Blocks: Advanced Notifications

block_advnotifications
Maintained by Picture of Zander Potgieter Zander Potgieter, Picture of Learning Works Learning Works
Allows for notifications to be easily managed and set to be displayed to users
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Allows for notifications to be easily managed and set to be displayed to users

This block allows users to display Bootstrap-like alerts (which can be easily styled differently in the theme or otherwise) with 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.


Features


Features:

  • Customisable title
  • Customisable message
  • Multiple types of notifications (Bootstrap-based)
  • Type-based icons (optional setting)
  • Dismissible/Non-Dismissible
  • Customisable date range to show notification from and to
  • Display a notification to the user a set amount of times
  • Instance-based or global/site-wide notifications
  • 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 utilised to improve user-experience and simplify processes
  • Live-preview when making/editing a notification
  • Easy to use, but fully documented

For full documentation, please check here - or check the plugin's `/docs` directory.


Notification Anatomy

Alert Types

Installation Notice

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

Although the plugin works and is usable without JavaScript, it is highly recommended to use the plugin with JavaScript enabled. Using the plugin with JavaScript disabled does not allow for some features to be used to their full potential ranging from dismissing a notification to dynamically editing existing notifications and the live-preview feature - all of which relies on JavaScript in some form to make the user's experience more enjoyable.


Pull Requests

Pull requests are welcome - submit pull requests to address issues, add features, fix typos, anything!


Screenshots

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Contributors

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Zander Potgieter (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Mon, 2 Oct 2017, 12:20 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7066
  • Picture of Josef Ligorski
    Thu, 7 Dec 2017, 3:56 PM
    Easy to set up and customize. I like it so far, was looking for some kind of notification system for a while smile

    Thanks,
    Joseph
  • Picture of Zander Potgieter
    Fri, 8 Dec 2017, 5:08 AM
    Thank you for the kind words, Josef! smile

    Regards,
    Zander
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