wp tell a friend popup form

Description

Check official website for live demo http://www.gopiplus.com/work/2012/05/21/wordpress-plugin-wp-tell-a-friend-popup-form/

This will create the popup form to the user to share the website link to their friend. The concept of this plug-in is to open the Tell a Friend form in the popup window by clicking the button from the page (Sidebar, End of the post, pages). Plug-in automatically pick the post link and send it to their friend as well as website admin (Optional) along with the entered message.

Plugin configuration

  • Drag and drop the widget
  • Paste the php code to your desired template location
  • Short code for pages and posts

Step to follow

  • Click Tell A Friend Button.
  • It will open the form in the popup window.
  • Fill your name and friend email.
  • Enter the short message.
  • Click the send button.

Plug-in features

  • Open form in popup window
  • Option to send the mail copy to admin.
  • Option to customize the mail content.
  • Option to set the from email address.
  • Ajax submission.
  • Unblockable.
  • Movable popup.

Screenshots

  • Front Screen. http://www.gopiplus.com/work/2012/05/21/wordpress-plugin-wp-tell-a-friend-popup-form/

  • Admin Screen. http://www.gopiplus.com/work/2012/05/21/wordpress-plugin-wp-tell-a-friend-popup-form/

Installation

Installation

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Installation

Q) How to change/update the form style?
Q) How to change/update the form client validation?
Q) How to change the contact us button image?

Answer

Reviews

Caution advised

We were forced to shut down a site because of this plugin. Plugin was deployed to send spam by 3rd party. Be careful using this plugin.

Easily abused to send spam

I would strongly advise against using this plugin at all. I noticed thousands of spam messages being sent from POST requests directly calling the ‘send-mail’ function. Looking at the code for version 5.9, the only validation it does is a check for a valid recipient address, and there are no anti-spam features. According to the changelog, from version 5.3 a CAPTCHA was removed and “form accept submission only from your website domain” – referrers are forged by bots, and this is no protection at all!

I don’t think this is ever likely to be a workable approach to sending mail to an arbitrary address, even with a CAPTCHA. Better solutions for this are: (a) don’t allow the visitor to modify the subject line or content at all; or (b) create a mailto: link so the visitor can edit related text but send through their normal email system.

Didnt Work

I installed this widget on home page and the home page just went all grey. Shame there isnt a simple clean Tell a friend plugin out there!

There are many things that need to change

1. Add translation files
2. Write js files on jQuery
3. Avoid of using ID attribute in form (You can not use the code multiple times on a page). The code must be more generic.
4. Add to shortcode option to add URL (other than current page)

Thank you

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Contributors & Developers

“wp tell a friend popup form” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

First version

2.0

JavaScript loaded by using the wp_enqueue_scripts hook (instead of the init hook)
Short code option for pages and posts

3.0

New demo link

4.0

Tested up to 3.4.2

4.1

Tested up to 3.5

5.0

Tested up to 3.6
Added few security features.

5.1

  1. Tested up to 3.8
  2. Now this plugin supports localization (or internationalization). i.e. option to translate into other languages.
    Plugin *.po file (tell-a-friend.po) available in the languages folder.

5.2

  1. Tested up to 3.9

5.3

  1. Captcha removed from the plugin. Instead security check has been added in Tell A Friend form submit page. With this new option Tell A Friend form accept submission only from your website domain. It simply reject the submission other then your website domain. After plugin upgrade, Please deactivate and activate the plugin once.

5.4

  1. Tested up to 4.0

5.5

  1. Tested up to 4.1

5.6

  1. Tested up to 4.2.2

5.7

  1. Tested up to 4.3

5.8

  1. Tested up to 4.4
  2. Text Domain slug has been added for Language Packs.

5.8.1

Version 5.8 short code bug fixed.

5.9

  1. Tested up to 4.5
  2. Sanitization added for all input value.
  3. After submitted the form, popup window will be closed automatically.

6.0

  1. Tested up to 4.6

6.1

  1. Tested up to 4.7

6.2

  1. Tested up to 4.8