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CheapGlobalSMS wordpress plugin enables you to send SMS'es straight from the WordPress backend or via the programmers API.

Also included is free and really easy to use two-factor security, which really hardens the security of your site.

All you need, is the plugin and a free CheapGlobalSMS.com-account.

Main features:

  • 📱 Send SMS / text messages

    • Import recipient lists from CSV/Excel.
    • Group recipients.
    • Bulk-sending.
    • Easy programmers API.
  • 🔐 Two-factor security

    • Easy on your users: No apps needed!
    • Easy on the admin: Tick a checkbox and it just works!
    • Military grade security!
    • Pick roles to enable mandatory two-factor.
    • Re-authorize at each login or remember devices for up to 30 days.

Easy to get started:

  • Live chat support and mail support from CheapGlobalSMS.com.

Backed by high quality, lowest pricing SMS-gateway:

If you would prefer to disable the UI-features and do all the sending from code, then that's possible as well. For this purpose you can use the method cgsms_send_sms which accepts arguments for message, recipient(s), sender-text and type of SMS.

Installation

  1. Download the plugin zip file, and extract out the zip file 'cheapglobalsms.zip'
  2. Login to your WordPress Admin. Click on "Plugins > Add New" from the left hand menu.
  3. Click on the "Upload" option, then click "Choose File" to select the zip file from your computer. Once selected, press "OK" and press the "Install Now" button.
  4. Activate the plugin.
  5. Go to "Settings » CheapGlobalSMS Settings" and add a sub-account details from your CheapGlobalSMS.com account.
  6. (Optional) Enable the sending UI and then go to "CheapGlobalSMS » Send SMS" and try to send an SMS to yourself, verifying that all is setup correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How well does this plugin handle 10.000+'s of recipients

It works really well; simply send in batches of 3,000 recipients per request.

HELP! I'm administrator and I'm locked out of the two-factor system!

If you don't have a backup of the "Emergency bypass URL" from the setup-screen, then you need to dig into the database to disable the two-factor system. Your host probably has a phpMyAdmin that you can use to access it.

Then find the options-table, by default wp_options. Search for the row where the option_name is cgsms_security_enable. Simply delete the row.

How to use

Most users: User Guide

The user interfaces (which internally loads the cheapglobalsms widget) are quite intuitive and straightforward.

See the widget demo and parameters

Advanced: Programmers API

Send an SMS to one or multiple recipients by calling cgsms_send_sms with the following arguments

  • $message (string) A string containing the message to be sent.
  • $recipients (array|string) A single recipient or a list of recipients.
  • $sender (string, optional) Sender text (11 chars or 15 digits)
  • $destaddr (string, optional) Type of SMS - Can be MOBILE (regular SMS) or DISPLAY (shown immediately on phone and usually not stored, also knows as a Flash SMS)

Returns the CheapGlobalSMS.com message-ID on success and a WP_Error on failure.

The recipients-argument may consist of either:

  • An integer or string, containing a phone number MSISDN (CC + number, digits only).

Multiple recipient's phone numbers can be separated by comma (,) e.g. +2348091234567,447828383732,+14472829929 or separate by space, e.g: 2348091234567 447828383732 14472829929

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