Email notification of added media

WordPress itself cannot sent a notification of added media but in this tutorial I'm going to show you how you can easily add that feature. We are going to use a free plugin that is very simple to set up.

Install Notification plugin

To send an email notification of added media you need the free Notification plugin. It's a simple plugin that allows you to send an email alert with any custom content.

Go ahead to your admin area into Plugins -> Add New and search for the "Notification" plugin. Always install the one on a vivid green background. After installation, activate the plugin.

Add new Notification

In your WordPress admin menu you should notice new "Notifications" item. Select the "Add new Notification" link to start creating your alert.

One thing that you should know about the title is that it's visible only to you.

Select your trigger

The next thing you can see on this screen is the Trigger section. This is where you can select your action for which you are setting the notification.

After selecting the Trigger you are going to see the Merge Tags section changed with a list of all available Merge Tags. You can paste them into the subject or body to customize your email. All the tags will be replaced to the actual content.

Set the Subject line

Next step is the email subject.

Write the email body

Next, body of the email. Because the message is sent as HTML you are ok to use any text formatting and Merge Tags.

Set up the recipients

Your email can be sent to anyone and the list is unlimited. Just select your recipient type and adjust the setting.

Selecting "Email / Merge Tag" you can use one of the Merge Tags available for your trigger.

Save the email notification

Saving the notification works just like publishing the post. The one difference is that Notification can be either enabled or disabled.

And voila!

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