MT-Notifier Settings

MT-Notifier System Settings

After the installation completes, you need to set at least one parameter, and you need to check two. You can ask anyone who has used MT-Notifier before - if you don't set things correctly, you won't get much of anything (except perhaps some errors!). So save yourself some trouble and take care of the settings now. Go to the System Settings page (System Overview -> Plugins -> MT-Notifier -> Settings). From there, you need to set the default sender address and check the base url.

The sender address is just a text field where you enter an address for any instance where no other address is available (usually the author). It's simple to overlook, but make sure you set it. Please. Especially if you plan on sending subscription confirmations - because otherwise, they won't have an address and they will not work.

New in version 4.2.0 is the base url. Put simply, this serves a similar function to the sender address, but instead of the email address, it's for the script. There are times when the full url isn't available (usually when you use scheduled entries). This gets around that.

Most people will use the configuration file, and it is the default setting. For most single-blog installations, it will be fine. If your CGIPath starts with "http", then this default is fine - but if you use a relative path here, don't use the config file! Instead, consider using the blog site url or even a fixed address for the base. The system setting here is the default, and you can override this value for each blog.

While you're here, think about whether you want to send confirmations or whether you want to use the delivery queue, because you can set these options here as well. Then move onto the blog settings (choose a blog, then select Preferences -> Plugins).

MT-Notifier System Settings

As you can see, the settings here are mostly the same - the only difference is that you have a few more options for each. First and foremost, you are able to enable and disable MT-Notifier for each blog. Then you are able to set the base url and a default address, much like on the system settings screen - only you have some additional options. Finally, you can make a confirmation or queue selection, just like at the system level.

The blog settings screen does give you some other additional options, however, and these are new with version four. While you are always welcome to create your subscription forms manually, you can now take advantage of integrated widget creation functions. Just click the approrpiate link, and instantly a widget will be created for you in the current blog. This widget can then be added to a widget set, or pulled directly into another template through an include statement, making the entire process easier than ever before.

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