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Intergrating HTML Order email with admin


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Hi there,


I recently downloaded and installed send_order_html_email_v5.4, and on the whole it looks like a great contrib. However, the one big problem i've found with it is that it's very difficult to customise teh design and layout of the email, as u need to go into a php file, which is stringed togeather in a php object. eg:

$html_email_order  = "<html>";

$html_email_order .= "<head>";
$html_email_order .= "<meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\"> ";
$html_email_order .= "$Varhttp ";
$html_email_order .= "$Varstyle ";
$html_email_order .= "</head>";

$html_email_order .= "<body>";
$html_email_order .= "<div align=\"center\">";
$html_email_order .= "<table width=\"600\"  border=\"0\" cellpadding=\"2\" cellspacing=\"2\">";
$html_email_order .= "<tr><td><div align=\"center\"> $Varlogo </div></td></tr>";
$html_email_order .= "<tr><td>";

$html_email_order .= "<table width=\"600\"  border=\"0\" cellpadding=\"0\" cellspacing=\"0\" bgcolor=\"#F9F9F9\">";
$html_email_order .= "<tr> ";
$html_email_order .= "<td>";

As you can see, it's impossible to edit the layout without having an indepth knoweledge of html, and even then u need to be careful to make sure ure formatting everything right.


So what i want to do is intergrate it into the admin panel, so that my client can just log-in to the admin panel, select the email he wants to customise - both create account and order confirm have different emails - and customise it in a wysiwyg editor - SPAW on the current site - which he can then save to the file without having to edit the hard code.


Now i'm not sure of the praticalitys' of this, or whether it's even possible, but i cant see why it shouldnt be - is it much different to category descriptions?

Know looking throught the coding of the contib, i can see that it is based on lots of variable, as u can see in the above code snippet - $Varstyle, $Varhttp, etc - now how i would go about intergrating those, i'm not sure - the most obvious solution is drag-n-drop, but how feasible that is, i'm not sure.


I'm a relative PHP newbie, but i'm a quick learner, and like to throw myself in at the deep end.

Any help or pointers on this would be greatly appreicated.




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