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How to use the message system

This article relates to the Messaging add-on

The messaging system allows to you define template emails which can be used to invite users to view a gallery or ask them to register for your site.

Step 1

Go to Sunshine > Settings > Emails.

There are two template emails (subject and content) you can define: Gallery Invite and Registration Invite.

Enter a template subject and message for each. You can use the variables as outlined on the settings page. These variables will be replaced with real values based on which user and/or gallery you select.

Step 2

To send a new message, go to Sunshine > Messaging.

Step 3

Select a message type: Basic Message, Invite User to Gallery or Invite User to Register.

Basic message uses no template, this is a free form message and simply another way to send an email to a user on your site without copying/pasting their email address into your email program.

Invite User to Gallery and Invite User to Register will automatically populate the subject and message visual editor with the content you have entered into the settings (see Step 1). This allows you to make any customizations to the message before sending to your user.

When you select “Other user”, a new WordPress user account is not created for that user. This simply lets you send an email to someone who is not yet a user on your site.

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