Creating Notifications In Drupal 7 Using Message Module
BY jijimol.john
2 years ago

As part of a project requirement, we needed to notify users whenever an entity got created, updated, rated or reviewed. Drupal's 'message' module fulfils this requirement.

We can log and display messages and can even customize the notifier plugins. For creating notification, we need to install the following modules:

  • message
  • message_notify
  • message_subscribe

The dependent modules are:

  • Flag
  • Ctools
  • Entity API

We can add message types in admin/structure/messages. In message types, we can add fields with the fields type. When the event is triggered, the rule action is processed for the corresponding messages and it will be saved to the queue table. While cron runs, the message notify plugin processes the messages and delivers it. Message notify module provide us with email and sms notifier.


This module is at the core of message stack. This module help us to create message types.

Message subscribe

This module helps us to register the notified content when an event is triggered. This messages will get stored in the queue table. For preventing looping of messages in the queue system, apply the following patch to the message_subscribe.module .

Message notify

This module is used for sending or viewing messages via notifier plugin. Message notifier has 2 default plugins- email and sms.

Hope this article helps!



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Sean (not verified) access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks.

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where and leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but will redirect you to with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Anonymous (not verified) access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 Hello. I'm trying to make show as, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301] When I go to, I get (as expected). However, when I go to (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to Same thing with Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 This is really nice and helpful.

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish webmaster access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 00:00 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks