Archive for the ‘FormBuilder’ Category

FormBuilder 0.89 Released

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

We have officially released FormBuilder 0.89 on This edition contains a number of updates and fixes to make it even more user-friendly. Things we’ve improved include the following:

~variable~ Fields In Your ThankYou Text
Basically, this means you can add a more personal touch to the “Thank You” text that you show your visitors when they fill out the form. You could also show them a recap of what they submitted for their own records. Read this for more on how to use ~variable~ fields.

Option to show all fields in autoresponder.
We have added a new ~FullForm~ field to the ~variable~ options which will include the entire form that was submitted.

Allow admin bar to show all forms on the current page/index.
One of the coolest features of the new version is the updated “Edit Form” dropdown. It now appears right next to the “Edit Page” field, and should now contain links to any of the forms listed on the page. Also, if you’re on something like a category or tag index, it’ll have any/all forms listed in all the articles on the page.

Thesis theme compatibility bug.
One of the bugs that has plagued us for a while now is that some specific themes (like Thesis) would not show the form submission results properly. This has been fixed in this release.

Various other bug fixes.
There were a number of other bug fixes made to the code as well which should make the overall experience just that much more pleasent.

We really hope you enjoy the improvements. As always, you can download the latest release from If you have questions, take a look at our Documentation and FAQ. If you find bugs, you can report them on GetSatisfaction.

FormBuilder Now On GitHub

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

We’re excited to announce a new opportunity for you to participate with us in making the FormBuilder plugin even better. We have created a development area on GitHub and are welcoming anyone who would like to come join with us to make FormBuilder better. Find it at:

FormBuilder v. 0.86

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Better late than never I suppose. (this post, that is) We released FormBuilder v. 0.86 a few weeks ago. You can find it on Features include:

* Bug Fix: Fixed problem with DB_COLLATE and DB_CHARSET variables not being set.
* Bug Fix: Changed duplicate form checking method.
* Clean Up: Changed post-to-form attachment box to list forms available alphabetically.
* Clean Up: New forms will now be named ‘A New Form’ so as to appear at the top of the forms list.
* Clean Up: Creating a new form will automatically load the form editor.
* Clean Up: Updated for compatibility with WordPress 3.0.1.

If you have questions or concerns, check out our new (trial) support center on Get Satisfaction.

FormBuilder v. 0.852

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

We have now released FormBuilder version 0.852.  This is mostly a bug-fixing release as there were a few minor bugs effecting the upgrade process on 0.851.  Features and bug fixes on the 0.85 line include:

= 0.852 =
* Bug Fix: Upgrade alert fixed.
* Bug Fix: Small REQUEST_URI problem fixed.

= 0.851 =
* Bug Fix: Issue with improper error processing when unable to do spammer IP checking.
* Bug Fix: Restored multi-language capabilities.
* Feature: Updated translation text to include latest features.

= 0.85 =
* Feature: New SYSTEM FIELD type. Allows assigning variables to the form without having them displayed on the form itself. Like hidden fields, but not shown even in the HTML code.
* Feature: Re-send emails from db backup. Allows re-sending .
* Bug Fix: Small problem with session creation affecting confirmation email address checking.

As always, feel free to post feedback, questions or problems in the comments below.  We’ll try to answer them as quickly as we can barring other major, all-consuming projects.  :S  You can download the latest from

FormBuilder 0.84 Released

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

This version of FormBuilder is partially a bug-fix release, but also contains a few new features including only showing FormBuilder related code on pages which actually have forms on them.  It fixes the CAPTCHA bug introduced in 0.83 as well as the bug requiring field names for comments and page breaks.  The other change is that when editing forms, the field types and required field types are now sorted alphabetically.

Hope you like it.  You can download from

FormBuilder 0.83 Released

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Over the past number of months, we have been making minor tweaks to the FormBuilder codebase as features, bugs and tweaks were pointed out by our friendly FormBuilder community.  Until now, these tweaks stayed with the development version of FormBuilder as they had not been very thoroughly tested, and were not major changes.

This release wraps up all those tweaks into a single new release.  Since 0.82 we have made the following changes:

= 0.83  =
* Alphabetization of forms in list of forms on site.
* Release update wrapping up all previously developed functionality.

= 0.825 (unstable) =
* Feature: Better database export controls which should solve some of the timeout problems, as well as adding paginated form results and the ability to mass-delete database records.

= 0.824 (unstable) =
* Overhaul: Complete overhaul of the javascript processing systems, replacing jQuery with a smaller, lighter library.

= 0.823 (unstable) =
* Bug Fix: Major permissions problem prevented any FormBuilder access on upgrades and new installs.

= 0.822 (unstable) =
* Feature: Spammer IP checking installed, checking IP’s against
* Feature: New field type: unique id.
* Feature: New permissions system installed, allowing for form controls to be customized for certain user levels.
* Bug Fix: URL validation was only partially working.
* Bug Fix: Enabled better field name checking.

= 0.821 (unstable) =
* Feature: Akismet spam checking.  Forms to be checked must have at least one ‘name’ required field and at least one ’email’ required field.
* Feature: New required field type: ‘name’  Essentially the same as ‘any text’ but used specifically for the Akismet spam checking.

Hope you like the new release.  As always, you can download it from  Please post bugs/comments/feature requests/praise in the comments below.

FormBuilder 0.82

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

We are excited to announce the next release of the FormBuilder plugin, v. 0.82. This version contains a number of long-awaited features such as the following:

  • Added ability to export or delete specific forms from the XML backup database.
  • Added ability to translate specific front-end strings without translating the whole application.
  • Slight navigation and design reorganization for easier navigation.
  • Updated alternate_action with more robust code checking for curl library first.
  • Fixed more Windows path related problems.
  • Enabled setting checkboxes, dropdowns and radio buttons as required fields.

We hope you like this new release,. As always, if you have questions or find bugs not documented in the documentation area or FAQ, feel free to post them in the comments below.

You can download the latest edition from

UPDATE: If you are experiencing issues exporting thousands of records out of the submissions DB, Matt Heyes has created a patch that we are evaluating to roll in to the next version. Use at your own risk.

FormBuilder 0.81

Friday, July 24th, 2009

We have just released FormBuilder v. 0.81 which comes with a number of great features and improvements.  New features are:

  • Feature: Configured FB to automatically scroll back to the location of the form on the page when submitted.
  • Feature: Enabled ability to add Reset button to form if necessary.
  • Feature: Added page, referrer and optional IP to XML Email module, as well as XML database storage.
  • Feature: Enabled grey list checking based on moderation words found in the WordPress discussion options.
  • Feature: Excessive link checking based on link limits found in the WordPress discussion options.
  • Bug Fix: Allowed editors to export form results as CSV.
  • Code Cleanup: Switch all code to use WordPress native database access model.

We hope you like this new release,.  As always, if you have questions or find bugs not documented in the documentation area or FAQ, feel free to post them in the comments below.  Of course we always like praise too.  😀

You can download the latest edition from

FormBuilder 0.80

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

We’re happy to announce the long awaited release of FormBuilder 0.80.  There have been some substantial changes with this version of FormBuilder including the following:

  • Feature: Alternate Email Processing – Allows you to select whether to use the standar PHP mail command (default) or the WordPress WP_Mail command.
  • Feature: Form Data in AutoResponses – You can now make reference to submitted form data in autoresponses using variables like ~variable~ where the variable name matches the field names on your form.  More documentation here.
  • Feature: Blacklist Form Checking – You can enable checking of submitted form data against the WordPress discussion blacklist. Set blacklisted items in the WordPress discussion settings.
  • Feature: DB Subject and Recipient – Forms stored in the database will now include subject and recipient.
  • Feature: More Required Types – Added Link and Single Word the the required field types.
  • Bug Fix: Attempted to fix link problems on windows hosting solutions.
  • Bug Fix: Added Reply-To field to email headers.

Because of the fact that this version of FormBuilder makes some major changes to your WordPress database, we HIGHLY recommend you back up your WP database before installing it.

Download the latest edition from We would love to hear your feedback, questions and comments below.

FormBuilder 0.77

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

We’re very excited to announce the release of the next edition of FormBuilder with the following great new features:

  • Feature: Enabled Internationalization of the FormBuilder plugin. This means that we will now be able to provide translators with a special POT file which can be used to create alternate language translations for the FormBuilder interface.  More information here.
  • Feature: Enabled exporting of results from a single form in more standardized CSV format.
  • Feature: Added ability to capture IP address of form submitter. Disabled by default.
  • Bug Fix: Minor HTML tweak to allow for better CSS compatability.
  • Code Cleanup: Cleaned up the FormBuilder management dashboard for better viewing and usability.

As always you can download the latest edition from