How to Trigger a Notification from a Toolset Types Front-end Form

If you use Toolset Types Forms and want to trigger a notification off of a front-end form, you’ll need to do so using their Forms/Cred API. To do this: 1. Ensure the post is saved as a draft. 2. Create a custom page template that contains this code (replacing XX with your form ID, where…

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Adding Your Own Custom Shortcodes

If you would like to add your own custom shortcodes to BNFW, you can do so by using the following code as a starting point in your functions.php file. This code is a filter for the wp_mail function within WordPress. If you need help with this, you may need to enlist a developer to write…

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Allow non-Administrators to Create Notifications

On install, BNFW only allows users in the Administrator user role to create and edit notifications. If however, you want to allow another user role, such as Editors, to create notifications too, you can enable the following capabilities on the required user role using a user role editor. bnfw edit_post delete_post I recommend the excellent…

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Troubleshooting Common Problems

Note: This document is a work-in-progress and is updated when common issues occur. These that aren’t normally issues relating to a bug but are more common issues that are highlighted or affected by BNFW in some way. Only Some of My Emails Are Being Delivered This usually occurs when one of two (or sometimes both)…

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Add-ons

Please choose the documentation relating to the Better Notifications for WP add-on that you’re looking for from the menu on the right.

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How to Install Add-ons

Installing an add-on works exactly the same way as any other plugin within WordPress. To install an add-on, please do the following: Download the file from your original purchase receipt. If the link has expired, don’t worry, you can download it again from Your Account. Go to Plugins > Add New in your WP Admin.…

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Add-on Licenses

The add-on licenses screen allows you to add and activate the license keys for any BNFW add-ons that you have purchased or have a subscription for. Once you have installed and activated an add-on in the Plugins > Add New screen in the WordPress Admin, go to Notifications > Add-on Licenses to see the list…

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Conditional Notifications

The Better Notifications for WP Conditional Notifications Add-on allows you to limit certain notifications depending on which categories, tags, post formats, or terms you choose. You can select single or multiple categories, tags, post formats, or terms but not mixtures of them. Programatically speaking, it uses an OR logical operator to send notifications. E.g. Send…

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Custom Fields

The Better Notifications for WP Custom Fields Add-on provides: Custom field shortcodes and formatting Custom field notifications New Custom Field Shortcodes You can include data from custom fields in your: Post Notifications Page Notifications Custom Post Type Notifications New User Registration Notifications You can use custom field shortcodes in both the subject and message body…

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Send To Any Email

Manually Adding an Email Address When setting up a new notification, type an email address into the ‘Send To’ box and when finished, press enter. This will confirm the email address and will ensure it is added to the list of recipients. You can then add other non-user email addresses or select User Roles or…

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