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  • Hi, I was wondering, if there is an option/hack/future Version, that gives me the possibility, that every group-member is subscribed for Email updates at first. They can change it afterwards, but the default would be subscribed instead of unsubscribed…
    Is that possible somehow?

    PS: I am still on the initial version, before it was newly adapted… I like it, that the default is like that there…

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  • Avatar of Alex Cragg
    Alex Cragg
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    @epicalex

    This is something I would like to see as well. Since upgrading to the latest BP, and losing the ‘notify group members’ option, I want everyone to be autosubscribed.

    Avatar of Dwenaus
    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    @miguael and @epicalex this is built in to the plugin. under the group admin settings, the group admin can set the default subscription level for that group. there is even advice as to which level is appropriate. hope that helps.

    @Dwenaus :great, thanks! searched under the wrong tab…

    @Dwenaus sorry, still another question: Wouldn’t it be possible as a sitewide admin (in WPMU) to set the default for all new groups. This would be great (and important for me)! Thx for a short answer…

    Avatar of Dwenaus
    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    @miguael soon we’ll be adding this WP-backend settings to boone’s BP Group Management plugin. There you’ll be able to set the default subscribe for all your groups.

    If you need to do it sooner, you can write your own script that updates the group meta value of ass_default_subscription to each group and set it to one of the values:
    sum – weekly summary
    dig – daily digeset
    sub – new topics
    supersub – all email

    Avatar of Alex Cragg
    Alex Cragg
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    @epicalex

    @Dwenaus What I was meaning was is there anyway for me, as an admin, to subscribe all CURRENT group members, who were members before I installed this plugin, to a certain level?

    I’ve updated the info in ass_subscribed_users for each group, but on the members page for each group, this hasn’t been reflected, i.e. subscription level isn’t being shown next to friendship status as normal. Have I missed anything?

    Thanks

    Avatar of seagrinch
    seagrinch
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    @seagrinch

    I’m with Alex on this one. I’d like to migrate from the “Group Activity Subscription” plugin to this one, but that would mean dropping email support for many of my users who aren’t savvy enough to go in and request email subscriptions for every group they’re a member of.

    I see the subscription info is stored in a serialized array, which might not be too difficult to hack. But it would be nice if either a) the default was for email subscription, b) when the group admin changed the default setting it changed it for everyone (not ideal), or b) provide some way for the sys admin to do this in the back end, which would be useful for initial install.

    Avatar of Michael Berra
    Michael Berra
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    @miguael

    I pick that topic up, @Dwenaus
    I think those are the two main-problems for me as a user of the “Group Activity Subscription” Plugin. I would like to switch to your plugin for many reasons.

    BUT

    1. I would not only need the settings for new group-members but for the existing ones (for ALL the members in a group) ->as @seagrinch
    2. It would be great to change as a superadmin the default subscription-level for all groups with the effect mentioned under point 1. The group-admin or every member can change that (but the effect MUST always be on existing group-members as well)

    Is there a way to hack your plugin to accomplish that?
    Would be very important for me (because the old plugin I am using now, doesn’t work with @apeatling s “External Group Blogs” Plugin… everytime it fetches the RSS an Email gets sent out to all group members…)

    Thanks!

    Avatar of Dwenaus
    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    this is now a feature I implemented. I’ll update the plugin pronto. To do this, you go to the manage members page for the group, then at the bottom, hit the update all members link. It updates all members to the default setting.

    Avatar of Dwenaus
    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    @miguael – OK, this feature is implemented. The site admin can now go to manage members, and at the bottom is a link (and a warning) where you can reset every group members subscription level. enjoy :)

    Avatar of Michael Berra
    Michael Berra
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    @miguael

    @Dwenaus WOW – great! Didn’t expect it to be so soon :-)!
    This already is a great improvement!
    But the thing I mentioned under Point 2 is, that I would like as a superadmin to be able to change the default settings of every group in the whole network and update all the existing members from the backend-admin. That would be great, because I don’t like to go through 100s of groups to change that.
    Right now, I cannot change that, but for group by group.

    I know, that this is not so important for new buddypress-installs. But for existing ones it is crucial.
    If you don’t want to implement it, could you give me a hack to accomplish that? Would be great!

    Thanks for all your hard work! Hopefully you understand my english :-)
    Afterwards I would like to do a german-translation.

    Avatar of Dwenaus
    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    hi MIchael, I won’t be writing a hack for your specific case because it has no relevance to the project I built the plugin for (it’s a new install). but if you’d like to hire me I’d be happy to do it -email me at deryk@bluemandala.com if you want this.

    Avatar of seagrinch
    seagrinch
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    @seagrinch

    I just wanted to say, thanks for the new admin subscription features. They were were a big help in upgrading to the new plugin.

    Two minor issues, which I wonder if others have noticed:
    1) Clicking “update email subscription settings for ALL members…” seems to update the settings for everyone except Group Admins and Mods.
    2) The links to change email settings in the “Group Management” plugin backend don’t seem to work, and it’ always says “No Email” for every user.

    Now to see if my digest/cron are working…

    Avatar of Dwenaus
    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    @seagrinch I figured admins would want to keep their settings, so I elected to only change ordinary members. you can temporarily change this value on your own install. just do a search for the text in the functions file and one of the flags for one of the functions is to include admins or not.

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