When a user is asked to select mailing lists in their edit newsletters page, it would be nice to display the description of each list (e.g. the taxonomy description).

This can be done with #type=>checkbox rather than checkboxes, and adding the #description.


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Sutharsan’s picture

+ 1 for adding subscriptions
-- 1 for using type 'checkbox'. Use a #theme instead.

Sutharsan’s picture

Title: Showing taxonomy description under mailing lists in edit page » Showing newsletter description in newsletter lists

Changing title because taxonomy will die in Simplenews D7.
Some more thoughts: Newsletter description maybe usefull in 'public' newsletter forms, not on admin pages.

samalone’s picture

+1 for adding the newsletter description below the newsletter title when subscribing

I'd like to see this on both the newsletter/subscriptions page and when editing subscriptions for an account (user/3/edit/newsletter).

Our site maintains separate high-frequency and low-frequency newsletters for people with different preferences, and having the descriptions on the subscription pages would help users figure out which newsletter they should subscribe to.

pillarsdotnet’s picture

Status: Active » Needs review
7.95 KB

The provided patch adds descriptions to newsletter subscribe/unsubscribe checkboxes. It also links newsletter names to issue lists (for user-accessible form) or options editing form (for admin-accessible form).

miro_dietiker’s picture

We need to check those changes one by one after applying. Thanks for your suggestion.
In general this issue is/was about "adding description" only...

Note that this patch will produce some collision with
#805114: Cleanup Form creation processes
So we should apply it before starting on the form cleanup for D7.

miro_dietiker’s picture

Assigned: Unassigned » DrupOn


pillarsdotnet’s picture

Same patch, minus the links.

DrupOn’s picture

Assigned: DrupOn » Unassigned
Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community

Patch applied in D7 version of simplenews. committing to cvs within the next few days.

DrupOn’s picture

Committed to dev with some cleanup regarding newsletter form keys.

pillarsdotnet’s picture

Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Fixed

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.