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Adds the ability to track registrations that were referred from partners
Latest commit 6acdf23 Mar 25, 2010 Matthew Van Horn bump version



It adds support to devise for tracking users that were sent by referrers modeled as other classes in your app.


All gems are on gemcutter, so you need to add gemcutter to your sources if you haven’t yet:

sudo gem sources -a

Install devise_referable gem, it should install dependencies (such as devise and warden):

sudo gem install devise_referable

Configure devise_referable inside your app (and warden and devise if you weren't using them):

config.gem 'warden'
config.gem 'devise'
config.gem 'devise_referable'

Basic Usage

Follow the walkthrough for devise with the following modifications.

Create a migration for the referrals table, minimally:

create_table :referrals, :force => true do |t|
  t.integer   :referrer_id
  t.string    :referrer_type
  t.integer   :recipient_id
  t.string    :referral_token
  t.datetime  :registered_at

And create a Referral class, minimally:

class Referral < ActiveRecord::Base

Add a referrer_token column to your referrer classes.

add_column :table_name1, :referrer_token, :string
add_column :table_name2, :referrer_token, :string

Add indexes if you want

add_index  :referrals,  :referral_token 
add_index  :table_name1, :referrer_token
add_index  :table_name2, :referrer_token

Add :referable to the devise line in your model:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  devise ..., :referable

If you are using devise :all, you can add :referable to config.all in devise initializer:

Devise.setup do |config|
  config.all = [..., :referable]

Model configuration

DeviseReferable adds a new configuration option, :referral_types. It should be an array of classes which can act as a referrer

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright © 2010 Matt Van Horn, based on work by Sergio Cambra. See LICENSE for details.

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