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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 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?
  • Picture of Eleni Stathi
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015, 6:29 PM
    I was wondering if there will be soon an update for moodle 2.9?
  • Picture of mohamed alsharaf
    Sat, Jul 25, 2015, 2:35 PM
    Hi Elena Stathi

    Currently there is no plan to upgrade the module. I have no free time for it.

  • Picture of Anna Lupandina
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 1:34 AM
    Hi Mohamed

    Your plugin is awesome! But I have some problems with it. If I try to create two messages with different rules the message text stay the same. Tha means I can send only one message text at the same time (Moodle Version 2.7.2).
    Have I overlooked some settings or can this plugin send only one message?
    If the first is thrue how can I create two messages?
    If the second is true, are you planning to develop your plugin further?

    Thanks & Cheers
  • Picture of mohamed alsharaf
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 4:38 PM
    Hi Anna

    Currently only one message can be displayed at the same time. Currently I'm unable to work on this plugin, but feel free to request your feature here:
  • Picture of John Banner
    Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 3:31 AM
    This plugin works in 2.9,

    For example, in the more theme all I had to do was create a "renderers.php" file in the theme drectory and then put in the following;

    require_once(__DIR__ . '/../bootstrapbase/renderers.php');

    class theme_more_core_renderer extends theme_bootstrapbase_core_renderer
    public function standard_end_of_body_html() {
    global $CFG;

    include_once $CFG->dirroot . '/local/globalmessage/lib/base.php';

    return parent::standard_end_of_body_html();
  • Picture of Mono Lith
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015, 7:56 PM
    Sorry this stupid question, please.

    In the installation instructions on read me file you say "Create a new file in the same directory of your theme renderers.php and then place the following code"

    Should I create a a new renderers.php file, backing up the previous file? If don't, what is the name for this "new file".

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