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Useful information
How to send SMS with a GSM modem attached to your PC?


This solution is best if you are planning to send or receive up to 4000 SMS per day. Read more:
  • Prerequisites
  • Setup instructions
  • Video tutorial


    How to send SMS through the Internet?


    If you wish to send more then 4000 SMS per day, it is a good idea to use an Internet SMS service provider. Read more:
  • Prerequisites
  • Setup instructions
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    Ozeki Phone System XE - VoIP PBX Software is an excellent tool for making automated phone calls.

    How to configure SMS Newsletter in Joomla

    After reading the benefits of using SMS functionality in Joomla you are prepared for adopting the Ozeki SMS Newsletter solution. This configuration guide will instruct you how to build up your own "Ozeki SMS Newsletter" module with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway to start SMS newsletter service on your website. Read more to learn about the SMS Newsletter solution.

    Download: mod_smsnewsletter module file (4,3 KB)
    Download: com_smsnewsletter component file (7,8 KB)

    Video: SMS Newsletter for Joomla (part 1/2, configure your modem)
    Video: SMS Newsletter for Joomla (part 2/2, configure your system)

    Please visit Internet based SMS connections vs. GSM modem based (wireless) SMS connections page to select the suitable network connection for SMS sending.

    How to configure SMS Newsletter in Joomlas

    To subscribe for SMS Newsletter,the users have to fill in the subscription form on a Joomla website and select the "Subscribe" option on it. By clicking on the "Save" button Joomla sends a message to the subscriber's number through Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. The message sent by Joomla is a welcome message which can be set during the configuration. Figure 1 demonstrates the process of subscription.


    Figure 1 - How to subscribe for SMS Newsletter on Joomla websites

    From this time on, the users can subscribe for newsletters in SMS. If the administrator (or a person who has access to the back-end) enters and creates a newsletter the Joomla sends out the created newsletters through Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. The sending process is shown in Figure 3.


    Figure 1 - How SMS Newsletters are sent to subscribers

    Configuration of this solution

    To be able to send SMS Newsletters from Joomla with SMS newsletter component and module please follow the installation steps in this guide and watch the video tutorial for help.

    Installation steps for Joomla SMS solution

    Joomla is a CMS (Content Management System) which is used for web designing by many users. Using Joomla enables you to install and use modules and components which can help you attracting visitors to your Joomla website. You can provide services to customers such as SMS Newsletter. With the help of this SMS Newsletter you can inform your subscibers about recent events, discounts, sales and news. The SMS Newsletter is a great help to keep in touch with your clients via sending SMS.

    You can configure the SMS Newsletter component and module in Joomla, by following the installation steps. You are supposed to have installed both Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (you can find the installer on this page) and Joomla ( it is not necessary to have both installed on the same computer). To install them, you need to log into the Administrator back-end of Joomla. You can edit and manage your Joomla website from the back-end. Enter your user name and password and click on the "Login" button as the example shows in Figure 2.


    Figure 2 - Administrator Back-end log in


    After entering into the Back-end of Joomla click on the Extensions menu and select the Install/Uninstall option on the menu. In this option you can add new modules or remove the ones which you do not need anymore. You can follow this step in Figure 3.



    Figure 3 - Entering the Install/Uninstall option


    In the Extension Manager, under the Install tab click on the "Browse" button on in the Upload Package file section. You can browse among the files on your computer when you click on it. Find and select the com_smsnewsletter file on your computer. This is a component file which supplements the functioning of Joomla with the SMS Newsletter module. After selecting it click on the "Upload file & Install" button. You can see the steps in Figure 4.


    Figure 4 - Upload and Install the com_smsnewsletter file


    Another file is needed to be installed in the same way as you have read above. This time browse for the mod_smsnewsletter module on your computer as shown in Figure 5. This file is responsible for displaying the SMS Newsletter subscription form in the front-end.


    Figure 5 - Upload and Install the mod_smsnewsletter file


    The next step is to click on the Extension Manager and enter the Manager module as shown in Figure 6. The user can manage the modules and components in the Module Manager.


    Figure 6 - Entering the Manager module option


    In the Manager module you can enable other modules as well. To enable SMS Newsletter Subscription module click on the red cross to turn it into a green pipe which indicates that the module is enabled (see Figure 7).


    Figure 7 - Enabling the SMS Newsletter Subscription module


    To configure the module parameters click on the module's name to edit them. Here you can set Ozeki NG SMS Gateway settings, including the IP address, the HTTP Server port, the username and the password. Also you can set the parameters for the SMS Newsletter subscription module such as enabling and disabling subscription and unsubscription messages and the text of these messages as you can see Figure 8.


    Figure 8 - Editing the SMS Newsletter Subscription module


    As a result of configuring the SMS Newsletter Subscription module in the back-end of the Joomla website, the subscribers are enabled to use a form on the front-end of the Joomla where they can subscribe for the SMS Newsletter. In the subscription process they need to give their phone number select the "Subscribe" option and finally click on the "Save settings" button. The form and the course of subscription can be seen in Figure 9, below.


    Figure 9 - Subscribing to SMS Newsletter


    Once the subscriber subscribed and the subscription message is enabled, the preset welcome message is sent automatically by the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway as shown in Figure 10.


    Figure 10 - Automatic response to subscription


    The subscribers can unsubscribe similarly as during the subscription process. They type again their phone numbers but this time they select the "Unsubscribe" option as you can see in Figure 11.


    Figure 11 - Unsubscribing from SMS Newsletter


    Again, the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway sends a response SMS (if enabled) to the phone number acknowledging the unsubscription (see Figure 12).


    Figure 12 - Automatic response to unsubscription


    You can check the subscribers and unsubscribed users according to their phone numbers in the Subscriber Management menu, see in Figure 13. To enter the menu select the Manage Subscribers in the SMS Newsletter menu which you can find in the Components dropdown menu.


    Figure 13 - Subscriber Management


    To create a Newsletter click on Manage Newsletter then click on the "Create" button on the top right side of the menu as shown in Figure 14.


    Figure 14 - Create an SMS Newsletter


    The content of the message can be given in the Message box on the left side (see Figure 15), after clicking on the "Create" button. After entering the Newsletter click on the "Send" button on the top right side of the menu.


    Figure 15 - SMS Newsletter content


    After clicking on the "Send" button the SMS Newsletter will appear in the Manage Newsletter page and the Newsletter will be automatically sent out to the subscribed users (Figure 16).


    Figure 16 - Sent SMS Newsletter in Joomla


    The sent SMS Newsletters can also be viewed in your account in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (see Figure 17).


    Figure 17 - Sent SMS Newsletters in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway


    As you have seen, SMS Newsletter component and module are very simple to configure and use. This guide provided all the necessary information, instructions to start operating your own SMS Newsletter feature in Joomla. This solution is suitable for marketing and advertising processes as well as keeping contact with customers. Thank you for your attention.


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