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Features / Usability


Newsletter subscription woes...

United States

Using 1.8.5...
Maybe I'm not fully understanding how the Newsletter subscriptions are supposed to work.
What I Want

  • Registered users can subsribe to a Newsletter using any email address (althought Tiki should default to the user's registered email address)
  • Non-registered users can subscribe to a Newsletter using any email address
  • Tiki sends a validation email before adding the address to the subscription list


What I've Selected
For the Newsletter, I've turned "ON" the following options:

  • Users can subscribe/unsubscribe to this list
  • Users can subscribe any email address
  • Validate email addresses


What I'm Actually Seeing Happen

  • When a registered user subscribes, they're given a form with only a SUBSCRIBE button — there's no field to enter an email address. I checked the PHP code, and Tiki is using the user's default registration email address in a hidden text field (which is OK); but I want the user to be able to subscribe any email address
  • When an admin subsribes, they're given a form that has an email field, pre-populated with their default email address. This is perfect (and is also what I want for registered users).
  • When a non-registered user subscribes, they're given (what appears to be) the exact same form as a registered user. There's no field to enter an email address. I checked the code and there is:


<input type="hidden" name="email" value="" />

Clicking SUBSCRIBE returns a blank HTML page.


I have not changed the newsletters.TPL or .PHP file.

Can anyone explain what's going on? Here's the actual page to see for yourself.

TIA,

-Rick

> *When a registered user subscribes, they're given a form with only a SUBSCRIBE button — there's no field to enter an email address. I checked the PHP code, and Tiki is using the user's default registration email address in a hidden text field (which is OK); but I want the user to be able to subscribe any email address
> *When an admin subsribes, they're given a form that has an email field, pre-populated with their default email address. This is perfect (and is also what I want for registered users).
> *When a non-registered user subscribes, they're given (what appears to be) the exact same form as a registered user. There's no field to enter an email address. I checked the code and there is:

Admins can subscribe, because they can do whatever they like. Suggestion:

  • Administrate groups
  • select group anonymous
  • add tiki_p_subscribe_newsletters to the groups permissions.

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