[RC] Digests 3.2.10

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by Praggle » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:50 am

kamaleon wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:43 am

Looking forward to that update to avoid confusing users as most don't even know what html is and probably email spam filters also would be happier without some of these words.

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by kamaleon » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:19 am

I am aware of that thanks.

But by default they get html, even if they see txt they won't know what it is :)

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by MarkDHamill » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I could use a different word than HTML, pretty digests perhaps? Looking for suggestions.
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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by Praggle » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:05 pm

kamaleon wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:19 am
But by default they get html
You can change this default setting in ACP.

From my experience most users can find these options in their UCP. And they can try the different appearences until they are happy with it. "HTML" and "Plain Text" are well known terms.

Mark, maybe you could write: HTML (graphically enhanced style). "Plain HTML": I'm also uncertain, what is meant by that. Is it "Rich Text", a safer form of HTML. We might put a short explanation in brackets.

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by kamaleon » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:48 pm

Have a look at these beautiful email digests

https://jennamolby.com/14-beautifully-d ... spiration/

None gives details to confuse the user at the bottom of the email.

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by MarkDHamill » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. One thing I've learned about digests with HTML in them is you can't count on the software that reads the digest to format it correctly or consistently. Certain web-based mail programs will strip out background colors and images, for example. There is something of an art to creating HTML formatted email that looks good and will get accepted.

There are certainly things I could do to make them less geeky and more human understandable. Integrating fancy looking digests is probably not in the cards.
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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by kamaleon » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:45 pm

Just making sure it is a responsive email would be great

https://litmus.com/community/learning/2 ... om-scratch

In my opinion, this is one of the best extensions to get a forum up from the ground as you already have a user in the forum which is the hardest part, and you just need to keep him interested in the forum and the rest (getting more users) should be easier down the road.

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by MarkDHamill » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:49 pm

Good points. The templates certainly can be responsive. I'm surprised I hadn't pondered that before. I'll see what I can do.
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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by kamaleon » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:53 am

In order to translate this extension do I need to modify these files and place them in the correct folder?

digests_html.txt digests_subscribe.txt digests_text.txt
digests_plain_html.txt digests_subscription_edited.txt digests_unsubscribe.txt

Please, can you confirm?

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by MarkDHamill » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm

You would need to place them in /ext/phpbbservices/digests/language/<code> where <code> is the language code, for example, es for Spanish. The easiest way is to copy the English language files into this folder and then change the English.

Note that I do not package these into a release. Some authors do but it is discouraged. Rather, the README.MD points to places where these translations can be downloaded.
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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by kamaleon » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:46 pm

But I can see there is html in these files.

Shouldn't the strings be in a separate file?

If you make the emails responsive, I will have to translate them again?

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by MarkDHamill » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:10 pm

No. Do not change any of the HTML tags in these templates. Translate only the embedded English where it exists.

phpBB's emailer only sends text emails. Digests changes this behavior so HTML can be sent, thus certain templates have HTML in them.
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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by kamaleon » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:21 pm

So these files will never change?

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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by MarkDHamill » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:27 pm

It's possible the HTML will change in a future version, in which case you will have to adjust the HTML in your translation too. Since these are on GitHub, it's pretty easy to see the changes in these files between releases.
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Re: [RC] Digests 3.2.8

Post by kamaleon » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:51 pm

Hummm, too much of a mess. A mistake on an html file and I'm screwed...

There should be some other way...

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