It is now possible for users to send notifications to other users using the Mentions plugin through an
@username in the document. Using
@username for notifications are incredibly commonplace in social software such as Twitter and Facebook along with social enterprise applications such as IBM’s Connections suite.
Users can communicate every day using
@username on social networks and can expect to be able to use them when creating content too.
Mentions is available as a stand-alone plugin or as part of the Pro Bundle. To learn more about all the options, check out the pricing and plans here.
There are two deployment options. One is with TinyMCE Cloud, the other is the more traditional Self-hosted route, requiring an additional server-side component to be installed and configured.
Please note that this feature requires a backend integration with a system to handle listing of users, as well as sending the notifications. Refer to this example code for more information. There are two integration points: getting a user list when
@abc... is typed, and on submitting the form, sending a notification to the
@username in the document.
Mentions is available for download through TinyMCE Cloud. Include the
mentions parameter in the
tinymce.init script. Refer to the Mentions documentation, for more information on setup and configuration.
A TinyMCE Enterprise subscription includes the ability to download and install the Mentions feature for the editor. For more information on setup and configuration refer to the Mentions documentation.