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User Invitations

1.0.2 2016-08-30 12:48 UTC

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Last update: 2019-02-20 19:44:20 UTC


Elgg 2.0


  • Allows users to invite new users by email
  • An option to create an invite-only network
  • Keeps track of all invitations to the same email address
  • Creates friend requests when invitations are accepted


  • Registration must be enabled on the site for this plugin to work
  • In an invite-only network, uservalidationbyemail will be bypassed, as it is assumed that users would have received their invitation code by email

Developer Notes

Creating Invites

Other plugins may centralize off-site invitations and attach custom behaviour to the invites. For example, to invite non-registered users to a group by their email:

$invite = users_invite_create_user_invite($email);
add_entity_relationship($invite->guid, 'group_invite', $group->guid);
add_entity_relationship($invite->guid, 'invited_by', $inviter->guid);

// generate a registration link to include in the notification
$registration_link = elgg_trigger_plugin_hook('registration_link', 'site', [
	'email' => $email,
	'friend_guid' => $inviter->guid,
		], elgg_normalize_url('register'));

// implement a custom handler
elgg_register_plugin_hook_handler('accept', 'invite', function($hook, $type, $return, $params) {

	$invite = $params['invite'];
	$user = $params['user'];

	$groups = elgg_get_entities_from_relationship([
		'relationship' => 'group_invite',
		'relationship_guid' => $invite->guid,
		'limit' => 0,

	if (!$groups) {

	foreach ($groups as $group) {
		// Let users confirm individual group invitations
		add_entity_relationship($group->guid, 'invited', $user->guid);