This morning I uploaded another beta (beta-3) build of Email Users v4.8.5. This build addresses an issue with the mailusers_update_custom_meta_filters action not being applied to User Email (it was only applied to Group and Notificationemail). This problem was reported in the WordPress Support Forum about a month ago.Email Users Beta (2 downloads)
For the past week I have been working with WordPress.org to get my Google Forms plugin relisted. They recommended a different approach to addressing the security concern than I had implemented.
It took a little longer than I expected to get their recommendation working but I have implemented the fixes recommended by the WordPress Security Team and am in the process of getting the plugin listed again.
I would like to enlist some additional testing besides my small suite of test cases with the updated code.Google Forms Beta (3315 downloads)
This morning I released v0.87 of the Google Forms plugin. This update includes a new check when saving a form definition. The check scans the HTML from the form to ensure it has the proper HTML structure the plugin expects.
The new version of Google Forms is not supported by the plugin so this check ensures that a user is notified that the form isn’t of the expected format.
You can find this updated on your WordPress Dashboard or in the WordPress plugin repository.
Last night I released Email Users 4.8.2. This version addresses the use of several WordPress deprecated function messages, support for custom email headers and footers, and adds a feature to allow the admin to hide the Email Users menus from non-admin users. Full details can be found in the Change Log.
Building on the beta-2 feedback, I have released what I hope to be the final beta release of Email Users 4.8.2.
Email Users 4.8.2-beta-3 adds the following:
- Ability to remove the “Notify Users” menus from the on the Post and Page sections of the Dashboard menu.
Please report any issues and I’ll do my best to get them fixed quickly and get this release out.Email Users Beta (2 downloads)
This afternoon I posted beta-1 of Email Users v4.7.1. This release addresses a warning related to the max_input_vars setting when the server doesn’t have the configuration variable defined. This happens on some older server configurations, notably, those running PHP 5.3.8 and earlier.
This build also adds support for the WordPress editable_roles filter which was recently requested on the WordPress Support Forum.Email Users Beta (2 downloads)
This evening I posted beta-1 of Email Users v4.7.0. This build addresses, or at least recognizes, an issue recently reported in the WordPress Support forum where email was not being sent when a large number of users were being selected.
The crux of this problem is the PHP max_input_vars configuration setting which by default, is set to 1000.
Every user selected on the form plus the other form fields are submitted as “input vars”. If ~990 or more users were selected, the input vars would be exhausted and the form submit would be missing required fields. The result was no email sent and the form being redisplayed for the user.
While I can’t change the setting of PHP’s max_input_vars setting, I can detect when the scenario, I can detect when it might be a problem and warn the user.
The warning shown above will now be displayed whenever the number of users which could be selected approaches or exceeds the current setting of max_input_vars.
Hopefully this will alleviate the confusion around this issue. Please report back on any bugs or odd behavior.Email Users Beta (2 downloads)
I’ve had a number of reports recently regarding loss of line breaks when sending out Post or Page notifications. Nothing has changed in Email Users with respect to formatting the post prior to sending it via email. However, the fact that several people has run into this problem concerns me.
The only thing I can think of which would result in loss of line breaks is if the the_content() or the_excerpt() functions are not calling the wpauto filter (which both do by default unless turned off). As noted in the Codex page, some plugins and themes remove the action.
I’ve added a check within the Email Users Dashboard widget to report the state of the hooks which could reformat the text. The the_content hook is the most likely to change the formatting of the post content but the other two listed could also affect it in some cases.Email Users Beta (2 downloads)
If you are having this problem, please try this download and let me know what your Dashboard looks like.
Yesterday I finally released Swim Team v1.42. With almost 50 downloads of the beta and no problems reported, I figured it was as tested as it was going to get! Some of the fixes and enhancements include:
- Added checking and error messages for creation of temporary files used during export (CSV, HY3, SD3, RE1).
- Added support for Event Number suffixes.
- Added support for Transients as temporary storage when exporting data or generating reports.
- Major change to how files are included to better support newer versions of PHP. The PHP include_path is no longer modified nor assumed.
- Fixed bug in MyJobs which appears when no active season is designated.
Functionally this release is identical to v1.42-beta-8. You can find the update in the WordPress plugin repository or as an update on your Dashboard.
This morning I have posted a new build, v1.42 beta-6 of the Swim Team plugin. This beta release makes a major change to how the plugin includes the various files the plugin uses. Historically, Swim Team modified the PHP include_path as part of the initialization to include the paths where included files are expected. In newer versions of PHP this seems to cause some problems for some users.
I have changed the plugin to eliminate the need to modify the PHP include_path however the process of doing so required touching almost 100 files within the plugin. I have been through all of the menus and tabs and believe I found accounted for every file which included but there is always a chance I have missed something.
Please report any problems and I will do my best to fix it quickly.wp-SwimTeam Beta (256 downloads)