I'm very new to magento. I want to show the newsletter template's preview for the customers. I know it is possible from the admin backend. But how can I obtain this link in the template pages?. I found this code in core/Mage/AdminHtml/controllers/Newsletter/TemplateController.php

`public function previewAction ()

    $data = $this->getRequest()->getParams();
    if (empty($data) || !isset($data['id'])) {
        return $this;

    // set default value for selected store
    $data['preview_store_id'] = Mage::app()->getAnyStoreView()->getId();


but I don't know how to use it for this. I have the template_id to load the template.

Is there any other method to accomplish this?. Thanks in advance

  • Where do you wan't to show it? And what is actually your plan why you want to achieve this? – Anna Völkl Nov 13 '14 at 11:44
  • I want to show it on customer/form/newsletter.phtml. Actually my client need the preview of all news letters displayed on the newsletter.phtml page. Is it possible? – user3905451 Nov 13 '14 at 11:54

Something like this could help, anyway I did not test it:

$queue = Mage::getModel('newsletter/queue');
$data['preview_store_id'] = Mage::app()->getAnyStoreView()->getId(); //or your store-id


To get a proper view you will need to include it via iframe or popup-windows I guess.

From my personal experience I can say, that sending Newsletters directly from Magento is not too much fun and it's very inflexible. It would make sense to integrate a newsletter service.

  • Till $data['preview_store_id'] = Mage::app()->getAnyStoreView()->getId(); is working fine but it is stuck in the line $queue->addTemplateData($data);. print_r($queue->addTemplateData($data);) shows nothing. – user3905451 Nov 13 '14 at 12:35
  • Sorry, I cannot debug it right now. You should check what happens in the addTemplateData and getTemplate methods of Mage_Newsletter_Model_Queue. – Anna Völkl Nov 13 '14 at 12:53

I found a solution for this in an indirect way and it worked for me. I directly get all required newsletter data from the database itself.

$resource = new Mage_Core_Model_Resource();  
$read = $resource->getConnection('core_read');  
$select = $read->select()->from('newsletter_template');
$temp = $read->fetchAll($select); 

then simply using a foreach loop, I was able to get all the values.

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