Magento plugin – 3. Settings

eMailChef Magento Plugin Tutorial


After installing the extension, its options can be configured through the admin console by visiting Newsletter > eMailChef > Settings & Field Mapping (also available at System > Configuration > Settings & Field Mapping).

By using the store switcher on the top left, it is possible to set every settings at the store view level or above.

To enable the extension it is necessary to fill these required fields:

  • Email
  • Password
  • List
  • Default Group

Follows a list of the available settings:

Setting Description
Email Email used to log into eMailChef.
Password Password used to log into eMailChef.
Test Connection Tests if the above credentials are valid.
List Represents the list in which all Customers will be subscribed to, by default. If this list does not show, please check if the Email an Password have been entered correctly.
Default Group Default Group / Segment in wich registered users will be added.
Enable subscription checkbox during checkout Select yes to display the newsletter sign up checkbox during checkout.
Enable Automatic Data Export to eMailChef Select yes to automatically export customers from Magento to eMailChef
Order Statuses to Match For Customer Totals Select the order status(es) that should be used by the Extension to considered an order as a purchase with regard to data transfers and customer segmentation.
Server Timezone Current server set timezone
Export Frequency How often data will be updated and exported.
Export Offset (in hours) Transfers happen at midnight (midnight for the server where the store is hosted) and thereafter (e.g. every six hours will happen at 12:00am, 6am, etc.) This setting allows you to introduce a delay. For example, if you set it up for a daily transfer, the Server Timezone is UTC, but you want the transfer happen at 4am UTC, you will want to set the offset at 4 hours.
Enable Module Debugging Log Enable the debugging log if you are experiencing any problems and need to communicate with our support team.


3.1 Field mappings

After connecting the store, Magento customers fields have to be mapped with eMailChef.

The eMailChef Field Mapping section and the Custom Customer Attributes section just below allows this mapping.


The left part shows Magento customer fields while the right section shows eMailChef customer fields. eMailChef list fields can be customized by following this guide:

If you add a new field to eMailChef, it may take a few minutes before it can be seen in this page. That’s because Magento caches information to speed up the system.

To immediately see the updated list of fields, cache can be flushed under System > Cache Management in Magento administration panel.