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Email Designer

Design your own email templates directly from the admin panel and use the magic to send programmatically email from your controllers / services.

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Strapi Email Designer plugin 💅

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Design your own email templates directly from the Strapi CMS admin panel and use the magic to send programmatically email from your controllers / services.

Designer screenshot

Visual composer provided by Unlayer

 

⚙️ Versions

  • Strapi v4 - (current) - v2.x
  • Strapi v3 - v1.x

 

⏳ Installation

Install Strapi with this Quickstart command to create a Strapi project instantly:

# with yarn
yarn create strapi-app my-project --quickstart

# with npm/npx
npx create-strapi-app my-project --quickstart

This command generates a brand new project with the default features (authentication, permissions, content management, content type builder & file upload). The Quickstart command installs Strapi using a SQLite database which is used for prototyping in development.

yarn add strapi-plugin-email-designer@latest

# or

npm i -S strapi-plugin-email-designer@latest
  • you may need also to add to the unlayer domain to the Content Security Policy. Update the config file config/middlewares.js as:
// ...
- "strapi::security",
+ {
+     name: "strapi::security",
+     config: {
+       contentSecurityPolicy: {
+         directives: {
+           "script-src": ["'self'", "editor.unlayer.com"],
+           "frame-src": ["'self'", "editor.unlayer.com"],
+           "img-src": [
+             "'self'",
+             "data:",
+             "cdn.jsdelivr.net",
+             "strapi.io",
+             "s3.amazonaws.com",
+           ],
+         },
+       },
+     },
+   },
// ...
  • After successful installation you've to build a fresh package that includes plugin UI. To archive that simply use:
yarn build && yarn develop

# or

npm run build && npm run develop
  • or just run Strapi in the development mode with --watch-admin option:
yarn develop --watch-admin

#or

npm run develop --watch-admin

The Email Designer plugin should appear in the Plugins section of Strapi sidebar after you run app again.

💄 Usage

  1. Design your template with easy on the visual composer. For variables use lodash templating language with the double curly braces tags ( {{ and }} ). You can leave the text version blank to automatically generate a text version of your email from the HTML version.

Tips: in the template's body is possible to iterate array like this:

{{ _.forEach(order.products, function(product) { }}
	<li>{{- product.name }}</li>
	<li>{{- product.price }}</li>
{{ }); }}
  1. Send email programmatically:
{
  // ...

  try {
    await strapi
      .plugin('email-designer')
      .service('email')
      .sendTemplatedEmail(
        {
          // required
          to: 'to@example.com',

          // optional if /config/plugins.js -> email.settings.defaultFrom is set
          from: 'from@example.com',

          // optional if /config/plugins.js -> email.settings.defaultReplyTo is set
          replyTo: 'reply@example.com',

          // optional array of files
          attachments: [],
        },
        {
          // required - Ref ID defined in the template designer (won't change on import)
          templateReferenceId: 9,

          // If provided here will override the template's subject.
          // Can include variables like `Thank you for your order {{= USER.firstName }}!`
          subject: `Thank you for your order`,
        },
        {
          // this object must include all variables you're using in your email template
          USER: {
            firstname: 'John',
            lastname: 'Doe',
          },
          order: {
            products: [
              { name: 'Article 1', price: 9.99 },
              { name: 'Article 2', price: 5.55 },
            ],
          },
          shippingCost: 5,
          total: 20.54,
        }
      );
  } catch (err) {
    strapi.log.debug('📺: ', err);
    return ctx.badRequest(null, err);
  }

  // ...
}

Enjoy 🎉

🖐 Requirements

Complete installation requirements are exact same as for Strapi itself and can be found in the documentation under Installation Requirements.

Supported Strapi versions:

  • Strapi v4.0.x

(This plugin may work with the older Strapi versions, but these are not tested nor officially supported at this time.)

Node / NPM versions:

  • NodeJS >= 12.10 < 17
  • NPM >= 6.x

We recommend always using the latest version of Strapi to start your new projects.

🔧 Configuration

You can pass configuration options directly to the editor that is used by this plugin. To do so, in your config/plugins.js file of your project, configure the plugin like this example:

module.exports = ({ env }) => ({
  // ...
  'email-designer': {
    enabled: true,

    // ⬇︎ Add the config property
    config: {
      editor: {
        // optional - if you have a premium unlayer account
        projectId: [UNLAYER_PROJECT_ID],

        tools: {
          heading: {
            properties: {
              text: {
                value: 'This is the new default text!',
              },
            },
          },
        },
        options: {
          features: {
            colorPicker: {
              presets: ['#D9E3F0', '#F47373', '#697689', '#37D67A'],
            },
          },
          fonts: {
            showDefaultFonts: false,
            /*
             * If you want use a custom font you need a premium unlayer account and pass a projectId number :-(
             */
            customFonts: [
              {
                label: 'Anton',
                value: "'Anton', sans-serif",
                url: 'https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Anton',
              },
              {
                label: 'Lato',
                value: "'Lato', Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif",
                url: 'https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lato',
              },
              // ...
            ],
          },
          mergeTags: [
            {
              name: 'Email',
              value: '{{= USER.username }}',
              sample: 'john@doe.com',
            },
            // ...
          ],
        },
        appearance: {
          theme: 'dark',
          panels: {
            tools: {
              dock: 'left',
            },
          },
        },
      },
    },
  },
  // ...
});

See Unlayer's documentation for more options.

🚨 How to run the tests

Create the cypress.env.json file to the root and add your variables following this schema:

{
  "adminUrl": "http://localhost:1337/admin/auth/login",
  "user": {
    "email": "john.doe@example.com",
    "password": "P1pp0#2021"
  }
}

Now let's install and open Cypress

# with yarn
yarn cypress:install
yarn cypress:open

# with npm
npm run cypress:install
npm run cypress:open

🚧 Roadmap

  • Template composer helper
  • Import design feature
  • Override Strapi's core email system feature
  • Preview email with real data feature
  • Tags feature
  • Custom components extension
  • Complete UI tests
  • i18n translations (help wanted!)

🤝 Contributing

Feel free to fork and make a Pull Request to this plugin project. All the input is warmly welcome!

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📝 License

MIT License Copyright (c) 2020 Alex Zaganelli & Strapi Solutions.

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Install now

npm install strapi-plugin-email-designer

Last updated

170 days ago

Strapi Version

4.0 and above

Author

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Alexandre Zaganelli

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