I created two groups in one group type.

  • Job Post
  • Business

Each group has its own content type(same label) and group permissions.

User Story:

"As a user(Job Post) I would like to be able to create a job. A job should contain a description and a job type - for example, plumbing."

As a plumber(Business) I would like to be notified every time a new job is posted that is for plumbing, but not for any other types of work."

How specifically can this be achieve using Rules as I'm a newbie on this module and still trying hard to make setup on this problem.

  • If you're new to the Rules module, then you may not be aware of this showstopper ... Apart from that, which module are you using, if any, for implementing those "groups"? Feb 27, 2017 at 14:21
  • I'm using Group module. I have also Pathauto enabled. Feb 28, 2017 at 13:09

1 Answer 1


It really depends on your setup. A simple way to achieve this would be to assign business users with a role let's say "Business". Once that's done you can create a trigger on creation of new node, set conditions based on your requirement e.g. user role = "Business" and category = "Plumber" and action to send out an email.

You might need additional modules if you're looking at sending out HTML emails.

Let me know if you need any help.


  • Okey, thanks for your response. Yes, I have a role assigned to each. It is set in the group configuration by the Group module. Also, in my case I only want business to be notified in their page, not in email. Like if we can create a view that whenever a new job post was created for plumbing it will be added in the list view. Feb 28, 2017 at 13:12
  • Yes you can do that by using some private messaging module like drupal.org/project/message_private or can create a new content type with user reference field attached to it. This user reference should point to the business where this message needs to be displayed. You can then create a view and list of all the nodes with user reference set to currently logged in business. You can also add a status field in content type to mark it as unread node and when a business views it, update it to read status.
    – Ash U
    Mar 1, 2017 at 3:47
  • Okey, sound like a solution to me. Will follow your instructions and update you. Thanks! Mar 1, 2017 at 7:57

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