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:
For each product, you can select:
This plugin also needs to AcyMailing component installed (which can be downloaded for free).
The assignment of AcyMailing list to selected products is done via custom fields.
First, set up a Custom Field ("Products" -> "Custom Fields"):
Now you can add this custom field to any product you like:
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.
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.
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.
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)