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Newsletter Bundle for Symfony2 (with messages queuing in beanstalkd)

v1.2.8 2013-06-18 11:29 UTC


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The WowoNewsletterBundle provides easy way to send huge amount of rich HTML e-mails. It uses beanstalkd queue broker to handle mails before they will be sent. Bundle is highy extendable - you can provide your own source of contacts or use default one, provided with bundle.

Features included:

  • Sending HTML e-mails (with embed rich content)
  • Customizable contacts source
  • High performance (beanstalkd offfers several thousand operations per second)
  • Personalizable messages - you can define as many placeholders as you wish
  • Scalable-ready - you can put beanstalkd queue and worker which sends mails away from your main application webserver

This bundle depends on WowoQueueBundle, which is abstraction layer for beanstalkd messaging system


Step 1: Download WowoNewsletterBundle

composer mechanism

Add following lines to your composer.json "require" definitions:

"wowo/wowo-newsletter-bundle": "dev-master"

Now, run the composer script to download the bundle:

$ php composer.phar install

deps mechanism

Add following lines to your deps file:



and after check for other dependences and its settings at, run the vendors script to download the bundle:

$ php bin/vendors install

Step 2: Configure the Autoloader (skip it if you are using composer)

Add the Wowo namespace to your autoloader:

// app/autoload.php

    // ...
        'Wowo' => __DIR__.'/../vendor/bundles',

Step 3: Enable the bundle

Finally, enable the bundle in the kernel:

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
        $bundles = array(
            // ...
            new Wowo\NewsletterBundle\WowoNewsletterBundle(),

Step 4: run newsletter:send worker

Last thing you need to do, to achieve mailings sending is to run worker:

$ php app/console newsletter:send

There's optional switch --verbose which can be useful as a simple stdout monitor

TinyMCE integration

This bundle is TinyMCE-ready. Just turn on this bundle and add some config (example is below) and body field will transform into Rich Text editor.

    include_jquery: true
            mode: "textareas"
            theme: "advanced"
            theme_advanced_buttons1: "bold,italic,underline,separator,strikethrough,justifyleft,justifycenter,justifyright,justifyfull,separator,bullist,numlist,link,unlink"
            theme_advanced_buttons2: ""
            theme_advanced_buttons3: ""
            theme_advanced_toolbar_location: "top"


You can set plenty of parameters, which can be found in services.xml. Also you can adjust some options in app/config/config.yml (mapping and templates)


  • wowo_newsletter.queue (default: newsletter_tube) - Beanstalkd tube name
  • wowo_newsletter.default.sender_name (default: Wojciech Sznapka) - "from" name in email messages
  • wowo_newsletter.default.sender_email (default: - "from" address in email messages
  • wowo_newsletter.form.can.choose.contacts.via.form (default: true) - determines if contacts can be choosen using form
  • wowo_newsletter.form.has.delayed.sending (default: true) - determines wheter form allows to delay mailing (setting send date)

Configuration (config.yml)


        key1: value1
        key2: value3
        key3: value3
        name:       getName
        email:      getEmail
        'template name': %kernel.root_dir%/Resources/mailing/mailing.html

In placeholders you should provide map, in which key is placeholder name (example: email) and value is property/getter name on contact entity. There are two obligatory keys: (email and name).

With templates you can set html templates (with images relative to its dir) source. By default it takes first position ('template name' in above) and resolves filesystem path for HTML template and images. You can add your own implementation, so user can choose from configured templates or even add his own (stored in database).

Extension and adjustments guidelines

You can extend bundle by providing your own contact source. There are more extension points, but this one is most probably to use.

    wowo_newsletter.contact_manager.class: Your\Bundle\NewsletterContactManager Your\Bundle\Entity\User

        firstname:  getFirstname
        lastname:   getLastname
        email:      getEmail
        'main template': %kernel.root_dir%/Resources/templates/newsletter/mailing.html

In above example User is an existing Entity, which has fields firstname, lastname, email. For this purposes we wrote NewsletterContactManager which implements Wowo\NewsletterBundle\Newsletter\Model\ContactManagerInterface and provides bundle with contacts retrieved by Doctrine2.