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Reminder emails using ACF

  • Hi,

    I’m wondering if it’s possible to send reminder emails out from WP using a date set via ACF? I’m setting up a website for my local basketball team and trying to work out how I would send reminders to my subscribers for upcoming games based on a date I would set in the post as an ACF.

    I know this is a bit of a broad request, but if anyone could help me along the right path, then I’d be very appreciative and would gladly publish a tutorial on how to do this so it can help others…



  • Hi @onesizeup

    Yes, this is very possible.

    You can write a custom function which generates and sends an email. The content of this email can contain any data you wish, so yes, you can pull in an ACF value using get_field.

    Perhaps you would add an action to the save_post, and use the ACF value to schedule a cron function to send out the email?

    I’m not exactly sure how you want the functionality to work, but yes, you can load in an ACF value.


  • Hi Elliot,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I’ll use that information to get going and see where I get. The main issue I foresee though is that the WP_Cron functions is that they require someone to visit your site for the function to run at the scheduled time…

    I guess another method might be to write a script that is run every day by a server-based cron job to check posts and send out emails if the ACF date is within a certain range.

    If I’m successful with this (!), I’ll follow up on my promise of writing a tutorial for you (should you be interested).



  • Hello Elliot and Osu, I need to do exactly the same thing, but I’m not a good coder! Can you give me some more precisely advice or a draft code? Thanks in advance, any help will be greatly appreciated!

  • Also need this. Any example code?

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