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 (229 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 (229 downloads)

Email-Users 4.4.1-beta-3 available

This afternoon I updated the beta version of Email Users 4.4.1 to beta-3.  This version improves the Custom Group filter options by introducing a new Custom Group Meta Key filter.  It builds on the Custom Group Meta Filter but eliminates a lot of the work required if a filter on a Meta Key is desired instead of a Meta Key and Value pair.

For example the following code will yield a Send to Group Form with selections based on any possible value of a User Meta Key by the name of ‘department’:

add_action( 'mailusers_group_custom_meta_key_filter', 'send_to_departments', 5 );
function send_to_departments()
{
mailusers_register_group_custom_meta_key_filter('department', null, 'send_to_departments_label');
}
function send_to_departments_label($mk, $mv)
{
return(ucwords($mk) . ' = ' . ucwords($mv)) ;
}

The only required argument is the first one, which is the name of the Meta Key.  The second argument is an optional Meta Value and the third argument is an optional callback which accepts two strings, Meta Key and Meta Value, and returns a string which is used as the selection text on the form.

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I have updated the example plugin again to create the filter which results in the image above, the examples I have done previously are still in the file however are commented out.  You can download it and drop it into  your plugins directory to see menus like shown in the beta-1 post.

Email Users Custom List (731 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 (116 downloads)

Email-Users 4.4.1-beta-2 available

I have uploaded v4.4.1. beta-2 for Email Users.  This version changes the custom filters previously defined to be a “user” filter and introduces a “group” filter.  If you have used the “Send to Group” feature, you can now define a series of filters that you can send to.   There are examples of sending to the “Police” and “Fire” departments in the example filter plugin (see below).

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I have updated the example plugin to create the filters, you download it and drop it into  your plugins directory to see menus like shown in the beta-1 post.

There is also a new option on the plugin settings page to control where bounced emails are sent.

Email Users Custom List (731 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 (116 downloads)

Work-Around for Google Forms problem

It is no longer necessary to use this work-around, the WordPress Google Forms plugin now supports the new version of Google Forms.  This post remains here are part of the development history of the plugin.

Thanks to a tip form Kevin Dillon, a work-around to the problem with new Google Forms has been identified!  Legacy Google Forms are still available IF you start creating the form by opening a SpreadSheet first.  Once the spreadsheet is open, select “Create a legacy Form” from the “Tools” menu.  The form editor and published URL will be the same as those that had worked prior to the Google Forms update.

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WordPress Google Form Update

I have spent some time comparing low level WP_Http results against wget results and have come to the conclusion that Google Cookies aren’t being passed through the series of redirect which happens when viewing a Google Form with the new URL scheme.

Unfortunately I am not sure what to do about it yet.  The usually very helpful WordPress Hackers mailing list is surprising quiet right now.  I am trying to figure out if I can “remember” cookies and pass them along each time a redirect happens.  I am reasonably confident that is what is needed however making it happen within the WordPress context is another story!

WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 9 available

I’ve updated the beta version of WordPress Google Form v0.46 this morning to beta-9. This beta update adds a significant new feature and one that has been requested a number of times: The ability to require an email address from the person filling out the form is now possible through a setting on the Google Form custom post type (this is not available through the old gform short code).

I would encourage migrating to the new short code and defining forms with the Google Forms Custom Post Type UI as that is where I am adding new functionality.  The way I added the User Email option should also allow me to allow form specific validation rules (e.g. URL required).

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

Google Forms Beta (229 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 8 available

I’ve updated the beta version of WordPress Google Form v0.46 one more time to beta-8 and made it available for download from this site. This beta update fixes a redirect problem when using the original “gform” short code. It was not present when using the new “wpgform” short code. I would encourage migrating to the new short code and defining forms with the Google Forms Custom Post Type UI.

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

Google Forms Beta (229 downloads)

WordPress Google Form v0.46 beta 7 available

I’ve updated the beta version of WordPress Google Form v0.46 yet again to beta-7 and made it available for download from this site. This beta update adds a new settings on the plugin settings page to control the timout value for the WordPress HTTP API. Increasing the timeout appears to help with very large Google Spreadsheets.

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

Google Forms Beta (229 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 (229 downloads)