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User Registration and Email Notification of New Posts

  1. Hi!

    I have installed the new User Registration plugin into a project I'm working on that is a multisite installation. This is an artists-painters association site. Apart from the main site, each artist has their own "sub site" which all share the same branding, pages, etc. Each have similar G Forms installed with similar user registration so that visitors can register/subscribe to their favorite artists sites (as well as the main site) separately.

    That's all well and works great but the ultimate goal is to have these subscribers get email notifications of new posts on their artists blogs they're subscribed to or from the main site's blog.

    My question is, do any of you know of an email notification plugin that will work well with GForms User Registration. For example, a popular recommendation is Subscribe2 and I would like to know if I can use my existing GForms sign up form and subscribe users who register to it to receive email notification from Subscribe2 automatically.

    Or... is there any other recommendation anyone here has tried that worked for you?

    I'd appreciate any help with this.


    Posted 12 years ago on Monday February 14, 2011 | Permalink
  2. We aren't familiar enough with the available plugin solutions for email notifications to be able to answer this. Maybe other users on here can chime in with notification emails they have used.

    Gravity Forms doesn't currently integrate with any of these plugins. So if you wanted it to integrate you would have to write the customization yourself by using available API hooks and customizing Gravity Forms and/or the User Registration Add-On to integrate with the 3rd party plugin.

    Posted 12 years ago on Monday February 14, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Thanks for the reply Carl!

    Feedback from other users is exactly what I was hoping to get about this. It's quite surprising to me that something as basic as this is not already built into Wordpress actually. While I wait to see if other Gravity Forms users have managed to implement something like this, I'll try Subscribe2 on my local install and see how it handles users registered through Gravity Forms and the User Registration addon. Will post back my findings later as I'm sure others will have the same need.

    Thanks again!

    Posted 12 years ago on Monday February 14, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Webfocusdesign. I'm in the same need. Did you find out a way to integrate with subscribe2?
    Can you share any experience?

    Posted 12 years ago on Saturday March 12, 2011 | Permalink
  5. @Stéphane Bergeron: I as well am interested in this.

    I'm trying to create an email notification so that when a user uses my gravity form to submit an article, they recieve notifications via email any time someone posts a comment on their submitted article. Has anyone had success with implementing something like this in their gravity form submission forms?

    Posted 12 years ago on Sunday May 1, 2011 | Permalink
  6. @Vegas Kev Since the comment form on Posts is not something Gravity Forms controls this is outside the scope of Gravity Forms itself. You would have to implement this as a customization to WordPress itself, not Gravity Forms. There are WordPress hooks on the comment creation. Use these hooks and when a comment is submitted, use PHP to send an email to the author of the post.

    There may even be plugins that already do this as it's a WordPress customization and not a Gravity Forms customization.

    Posted 12 years ago on Monday May 2, 2011 | Permalink
  7. @Carl: I hope you didn't take my inquiry the wrong way, I fully understand that this is not a Gravity Forms issue, per say. I was just asking the GForms community if they have had any luck with any of the (many) email notification plugins that are offered for wordpress.

    I was hoping that someone had, however, I will continue my hunt. When I do find one adequate enough, I will post it here for everyone to use as well.

    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday May 5, 2011 | Permalink
  8. Has anyone figured out a solution to this issue yet?

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday August 31, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Vegas Kev, what are you looking to do specifically? When do you want an email sent, and who should it be sent to? Different visitors here have described different needs.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday August 31, 2011 | Permalink
  10. I just want users who create a post using the gravity form to be able to receive notifications when a comment is made on their post.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday August 31, 2011 | Permalink
  11. I thought that was built in to WordPress already:
    E-mail me whenever (  ) Anyone posts a comment

    I guess that presumes the person who created the post with the form is a logged in user. Are your posts created by logged in users or can anyone create a post, and you record their email address?

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday August 31, 2011 | Permalink
  12. Users must register to create a post, however, some users have claimed that they are not notified of new comments. The "Email me whenever someone posts a comment" is for the admin, I assumed? If i select that box, will it notify the post author as well?

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday September 29, 2011 | Permalink
  13. I'm not familiar enough with that functionality to know. If I had to guess I would think that would notify the admin, not the post author.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday September 29, 2011 | Permalink
  14. yeah.....that's what I would assume as well, but I seem to be finding opposing views online through I'm wondering if we can get Chris to look at my response, since he's the one that suggested it. If you could shoot him a PM (cause I don't have the capability as far as I know), I would really appreciate it Carl.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday September 29, 2011 | Permalink
  15. Vegas Kev, please email me at with your current question and reference this post. I'm not sure where we are with this at the moment. I'll be happy to help if I can.

    Posted 11 years ago on Saturday October 1, 2011 | Permalink
  16. Vegas Kev, did you manage to find a solution to your problem? I am looking for exactly the same thing.

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday November 14, 2011 | Permalink
  17. I have a similar need as well. Subscribers must be notified each time a new blog post is up. I'm using subscribe2 as well. Is there a way to integrate this with Gravity Forms? Anyone in the community who has accomplished this, please make a post with some guidance. Thanks

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday January 9, 2012 | Permalink
  18. I forgot about this thread....I apologize to those looking for a solution.

    This is the solution that I found. I've been using it for about 6 months and it hasn't failed me yet.

    Hope this helps.

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday April 6, 2012 | Permalink