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General plugins (Local): Global Message

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Enables a Moodle administrator to create automatic pop-up messages

Global message is a plug-in that enables a Moodle administrator to create automatic pop-up messages. The messages will appear for the users depending on the rules applied to each message.

A new message will be displayed once for each user when they log in, then will not be displayed again.

 List of message examples:

  • Important server outage in the next 1/2 hour.
  • Welcome message to new user. First time logged in.
  • Holiday Message (e.g. New Year shutdown).
  • The lab for the course Introductory to Chemistry has been changed.
  • Any other important notices that you would like to show to the users...


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  • Picture of Blair F.
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 11:39 PM
    I really like the idea of this plugin, but it doesn't seem to be supported any longer.

    I've installed in Moodle 2.6. There are no instructions on how to use it within the Moodle interface, there are quite a few problems with the form layout (perhaps conflicting with the theme?) and I haven't been able to make it actually work, yet.

    I'm hoping Mohamed will update it and continue to support it, because it could be very useful.
  • Picture of mohamed alsharaf
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 4:34 AM
    @Blair F. I'm still supporting this plugin. Feel free to report any issues or suggestions you have here:
  • Just wondering . . .
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014, 2:20 PM
    Does this work for Moodle 2.6 or 2.7?

  • Picture of mohamed alsharaf
    Sun, Nov 2, 2014, 4:28 AM
    @Derek Chirnside I have not tested the plugin with Moodle 2.6 or 2.7 but it should work fine.
  • Picture of Erwin Ancheta
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015, 10:49 AM
    @mohamed This plugin seem to be very useful. Does this work for Moodle 2.8?
  • Picture of mohamed alsharaf
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 5:21 AM
    @Erwin the plugin works in Moodle 2.8
  • Picture of sirisha g@
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015, 2:32 AM
    Hello all,
    I have installed the plugin for moodle 2.8 version and added a new global message with rule as less than or equal to 2/3/2015 date but I could not find any pop up message shown even I logout and login. Could any one help me with this?
  • Picture of mohamed alsharaf
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015, 4:00 AM
    @sirisha there is an issue with the plugin. I'm working on fixing this and will release a new version when its done.
  • Picture of Joe White
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015, 11:33 PM
    HI, this looks like a great plugin but I'm unable to get it to work. I'm trying to use it for an initial welcome message. Is the issue you're referring to with @sirisha a limited issue or is the plugin not working in 2.8 at all? Do you know when you'll have the fix? Thx!
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015, 4:25 PM
    Hi! I'm using Moodle 2.8.5+ right now and would love to see this wonderful plugin working properly. Did some tests but I can't get it to work, there are no messages at all. sad

    Kind regards
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015, 6:23 PM
    Hi again! I now tested the plugin on Moodle 2.7.2+ because I was so curious to know, how it works. I actually wasn't able to get it to work! I followed the readme file, don't know what I'm doing wrong!
  • Picture of Ben Tindell
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 2:17 AM
    Hello everyone,

    I have been working on getting this to work on 2.8.5+. I am curious if anyone has got this to work? Or is there going to be a release soon to fix the issues everyone is having.

  • Picture of yudi kdimensions
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015, 4:02 PM
    m getting this error.... The given plugin type is missing the expected English language file message_globalmessage.php.... please help
  • Picture of Juls Allen
    Fri, May 15, 2015, 11:40 PM
    I install global message in my moodle, I do, all the things in the installation guide but the messages don't appear. My theme is elegance.
  • Picture of mohamed alsharaf
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 4:37 PM
    @Juls do you have any error messages? Check the message rules. What is the content of the theme renderers.php file?
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