in2code/luxletter

Free newsletter extension for TYPO3 for an individual email marketing. A lot of analytics and modern concepts. Works with and without EXT:lux.

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6.0.0 2021-10-17 20:09 UTC

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LUX

Luxletter - Email marketing in TYPO3. Send newsletters the easy way.

Inspired by TYPO3 extension direct_mail - thank to the authors for the great work

Introduction

Email marketing tool in TYPO3. Just build and send newsletters to your customers. This extension does not need EXT:lux but works together with the marketing automation tool for TYPO3 to get even more receiver analytics data. Just add some HTML as content for your newsletters anywhere in the web or directly on your website, parse it and go for it.

Aspects of luxletter

The upside

  • A useful and nice dashboard shows you the relevant information in the backend
  • Modern newsletter extension for TYPO3 10 or 11
  • Tracking of clicks via PSR-15 interface in TYPO3
  • Sending mails in queue via symfony command controller
  • Records for fe_groups (and there related fe_users) are used to send mails to
  • An unsubscribe plugin is already included
  • A teaser content element helps you to create newsletters out of default content elements in TYPO3
  • Every website can be used as prototype for your newsletter
  • A third party mailserver can be used for newsletters
  • Since 4.0 multiple sender configuration can be saved

The downside

  • At the moment there is no bounce-management (Do you want to sponsor it? Contact us!)
  • fe_users records are needed to send emails (sorry guys - no tt_address at the moment )
  • There is no registration plugin for fe_users in EXT:luxletter. Please use a different extension (like femanager) for this task

Screenshots

Example dashboard in TYPO3 module:

Example dashboard in TYPO3

Example dashboard overview:

Example dashboard overview

Example newsletter im mail inbox:

example mail

Example newsletter list view:

Newsletter list

Example newsletter creation - step 1:

Step1

Example newsletter creation - step 2:

Step2

Example newsletter creation - step 3:

Step3

See the receiver activities if you have also installed the free extension lux:

Receiver details

Create teasers from content elements with a teaser plugin:

Teaser content elements

Documentation

See the full documentation (installation, configuration, newsletters and analysis)

Technical requirements

  • TYPO3 10 or 11 LTS is the basic CMS for this newsletter tool.
  • EXT:lux is not needed to run luxletter but both extensions can work together to show more relevant information.
  • This extension needs to be installed with composer (classic installation could work but is not supported and tested).
  • fe_users in fe_groups is used to send newsletter emails to.

Sponsored features (please get in contact to us if you want to sponsor a new feature)

  • Import of fe_users from tt_address (to migrate easier from direct_mail to luxletter)
  • Editview of existing newsletters (reparse function?)

Installation with composer

composer require "in2code/luxletter"

Breaking changes !!!

Upgrade to 5.x

This is only a small breaking change. CSS files are included via TypoScript now. So we removed the partial ZurbCss.html and put all css now to EXT:luxletter/Resources/Private/Css/. Todo: Remove the partial call in NewsletterContainer.html template file.

Upgrade to 4.x

Multiple senders can now be defined in records, in addition it's not needed to define a domain in extension configuration any more. We now look into site configuration. But that change needs you to adjust some stuff.

Breaking changes in detail and what you have to do step by step after you have updated the extension:

  • Add one (ore more) record(s) with sender information on any sysfolder
  • Update your site configuration with an unsubscribe pid (so you could use different unsubscribe plugins now)
  • Take care that your base (Entry point) settings in site configuration is not just / but a full domain prefix like https://www.domain.org/
  • Create new newsletter records with the new sender configuration. Note: Old newsletters won't be queued any more because a sender configuration is missing
  • Update your HTML template files (compare your files with EXT:luxletter/Resources/Private/Templates/Mail/NewsletterContainer.html)
    • If you are using the viewhelper luxletter:mail.getUnsubscribeUrl now another argument must be passed: site - example: {luxletter:mail.getUnsubscribeUrl(newsletter:newsletter,user:user,site:site)}
    • If you are usint the viewhelper luxletter:configuration.getDomain also site must be passed as argument - example: {luxletter:configuration.getDomain(site:site)}
    • If you have changed the TrackingPixel.html partial file, take also care that site is now passed to luxletter:mail.getTrackingPixelUrl - example: {luxletter:mail.getTrackingPixelUrl(newsletter:newsletter,user:user,site:site)}

Changelog

Version Date State Description
6.0.0 2021.10.17 Task Support TYPO3 11 (and also 10)
5.0.1 2021.10.10 Bugfix Don't include removed ZerbCss.html any more in version 5
!!! 5.0.0 2021.10.06 Feature Adding css inline in html-tags now (see TypoScript setup how to include your css files)
4.3.0 2021.10.01 Feature Improve signals in ParseNewsletterUriService class, small cleanup
4.2.0 2021.08.30 Feature Add some more signals, make ParseNewsletterService more extendable, use better method to get base from site configuration, add .gitattributes file
4.1.1 2021.08.12 Bugfix Don's throw an error if dashboard is not available
4.1.0 2021.07.27 Feature Add automatic tests with github actions
!!! 4.0.0 2021.06.10 Feature Multiple sender configuration supported (see breaking changes above), Testmails can be send multiple times, TYPO3 9 support finally dropped
3.1.4 2021.06.04 Bugfix Allow rendering of widgets without EXT:lux
3.1.3 2021.04.29 Task Pass arguments in signal as reference
3.1.2 2021.03.17 Task Add extension key to composer.json
3.1.1 2021.01.19 Bugfix Prevent exception on missing links in middleware
3.1.0 2021.01.10 Feature Autoreleases to TER added, small bugfix with deleted receivers
!!! 3.0.0 2020.12.17 Feature templateRootPaths for content element rendering increased from 10 to 100 - please update your TypoScript! Signal added, show correct number of receivers, Some other smaller bugfixes
2.4.0 2020.07.10 Feature Settings and variables can be used via TS, fix possible charset and parsing problems
2.3.0 2020.05.10 Task Support lux 8.0.0 now
2.2.2 2020.04.23 Bugfix Fix problem "Table tx_luxletter_domain_model_user doesn't exist" in links from newsletters
2.2.1 2020.04.22 Bugfix Fix CSS class in backend module, fix possible problem with template orderings
2.2.0 2020.04.20 Task Update for TYPO3 10.4 LTS
2.1.0 2020.03.29 Feature User real receiver name in mails, Add API functions to send existing newsletters to new registered users
2.0.1 2020.03.23 Bugfix Prevent exception direct after a new installation when configuration was not yet changed
2.0.0 2020.03.21 Task Update for TYPO3 10 and lux 7, Add widgets to TYPO3 dashboard, Support Mailmessage in TYPO3 9+10
1.2.3 2020.03.19 Task Pass value by reference in signal to change newsletter content
1.2.2 2019.12.11 Bugfix Don't stop sending if there are users without email address in the receiver group
1.2.1 2019.11.26 Bugfix Fix problem on packagist.org
1.2.0 2019.11.26 Task Show helpful messages in some exceptional cases. Use mediumtext for bodytext for more space now.
1.1.1 2019.09.19 Bugfix Don't throw an exception for empty fe_users.crdate fields
1.1.0 2019.08.20 Bugfix Some css fixes, Fix for default image and small code cleanup
1.0.0 2019.08.02 Task First stable TER release with a useful documentation
0.3.0 2019.07.31 Task Support for lux, Add signal, Receiver module
0.2.0 2019.07.13 Task Fix for PHP 7.3, Fix for default sql mode setting, documentation update
0.1.0 2019.07.10 Task Initial release of a working newsletter extension

Need help with email-marketing or marketing automation?

The company behind Lux, LuxLetter and LuxEnterprise - the complete marketing box for TYPO3 - is looking forward to help you: https://www.in2code.de