3.2.x still ignores some custom email templates

Using v3.2.2. I edited the “User Posted” email template body to say only

%{username} posted in "[%{topic_title}](%{url})".

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but the email sent still uses the original template which includes the entire post body, etc.

This is when a new topic is created (first post).

I also edited other templates from the Admin > Customize > Text list, e.g. user_notifications.user_watching_first_post.text_body_template and user_notifications.user_watching_category_or_tag.text_body_template and all others I found that would match when a topic is created. It seems they are all ignored (I can’t say which one should be triggered though, it’s not very clear).

These above tags could also be mirrored with friendly names in the separate Customize > Email section, or just get rid of the latter entirely (having an incomplete list is more problematic than not having it at all).

Could you also please

  • allow more than 50 search results
  • provide some pagination or some other way to see all results
  • allow searching in the body and subject of the template (not just the template code name)

… it’s impossible to identify all templates of interest for certain things. E.g. searching for “post” lists some that are relevant to me, but a ton others, yet limited to first 50 and I can’t get to any others … asking me to refine my search is pointless as I don’t know what to search for if you only allow searching by template code name.

In addition, as reported quite a while ago, the custom email templates still ignore valid placeholder tags such as %{base_url}. That bug report apparently hasn’t reached anyone revant.

All these bugs seem to have been introduced in 3.0.

If reporting bugs here about email templates isn’t a good way to flag them to the maintainer, could someone point me to a better way, perhaps let me know who the maintainer of the email templates code is so I can ping them directly, or some other route?

Creating a bug report here is the way. :+1: Though we do have to prioritise what gets worked on at any given time so some may be slower than others depending on the amount of reports received and the perceived severity.

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Can anyone help with the rails object name or rails console command to force a text for the notification on the first post of a topic?

For completion, the tags I listed in the first post should also be mirrored with friendly names in the Email tags list in Customize > Email section. Either that or get rid of the Customize > Email section entirely (having an incomplete list is more problematic than not having it at all).

Could you also please

  • allow more than 50 search results
  • provide some pagination or another way to see all results
  • allow searching in the body and subject of the template (not just the template code name)

… it’s impossible to identify all templates of interest for certain things. E.g. searching for “post” lists some that are relevant to me, but a ton others, yet limited to first 50 and I can’t get to any others … asking me to refine my search is pointless as I don’t know what to search for if you only allow searching by template code name.

(I added this to the 1st post for convenience)