playSMS 1.4.2 on Ubuntu 18.04

EDIT:

This article is old. Please use playSMS version 1.4.3 instead. Previous version of playSMS contains security vulnerabilities and have been fixed in 1.4.3.

Same method described in this article can still be used to install playSMS 1.4.3, you just need to change 1.4.2 to 1.4.3.


This howto will show you how to install playSMS 1.4.2 on Ubuntu 18.04, the latest version as of today. By using Ubuntu 18.04 as base distribution you can test whether or not playSMS 1.4.2 work properly with PHP 7.2 and MySQL 5.7.

Let’s Start

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Quick FAQ:

Q: Can I install on different server other than DigitalOcean ?
A: Yes of course, you need Internet and preferably CLI root access

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playSMS 1.4.2 Released

playSMS version 1.4.2 has been released and is available for download. Version 1.4.1 is skipped due to MySQL 5.7++ and PHP 7.2 compatibility. playSMS version 1.4.2 is not planned but has to be released, the major reason was security patches is required for known playSMS 1.4 vulnerabilities. It has also some fixes related MySQL server’s update and PHP 7, and some other bugfixes. If you installed previous version it is recommended to immediately update to this version.

Change logs can be read in this closed issues list and this commits list.

Get playSMS version 1.4.2 from playSMS download page.

Enjoy.

Docker for playSMS 1.4

Short announcement. Recently I’ve updated the image antonraharja/playsms on Docker registry with playSMS 1.4. It means when you follow the previous Docker playSMS tutorial I wrote now you’ll get playSMS 1.4 installed.

Here is the full step by step tutorial:

Just to remind you how I create the playSMS Docker image, here is the project website:

Enjoy.

SMS Autorespond version 2

New version is available. You can download it from the release page hosted on Github.

Version 2 is an important release, it solved an issue with incoming SMS that is handled by this plugin can’t be found anywhere in the report. Those SMS are recorded in database but they’re not displayed in the report, specifically in All feature messages or My feature messages menu.

The plugin name, the plugin’s folder name, also changed from sms_autorespond to just autorespond. This is due to limitation in the current playSMS that calls plugins sorted by their folder name. For SMS autorespond we want this plugin to handle SMS before plugin incoming.

Visit technical detail about the plugin from its Github website. Installation or upgrade instruction also available on the website.

Enjoy.

SMS Autorespond

I would like to introduce the new plugin I made for playSMS, SMS Autorespond. This plugin will scan each incoming SMS for a match with configured regular expression and reply them automatically based on its setup.

If you know SMS Autoreply, one of the early plugin in playSMS, the main difference with it is the incoming SMS scanned based on patterns, not keyword.

autorespond

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