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Email Reminder for inactive users
Mod Version: 2.1.6, by TalkVirginia (Coder) TalkVirginia is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (10 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 90
Released: 27 May 2011 Last Update: 29 May 2011 Downloads: 493
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Like others before me, I've been using this mod quite a while on previous versions of vBulletin. Since updates and support for older versions had stopped, I figured I would make my own modifications and help others that have enjoyed it as well. I want to add back in some of the previous functionality that has been left out as well as add some new functionality. This mod for the most part picks up where the 3.7.x version leaves off.

What does it do?
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This mod will send out reminder emails to inactive members to encourage them to come back to your site. This is now only based on member's last activity date.

*** See Updates section below for new feature list per release. ***

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH THE ADDON, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO CLICK THE INSTALLED LINK AND DON'T FORGET TO NOMINATE MOTM!!
THANK YOU!!

Features
The following features are updatable through the AdminCP.
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* Turn Product on/off.

* Set the number of days a user can be inactive (grace period) before email is sent.
Example: Inactivity Graceperiod is set for 60 days. On day 61, member Bob will begin receiving reminder emails.

* Send Email Once.
If this is set, when members become inactive they will receive one reminder only.

* Set how often an reminder email is sent after an inactive member has received their first reminder.
Example: Inactivity Grace period is set for 60 days, and Reminder Email frequency is set for 30 days. On day 61, member Bob will receive his first reminder email letting him know he has been inactive for over 60 days asking him to come back to see your new content. If Bob, continues to be inactive, Bob will receive reminder emails based on the number of days you have the email frequency set to. If set to 30 days, members will receive reminders every 30 days after their first reminder.

* Set reminder email format - TEXT or HTML.

* Set the reminder email subject. (phrased)

* Set the reminder email body. (phrased)

* Set the usergroups to be sent a reminder email.

* Set Userids to exclude.

* Edit number of emails send totally (Max Reminders)
Example: If the Send Once option is set to false, and this option is set to 50. Inactive members will only receive 50 reminders.

* Keep a log of all inactive users contacted

* Opt-Out Feature for members - Include an opt-out link in reminder email. (Thanks to Gene Steinberg)

Install Instructions
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1. Upload file in the upload folder to the forums folder on your server.

2. In your AdminCP:
a. Go to Plugs & Products -> Product Manager -> Add New Product.
c. Import the product xml from the zip file. (make sure to use overwrite)
3. The mod is disabled by default on install so you will need to enable it. Go to Vbulletin "Settings" -> Options -> Inactivity Reminder Emails.

4. Settings and the inactivity log viewer are also available on the left menu just above the users settings group.

5 Mark as Installed

6 Please Nominate for MOTM

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Update 2.1.5 - Initial Release for VB 3.8.x

Credits & Previous Updates
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Updates and fixes that have been carried over from version 1.1.3 can be found at the link below.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=180025&highlight=email+reminder

I also want to give full credit and thanks to the developers of the previous versions 1.0.6 to 1.1.3 from which this was derived:

C Braithwaite
robertjandreu

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Old 29 May 2011, 00:48
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Unhappy Which is it?

I'd like to install the 2.1.5 version of this hack on my vBulletin 3.8.4 version. Problem is that my web host is telling me that the downloaded files say for vB4 but the page here on vBulletin.org says it's OK for 3.8.x.

Which is it???

Bob
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Old 29 May 2011, 00:55
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Originally Posted by microbob View Post
I'd like to install the 2.1.5 version of this hack on my vBulletin 3.8.4 version. Problem is that my web host is telling me that the downloaded files say for vB4 but the page here on vBulletin.org says it's OK for 3.8.x.

Which is it???

Bob
v2.1.5 under the vBulletin 3.8 mods section is fine for v3.8.4. I made a couple quick patches recently that I uploaded to this thread that you will need to drop in since I didn't get a chance to update the zip file. Drop those in and you will be good to go.
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Old 29 May 2011, 01:02
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Here are a couple fixes for the queries I missed where missed adding the condition for usergroups so it didn't matter what groups you selected in the mod settings. This was pointed out to me today on the 4.0 version.

Here's where you need to drop these files:

functions_remindermail.php => forumroot/includes folder
process_inactive_members.php => forumroot/includes/cron folder
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File Type: php functions_remindermail.php (12.0 KB, 5 views)
File Type: php process_inactive_members.php (2.8 KB, 5 views)
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Old 29 May 2011, 01:22
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The product zip file is now includes the recent bug fixes.
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Old 31 May 2011, 16:10
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Bob here again. So at this point, and based on your response in #19, I now only have to download the zip file as it has been updated with all current fixes? Please confirm. Thanks.
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 13:49
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Bob here again. So at this point, and based on your response in #19, I now only have to download the zip file as it has been updated with all current fixes? Please confirm. Thanks.
Yes. you should download the zip. It has all the updated files. If you have made any changes to the email templates(phrases) you should back them up before updating otherwise dropping the files in place should be fine.
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 20:51
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thanks man
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 21:00
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thanks man
Sure thing! Let me know if you have questions.
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Old 14 Jun 2011, 16:30
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Question Just Installed

Jim,

Installed your hack via vBulletin V3.8.4 PL2. The hack itself is actually located under my vB Options. I put something together (in terms of a message for the inactive members) and saved it. Is that it? Do I have to do anything else?

Something else that I noticed is that there is no new, drop-down menu for the reports which are mentioned in your attachment materials.

Not sure where I'm supposed to get the activity/inactivity reports?

Please help.

Bob

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Old 19 Jun 2011, 19:35
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Jim,

Installed your hack via vBulletin V3.8.4 PL2. The hack itself is actually located under my vB Options. I put something together (in terms of a message for the inactive members) and saved it. Is that it? Do I have to do anything else?

Something else that I noticed is that there is no new, drop-down menu for the reports which are mentioned in your attachment materials.

Not sure where I'm supposed to get the activity/inactivity reports?

Please help.

Bob
It should work fine for v3.8.4. I've tested it on 3.8.6. Settings screen does appear under Vb Options, however make sure you upload the cpnav_remindermail.xml file to your xml folder under your forum's include folder. (example: <forumroot>\includes\xml ), then refresh your admincp page and it will be right above the users menu on the left as shown in the attachment below. The only feature in the way of reports this mod has is an Inactivity log viewer.

One thing I strongly recommend is that if you have had a previous version of this addon installed (that was written by someone else). You must uninstall it, remove any files that came with the previous addon, then reinstall this addon. If you don't, there is a great chance that any files left from the previous addon will conflict and this addon will not work correctly.

You can find the email templates by going to the addon settings. There is a link there to modify the subject and the email body. Your forum must be in DEBUG mode in order to modify the base version. You can only translate them when in non-debug mode.

Let me know if you have more questions,

Jim
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Last edited by TalkVirginia; 19 Jun 2011 at 19:47.
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 16:55
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Thanks for the mod
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 17:45
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i am getting error when i check inactivity log --- > click on username and on top i get this error
Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #1 is not an array in [path]/admincp/user.php(545) : eval()'d code on line 29

i dono why any idea?
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 04:53
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I have the same problem at the same place.
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 11:50
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In the inactivity log viewer the userid is 0.
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 14:02
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Thanks. I'll take a look at this as soon as I can, probably this weekend.
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