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04.22.2005

WordPress Draft Notifier plugin

Filed under: wordpress @ 20:06

This plugin will send an email notification to the blog’s administrator when a draft is written or edited by a user that cannot publish posts (these users are called “Contributors“). You may find such notification useful since these posts must be subsequently approved (published) by a user who can publish other people’s posts.

NOTE: Notification is sent to the email address defined in the Administration Panels: Options->General / Email address. This is not, in general, the same address as that specified for the Admin user account.

Instructions:

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Upload it to your wp-content/plugins/ directory (i.e. wp-content/plugins/draft-notifier.php).
  3. Make sure the file has sufficient File Permissions to be read by your web server (you probably don’t have to worry about this step).
  4. Activate the plugin called “Draft Notifier” from your Administration Panel’s Plugin Manager.

That should be it. No configuration is necessary.

UPDATE: This plugin is now hosted on http://wp-plugins.org and is called “Draft Notifier“.

74 Comments

  1.  
    Karl 04.22.2005 @ 23:04

    Hi there,

    Very useful plugin but I get this error when I update anything in admin:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/ublic_html/news/wp-content/plugins/postman.php:75) in /home/public_html/news/wp-admin/post.php on line 342

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Karl

  2.  
    MDA 04.22.2005 @ 23:11

    Make sure there’s no white space (blank lines, spaces, etc.) before the first <?php or after the last ?>. See also this troubleshooting article on Codex.

  3.  
    sfong 10.20.2005 @ 09:26

    Worked flawlessly, perhaps add a link within the body of the email for admin to approve or goto the login page of the site.

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  5.  
    MDA 02.12.2006 @ 18:13

    This plugin has been updated to be compatible with WordPress version 2.0.x.

  6.  
    Laundro 06.13.2006 @ 12:28

    Cool idea.

    Does this plugin work with 2.0?

  7.  
    MDA 06.15.2006 @ 23:58

    Yes it should. If it does not, please let me know.

    On a related note, I have updated the plugin (version 1.1) to be a bit more robust.

  8.  
    Luca 12.15.2006 @ 09:22

    What I’d like to implement is a tool that will allow my moderating team to send email notifications to contibutor if the draft is approved or rejected.

    If rejected, there should be a place where they can enter why it was rejected.

  9.  
    Dave 03.03.2007 @ 07:09

    does this plugin work with 2.1.x ??

  10.  
    Hey 07.08.2007 @ 02:39

    Nice plugin dude!

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  13.  
    Shawn 10.03.2007 @ 14:41

    I love this plugin – except for one thing – it doesn’t notify me when somebody submits a post for review. Being a PHP idiot, can you tell me precisely how to do this?

    Better yet – could you release an update?

    Thanks!
    Shawn

    BTW – Am using WordPress v2.3

  14.  
    Mohd Heidzir 10.12.2007 @ 00:45

    Thank you for this great plugin.

    It works well with my website.

    WordPress 2.2.3

  15.  
    Marc 10.28.2007 @ 07:09

    thanks, the plugin works perfect also in Wordpess 2.3.1

  16.  
    Marco 10.28.2007 @ 11:54

    I use the plugin since this week. It works very good.
    Thank you

  17.  
    NFT 11.12.2007 @ 13:14

    Thank you for this very useful plugin.

  18.  
    ovidiu 11.16.2007 @ 02:07

    any chance you will modify the plugin so it send an email to the users with a certain role and not to the email address specified in the options?

  19.  
    artikelverzeichnis 01.06.2008 @ 09:52

    Danke, ein tolles Teil. Gefällt mir gut.

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  21.  
    Ingo Busch 04.09.2008 @ 08:27

    Nice Tool, but is it possibly that an email notification is send when submitting a post and not with each edit of them?

  22.  
    Aaron D. Campbell 10.20.2008 @ 08:29

    It seems that people often over-use the save button. That or this also alerts on auto-save? I get 30-40 E-Mails per draft.

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  27.  
    baron 12.07.2008 @ 06:10

    hi. Thanks for plugin

    perfect.

    Regards

  28.  
    Pdesign 12.15.2008 @ 18:02

    Nice plugin, Thank a lot for sharing.

  29.  
    boris 01.08.2009 @ 20:35

    got an error

  30.  
    Ace 01.09.2009 @ 19:16

    Can this be modified so when an author saves a ‘draft’ admin is notified?

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  33.  
    Rob Layton 03.23.2009 @ 11:49

    If some people are having problems with not receiving notification emails, make sure your outgoing email sender is configured properly. I can’t write out all the instructions, but it’s online here:

    http://www.roblayton.net/archive/wordpress-not-sending-emails-anymore-solved/

    Good luck!

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  35.  
    oyUn 06.23.2009 @ 09:51

    I use the plugin since this week. It works very good.
    Thank you

  36.  
    sulumits retsambew 06.25.2009 @ 04:47

    I am afraid getting error again. Last time i updated plugin and got error.

  37.  
    Jim Jordan 07.07.2009 @ 06:57

    The plugin works great for logged in contributors. Is there any plans to notify when a XML-RPC draft publisher sends in a draft?

  38.  
    oyun 09.13.2009 @ 10:40

    http://www.oyna55.com I am afraid getting error again. Last time i updated plugin and got error

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    oyunlar 10.02.2009 @ 15:25

    getting the error to on mu site. works the plugin good

  41.  
    Berufsbekleidung 12.10.2009 @ 14:49

    It seems that people often over-use the save button.

  42.  
    Seaquake 02.10.2010 @ 20:13

    Hi, this is a grat plug-in, but if possible set the notify to the editor & admin wp level? :D

    It’s the editor role, read and approve this message :P

    Thanks

  43.  

    That should be it. No configuration is necessary
    hahahaha….haha

  44.  
    bob 03.02.2010 @ 13:30

    Hello Sir!

    I have installed your email post changes but it is not working in my wordpress I have 2.9.2 version and 5.2 PHP.

    could you please help me

    tnank you

  45.  
    robotics 03.12.2010 @ 12:54

    I am afraid getting error again. Last time i updated plugin and got error.

  46.  
    sıcak videolar 04.17.2010 @ 08:33

    I have installed your email post changes but it is not working

  47.  
    Hava Sahası 04.20.2010 @ 05:29

    Thank you for this great plugin.

    It works well with my website.

    WordPress 2.2.3

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