Over lunch I posted beta-3 of Email Users v4.6.6. This build addresses an issue with User Groups integration when using a non-English version of WordPress. A value embedded in the form was translated which the form processing logic wasn’t handling correctly. This problem also could have manifested itself if a group name contained a hyphen (dash) character.Email Users Beta (1304 downloads)
Yesterday on my flight to Phoenix I implemented a feature which was recently requested to use the To field for the recipient address when the BCC limit is set to 1. There is a new choice in the BCC Limit option on the Settings page:
If you’d like to test this new feature, download this beta build and report any issues you encounter. It will work with both Post/Page notifications as well as group emails. The only limitation is when used, the user’s email address will be placed in the To header without their display name.Email Users Beta (1304 downloads)
This morning I posted beta-3 of Google Forms. This latest beta addresses an issue reported on the Google Forms Support Forum where extra URL parameters would result in the form not being rendered.
Google Forms has supported additional URL parameters for a while as a mechanism to preset form values. The problem turned out to be that parameters which contained spaces weren’t being handled properly which resulted in a bad URL. The bad URL was then used to retrieve the Google Form which failed and resulted in the form not displaying.
This build properly handles spaces in URL parameters and Google ignores, as expected, any parameters it doesn’t know what to do with. So in the case reported on the Support Forum, the extra parameters added by MailChimp will simply be ignored.Google Forms Beta (1763 downloads)
This afternoon I posted beta-1 of Email Users v4.6.6. This build addresses an issue reported on the Email Users support forum. The user reporting the issue was running into a feature that was actually designed into Email Users – the ability to email a user regardless of their Mass Email and Notification settings.
Based on the user’s use use case, I can understand the desire to prevent certain types of users from appearing in the User Recipient List. So I have added a new option to the settings page which will prevent users who do not have a role on the web site from appearing in the Recipient List.Email Users Beta (1304 downloads)
I received a patch over the weekend from a Google Forms user which I have incorporated into beta-2 of v0.65. The patch changes how Google Forms loads the jQuery Validation plugin from the Microsoft CDN. The plugin is now loaded using a protocol relative URL. This change will eliminate the mixed content message which appears on sites using HTTPS.
There are a couple other minor fixes in this build as well, the most notable a flush of re-write rules upon plugin activation or de-activation in hopes that it will eliminate one of the most common questions I receive (why doesn’t my URL work when I click the View Form button?).Google Forms Beta (1763 downloads)