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How to send private messages in DJ-Classifieds
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DJ-Classifieds Internal Messaging

In this tutorial we'll show you how to set up DJ-Classifieds to cooperate with UDDEIM component. After applying these operations users will be enable to send messages to each other via the "contact this advertiser" form directly in the advertisement and then follow up using uddeIM only. This is a great way to keep your users on your website! 

This tutorial is for Personal Messages App for DJ-Classifieds. You can get this app seperately, in bundle with DJ-Classifieds or in Apps Bundle.

For the purposes of this tutorial I assume, that you already have running classified ads website, built on DJ-Classifieds component.
Firstly, we will prepare the UDDEIM component. Go to http://www.slabihoud.de/software/id4001.htm (it’s official website for downloading UDDEIM) choose version of component depending what version of Joomla you’re using and download it.
Important: unzip downloaded file first! The unpacked file structure should look like that:

Uddeim package extracted

Install and enable all needed extensions

Go to Extensions-> Manage-> Choose file (choose com_uddeim_j30.zip) and click Upload & Install.

Uddeim installation

You should see the message informing about the proper installation of the plugin.

Uddeim for Joomla successfully installed


Go again to Extensions-> Manage and in the same way install mod_uddeim_mailbox_j30.zip and plug_uddeim_contentlink_j30.zip (it’s located in the unpacked package too).

We’ll install DJ-Classifieds - Message - UddeIM plugin now. Go to Extensions-> Manage-> Choose file-> Upload & Install.

Install DJ-Classifieds Uddeim Plugin


You should see the message informing about the proper installation of the plugin.

Uddeim plugin for DJ-Classifieds installed

Now go to Extensions-> Plugin-> DJ-Classifieds - Message - UddeIM and enable plugin by clicking on the red cross next to its name.

enable joomla plugin

You should see the message informing about the proper enabling of the plugin (do the same with uddeIM Content Link plugin).

DJ Classifieds Uddeim plugin enabled

Set DJ-Classifieds to handle uddeIM

If you want the communication to be based only on the DJ-Classifieds plugin, go to Components-> DJ-Classifieds-> Options

open dj-classifieds options

Now go to Views tab and select “Ask seller msg target” as “only DJ-Classifieds message plugins”. Click Save & Close.

joomla save and close

Set the uddeIM module

Go to Extensions-> Modules-> uddeIM Mailbox and set fields as follow:

Uddeim Joomla mailbox

Position: set position of module, for example: left column.

Status: Published

Set all fields as “Yes

Go to Menu Assignment Tab. Choose module assignment, for example: On all pages. Click Save and Close.

Save settings

Setup uddeIM

Go to Components-> uddeIM PMS-> E-mail tab and set “stop e-mail” as “no

uddeim-settings-stop-email

Click Save.

Additional uddeIM settings 

If you want the setup that all communication is now based only with uddeIM you need to set the following in Components-> uddeIM PMS-> E-mail

uddeim-setting-receive-email

  • Allow e-mail notification: yes
  • Default for e-mail notification: Always
  • E-mail contains message: no

This way every time the advertiser answer the question sent via Contact this advertiser form in uddeIM the receipient will receive email with information about new message in the mailbox.

uddeim-mail-notification

That’s it! Let’s check plugin in action

Let's assume, that Mrs. Jane Doe want to buy Leather Sofa from Mr. John Doe. Mrs. Jane logged into website, and in advert about Leather Sofa clicked “Contact this advertiser” link and filled the question and sent the message.

Uddeim setup

Mr. John Doe received a mail, that he received a new message.

mail-dj-classifieds-udddeim

How it works? Go to Components-> DJ-Classifieds-> Email templates->Ask form - notification about new message. It’s template for message, that will be received by the recipient.
ask-form-new-message-dj-classifieds
Now Mr. John Doe logged into his profile and he'll see a message from Mrs. Jane Doe.

uddeim + dj-classifieds setup

Of course Mr. John can reply message to Mrs. Jane and she will see it on her profile.

If you set the all internal messaging to be handled by uddeIM Mr. John Doe will receive mail informing about new message in his inbox.

This is a brilliant way to create a user-friendly tool for communication between users. There is one more email template used. It's an internal message that goes to uddeIM. You can edit it, too. Go to Components-> DJ-Classifieds-> Email templates-> Ask form - contact email and edit this template to fit your needs.

 

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