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    Node notification module in Drupal 6 provided by Ozeki SMS Module

    This page provides detailed information and instructions on how you can adopt node notification module in Drupal web sites that allows users to subscribe to your SMS content and then you can send SMS notifications about nodes to these users. You as the administrator can specify the details of this solution during the configuration. Learn the steps of this configuration by reading the guide below and watching the video tutorials.


    Video: Send SMS from Drupal (part 1/2, configure your modem)
    Video: Send SMS from Drupal (part 2/2, configure your system)

    Messaging process with Node Notification Module

    First, you need to enable node notification module. If you do so you can specify where the SMS subscription block will be placed on your web site. On this block users can subscribe to your SMS newsletters by providing their phone number and select "Subscribe" option. Then you will be able to send SMS notifications about a created node for subscribed users. Before you start to send SMS text messages you need to enable SMS notification, specify the content types and compose the body of the notification message. Finally, you need to save the changes. This process is detailed in the configuration guide below. After you save changes, Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will forward messages to recipients (Figure 2). It connects to the mobile network either with GSM modem connection or IP SMS connection that allows direct connection to the SMS center of the service provider over the Internet.

    Figure 1 - Node notification module with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

    Configuration guide for Drupal SMS (node notification module)

    Before you start to configure this solution please note that it is supposed that you have already installed Ozeki SMS module. On a previous page you can see how you can do this installation process.

    First, start your browser and open your Drupal web site. Login with your username and password. Click on "Administer" in the menu (Figure 2).

    Figure 2 - Administer menu

    Under "Site building" menu item click on "Modules" (Figure 3).

    Figure 3 - Click on "Modules"

    Enable "Node Notification" module and click on "Save configuration" (Figure 4).

    Figure 4 - Enable Node notification module

    Click on "Blocks" under "Site building" menu (Figure 5).

    Figure 5 - Click on Blocks

    Now drag the "SMS subscription block" and place it where you want it to appear on your web site. In our example it is placed in the right sidebar (Figure 6).

    Figure 6 - SMS subscription block

    On the web site the "SMS subscription block" appears on the right sidebar. Users now can subscribe to SMS newsletters by providing their phone number and selecting "Subscribe" option. They can unsubscribe your SMS newsletters in the same way selecting "Unsubscribe". Finally, they need to click on "Submit" (Figure 7).

    Figure 7 - SMS subscription block appears

    In "Site configuration" menu click on "Ozeki SMS module settings" and then on "Send node notification" (Figure 8).

    Figure 8 - Send node notification menu item

    Here, check "Enable SMS notification when a specific content is created" option then specify the content types. Finally you can specify the notification message in which:
    $CONTENT_TYPE: will be the current content type
    $SITE_NAME: will be the name of the current site
    $NODE_INTRO: will be the title and description of the node

    $NODE_INTRO will be sent as "node title - node body" in the message. Now click on "Save configuration" (Figure 9).

    Figure 9 - Set the notification message

    Now you can create a content and you can send SMS notifications about it to subscribed users if you enable this option. You can do this if you click on "Create content" and select the type of the content where node notification is enabled. Enter the title and the body. Click on "Notify users about this node" and here enable "Send SMS notification to users" option. Save the changes. To demonstrate this solution I created a test content (Figure 10).

    Figure 10 - Enable sending SMS notifications to users option

    If you take a look at Ozeki NG SMS Gateway you can see that SMS notifications have been sent out to subscribed users (Figure 11).

    Figure 11 - Sent notifications in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

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