plugin: !Cagenda


This plugin enables you to insert items (one by one or by a selection on one or several categories) from !Cagenda in your Newsletters.

You can also use this plugin to automatically include your upcoming events in an Auto-newsletter or a Newsletter.

You can search in all your events and then click on one of the events to include it in your Newsletter.

Once downloaded, you can install and publish it like a standard Joomla plugin.

Your events will look like this in your newsletter :


Single Event

You can use this interface to insert any event in your Newsletter.

Each event can be selected one by one.

  • Display: select the information you want to display with the event

  • Clickable Title: make your title clickable (so linked to your online version) or not.

  • Read More: add a "read more" link at the end of the event (so linked to your online version)

  • Display pictures: you can decide to display or not the pictures in your event's description.

  • Truncate the text after...: it will truncate the event description, keep "0" or empty if you do not want to truncate it

Upcoming Events

You can select one or several event categories and AcyMailing will automatically include the upcoming events from the selected categories when their starting date is between the From date and To date you specified.

  • Max. Number of items: The inserted tag will be replaced by a maximum of X events.

  • Min. Number of items: This option will only be displayed if you access this plugin for a Smart-Newsletter. AcyMailing will only generates your Smart-Newsletter if the minimum number of events found is reached.

  • Order by: order the events by ID, title, etc...

  • Columns: display the events in one, two or more columns

  • From and To: AcyMailing will only include events when their starting date is between the two delays you specified.

  • Additional parameters:

    • unapproved: it will filter your events to get only the unapproved ones

    • addcurrent: it will take also already started events

    • todaysevent: it will take only events starting within the current day


You can filter your AcyMailing users based on if they booked one of your events:


  • Display published events: This parameter enables you to filter the list of events in the tag system

    • All events: AcyMailing will display all your events

    • Only published events: AcyMailing will only display your published events

  • Display approved events: This parameter enables you to filter the list of events in the tag system

    • All events: AcyMailing will display all your events

    • Only approved events: AcyMailing will only display your approved events

  • Set your Itemid: You can specify the Itemid used in your !Cagenda links

  • Front-end Access: You can choose to hide this plugin's tab on the front-end's tag popup

Customize your !Cagenda event template

Customize your event using some CSS

You can change the styles used for the title and the content area by editing your AcyMailing template.

Edit the AcyMailing template used for your Newsletter and then set some styles:

  • Style for the content area will be used to encompass your content

  • Style for the content title will be applied to the title

  • Style for the read more link will be applied to your read more link (if you have one)

  • You can also set the style of all your links using the Link a field

Set styles template

Create your own template

You can also modify the way your !Cagenda event is displayed by creating your own template which will be used to render the event. Please follow those instructions, we don't recommend you to modify the !Cagenda plugin directly otherwise your changes will be overwritten when you update the plugin.

Create a file in the folder media / com_acymailing / plugins (if the folder does not exist, please create it first). The name of the file should be icagenda.php If this file is available on your server, AcyMailing will use it and won't use the default one.

On this file you can access the element $varFields (which contains all the event information), the element $tag (which contains the information of the current tag used in your Newsletter) and $link (the event link)

You can insert the event information using this simple syntax : {title}, {desc}, or {link}

Using all those variables, you can create your own product template.

Here is an example:

<div class="acymailing_content">
    <a href="{link}" target="_blank" >
        <h2 class="acymailing_title">{title}</h2>
    From: {startdateformated}
    To: {enddateformated}
    At: {placeformated}
    Nb seats: {maxReg}
    Available seats: {avseats}

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