Is there a variable I can include in the transactional emails to show whether the customer has subscribed to the Newsletter or not?


In app\code\core\Mage\Sales\Model\Order.php there is a function sendNewOrderEmail() you can see this code:

                'order'        => $this,
                'billing'      => $this->getBillingAddress(),
                'payment_html' => $paymentBlockHtml

in same function you can check if customer is subscribed to newsletter or not like using this code:

$subscriber = Mage::getModel('newsletter/subscriber')->loadByEmail($this->getCustomerEmail());
if ($subscriber->getId()) {

then you can pass this variable in in setTemplateParams like:

                'order'        => $this,
                'billing'      => $this->getBillingAddress(),
                'payment_html' => $paymentBlockHtml,
                'is_subscribed' = > $is_subscribed

then in email template you can check like this

{{if is_subscribed}}

Note: override this function instead of making changes in core code


You can check customer by email if the email is already in subscribe list

$subscriber = Mage::getModel('newsletter/subscriber')->loadByEmail($email); if ($subscriber->getId()) { // put your logic here... }

Or if you have customer ID then you can directly check in newsletter_subscriber table to check if customer ID exists or not.

  • But I can't do this within a transactional email template I guess – Shakamal Feb 15 '18 at 20:19

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