Install ClickSend SMS plugin to Magento to send SMS Notifications

Updated 4 months ago

Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store.

With ClickSend SMS plugin installed on your Magento, you will be able to do the following:

  • Get SMS notifications every time there's a new order on your shopping cart made by a customer,
  • Send SMS notification to your customers when their order status changed to SHIPPED,
  • You can personalise SMS notification through use of merge tags/ placeholders : {ORDER-NUMBER},{ORDER-TOTAL},{ORDER-STATUS},{CARRIER-NAME},{PAYMENT-NAME},{CUSTOMER-NAME}, and {CUSTOMER-EMAIL}
  • Set the Sender number of the message.

Installation

  1. Avail the package here.
  2. Extract the package and upload to app/code/ directory. If this path not exists, please create under site root directory.
  3. Go to command line, navigate to site root directory and run the following command to install the extension.
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade
  4. Or you can install manually as well. Open /app/etc/config.php file to your favorite PHP editor, and the below line to end of module list array
    'Clicksend_Sms' => 1,
  5. And login to admin and clear the cache if installed by manual process.
  6. And also you can download the package using the command below:
    composer require clicksend/sms:1.0.0 php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Configuration

Navigate to Stores => Configuration => ClickSend to configure the ClickSend API credentials and message settings.

  • ClickSend API Credentials:
    - 'username' is the username you use in ClickSend
    - 'api_key' is the API key found in the ClickSend dashboard: https://dashboard.clicksend.com/#/account/subaccount
  • No ClickSend account yet? Sign up here.
  • Sender Number/Name - Avail a dedicated number here or use your 11 character Business name or personal number as the Sender.
  • Admin Phone Number - The Magento shop owner's mobile. SMS notifications of placed orders will be sent to this number,
  • Debug - If set to Yes, all api calls will be logged.

  • SMS admin when there's a new order- If set to ‘Yes’, admin get SMS notification for every placed order on his website.
  • Compose the new order SMS - Create a personalised message with dynamic placeholders. These placeholders will be replaced with ordered item information upon sent of SMS.
  • Save Configuration when you're done.

With that being set up, get automatic SMS notifications from Magento through ClickSend SMS.


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