WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-16 is available

I have just uploaded WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-16 which addresses one bug and adds the ability to oveeride the default Google text in several more areas:

  • Radio Button hint
  • Check Boxes hint
  • “Other” option when allowed as a Radio Button option

The bug fixed had to do with saving the Options tab losing the Override setting on the Advanced Options tab.  It only happened if the Options tab was saved after the Advanced Options but now that it is fixed, save order is no longer an issue.

I also added some more default CSS to account for some of the CSS changes Google has made lately.

Google Forms Beta (1725 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-15 now available

This afternoon I uploaded WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-15 which addresses a CAPTCHA problem.  CAPTCHA requires Validation and unless Validation was specifically enabled for the form, the Validation code wasn’t loaded and hence CAPTCHA wasn’t running.

I also added some new default CSS to account for some of the CSS changes Google has made lately.  Google has actually made quite a few CSS changes so I need to make sure it is all covered.

This morning Google also made some changes to Check Boxes and Radio Buttons adding more text which is subject to the language problem.  The quick fix is to hide the new text using Custom CSS:

div.ss-printable-hint { display: none; }

Download the latest beta and please provide feedback on any issues you run into.

Google Forms Beta (1725 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-14 available

This afternoon I uploaded WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-14 which addresses a problem with certain parts of Google Forms (usually the buttons, required text, and disclaimer text) being displayed in a foreign language.  I wrote up some details on why this happens in a previous post.




If you are having this issue, please download the beta and provide me some feedback.  I think I am going to move a few items from the Options tab to the Advanced Options tab before I release it.

Google Forms Beta (1725 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 12 available

I have posted wpGForm v0.46-beta-12 this morning.  This update removes some debug code,  updates the ReadMe file to reflect usage of the Custom Post Type and new wpgform shortcode, and adds the URL (permalink) of the page from which the form was submitted to the confirmation email (when used).

Now that the issues with the new version of Google Forms appear to be worked out, I am close to releasing this update.  All I have left to do is to update my Help and Support Form to support the new usage model (CPT) and I think I am ready.

Google Forms Beta (1725 downloads)

wp-SwimTeam v1.38.983 released

This afternoon I posted an update to wp-SwimTeam.  This update addresses a number of bugs that have been reported recently.

  • Fixed bug in Hy-tek entries generation which caused a PHP warning but no loss of data.
  • Fixed bug which caused parents/guardians to see all swimmers instead of just their swimmers when opting in or out of a swim meet.
  • Added checking and a warning message when the selected meet occurs outside of the active season. Some operations makes sense, however some do not (e.g. opt-in or opt-out).

You can find the update in the WordPress Plugin Repository or as an update via your Dashboard.  You can also download it here.

Google Forms Beta (1725 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 11 available

Things are finally settling down and I am able to spend some time on my WordPress plugins.  I updated Email-Users this week and am now focusing on WordPress Google Form.

Shortly before I went out on vacation I learned from one of the people who has been testing beta releases that the CAPTCHA functionality was no longer working.  I took a quick look at it and sure enough, somewhere between Beta 5 and Beta 10 I broke something and the CAPTCHA was not working but oddly enough, it was only broken on some browsers (e.g. Chrome) but worked on others  (e.g. Firefox).  These sort of bugs are a pain to chase down and with work being very busy and my family and I getting ready to go on a week long trip to Ireland, I decided to wait until I came back to figure out what was wrong.

It turns out I had introduced a very subtle syntax error in the jQuery script which defines which form fields are validated.  I am still surprised it works in Firefox but not in Chrome.  Regardless, it is fixed in Beta 11.

This bug affected me quite a bit as I have the beta version running on my site for Help and Support Requests and I had a slew of spam responses while I was out on vacation.  Hopefully in my clean up I didn’t delete any real requests!

There are a lot of new features in v0.46, please refer to this post from about a month ago which shows how to request an email address from a user as part of the submission.  This post explains how the new Google Form Custom Post Type (CPT) works.

Google Forms Beta (1725 downloads)

Emai-Users v4.4.3-beta 1 now available

I have posted a beta release of Email-Users v4.4.3 for testing purposes. This build addresses a problem with using the new Meta Filter functionality with a set of users and also fixes a situation which can result in duplicate emails when Notifications (Page or Post) are sent by selecting both Roles and Users.

Email Users Beta (1272 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 10 now available

A user recently reported a very odd issue where their server would report a 505 error when visiting the WordPress Google Form Plugin Settings Page.  Having never seen this sort of behavior, I was somewhat stumped.

The user had a test server I was allowed to access and I was able to narrow the problem down to a call to preg_match_all(), a standard PHP function.

The plugin settings page scrapes some content from the WordPress plugin repository and puts it on a tab within the Plugin Settings Page.  The call to preg_match_all() involved a fairly complex regular expression to extract just the content I wanted.

It turns out there is an undocumented WordPress Plugin API which makes extracting this same date extremely simple.  This beta release incorporates the API and eliminates the call to preg_match_all().  The solution is much cleaner, wish I would have known about this sooner!

Download the beta release and please let me know if you run into any issues.

Google Forms Beta (1725 downloads)

Email-Users 4.4.1 finally released

This morning I incorporated the updated French language files and released Email-Users 4.4.1.  This release fixes a number of issues people were having and introduces new functionality (via filters) to target specific groups of users based on their User Meta Data.

Here is a list of the key changes for this release:

  • Added German translation files (thank you Tobias Bechtold).
  • Fixed bug in Send to Groups where number of users receiving email was wrong.
  • Added internationalization support to Send to Group status messages.
  • Added support for sending email to users based on a custom meta filter.
  • Added support for sending email to groups based on a custom meta filter.
  • Added suppport for providing a bounce email address.
  • Fixed bug in Options form which prevented translation of strings.
  • Added support for defining email group meta filters based on meta key.
  • Implemented solution from @maximinime to fix lost Email-Users settings.
  • Removed invalid references to Marvin Labs.
  • Fixed bug where Post Excerpt wasn’t being used in email when present.
  • Updated French and Spanish language files.

Thanks to all of the people who have tested the various beta releases and provided the language file updates.  The WordPress Plugin Repository has been updated and the update should appear on  your WordPress Dashboard soon.

Email-Users v4.4.1-beta-6 now available

This morning I updated the beta version of Email Users 4.4.1 to beta-6.  This version incorporates updated Spanish and German language files and fixes a few remaining links within the plugin which referred to the old plugin home page on <a href=”http://www.marvinlabs.com”>MarvinLabs.com</a>.

I had hoped beta-5 would be the final beta release however I am still waiting for updated French language files before 4.4.1 is released.  Updates to other languages are welcome too however I no longer have the contact information for the Russian and Persian support files.

Email Users Custom List (2078 downloads)

Please download and test the beta release.  Report back any issues and I’ll do what I can to fix them quickly.

Email Users Beta (1272 downloads)