Provides simple comment notifications
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Comment Notifications

Build Status Scrutinizer Code Quality SilverStripe supported module

Provides simple email notifications for when new visitor comments are posted.


Install using Composer:

composer require silverstripe/comment-notifications ^2.0

Note: This branch is SilverStripe 4 compatible. For a SilverStripe 3 version please see the 1.x release line.


To configure the default email address to receive notifications, place this in your mysite/_config.yml

  admin_email: ''

Check out the CommentNotifiable class for the list of options you can override in your project.

Configuring Recipients

To define who receives the comment notification define a updateNotificationRecipients method and modify the list of email addresses.



use SilverStripe\CMS\Model\SiteTree;
use SilverStripe\Comments\Model\Comment;
use SilverStripe\ORM\ArrayList;
use SilverStripe\ORM\DataExtension;
use SilverStripe\Security\Group;

class CommentNotificationExtension extends DataExtension
     * @param array $existing
     * @param Comment $comment
    public function updateNotificationRecipients(&$existing, $comment)
        // send notification of the comment to all administrators in the CMS
        $admin = Group::get()->filter('Code', 'admin');

        foreach ($admin as $group) {
            foreach ($group->Members() as $member) {
                $existing[] = $member->Email;

        // or, notify the user who originally created the page
        $page = $comment->Parent();
        if ($page instanceof SiteTree) {
            /** @var ArrayList $pageVersion */
            $pageVersion = $page->allVersions('', '', 1); // get the original version
            if ($pageVersion && $pageVersion->count()) {
                $existing[] = $pageVersion->first()->Author()->Email;

Apply the CommentNotificationExtension to any classes which have commenting enabled (e.g SiteTree)


    - CommentNotificationExtension