I need to unsubscribe users from a specific simplenews newsletter category after a newsletter of that category has been sent. The best way is to do this action after updating sent status of newsletter. but there are not a hook or event to do this. What is your opinion to implement this task?

  • Did you try using rules. I hope simplenews integrates with rules.
    – James
    Jan 10, 2015 at 13:15
  • Simplenews only provides two events in rules: when a single user subscribes or unsubscribes. Jan 10, 2015 at 13:40
  • Currently, I remove subscriptions in hook_simplenews_spooled. But it is not a good way to do this task. Jan 10, 2015 at 13:42

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The best way would be patch simplenews to offer more events.

Second best would be to override simplenews via a custom module to offer more events.

There are other options but those are the best following the Drupal way.

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