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Newsletter Document

Newsletter documents are the way to create and send newsletters directly within Pimcore. They are based on the normal Pimcore documents and therefore support everything as pages do - starting from MVC pattern and template creation to document composing within Pimcore backend with areas, drag&drop etc.

Additional Settings

Newsletter documents provide following additional settings compared to default documents:

Newsletter settings

  • Subject: Subject of the newsletter.
  • From: From-Address of the newsletter. As fallback, Pimcore system settings are used.
  • Add Tracking Parameters to Links: Adds tracking parameters to all links within the newsletter.
  • Tracking Parameter 'Source', 'Medium', 'Name': Values for the tracking parameters.
  • Sending Mode:
    • Single (Render every Mail individually): Document is rendered for each recipient - necessary for individual newsletters.
    • Batch (Render Mail only once): Document is rendered once - no individual newsletters possible, but faster.

Newsletter Sending

The Newsletter Sending Panel provides the functionality for sending the newsletter. Newsletter sending panel

Address Source Adapter

The Address Source Adapter is responsible for extracting the email addresses the newsletter should be sent to. It has to be selected before an other action can take place. Currently following adapters ship with Pimcore. It is easily possible to integrate custom adapters - see section below.

  • Default Object List: Extracts email addresses based on Pimcore objects.
  • CSV List: Uses a CSV as source for email addresses.
  • Column from a report: Uses a custom report as source for email adresses.

Test Sending

Once a Address Source Adapter is selected, a test sending to a specified email address can be made with the button Send Test-Newsletter.

Sending the Newsletter

With Send Newsletter Now the newsletter is sent to all recipients. The sending itself is done based on the system settings of Pimcore. There you also can configure an external SMTP sending service for mass mail sending.

Creating a Custom Address Source Adapter

It is easily possible to implement custom address source adapter. Following files have to be created:

  • JavaScript Class: This class defines the user interface in the sending panel. It has to be located in the namespace pimcore.document.newsletters.addressSourceAdapters, named like the adapter (e.g. pimcore.document.newsletters.addressSourceAdapters.myAdapter) and implement the methods initialize, getName, getLayout and getValues. As sample see csvList
  • PHP Class: This class is the server side implementation of the adapter. It is responsible for retrieving and preparing the email addresses. It has to be located in the namespace Pimcore\Document\Newsletter\AddressSourceAdapter, named like the adapter (e.g. MyAdapter) and implement the interface AddressSourceAdapterInterface. As sample see csvList.