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12/18/2014 at 7:06 am #313087Jason JacobsParticipant
I’ve spent about 30 minutes in the forums and couldn’t find this one.
I’m looking at ways to send alerts to my site members. Basically the angle I’m thinking about right now is extending Connections to handle the optin/out.
All I want at for now is a way to use email to “text” someone’s phone. Eventually, it would be great to send SMS messages through a service like Twilio.
Do you have plans for such a plugin? If not, do you have any documentation for writing extensions?
Even if we end up going straight to sending actual SMS via a service, I’d like Connections to handle the option. I can see most of the members (it’s a church site) using that almost like their site profile.
Thanks for any insight! The more I continue working on my site, the happier I am that I went with Connections.
-jason12/18/2014 at 12:48 pm #313117Steven ZahmKeymaster
Sorry, no, I have no real plan at the moment for such an extension … just a note to myself about creating one, but have no idea what the SMS would be used for. I added a reference to your post so when I do get to looking at this, I’ll have an idea of where to go with it.
I do not have any docs on writing an extension, but really, it is not different from writing a plugin for WordPress. The only real different would be you would check to make sure Connections is installed and active and use what ever functions within Connections you need in addition to those provided by WordPress core.
I’ve recently started using phpStorm … now when I write something for Connections, I create a new WordPress project and then add Connections as a PHP library. This gives me code completion for both WordPress and Connections. It also allows me to jump to that function within either if I need to learn more about it.
If you decide to write your own extension and need know if a function exists or what not, just ask.
I hope that helps!
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