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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  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 3:53 PM
    Thanks Margaret! That is some great feedback. I'll use it for the next version.
  • Picture of Tony H
    Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 8:26 PM
    Just to confirm, this plugin works in Moodle 3.4. Like Margaret, I missed checking the box for Auth plugins. Bas, thanks for this plugin! :D
  • Picture of ibrahim ibrahim
    Tue, 6 Feb 2018, 4:44 AM
    I cant install this plugin i have this error

    Validating mod_welcome ... Error
    [Error] Plugin does not declare its component name [null]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure.

    Thank you.
  • Picture of Stephan Freysen
    Fri, 2 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
    Hi Bas
    Is it possible to send a "new password" in this plugin?

  • Picture of Albert Leatherman
    Sun, 15 Apr 2018, 5:06 AM
    Hi, does this plugin have access to custom user profile fields, so that it is possible to send a message like, "Hi user, your custom user profile field is customfield." Thanks.
  • Picture of jame same
    Sat, 5 May 2018, 4:07 AM
    can I send a new password to this plugin? please help me. best fire pit Fire Pit - Home decor | Facebook buy fire pit
  • Picture of Stephen Sockett
    Fri, 11 May 2018, 9:18 AM
    HI BB! I'm running 3.4. Do you have any idea if and when this amazing plugin will be coming out for this version? Thanks and keep up the great work.
  • Picture of Verónica V.
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 7:27 AM
    Hi Bas, thanks for your plugin. Do you plan to upgrade to Moodle 3.5?
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 4:36 PM
    Hi Verónica, I have not made any plans to upgrade yet. Maybe if I have time later this month but I can't make any promises.
  • Picture of Verónica V.
    Thu, 5 Jul 2018, 4:32 AM
    thank you very much for your answer Bas and for keeping it in mind!!!
  • Picture of Francis Vendrell
    Sat, 29 Dec 2018, 7:39 PM
    Hello Is there a way to include a link to the profile of a new user in the email send to the moderator ? (message_moderator)
  • Picture of Universitatea Agora
    Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 9:22 PM
    Can someone help me! This doesnt work for me.

    Enable user messages is ticked
    Auth plugins: manual and email ticked
    user subject and message not change
    i have inputed a sender email and moderator email, a welcome message sender firstname and moderator last name
    i have saved the settings.
    i then created some accounts for testing and they didnt work.
    Tell me what other information i should post ?
  • Picture of Marcos Barrera
    Fri, 18 Jan 2019, 12:33 AM
    Hi, this works fine with Moodle 3.5?
  • Picture of Genevieve MacDonald
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 7:38 PM
    Hello. Does this plugin work well with Moodle 3.6.3?
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 9:44 PM
    Hi! Yes the plugin functions fine for Moodle 3.5 and 3.6
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