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XF 1.2 User notifications upon creation

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by riraha, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. riraha

    riraha Member


    There is an option to create a user from the admin panel, but there is no option to send a notification to such users, or is there?

    It would be nice and handy if we could inform these users about registration and send them their data (link, login, password) so that thy could enter and customize it. Also it would be great if there would be a way to add many users at once. But I am curious, maybe I've just overlooked such features? If there are plugins for that, I would also appreciate the links.

    PS: this request is for legal purposes only, we just need to give access for the bonus content to our customers and this bonus content is in threads with limited access, so for that we need these customers to be registired on forum and set to the specific user group.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    There's no default functionality to mass-create users, but it's possible with an add-on (though not sure if it exists).

    E-mailing a user on creation might be a nice suggestion, but they should be registering themselves really. I've only ever used the admin user creation to create test accounts.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can also manually email individual users from the ACP should you need to.
    James likes this.
  4. riraha

    riraha Member

    Thanks for the answers, I think we'll just use phpMyAdmin to add users.

    The default emailing functionality should be enough for that, actually, thanks for pointing that out, Brogan. But where can I check all the variables available, like those: {name}, {email}, {id} ? Right now I need to include the user's password, but full reference would be great anyway.
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure this will NOT work since there is other stuff that adding a user does besides just "creating" a username.
  6. riraha

    riraha Member

    Sure, it's not just names but other fields as well. Quite a bit of work actually and even then there could be some issues... So if anyone knows a plugin that would allow to import users I would much appreciate a link to such plugin.
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Import users from where? Importers exist if it's from other forum software. A DataWriter exists to create users, if you were to build upon that and insert users by utilising this, you could create your own importer.
  8. riraha

    riraha Member

    From CSV/SQL or any other common format to which we could set our list. Originally the list comes from our shop CMS, where people buy the access to our closed forum categories. Creating an own importer would be great, of course, but it could lead to technical issues or simply lots of wasted time (if our programming skills won't be enough to realize such thing). Nevertheless, thanks for the tips, now at least I have an idea where to be searching further.

    Also I still would like to know if it's possible to include user's password in emails in the same way as you can specify user's name with {name}. Otherwise it would require to write a seperate email for every user.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
  9. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Do they not have a password for your CMS? You could import that password.
  10. riraha

    riraha Member

    The question is not which password to set, but how to send these passwords to users with the built-in mailing function. So that I put something like {password} and it replaces it with user's password for each user in the email sent.

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