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WooCommerce Referral plugin – Changelog

by WPGens Team - Updated November 2023

This is the changelog of the Refer a Friend for WooCommerce PREMIUM plugin. Data is updated when the new version is up.

= 3.1.0 =
* Important Security fix: Some users were able to get an advocate coupon even if they did not pass the fraud check.
* New feature: WooCommerce Subscription (Enable partial coupon usage). Allows coupons to be partially used, reducing the coupon value if it exceeds the order amount.
* Improvement: Reward tracking – display friend’s first/last name instead of a display name.
* Improvement: WooCommerce 8.3 support.
* Developer: Added new WordPress filter for coupon type.
* Bug Fix: Fatal error fix when manually adding a coupon code.
* Bug Fix: The plugin would not apply discounts to users who were eligible for it.
* Preparation for a new feature to generate coupons X days after the order was marked as completed.

= 3.0.0 =
* Completely redesigned, modern, and user-friendly administration panel.
* New feature: Detailed Referral Orders Screen.
* New feature: Check referral earnings per advocate for defined period. (Track your monthly earnings from referrals for each advocate.)
* New feature: Reward users upon signup.
* Improved: Events screen.
* Speed optimization. Removed jquery cookie script from loading on frontend, now its a single JS file.
* Added several new filters. Documentation in progress.

= 2.4.3 =
* Fix: Wrong history orders showing on account page for latest version of WooCommerce

= 2.4.2 =
* Twitter rebrand

= 2.4.1 =
* Phone number fraud check
* Refer a friend data screen – showing all orders fix
* Preparations for the next big UI update.

= 2.4.0 =
* Big Change: HPOS Support
* Order screen – optimized for speed/less queries

= 2.3.18 =
* Optimized checkout flow.

= 2.3.17 =
* Viber share
* Fix for percentage discount on automatic subscription.

= 2.3.16 =
* Fraud prevention settings panel

= 2.3.14 =
* Subscription bug fix #2

= 2.3.13 =
* Subscription bug fix.
* Disable guest coupons via coupon field fix.
* raf list table fixed to show all referral orders, not just the ones that created coupons.
* Better notice at the checkout on why coupon was removed.
* IP address check
* Share email disable button when ajax is working
* Prevent removing of the last email share input

= 2.3.12 =
* Free shipping for guest auto coupons
* Fix my account page – coupon listing
* Notify admin of fraud detection
* Fix my account coupon listing on mobiles
* Add coupon option to exclude sale items

= 2.3.11 =
* Better WPML support
* WhatsApp guest share fix
* Buyer email subject fix
* Minor coupon issue fixed
* Fix empty referrals applied on subscription renewals.
* Added button to remove email field
* Fix for number of referrals per screen
* Fix events timezone.

= 2.3.10 =
* Support for Aelia currency switcher for minimum order amount.
* Missing raf link bug fix.

= 2.3.9 =
* Security update
* Change in woo subscription, ability to disable shipping costs when applying on automatic subscription.

= 2.3.8 =
* Guests can no longer keep using same referral code to get a discount on the same email address.

= 2.3.7 =
* Exclude sales item for coupon codes
* Japanese translation

= 2.3.6 =
* Fixed issue with referrals not showing even if checkbox to hide the ones with zero order is not checked.
* Notice error removed.

= 2.3.5 =
* Added option to disable referral codes for users without orders.
* Prevent the use of false emails to get guest discounts.

= 2.3.4 =
* Fixed minimum amount required when applying coupon manually.

= 2.3.3 =
* WhatsApp share link fix.

= 2.3.2 =
* Disable sending of emails via option under emails tab.
* Urgent fix for manually added referral codes.

= 2.3.1 =
* Manually add referral code for past orders
* Updated pot file with new translatable strings
* Few bugs fixed regarding the new event system

= 2.3.0 =
* New Raf Events system.
* Added more social share options

= 2.2.5 =
* New filter for points rewards plugin and a filter to disable showing of referral code per user role.

= 2.2.4 =
* Fix send email button for guest users

= 2.2.3 =
* Fix notice for Contact Form 7 shortcode

= 2.2.1 – 2.2.2 =
* Couple of small errors fixed after 2.2 update.

= 2.2.0 =
* FEATURE: Guests referral. A user does not need to be registered user to refer anymore, guests can refer now as well.
* FEATURE: Make sure email is valid when inviting via email.
* FEATURE: Export all referrals as CSV under Woocommerce -> Refer a friend data screen.
* FEATURE: WooCommerce Points & Rewards plugin is now fully supported, you can choose how many points user will earn when he is referring a friend.
* Critical fix: User could use both referral link and referral code in some cases.
* Support for latest Contact form 7 version.
* Optimization for checkout email field
* Templates have been updated to 2.2.0., please update them.

= 2.1.1 =
* Fix for referral codes, exclude bug fix
* Added tab title filter.
* Added new classes for custom styling for referral codes vs referral links.
* Fix for referral codes applied on cart/checkout.
* Fix header notice on checkout,
* Fix issue of guest coupons when using referral codes instead of links, he was able to use code multiple times even tho he was registered user.

= 2.1.0 =
* Option to hide share via email.
* Better UX on share via email, inputs are reappearing after sending emails.
* Added a free shipping option for a coupon
* Added a new filter to enable coupon types created by other plugins
* Translation updates.
* Fall back to “Your Friend”, when user does not have first and last name and invites friends.
* Filter to easly change coupon generation to other order status than completed.
* Added action that runs after sending referral email.
* Subscription – option to spend all coupons at once.
* Added support for popup maker
* Contact Form 7 – bug fix.
* Small bug fixes
* Update to templates.

= 2.0.9 =
* Subscription renewal, fix a renewal bug.
* Click to copy is now available. Update your templates. Clear site cache.

= 2.0.8 =
* Minimum order bug fixed
* Added filter for order status
* Fixed the issue with woocommerce email look taking over headings from custom email template.

= 2.0.7 =
* Generate missing referral links tool – bug fixed.

= 2.0.6 =
* Plugin updater bug fixed.

= 2.0.5 =
* Email template fix for older outlook email clients.
* Fixed translation bug where sometimes it did not work.

= 2.0.4 =
* Couple of bug fixes, return of the depricated {{code}} tag in emails. Couple of new actions and ability to remove filters if needed.

= 2.0.0 =
* Completely rewritten from scratch for better code organizing.
* New Email Templates
* New Templates System for the whole plugin. Copy everything from templates folder to theme/wpgens-raf folder and change HTML and styling.
* New Settings Page
* Support for WooCommerce Subscription
* Ability to generate coupon codes on every nth referral.
* New referral codes as coupon codes.
* Plenty of new filters & actions added
* Added names for email invites
* Plenty of other small changes.

= 1.2.7 =
* Fixed plugin folder name, back to old one – this was mistake.
* Updated Refer a friend Data page to speed up loading time.
* Added brand new statistics under Reports.
* Added currency on my account page and better date format which is using WordPress options date format.

= 1.2.6 =
* Add {{name}} tag in share emails body and subject.
* Add order ID to coupon description.
* Coupon value as percentage of order
* Exclude products by ID
* NEW Order Box that shows all referral info.
* Added multiple security checks to prevent abuse.
* Change in a way referral is generated. Now all referals are generated but coupons are automatically generated only if it passes security features.
* Translation updated.

= 1.2.5 =
* Add ability to offer “From” email to be sender’s email. Couple of other fixes.

= 1.2.4 =
* Whatsup button fix, issue with plugin updater not working.

= 1.2.3 =
* Fatal error fix on auto applied coupon on cart, for older woo versions.

= 1.2.2 =
* Whatsup button fix.

= 1.2.1 =
* Small bug fixes after big 1.2 update.

= 1.2.0 =
* Complete change of the front end look. Added email share and rewrote part of the code.

= 1.1.2 =
* Support for older version of Woocommerce. In woocommerce -> system added new button to reset data, to be used in dev environment.

= 1.1.1 =
* Woocommerce 3.0 support. Removed coupon % product discount that woocommerce removed.

= 1.1.0 =
* Upgrade notices describe the reason a user should upgrade. No more than 300 characters.

= 1.0.0 =
* Initial version

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