Google Forms v0.73-beta-1 now available

It has been a while since I’ve done an update to Google Forms. There weren’t any glaring bugs (that I was aware of) but there were a number of requests that I had yet to handle and one (unnecessary Javascript loading) has been on my to-do list for a long time. In this build are several changes and a couple of enhancements.

  1. Javascript is now loaded only when needed.  When a form is displayed, the relevant Javascript is loaded.  It is no longer loaded on every page like it has been historically.  The same is true for CSS.
  2. While fixing #1, I found that I was also loading Javascript on the Dashboard on every page as well as opposed to limiting it to when a Google Form was being edited.  There was a bug in the logic used to detect when a form was being edited which has been fixed.
  3. The plugin has long supported the ability to override the default Google text on a global basis.  This has been extended to form specific overrides.  This means the “Submit” button can be different on every form if desired.  Form specific overrides take precedence over global overrides.
  4. After submission, Google Forms show, unless hidden with CSS, a “Submit another response” link which links back to the Google Docs version of the form.  This link is now replaced with the proper link to URL where the form appears on the WordPress site.

Please do some testing with this beta version and report any problems.  I will do my best to fix them quickly as I would like to get this version released as soon as possible.

Google Forms Beta (445 downloads)

Email Users v4.7.0-beta-1 available

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.EU_SS_39

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.

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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 (220 downloads)

Email User 4.6.11-beta-2 available

This morning I posted beta-2 of Email Users 4.6.11.  This build addresses a bug with the Post Excerpt recently reported in the WordPress Support Forum.  I suspect this bug has been around for a long time.  Email Users was making a call to get_the_excerpt() which it turns out, should only be called within The Loop.  I have fixed this bug and and the plugin is now looking for the excerpt properly and more importantly, my test posts are behaving properly.

Please report any other issues and I will do my best to address this ASAP.  Since this is a pretty serious bug, I will likely release an update within a day or two if I don’t have any further bug reports.

Email Users Beta (220 downloads)

Email Users v4.6.11-beta-1 available

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.

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Email Users Beta (220 downloads)

If you are having this problem, please try this download and let me know what your Dashboard looks like.

Swim Team v1.42 is finally out

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.

Swim Team v1.42-beta-8 available

This morning I posted beta-8 of Swim Team v1.42.  I hope to formally release it in the next day or two barring no reported issues.  This update addresses a few more areas where I missed the changes to how files are included.  This manifested itself mostly through usage of shortcodes but there were a few other spots too (e.g. event management).

Please report any issues encountered.

wp-SwimTeam Beta (338 downloads)

Swim Team v1.42-beta-7 available

This evening I posted beta-7 of Swim Team v1.42.  This build addresses a problem reported earlier today.  This bug manifested itself when there isn’t an active season which would be the case when the plugin is first installed.  It is also possible to set all seasons inactive in which case, the same problem was present.

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Swim Team v1.42-beta-6 available

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 (338 downloads)

Email Users v4.6.10-beta-6 available

Email Users v4.6.10 beta-6 is now available.  This update addresses a bug report in the Email Users support forum where using the Omit Display Name option resulted in a malformed emailed header.

I am still looking for some help and/or feedback on Base64 encoding.

Email Users Beta (220 downloads)

Email Users v4.6.10-beta-5 available

This evening I uploaded beta-5 of Email Users v4.6.10.  I am trying to add Base64 encoding support which was recently requested in the Support Forum.

I could use some help with this as I cannot get it work and am hoping someone familiar with Base64 encoding can see what I am doing wrong.

I have added a new option on the Settings Page to allow encoding email in Base64 format.  In my test environment, when I enable this, email is never received so I assume it was never sent properly.

The code in question is in the mailusers_send_mail() function which appears in the email-users.php file starting at line 1445.

Email Users Beta (220 downloads)