WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 6 available

I’ve updated the beta version of WordPress Google Form v0.46 to beta-6 and made it available for download from this site. This beta update addresses some typos which caused problems when running with debug enabled and temporarily increases the HTTP_API timeout to 15 seconds to chase down a suspected problem with very large Google Spreadsheets. If increasing the timeout works then I will add another setting to the plugin to allow this to be changed on a per site basis.

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

Google Forms Beta (524 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 5 available

I’ve updated the beta version of WordPress Google Form v0.46 to beta-5 and made it available for download from this site. This beta update addresses an issue where content is floating to the wrong location. The addition of column support using jQuery Columnizer plugin injects several DIVs to wrap the column content and the DIVs which contain the columns are floated either left (default) or right. I have added some additional jQuery code to clear the floats at the end of the Google Form.

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

Google Forms Beta (524 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v.046-beta-3 available

This morning I made WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-3 available for download from this site. I have not posted this version to the WordPress plugin repository as it still needs some testing.  This beta release includes new checking to try and detect when the form data wasn’t actually posted to Google and if detected, will suppress the confirmation page (if used) so the Google error will not be missed by the user.

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

Google Forms Beta (524 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46-beta-2 available

This evening I posted the beta-2 version of WordPress Google Form v0.46 for download from this site. I have not posted this version to the WordPress plugin repository as it needs some testing.  This is a pretty significant change as beta-2 includes the new WordPress Google Form custom post type plus all of the features included in the last beta release.

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

Google Forms Beta (524 downloads)

Email Users v4.3.15 is now available

This afternoon I released v4.3.15 of Email Users. This update includes a number of enhancements, some bug fixes, and a bunch of translation improvements. Thanks in particular to Ponç J. Llaneras for helping with the myriad of translation issues.

  • Replaced use of deprecated function the_editor() with wp_editor().
  • Fixed Javascript conflict which affects Dashboard and Menu Management resulting from enqueing the WordPress ‘post’ library.
  • Fixed bug where user settings are not saved correctly when toggling user setting control.
  • Fixed bug when the dollar sign character ($) appears in the content of a page or post.
  • Added option to include sender in recipient list.
  • Numerous updates to make translation easier.
  • Updated Spanish and French translation files.

You can find the update on your Dashboard or in the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Email Users v4.3.15-beta-6 available

This morning I made a beta-6 version of Email Users v4.3.15 available for download from this site. I  hope this is the final beta version before the final release.  I am not aware of any outstanding bugs at this time.  This latest beta version has some more tweaks to aid in translation.

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

Email Users Beta (258 downloads)

Adding Custom Post Types to WordPress Google Form

I have been thinking about migrating WordPress Google Form from a shortcode based solution to a Custom Post Type solution.  Today I decided to move from thinking about it to acting on it.  As I add more features the short code complexity has grown quite a bit.  Because the short code contains URLs with special characters, the chance of introducing a syntax error is very high and it is by far the most common support request I receive.

There are a lot of benefits to adding a custom Post Type, among them:

  1. Reduced syntax errors.
  2. Shorter short codes.
  3. No chance of misspelling attribute names.
  4. No chance of having duplicate (or triplicate!) attributes and wondering why the first value isn’t working.
  5. Possibility of having form specific CSS.

I plan to retain the current short code syntax so existing installations will continue to work but will introduce a new short code (likely

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) which can be used in place of the current short code.  Over time I will likely deprecate the older short code but not anytime soon.

The primary reason I am doing this is my desire to connect Google Forms with PayPal which I think I can do using a hook in Woo Commerce.  Having the Google Form as a very simple short code will help me do what I want to do (I think).

Email Users v4.3.15-beta-5 available

This evening I made a beta-4 beta-5 version of Email Users v4.3.15 available for download from this site. I still hope to incorporate as many translation package updates as I can before the final release. This latest beta version has some more tuning to aid in translation.

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

Email Users Beta (258 downloads)

Email Users v4.3.15-beta-3 available

This morning I made a beta-3 version of Email Users v4.3.15 available for download from this site. I still hope to incorporate as many translation package updates as I can before the final release.

This latest beta version fixes some bugs where the names and ids or users or roles was not displayed in the recipient lists.

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

Email Users Beta (258 downloads)

Email Users v4.3.15-beta-2 available

This evening I have made a beta-2 version of Email Users v4.3.15 available for download from this site. I have not posted this version to the WordPress plugin repository yet as I’d like to incorporate as many translation package updates as I can before the final release.

This latest beta version includes translation catalog files generated with Poedit to help make the translation process easier.

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

Email Users Beta (258 downloads)