Blocks: Advanced Notifications
Easily create, manage and display notifications/alerts to users
This block allows users to display DEFCON-like alerts, which are Bootstrap-based, allowing for various configurations.
This could be useful in cases such as alerting users of scheduled outages, welcoming them to your site, teachers can use it to notify users of changes/due dates, etc.
- Customisable title & message
- Basic HTML tags allowed for advanced users
- Multi-lingual/filter support
- Multiple types of notifications (Bootstrap-based styles)
- Type-based icons (optional setting)
- Customisable date range to show notifications
- Display a notification to the user a set amount of times
- Instance-based or global/site-wide notifications
- (NEW) Users (e.g. teachers) can create and manage their own instance-based notifications - disabled by default
- Enable/Disable a/all notifications (Site-wide and instance-based)
- Edit/Delete/Restore notifications
- Option to auto-delete notification after end-date
- Option to permanently delete notifications that have had the deleted flag for more than 30 days
- Option to automatically remove user (dismissed/seen) records that relate to notifications that don't exist anymore
- AJAX used to improve user-experience and simplify processes
- Live-preview when making/editing a notification
- Easy to use, but fully documented with all the nitty-gritty information
- Implements Privacy API (GDPR Compliance)
For full documentation, please check here - or check the plugin's `/docs` directory.
All the plugin's settings are disabled by default. Enable it upon installation if you wish to start using it immediately or enable it later by navigating to Site Administration > Plugins > Blocks > Advanced Notifications.
Backwards Compatibility/Progressive Enhancement
Pull requests are welcome - submit pull requests to address issues, add features, fix typos, anything!