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Send link to friend

Send link to friend WordPress plug-in will create a simple form in the website to send the URL. If the user thought the content is useful to their friend, they can use this form to send the URL instead of copy and paste the URL into email. This form have the option to enter the email address and small description text box. the URL of the page automatically added into the email. also we have captcha option in the form to protect the spam mails. there are three ways to implement the form into the website.

Feature of the plug-in

  • Simple to use.
  • Admin can choose which page this plug-in should display.
  • Easy style-override.
  • Ajax, so no page refresh.
  • Captcha to avoid spam.

See live demo on sidebar; If you think this page is useful to your friend, use Send link to friend sidebar form to share this page to your friend.

Installation instruction

Method 1

  • Download the plugin Send-link-to-friend.zip from download location.
  • Unpack the Send-link-to-friend.zip file
  • Extract the /Send-link-to-friend/ folder.
  • Drop the plugin folder into your wp-content/plugins folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new send link to friend plug-in listed.
  • To turn the word presses plug-in on, click activate.

Method 2

  • Go to Add New menu under Plugins tab in your word-press admin.
  • Search Send link to friend plugin using search option.
  • Find the plugin and click Install Now link.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Method 3

  • Download the plugin Send-link-to-friend.zip from download location.
  • Go to Add New menu under Plugins tab in your word press admin.
  • Select upload link (top link menu).
  • Upload the available Send-link-to-friend.zip file and click Install Now.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

If any problem in the Captcha, use version 2.0 (version 2.0 is captcha free version)

Version 8.0

Tested up to 3.4
JavaScript loaded by using the wp_enqueue_scripts hook (instead of the init hook)
Slight change in the short code, Please find the new short code for your gallery

Version 6.0

Short code available to add the form into pages/posts.

Version 5.0

FROM NAME field included in the admin setting.

Version 3.0

Captcha/Security code.

To change the Captcha color scheme.

1. Take captcha.php file.
2. Go to line 26,27,28 to change the Captcha color scheme.

Plugin configuration

Drag and Drop the Widget : Go to widget page under Appearance tab, Drag and drop Send link to friend widget into your side bar.

Add directly in the theme : Use this code, <?php if (function_exists (gSendtofriend)) gSendtofriend(); ?> to add the widget to your theme files.

Short code for pages and posts: use the given short code in your posts and pages.
Short code: [send-link-to-friend]

Frequently asked questions

Q1. What is Display Option?

We can set the plug in display based on page type..

Q2. Where to set the from name and from email?

Administration → Settings → Send link to friend

Q3. How to change the captcha color?

1. Take captcha.php file.
2. Go to line 26,27,28 to change the Captcha color scheme.

Download location


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  1. Hi! Great plugin man! Awesome work
    Some sugestions:
    1. add a setting page when you can easily edit the CSS for the form.
    2. add “your name” and “your email” to form.
    3. add a setting page when you can edit the template of the mail that is sent.


  2. I have your plugin installed in the sidebar on my blog links and it does not work. Can you have a look and respond with ideas on a fix. Thank you very much Pat

  3. Hi I like your plugin and have only one question. The mail come to the user as from: WOrdpress. How can that be set to a different value?

    thank you

      • Yes, it does pick up the email address from General Settings but the email one receives reads FROM: WORDPRESS. It would be much preferred to be able to put our name there and not WORDPRESS.

        It’s still a great plugin but it needs to read from who it was sent from.

        Thanks again for your responds. Good support for plugins is often rare and your support is appreciated. The plugin is working very well. I would definitely recommend your plugins to others.

  4. Hi there

    It doesn’t work on my site either.

    On testing, the form won’t submit as it keeps saying that the Captcha Code is wrong (when it isn’t).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you 🙂

  5. Hi, I’ve just installed this plugin but the captcha image is not showing… Also I would like to get in touch with you so we can discuss about making some multilanguage customizations to it ASAP…. thanks

  6. Hi,

    I have this installed and it works great. However, as with others, it needs to come from someone other than “WordPress”. Also, for some reason, in the mails that get sent, the links are not clickable.

    Any ideas?


  7. Coptcha keeps coming up invalid, version 2 works fine but when upgrading to version4 for added security emails wont send?

  8. I just installed this plugin. Looks great, seems to work great, but the test emails are never recieved.
    Instead, in my admin email account for the website, I get an email that says: A message that you sent was rejected by the local scanning code that checks incoming messages on this system. The following error was given: “Relaying not permitted”
    I checked my admin panel and there is no where I can change any email relaying settings. Is there a way I can fix this?

  9. Installed v.5 Send Link to Friend. Any more details on getting working. Keeps asking me for a security code in box at bottom. A short little tuctorial might be of benefit to explain these aspects. The plugin description seems to dovetail with what I want to achieve and no doubt would be great to get it working.

    Have a good Xmas.

  10. I found your plugin, but like to use it on a page, instaed as a widget. Is there a shortcode which I can copy the wordpress html-editor, so that I can add the page as a manu-item?



  11. Fine plugin.
    As told in previous replies, will be a good idea to add name en email of sender !
    I give a solution for those having error message : “Warning: imagettfbbox() [function.imagettfbbox]: Could not find/open font”.
    Depending of server type and after a long research, simply modify in captcha.php line 6 :
    var $font = ‘monofont.ttf’; to
    var $font = ‘./monofont.ttf’;
    Works on windows and linux !

  12. Thanks a lot for the nice an easy to use “Send link to friend” Plugin. Unfortunately it is not yet prepared for translation. Do you mind to add this soon?


  13. is there a way this plugin could send an “image” to a user? it would be a set image… we want our users to be able to fill out a form, and send a paticular .jpg file to whoever they want. so the .jpg file would be the same for anyone who wants to use this feature on our site. in other words the user would not choose the image. we would want that image hard coded. don’t know if i am making sense or not…

  14. I still have problems with the Captcha. Upgraded to latest version, tried to change the font according to B. Gallot comment, but no picture of the security code are showing.
    Also, the mail sender “WordPress” are still a problem, have anyone figured out how to change this…?

  15. I finally figured this out.., the problem with Captca not displaying: you need to type this correctly at line 6 in Captcha.php

    var $font = ‘./monofont.ttf’;

    But, I do not want Captha in my form – how can I remove it ??

  16. Should have a version that allows you to choose with or without captcha….I understand you can download 2.0…but then you dont get to change the person who sent it to you feature.

  17. Great work!!!

    One suggestion
    It would be better if a field “Your Name” is added. then the message could include that name to make the message more authentic.

  18. This would be perfect for my application, but I need to place it at three different locations on my website. Once I install the widget on the first location, it disappears from the available widget list. How can I get 2 more duplicate widgets?

  19. Really nice plugin, I think it would be even better if it could somehow be merged with your Popup plugins. For example, site visitor clicks on a link that says “Send link to friend” and the email form appears in a popup window. I think adding this feature would make it just about perfect.

    Great work though!

  20. Not sure what to do here, but it would be nice to have a setting in the admin to turn off the “link to this page” feature of this plugin. I have it opening in thickbox instead of always shown as a widget, but then the user gets a link to may stripped down “tell a friend page” instead of being able to go to the home page.

    I’m going to have to edit the core of the plugin to remove the feature for my needs. Otherwise, it’s a useful plugin. Thanks.

  21. Hi, wanted to let you know that I’ve installed this plug-in and tried testing, but it says my security code is invalid. I’ve tried reloading it several times, and each new security code does not end up working… Thanks, though. I suspect I’ll love the plug-in once I get it working…

  22. The plugin seems to have installed correctly.
    I inserted the widget into my sidebar.

    The problem: when I tested the widget by sending an email link using the form, I don’t receive the email.

    What should I do?

    I use wordpress 3.2.1


  23. para el captacha, subir font desde el cpanel del sitio web y listo.

    I finally figured for captacha, upload font from the web site’s cpanel and go.


  24. Hi,

    This is a great plugin, Thanks a lot.

    Just I have two issues:

    – I always get an invalid security code.

    – How can I change/translate the text of form.


  25. Thanks for some other informative website. The place else may just I get that type of info written in such an ideal manner? I have a mission that I am simply now operating on, and I have been on the glance out for such info.

  26. Nice plugin, great work, Thanks.
    But I am having a problem, every time it says INVALID SECURITY CODE.

    Would you please kindly suggest how to fix it.

    Thanks again.

  27. simple-contact-form.js open this JS file from the server and un-comment the 54th and 59th line update the file and try again. this will show the exact error.


  28. Dear,

    Where can i translate the fields? I have found a few fields in the .php file but still can’t find ‘if you thought this page is useful to your friend, use this form to send.’

    And how can we add a field for the name of the sender?

    Thank you,


  29. The plugins is correctly installed and is showing on the website but it seems that it is not sending the email (it is not on the spam folder too). Any thoughts?

  30. Thanks for your hard work. after installing the plugin it is not sending any emails , on the screen says message sent successfully but I never received it, even I tried from your website(this page) still I can not get any emails. can you please help me to fix this issue. do I have to change something in my php.ini or turn on one of the php extentions on the server?

  31. Hi!

    Thanks for a great plugin! Unfortunately I can’t use it since it’s not programmed to be easy to translate into other languages. Could you please instruct on how to translate your plugin or make the plugin compatible with PO Edit or other tools? Thanks in advance!

  32. Hi,

    We use your plug-in for a website and i have extend the plug-in with:
    – Support for multiple language using .po files
    – New option to manage the contents of the e-mail being sent
    – Some security fixes / code improvements

    I wan’t to share this new code with you so that everyone can use it, it is open source off course. Please send me a e-mail so that i can send you the ZIP.

    Gr, Tim

  33. Hi,

    Thanks for this plugin, it is almost there!!!

    I’d like to be able to enter who the link is being sent FROM (me), rather than it defaulting to coming from the site/admin itself.

    see this link to see what I am referring to.: http://www.goto-es.com/Tell.asp

    If your plugin did this, It’s be great! I think this is the flexibility that people are asking for, at least I am.

    With appreciation!

  34. How to send the location of the shops to a friend in an email. This should include the address and Google Co-ordinates.

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