infidea/sparkpost

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SparkPost PHP Library

The official PHP library for using the SparkPost REST API.

Note: We understand that the ivory-http-adapter we use in this library is deprecated in favor of httplug. We use Ivory internally to make it simple for you to use whatever HTTP library you want. The deprecation won't affect or limit our ongoing support of this PHP library.

Before using this library, you must have a valid API Key. To get an API Key, please log in to your SparkPost account and generate one in the Settings page.

Installation

The recommended way to install the SparkPost PHP Library is through composer.

# Install Composer
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Next, run the Composer command to install the SparkPost PHP Library:

composer require infidea/sparkpost

After installing, you need to require Composer's autoloader:

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
use SparkPost\SparkPost;

Setting up a Request Adapter

Because of dependency collision, we have opted to use a request adapter rather than requiring a request library. This means that your application will need to pass in a request adapter to the constructor of the SparkPost Library. We use the [Ivory HTTP Adapter] (https://github.com/egeloen/ivory-http-adapter) in SparkPost. Please visit their repo for a list of supported adapters. If you don't currently use a request library, you will need to require one and create an adapter from it and pass it along. The example below uses the GuzzleHttp Client Library.

An Adapter can be setup like so:

use SparkPost\SparkPost;
use GuzzleHttp\Client;
use Ivory\HttpAdapter\GuzzleHttpAdapter;

$httpAdapter = new GuzzleHttpAdapter(new Client());
$sparky = new SparkPost($httpAdapter, ['key'=>'YOUR API KEY']);

Getting Started: Your First Mailing

For this example to work as is, Guzzle 6 will need to be installed. Otherwise another adapter can be used for your specific setup. See "Setting up a Request Adapter" above.

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

use SparkPost\SparkPost;
use GuzzleHttp\Client;
use Ivory\HttpAdapter\GuzzleHttpAdapter;

$httpAdapter = new GuzzleHttpAdapter(new Client());
$sparky = new SparkPost($httpAdapter, ['key'=>'YOUR API KEY']);

try {
  // Build your email and send it!
  $results = $sparky->transmission->send([
    'from'=>'From Envelope <from@sparkpostbox.com>',
    'html'=>'<html><body><h1>Congratulations, {{name}}!</h1><p>You just sent your very first mailing!</p></body></html>',
    'text'=>'Congratulations, {{name}}!! You just sent your very first mailing!',
    'substitutionData'=>['name'=>'YOUR FIRST NAME'],
    'subject'=>'First Mailing From PHP',
    'recipients'=>[
      [
        'address'=>[
          'name'=>'YOUR FULL NAME',
          'email'=>'YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS'
        ]
      ]
    ]
  ]);
  echo 'Woohoo! You just sent your first mailing!';
} catch (\Exception $err) {
  echo 'Whoops! Something went wrong';
  var_dump($err);
}

Learn More

Field Descriptions

Transmissions

Field Name Required? Description Data Type
description no Field for describing what this transmission is for the user String
campaign no Field for assigning a given transmission to a specific campaign, which is a logical container for similar transmissions String
metadata no Field for adding arbitrary key/value pairs which will be included in open/click tracking Object (Simple)
substitutionData no Field for adding transmission level substitution data, which can be used in a variety of fields and in content Object (Complex)
trackOpens no Field for enabling/disabling transmission level open tracking (default: true) Boolean
trackClicks no Field for enabling/disabling transmission level click tracking (default: true) Boolean
useDraftTemplate no Field for allowing the sending of a transmission using a draft of a stored template (default: false) Boolean
replyTo no Field for specifying the email address that should be used when a recipient hits the reply button String
subject yes Field for setting the subject line of a given transmission String
from yes** Field for setting the from line of a given transmission String or Object
html yes** Field for setting the HTML content of a given transmission String
text yes** Field for setting the Plain Text content of a given transmission String
rfc822 no** Field for setting the RFC-822 encoded content of a given transmission String
template no** Field for specifying the Template ID of a stored template to be used when sending a given transmission String
customHeaders no Field for specifying additional headers to be applied to a given transmission (other than Subject, From, To, and Reply-To) Object (Simple)
recipients yes** Field for specifying who a given transmission should be sent to Array of Objects
recipientList no** Field for specifying a stored recipient list ID to be used for a given transmission String

** - If using inline content then html or text are required. If using RFC-822 Inline Content, then rfc822 is required. If using a stored recipient list, then recipientList is required. If using a stored template, then template is required but from is not as the values from the template will be used.

Tips and Tricks

General

  • You must provide at least an API key when instantiating the SparkPost Library - [ 'key'=>'184ac5480cfdd2bb2859e4476d2e5b1d2bad079bf' ]
  • The library's features are namespaced under the various SparkPost API names.

Transmissions

  • If you specify a stored recipient list and inline recipients in a Transmission, you will receive an error.
  • If you specify HTML and/or Plain Text content and then provide RFC-822 encoded content, you will receive an error.
    • RFC-822 content is not valid with any other content type.
  • If you specify a stored template and also provide inline content via html or text, you will receive an error.
  • By default, open and click tracking are enabled for a transmission.
  • By default, a transmission will use the published version of a stored template.

Contributing

See contributing.