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Event-Driven User notification system

1.0 2016-12-26 12:26 UTC

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Last update: 2021-09-19 18:38:13 UTC


This module provides an event-driven and simple user notification system.


Installation of XelaxUserNotification uses composer. For composer documentation, please refer to getcomposer.org.

composer require xelax90/zf-user-notification

Then add XelaxUserNotification to your config/application.config.php and run the doctrine schema update to create the database table:

php vendor/bin/doctrine-module orm:schema-tool:update --force 

Now copy the provided configuration files vendor/xelax90/zf-user-notification/config/xelax-user-notification.global.php and vendor/xelax90/zf-user-notification/config/xelax-user-notification.local.php.dist into your config/autoload directory. Also make another copy of the xelax-user-notification.local.php.dist file without the .dist extension.


To send notifications via E-Mail please enter your mailserver configuration in the config/autoload/xelax-user-module.local.php file.

You can use the global configuration in config/autoload/xelax-user-module.global.php to modify E-Mail templates and other global settings. Every setting is documented inside the configuration file.

Sending notifications

To send a notification, get an instance of the XelaxUserNotification\Service\Notification Service from the Service Manager and call one of the functions sendSystemNotification (For system-to-user notifications), sendUserNotification (For user-to-user notifications). These functions create an instance of NotificationInterface and trigger the corresponding event such that any notification handler can handle the created notification. To send custom events and notifications, use the sendNotification Method.

Handling notifications

To handle a notification, simply create an event listener that listens to events from the XelaxUserNotification\Service\Notification class. There are two default events, namely Notification::EVENT_SYSTEM_NOTIFICATION and Notification::EVENT_USER_NOTIFICATION for the two different notification types. There are some default notification handlers that you should maybe look at before implementing additional logic.

Render And Mail Handler

The RenderAndMailHandler uses a templte engine to render a notification and then sends it to the receiver using a mail transport. By default it uses the Zend\View\Renderer\PhpRenderer template engine and the Zend\Mail\Transport\TransportInterface service as transport. The transport service can be registered using the xelax90/zf-mail-config module.

You can configure the templates within your application or module config. There is some documentation provided in the global configuration file. The configured e-mail templates will be passed through the MvcTranslator to obtain localized template names which are then passed to the template engine (see language/en_US.php and language/de_DE.php).