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CM Answers (CMA) - Notifications - User Notifications


User Follow Options

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Users that post content to CM Answers will receive notifications in the following custom controlled cases:

  • If they are the creator of the question and have checked the “Notify me of follow” option when submitting their question:

Notify users that their comments are being followed on the discussion board.

  • If they are someone who has submitted an answer to a question and checked the “Notify me of follow” when they submitted their answer.

Users can follow their comments and answers by viewing the number of votes their responses receive.

Notification Message Template

If you would like to control the structure and the kinds of notification messages that users receive, CM Answers enables admins to change these features in the Notification tab that is found in the plugin settings dashboard. 

Here are several examples of shortcodes that can be placed within an email message’s content:

  • [blogname] - Name of the site
  • [question_title] - Title of the question
  • [question_body] - Body of the question
  • [comment_link] - Link to the new answer
  • [author] - Author name
  • [ip] - Author IP address
  • [answer] - Answer body
  • [opt_out_url] - URL address of the opt-out page

this is what a user notification for their comments or questions looks like. They can track their responses to see how many people like what they wrote.

Enable Thread Following in the Plugin Setting

In the plugin settings under the notification tab you can find the options which controls the appearance of the notify me section which appear on the front end:

Following a Category

In the plugin settings under the notification tab you can also find the options which controls the appearance of the notify me section which appear on the front end for categories

Please be aware that this might create a heavy load on your SMTP server and outgoing email functionality if you have many users registered to your site.

Supported Shortcodes

By using the shortcode [cma-followed] users can see all the question and categories that they are following and opt out from following them.
You can place this shortcode in the user dashboard.

To show a list of all available categories and the ability follow them, you can use the shortcode [cma-categories questions=1 answers=1 follow=1 header=1 unanswered=1 parent=category experts=0] or
[cma-categories-list] so that the user can mark which categories to follow.

[cma-followed] - Will show all the categories and threads the user is following.

[cma-categories-list] - Will show the list of all categories with the option to follow the category.


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