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CakephpEmogrifierPlugin

CakephpEmogrifierPlugin is a CakePHP 2.x Plugin that makes of using Emogrify on your HTML output easy.

Wondering what Emogrify is? Emogrifier is a great library from Pelago that deals with much of the hassle involved with HTML formatted email messages:-

This Plugin is a wrapper around Emogrifier making it easy to use in CakePHP 2.0x

Install

Step 1

Copy or symlink CakephpEmogrifierPlugin into a path named Emogrifier in your Plugin path like this:-

%APP%/Plugin/Emogrifier

Take careful note of the Plugin pathname, the name is "Emogrifier", not EmogrifierPlugin or CakephpEmogrifierPlugin, it's just Emogrifier. I spell this out because it's an easy thing to trip up on especially if your pulling this down from github or unpacking from a tarball.

Step 2 (optional)

Update the Emogrifier library from https://github.com/jjriv/emogrifier into the Vendor path of CakephpEmogrifierPlugin

cd %APP%/Plugin/Emogrifier/Vendor
git clone https://github.com/jjriv/emogrifier

NB: the Emogrifier.php that ships with CakephpEmogrifierPlugin will only be used if you do not clone in the latest from https://github.com/jjriv/emogrifier

NB2: it is safe to remove %APP%/Plugin/Emogrifier/Vendor/Emogrifier.php after you have cloned the latest https://github.com/jjriv/emogrifier to make it available to the CakephpEmogrifierPlugin plugin

Step 3

Be sure to load the plugin in your bootstrap.php or core.php, like this:-

CakePlugin::load('Emogrifier');

If you adjust the bootstrap.php in config for CakephpEmogrifierPlugin you will need to make sure it gets parsed like this:-

CakePlugin::loadAll(array(
    'Emogrifier' => array('bootstrap' => true)
));

The alternative is to note the Configure::write() options and set these from your own application bootstrap.php

Step 4.a (for the email case)

Tell CakeEmail to Emogrify the HTML rendering by calling viewRender()

$email = new CakeEmail();
$email->viewRender('Emogrifier.Emogrifier');
$email->emailFormat('html');
$email->send('hello world');

Step 4.b (for web output, if you really wanted this...)

Tell your controller to render your view with Emogrifier like this:-

$this->viewClass = 'Emogrifier.Emogrifier';

Questions and Answers

Q: Pelago's Emogrifier class requires you to pass in the CSS but this plugin does not, what's going on? A: We parse the HTML from the View->output attribute looking for CSS from link and style elements then stich the whole thing together - it makes using this a little easier.

Q: I'm using Emogrifier before rendering to webpages and I can't see any difference A: Take a look at the HTML source, you should notice that all your CSS styles are now inline element style attributes.

Q: I want to use a custom (forked) Emogrifier.php how can I do that? A: Take a look at Configure::write('Emogrifier.include','/foo/bar/Emogrifier.php');

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CakephpEmogrifierPlugin is a CakePHP 2.x Plugin that makes of using Emogrify on your HTML output easy.

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