How to auto send email when publishing a custom post type in WordPress?

Hi,
I’d like to have an email automatically sent out to my website’s subscribers when I publish a post for a specific custom post type. I was search and I’ve found a few plugins that will do this but only for regular posts (or for any post type that gets published, not allowing you to specify a particular post type). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  Can anyone help me?
Thanks.

Brong Asked on October 21, 2016 in Programming.

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    Hi Mohi Uddin,
    You can try this code although I haven’t test yet but I think this code will works for you.

    add_action( 'transition_post_status', 'send_mails_on_publish', 10, 3 );
    function send_mails_on_publish( $new_status, $old_status, $post )
     {
     if ( 'publish' !== $new_status or 'publish' === $old_status
     or 'my_custom_type' !== get_post_type( $post ) )
     return;
    $subscribers = get_users( array ( 'role' => 'subscriber' ) );
     $emails      = array ();
    foreach ( $subscribers as $subscriber )
     $emails[] = $subscriber->user_email;
    $body = sprintf( 'Hey there is a new entry!
     See <%s>',
     get_permalink( $post )
     );
    wp_mail( $emails, 'New entry!', $body );
     }
     

    Thanks for your questions, If this code doesn’t works for you then let me know. I shall try to help you as soon as possible.

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    Silver Answered on October 21, 2016.
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