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email to friend (15 posts)

  1. Harvey
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello everyone! I'm loving WP2.0 ~

    Curious about one thing, is there a plugin of sorts which would allow reads to eaisly "email post to a friend"?

    Interested in adding this functionality to my site if possible!

    Thanks for any pointers!

    - Harvey

  2. FruitFly
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I believe WP-Email would do what you're looking for. :)

  3. Harvey
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks! I was able to get it installed successfully.

    I have one question though about implementation.
    Currently wp-email appears OK in my plugins option in my admin panel, and it is enabled.

    Next I need to edit index.php in my theme.

    I am looking at the doc here.
    http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/wp-email/usage

    It says that I need to find this line in my theme's index.php. I am using the POOL them.

    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    Actually I can't find this line anywhere in my index.php...

    Closest I find is this.

    <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    So I went ahead and added this under it, as instructed.

    <?php if(function_exists('wp_email')) { email_link(); } ?>

    After changing the email settings to use sendmail instead of PHP (php didn't work for me), everything is working fine.

    I did a little more tweaking with index.php to get the EMAIL THIS comment in-line with the Comments link as well, and getting it the same small font, and now everything looks great.

    http://www.japannewbie.com

    Check it out!

    Thanks for the help everyone!

    - Harvey

  4. Harvey
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey this is working out well, but I noticed someone has sent a abused this and sent a spamish email through this system.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Anyways to prevent it?

  5. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the email does log what it send, can I know it send a post to another email or?

  6. Harvey
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I noticed in the logs, that the email feature was used by some randomly entered email address to send an email to some other randomly entered email address.

    I wanted to know what could be done to stop this sort of abuse.

  7. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hmm, from the looks of it, do u think it is generated email by bots or human typing.

  8. Harvey
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    bots

  9. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    okie, maybe I should type in a verification image or something in the next version.

  10. Harvey
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah that might help! Not a big problem though, only had one incident so far! Though if it got larger, I'm sure my ISP would send me a warning.

  11. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    lol, roger that.

  12. hallipa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just wanted to say this is a badass plugin and express my thanks to GamerZ for it. Works a charm.

  13. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks for the compliments =D

  14. spc
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi GamerZ,

    Thanks so much for the plugin! My site is http://www.shawnconrad.com

    Just a few small issues:

    1) The "Email This Post" link is showing up at the top of my article. How can I have it appear at the end?

    2) The link only shows up from the Home page but not when I click from different categories. How can I fix that?

    3) Lastly, when you click the link, the form is dark (taking only the dark element of my theme). How do I fix that?

    Once again I'm excited about using your plugin. THANKS MUCH.

  15. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks I answered you in my email =)

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