Google Forms v0.75-beta-1 available

This evening I posted beta-1 of Google Forms v0.75.  This beta release contains a new option to turn off the HTML filter which has been part of Google Forms since the very early iterations of the plugin.  In the early days of the Google Forms plugin, the HTML Google generated was full of unnecessary stuff and as a result, it tended to mess up the rendering of the form within WordPress.  Over the years Google has iterated on forms a number of times and the HTML is much cleaner and includes new attributes for things like accessibility.

Based on a user request to support the accessibility attributes I decided to offer an option to turn off filtering completely.  The disable HTML filtering option is located on the Advanced Tab of the plugin settings.

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Google Forms Beta (450 downloads)

Email Users v4.7.1-beta-2 available

This evening I released beta-2 of Email Users v4.7.1.  This build addresses a couple of issues and introduces a new filter which allows manipulation of portions of the generated email headers.

The Dashboard Widget can now be disabled.  It is on by default but can be turned off with a setting (Dashboard > Settings > Email Users).

There have been several requests to support wpMandrill.  It wasn’t until recently that I learned that in addition to overloading wp_mail(), Mandrill requires the recipient addresses to be in the TO header where as Email Users uses the BCC header to send email.

I didn’t want to make it simple to use the TO header instead of the BCC header as I view it as risky.  Exposing the recipients of a mass mailing is a no-no.  However, Mandrill is widely used and with several requests, I needed a safe yet viable solution.

The new mailusers_manipulate_headers allows the user to modify the headers so they’ll work with Mandrill while not making it too easy to do so.  Here is an example of how the headers could/would be modified to have the recipients in the TO header instead of the BCC header.

/**
 * wpMandrill needs the recipients in the TO header instead
 * of the BCC header which Email Users uses by default. This
 * filter will move all of the recipients from the BCC header
 * into the TO header and clean up any formatting and then nuke
 * the BCC header.
 *
 */
function mailusers_mandrill_headers($to, $headers, $bcc)
{
    // Copy the BCC headers to the TO header without the "Bcc:" prefix
    $to = preg_replace('/^Bcc:\s+/', '', $bcc) ;

    // Empty out the BCC header
    $bcc = array() ;

    return array($to, $headers, $bcc) ;
}

add_filter('mailusers_manipulate_headers', 'mailusers_mandrill_headers', 10, 3) ;

This code would be placed in the functions.php file.  More details can found in the ReadMe.txt file.  The example above is now included with the plugin, you can find it in the examples directory.

Email Users Beta (224 downloads)

Google Forms v0.73-beta-4

This evening I released beta-4 of Google Forms v0.73.  This builds add support for Right to Left (RTL) languages by adding a column order option when using multiple columns.  This functionality was requested earlier today on the Support Forum and was very easy to implement as the jQuery Columnizer plugin already supported RTL.  The only other change is an update of the language translation files.

Google Forms Beta (450 downloads)

Google Forms v0.73-beta-2 available

This evening I released beta-2 of Google Forms v0.73. This beta build addresses a problem recently reported on the WordPress Support Forum.

This problem appears to be due to a change in the HTML Google generates for the “Other” field.  The change in the HTML resulted in the jQuery selector no longer working.  A new selector has been implemented in beta-2.

Google Forms Beta (450 downloads)

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 (450 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 (224 downloads)

Email Users v4.6.11 is out

Yesterday afternoon I released v4.6.11 of Email Users.  In addition to the additions to Dashboard to report the status of various filters, this release contains a fix to address a problem with using the Post Excerpt as the email content instead of the post itself and more importantly, a duplicate mail header problem.

You can find the update on your Dashboard or in the WordPress plugin repository.

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 (224 downloads)

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 (339 downloads)