Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#23096 assigned defect

Request to create solution for permanent link of newsletter letters + archive

Reported by: isabela Owned by: hiro
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Blog Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: steph Actual Points:
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Hello Hiro!

Steph is working on organizing a newsletter for Tor. One of the things we want to do is to have a permanent link of these letters so people can share them on social media etc.

This would be a simple html page with the same content used for the email. Systems like Nation Builder and Constant Contact that are used by NGOs to do mailing has an easy way to create these pages (an easy editor where you can use pretty much the same html you used to format the email version).

This ticket is to investigate if we could use the drupal we have for our blog to allow Steph to easily create these pages.

You can create pages with drupal from admin painel and the editor is very similar to publishing a blog post.

My questions re:

  1. Can we first do a test using the html created for our newsletter (we have a version to test already) to create a page at our drupal (blog drupal) and see what we will have to do to get the format right? I assume things wont be as easy as a copy and paste. But giving the template will not change too much from one letter to another, getting the first one right will save time with the next ones.
  1. Is there any security issue we should consider in order to do this?

I will wait to see what comes out from this investigation. We are also checking with Giant Rabbit on it. We are looking for the solution that is easy to do and be ready soon.

Once we have figure out how to create the permanent links for the newsletters, we will want to add a link to the press page:

For an archive (index, simple page) where one could see all the past letters. Which could be kept updated manually (create a ticket for the page to be updated like we do for the press clips) or whatever is the best solution to do it.

Child Tickets

#23435closedtor-gitadmNew git repository in Infrastructure and Administration /project for newsletter micrositeInternal Services/Service - git
#23437closedhironewsletter archive, subscribe and unsubscribed pagesWebpages/Webtools
#23666closedtpaDeploy newsletter microsite to tpo infrastructureInternal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team
#23804closedweaselCreate ci job for newsletterInternal Services/Service - jenkins

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by isabela

Owner: set to hiro
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by hiro


I am going to investigate this more monday, but something that popped into my head today is that the EFF uses civicrm to send newsletter. We have a civi instance running somewhere right? Maybe if I could get access to it I could investigate that too.

More soon.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by steph

We are using Civicrm to set up our newsletters. I will see about getting you access.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by steph

Hi hiro, have you gotten a chance to check out Civi?

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by hiro

Summary: Request to investigate solution for permanent link of newsletter letters + archiveRequest to create solution for permanent link of newsletter letters + archive

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by traumschule

Component: Internal Services/BlogWebpages/Blog


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