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The Notifications module enables sending of notification messages using notification providers. Kentico CMS comes with a built-in e-mail notification gateway. However, you can create your own custom gateway such as an SMS or ICQ provider.




After creating a notification message template, site visitors or CMS Desk administrators can subscribe to receiving notifications about specific events, manage users' notifications and choose the providers from which they would like to receive notification messages.


Please note that for one event, users can obtain notification messages from multiple providers. There are three built-in events (document created, document updated, document deleted) and only the first of the three events is enabled by default. However, you can create and use your custom ones.


To create your own notification gateway, please refer to the Overview of the Custom notification gateway subchapter and learn how to:


create a custom notification gateway form,
create a custom notification gateway class,
register a custom gateway,
use the gateway on your site.


Finally, you can adjust the settings of the Notifications module and learn on its security possibilities.


Please note that you will need to have the Corporate Site sample website installed to follow examples in this chapter.


Kentico CMS Community Site Guide contains another example of the use of the Notifications module. You can find an example of signing up for receiving notifications on the occasion of news items publishing on the site in Community Site Guide -> Part 2 -> Pre-development tasks -> Creating the News notifications template.

Please note that you will need to have the Community Site sample website installed to follow Kentico CMS Community Site Guide.


Page url: http://devnet.kentico.com/docs/5_5r2/devguide/index.html?notifications_overview.htm