VM AcyMailing Subscribe

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Plugin development ceased, all plugins made available freely (GPL)

With great sadness we have to announce that we are ceasing development of all our VirtueMart, WooCommerce and Joomla plugins. Effective immediately, all our plugins -- even those that were paid downloads -- are made available for free from our homepage (GPL license still applies), but we cannot and will not provide any support anymore.

It has been a great pleasure to be part of the thriving development communities of VirtueMart as well as WooCommerce. However, during the last year it became painstakingly clear that in addition to a full-time job, a young family and several other time-consuming hobbies at professional level (like being a professional singer) the plugin development and the support that it requires is not sustainable and is taking its toll. It has been an honor, but it is now time to say good bye!

Subscribe Buyers to AcyMailing for VirtueMart

Virtuemart 2 plugin to automatically subscribe buyers to certain AcyMailing Lists, and to allow subscription to notifications on the product page.
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Price : FREE

With this VirtueMart plugin, all buyers of a product can be automatically added to an AcyMailing list upon purchase. Additionally (or alternatively), a "Subscribe" and "Unsubscribe" button can be shown on the product page to allow manual subscription and unsubscription of the product-specific mailinglist.

Typical use cases are:

  • Automatically subscribe buyers to a newsletter about updates to the products they bought
  • Sell subscription to newsletters (by disallowing manual subscription, so only buyers can ever be subscribed)
  • Let users unsubscribe from product-spedific newsletters

For each product, you can select:

  • The AcyMailing list for the product (multiple lists are possible), multiple products can also have the same list attached
  • Whether buyers will automatically subscribed upon purchase
  • Whether the "Subscribe"/"Unsubscribe" buttons are shown for registered or anonymous users, or not at all.

This plugin also needs to AcyMailing component installed (which can be downloaded for free).

Configuration & How the plugin works

The assignment of AcyMailing list to selected products is done via custom fields.

First, set up a Custom Field ("Products" -> "Custom Fields"):

  • Create a new field (the green + button in the top right corner)
  • Select "Plug-ins" as Custom Field Type
  • Optionally use "ontop" as layout position (so the subscribe button appears near the "Add to Cart" button)
  • Select "VM Subscribe Buyers to AcyMailing" as the plugin

scy subscribe buyer - CustomField setup

Now you can add this custom field to any product you like:

  • Open the product in the VirtueMart backend, go to the "Custom Fields" tab and add the field you just created. You can now select the newsletter for the product, whether buyers are automatically subscribed and to whome the subscription buttons are displayed.
  • scy subscribe buyer - CustomField product

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1) Which PHP, Joomla and VirtueMart versions does the plugin work with

I am developing the plugin with PHP 5.3 and 5.4 on Joomla 2.5 with VirtueMart 2.0.

Other combinations might work, but I have not had any reports (neither success nor failure). If you are using the plugin on a different combination of versions, please let me know whether it works or not.

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This plugin is licenced unter the GNU GPLv3. It is also free to download, and you automatically obtain all the rights and duties that the GPL gives you, without any payment. If you find the plugin useful, it would still be nice if you could donate a certain amount.

Source Code and Contributing

The source code of this plugin is managed using git and a GitHub repository: https://github.com/open-tools/vm_acy_subscribe_buyer

To contribute to the project, feel free to send me patches or pull requests for this GitHub repository.

Version History

2016-01-01: Version 1.4.3 (Implement automatic updates through the Joomla extension updater)
2014-10-16: Version 1.4 (Update due to API changes in the latest VirtueMart 2.9.9 development versions)
2014-08-25: Version 1.3 (Make it work with Joomla 3.x and VirtueMart 2.9)
2014-04-27: Version 1.2 (Fix minor incompatibility with AcyMailing Enterprise)
2013-04-05: Version 1.1 (Renamed to follow JED rules)
2013-02-27: Version 1.0 (First release)