sends out two notifications:

  1. Immediately, to let users know when a page is scheduled for publishing.
  2. When the page is actually published and uses the ‘New Page Published’ notification.

Page – New Comment
This notification is sent out when a comment has been made on a page.

Page – Comment Reply
This notification is sent out when another user has replied to a comment on a page. For more details about the set-up of this notification in the WordPress Settings screen, please see the FAQ.

Page – Custom Field Updated (Premium Add-on)
This notification is sent out when a custom field in a page, created using ACF, has been updated.

Page – Update Reminder (Premium Add-on)
This notification is sent out after a set number of days has elapsed and a page has not been updated.

Posts

New Category
This notification is sent out when a new category has been created.

New Tag
This notification is sent out when a new tag has been created.

Custom Post Types

New Term
This notification is sent out when a new term within a custom taxonomy has been created.