Invitations Magento Extension


Magento Invitations & refer a friend extension is aimed at increasing the number of your prospective customers by means of Magento referral program. You will be able to import gmail contacts, facebook contacts and yahoo contacts from address book and get more visitors in no time.

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Invitations Magento Extension

Magento Invitations Overview

This magento refer a friend extension allows your clients to invite their friends in convenient way. Users can import contacts from yahoo, gmail, facebook, badoo, plaxo and other email and social media services and invite their friends in bulk. With this extension site owners can create promotional page to boost membership registrations by running special promotions. Additionally admin can manage all customer invitations and address books from magento back-end.

If you've been looking for a fast and convenient way of inviting friends to your membership store, the Invitations Magento Extension from Plumrocket will undoubtedly be a great surprise for you. There is no need to waste your time and efforts copying your address book for hours on end. Now, you can just import all your contacts: import address book, import facebook contacts, import from gmail and yahoo and other social media platforms. Invite your friends with just one click!


  • NEW! Added support of MSN (Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live)
  • This extension consists of two pages. These include invitations in user's account page (accessible only for registered users) and promotional invitation page (accessible for everyone, including guests)
  • If combined with Magento Reward Points Extension the Invitations module allows customers to earn rewards when they refer a friend who makes his first purchase
  • Customers can invite a friend in five different ways: by manually typing their email addresses, when they import address book (import gmail contacts, yahoo contacts, etc.. 21 total systems supported), send invitations directly to their facebook friends, share product url or any other store page link or by socially liking pages with social media buttons.
  • Guest visitors can invite their friends from promo page. If guest user registers an account, all his referals will be transferred as well.
  • Invite friends by socially liking the page using Facebook like, tweet, pinterest pinit and google plus button (also available with Plumrocket Faves)
  • Customers can share personal invitation link anywhere they want (blogs, facebook, twitter, etc) to promote your site and to earn reward points for each invited person who makes his first purchase (requires Magento Reward Points extension from Plumrocket)
  • Customers can view open invitations and accepted invitations, as well as info showing if first order was made and the number of times the invitation has been sent
  • Admin can allow clients to edit standard invitation message and restrict this message to a certain amount of characters
  • Website admin can manage customer invitations
  • Admin can define which address books should be displayed for import in the frontend
  • Admin can modify referral link
  • Invitation emails can be sent from store email or from customer email address
  • Admin can enter meta tags, promotional messages and upload promotional poster images
  • Built-in template support of world's best selling Magento themes: Magento RWD, Magento Enterprise RWD, Ultimo, Milano, Shopper, Fortis, Buyshop, Acumen, Blanco, Celebrity, Venedor
  • Multi-store, multi-currency and multi language support
  • 100% open source magento extension

List of supported services:

Hotmail, Outlook

Magento Invitations Change Log

Legend:    - new feature    - bug fix

v1.4.0 - 27 Feb, 2015

  • Added support of MSN (Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live)
  • Added support of Venedor Magento Theme
  • Added ability to sort social networks from magento back-end
  • Improved display of names and photos for Google Accounts
  • Improved design of email address import page including search and address selection
  • Fixed minor issues (emails validation and display of error messages for guests, removed "Delete" button from Address Book, minor design fixes, etc.)

v1.3.7 - 10 Feb, 2015

  • 100% of the extension code is now Open Source
  • Minor code changes

v1.3.6 - 12 Dec, 2014

  • Minor fixes

v1.3.5 - 01 Dec, 2014

  • Improved default magento feature "Email to a Friend" on product pages. Now "invitation url" will be added automatically if according option "Allow invitations from all website urls" (in back-end) is set to "Yes"
  • Added built-in template support of world's best selling Magento themes: Magento RWD, Magento Enterprise RWD, Ultimo, Milano, Shopper, Fortis, Buyshop, Acumen, Blanco, Celebrity
  • Fixed bug with invitations via Facebook for both desktop and mobile devices

v1.3.4 - 21 Aug, 2014

  • Added RWD (responsive) theme support on Magento CE 1.9
  • Improved Magento EE default theme appearance
  • Added error notifications during incorrect address book import

v1.3.3 - 18 Jun, 2014

  • Fixed bug with custom referral links.
  • Fixed bug with metadata on Promo Page.
  • Added ability to set limitation for the amount of email invitations sent to prevent sender from blocking.
  • Added Magento CE 1.9 support.

v1.3.2 - 27 May, 2014

  • Fixed issue importing some contacts from Address Book.

v1.3.1 - 27 Mar, 2014

  • Imroved import of Yahoo address books
  • Fixed Facebook invitations on Promo page

v1.3.0 - 30 Jan, 2014

  • Added new functionality for guest visitors to invite their friends from promo page. If guest user registers an account, all his referals will be transferred as well.

v1.2.0 - 19 Nov, 2013

  • Added Multi Store View support
  • Added Magento CE 1.8 support
  • Switched magento Code Pool from "local" to "community".
  • Invitation email subject and body template are now moved to magento back-end.

v1.1.3 - 12 Sep, 2013

  • Fixed bug that restricted number of imported contacts from Yahoo Address Books.

v1.1.2 - 11 Sep, 2013

  • Added Yahoo contacts import via new Yahoo API.

v1.1.1 - 09 Sep, 2013

  • Promo page fix related to plumrocket popup login extension.
  • Added new option in extension config file - "Allow invitations from all website URLs". This option allows to convert any page of your store into "invitation link", which leads to a lot higher invitation rates, site traffic and customer satisfaction.

v1.1.0 - 19 Aug, 2013

  • After the installation the extension is disabled by default which allows the site owner to enable extension when necessary and not when it is installed.
  • Invitations menu item is moved under Plumrocket section in Magento Configuration
  • 99% of the extension code is now Open Source
  • Option "Allow invitations via shares" added
  • Added license information in all extension files
  • Added extension name in global configuration file

v1.0.3 - 23 Apr, 2013

  • New option added allowing to set Minimum Order Subtotal and Maximum days after registration for an invitee to make a purchase.

v1.0.2 - 19 Apr, 2013

  • Extracting Gmail contacts via Google API

v1.0.1 - 08 Mar, 2013

  • Magento 1.7 support added

v1.0.0 - 13 Feb, 2013

  • Created Invitations Magento Extension