This Joomla component , module , plugins, points rules and alerts is the full swiss army toolkit for birthdays !
Must have features for any community or e-commerce sites.
About the component: com_bdaygreets
The combdaygreets lets you use a cron job to check everyday what members have their birthday.
The component can check the birthday field from
Joomla user profile (profile.dob field)
Community Builder (cbdob field)
EasySocial (BIRTHDAY field)
Cron job script will loop through every users having their birthday on that date.
Send a friendly email to each user wishing a happy birthday with a link to a landing page
Offer some userpoints credit (AltaUserPoints, Jomsocial or EasySocial userpoints) , mentioned in the email
Offer a jGifts gift ( jGifts component required ), mentioned in the email
Offer a Coupon Code (Virtuemart, Hikashop, Awo Coupons), mentioned in the email
Send a core notification to user's friends (Jomsocial and EasySocial only )
Store an entry in the #__bdaygreets_greets database table so tha even if users updates his profile with too recurrent birthday dates, he won't benefit from gifts, credits or coupons more than once a year.
About the module: modbdaygreetsupcoming
This module runs independently and can be used without the component being installed.
It will list X upcoming birthdays.
If user is connected and a Community Builder, Jomsocial or EasySocial member, the module will display upcoming friends birthdays.
If some users have their birthdays on the current day, a private message button will show (Jomsocial & EasySocial only)
Points rules for AUP, Jomsocial and EasySocial will be automatically installed during installation if components are detected.
Note for EasySocial notifications: Visit the ES alerts manager and click 'Discover' button to detect and install Happy Birthday alert rule for friends.