General plugins (Local): Moodle welcome

Maintained by Picture of Bas Brands Bas Brands
Sends a welcome message to new users, sends a notification to a moderator of the new user creation
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This plugin sends one email message to users that are new in Moodle and one email to a moderator.

This will work to all standard moodle authentication systems:

  • manually created users
  • users that signed up
  • users authentication through LDAP
  • all other standard authentication systems

Configuration can be done using:

Site administration->Plugins->Local plugins->Moodle welcome

Configurable fields are:

enable / disable welcome messages to users
enable / disable welcome messages to moderators

message send to user
message send to moderator

message subject for user
message subject for moderator

send from firstname
send from lastname
send from email address

moderator email address


Download and install in your /local folder in moodle's wwwroot

Run Moodle notifications,

Configure your email messages / moderators etc


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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Sep 17, 2012, 4:40 PM
    Thanks Bas, this is pretty neat! Could you consider renaming the readme file to have a .txt extension. This will help non-developers to read the file easily.
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Wed, Sep 19, 2012, 7:28 PM
    Thank you Aparup, I have updated the plugin and renamen the .txt extension + added some new features.
  • Germán and temudgin
    Sun, Oct 14, 2012, 3:25 AM
    Hi Bas,
    Moodle Welcome is a very nice plugin, but it seems that there are a few English language string that have not been declared correctly because they do not show up as available for translation in AMOS. These strings are:

    "Welcome to Moodle 2.3"
    "Thanks for creating an account on Moodle 2.3 !"
    "A new user signed up on Moodle 2.3 : "
    "Hi moderator,"
    "A new user: "
    ", has signed up for Moodle 2.3."
    "- Admin"

    If these strings were also available for translation in AMOS, this plugin would be even better for non-English speaking Moodlers.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Thu, Oct 18, 2012, 4:40 PM
    Hi German,

    Thanks for reporting this. I have updated the plugin to have all texts in the language file.
  • Picture of George Berbescu
    Tue, Nov 20, 2012, 6:30 PM
    Hi Bas,
    Thank you! I need to use in the automatic mail the username too. Can you implement this field too? Or - better - why not all fields in the profile?
    Thank you!
  • Picture of Fred Nipper
    Fri, Nov 30, 2012, 12:33 AM
    Hi Bas, I have installed this plugin in my development version of Moodle and it works great! However when I went to install it in my production server, I am getting this error message:

    lugin "mod_images" is defective or outdated, can not continue, sorry.

    More information about this error

    Debug info: Missing version.php
    Error code: detectedbrokenplugin
    Stack trace:
    line 527 of \lib\upgradelib.php: plugin_defective_exception thrown
    line 358 of \lib\upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins_modules()
    line 1524 of \lib\upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins()
    line 329 of \admin\index.php: call to upgrade_noncore()

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Picture of Francis Vendrell
    Fri, Jan 11, 2013, 5:59 PM
    Hello Bas,

    I tried to install Moodle welcome in my moodle 2.4 site but it doesn't seems to work.
    This shouldn't be a surprise of course because I use the version for moodle 2.3.
    I will wait the version for moodle 2.4....
  • Picture of Alberto Ferreira
    Mon, Feb 4, 2013, 6:21 PM
    Hello Bas,
    This seems very interessing. But I am already using 2.4.1, and after the last coment I am afraid to test it. When can we aspect a new version
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