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Rules is a tool that enables you to define automatic, conditionally executed actions, triggered by various types of events. the basic outline of this functionality is:

  • WHEN an event happens
  • IF conditions are right
  • THEN take an action

Install Rules 

Run the following from the command line in the root of your project composer require drupal/rules 

Once this has run you can return to the Drupal dashboard and enable the Rules module.

Create the Rule

To create a rule navigate to /admin/config/workflow/rules then click on the Add a reaction rule button. Fill in the details with the following.

Label: send email after adding content

React on event: After saving a new content item


add reaction rule send email after save content


Add the Conditions

Now we need to add a condition so click the Add condition button.

From the select box choose Entity is of bundle from under Content and then click Continue.

When adding this condition it is useful to Switch to data selection for the Data selector input. The Data selector we want is node

Set the Type value to node

Set the Bundle value to article. This is the machine name of Article content type.

add entity if of bundle condition


We can now save the condition.

Add the Actions

We can now add an action to Send email after adding article content. Click the Add action button and choose Send email from the System section of the dropdown.
Enter the send to, subject and message values.

add send email action


We can now save the action. if you want to make message field as textarea in send email action, you can apply this patch rules_sendmail_textarea-2724129-46.patch

see this link https://www.drupal.org/patch/apply if you don't know how to apply a patch in drupal.

Next steps

  • Clear your Drupal 8 caches. To do this I use this Drush command: drush cr if you don’t currently use Drush, I highly recommend using it, or the Drupal Console.
  • Now log in and check if the reaction rule is working.
  • I hope you found this post useful. let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Riadh Rahmi

Senior Web Developer PHP/Drupal & Laravel

I am a senior web developer, I have experience in planning and developing large scale dynamic web solutions especially in Drupal & Laravel.