MachForm Cloud and Terms / Policy Updates

During the last week (effective as of April 21st, 2016), Appnitro Software has undergone some major changes and this post is a recap of those changes.

 

1) MachForm Cloud

In addition to the existing self-hosted MachForm, we released MachForm Cloud service, which is the same as self-hosted MachForm (feature-wise) but hosted on our cloud servers.

You can check the pricing plan of MachForm Cloud here.

 

FAQ regarding MachForm Cloud:

 

a) I’m using self-hosted MachForm already. Does this mean I’m being forced to use MachForm Cloud?

Of course not! MachForm Cloud is an additional service we provide in addition to the self-hosted MachForm.

 

b) Does this mean my self-hosted MachForm will stop working?

No. Your self-hosted MachForm will still work just fine.

 

c) Why are you releasing MachForm Cloud?

Our goal is to provide wider deployment options to all our customers.

Self-hosted MachForm is suitable for those who have full control over their website server while the cloud is appropriate for those having sites that don’t support the installation of PHP applications.

 

d) Do you plan to stop self-hosted MachForm development?

Absolutely not! MachForm Self-Hosted and MachForm Cloud are technically using the same codebase. We’ll keep releasing new updates for both MachForm Self-Hosted and MachForm Cloud.

 

2) New Domain and Website Redesign

MachForm site is now moving to https://www.machform.com and we’re redirecting most of the links from our previous site http://www.appnitro.com to the new domain.

 

3) Support Policy

There is no actual change to the support policy itself. Our support policy remains the same. Each license comes with 1-year technical support.

 

However, we’re now enforcing this 1-year support period. Previously we always provide support to all users, regardless of this 1-year period. We provided free support without limiting the support period on a voluntary basis.

Unfortunately, due to limited resources and users growth, we won’t be able to provide free support after the 1-year support period any longer.

 

To keep receiving technical support after 1-year period, all users will need to renew their support contract.

 

4) Version Updates

We have major change with our version update policy.

Our old policy: Minor version updates are free, while major version upgrades would cost some upgrade fee.

Our new policy: Minor and Major version updates are free, as long as you have an active support contract.

 

This new policy is effective as of April 21st, 2016 and applicable to those who purchased MachForm after that date.

 

For users who purchased MachForm before April 21st, 2016, we still honored our previous policy.

If you still have active support contract, you can download the latest version onΒ Billing Area (previously called Member Area).

If your support contract has been expired, you won’t be able to download it from Billing Area, but you can get the latest version update (v4.8) by requesting a download link to this email: download_request [at] appnitro.com

 

Simply send a request to the above email address and include your License Key. We’ll send you the download link to v4.8.

We don’t plan to release v4.9 (unless there’s a security update), and our next release will be v5.0

MachForm 4.8 Released

We’re releasing v4.8 today, which is a maintenance release that contains several bugfixes and minor improvements.

You can download it by logging in to Billing Area.

Changelog

  • Improvement: Added option to change system timezone
  • Improvement: Better password reset mechanism using reset link
  • Improvement: Added warning message when deleting choice option, to prevent accidental deletion
  • Bugfix: Transparent field highlight color on dark pages still generate a flash of highlight
  • Bugfix: {resume_url} is not available when re-sending incomplete entries
  • Bugfix: Saving a form with resume functionality turned on and having file upload will display an error ‘stat failed’ message
  • Bugfix: Can’t display/download uploaded files on incomplete entries
  • Bugfix: Name field and some other complex fields not being highlighted using red font color when error happened
  • Bugfix: Custom logo on admin panel is incorrectly set to a fixed width
  • Bugfix: Resuming a form using the same browser window won’t work correctly and loop into ‘your progress has been saved’ message
  • Bugfix: When logic success being enabled, form is not being sent to PayPal
  • Bugfix: Changed the password field on the form properties tab to use plain text to avoid browser auto-filling

How to Update

This update is FREE for all users having active support contract.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Billing Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.8

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.8

MachForm 4.7 Released

MachForm version 4.7 is now available for downloads on Billing Area!

This update added several new features, improvements and bugfixes. We recommend you to update due to improved functionalities within this release.

Here’s what’s new in MachForm 4.7

 

PHP 7 Ready

Compatible code with the new and faster PHP 7 engine

Random Default Value

Generate random default-value for Single Line Text field

Stripe Receipt Templates

Use payment receipt templates from Stripe directly

Edit Report Permission

New ‘Edit Report’ permission setting for user

Changelog

  • Feature: Compatibility with PHP7
  • Feature: Generate random default value for Single Line Text field
  • Feature: Set default value for Time field
  • Feature: Use payment receipt templates from Stripe directly
  • Feature: New ‘Edit Report’ permission setting for user
  • Improvement: Minor UI adjustments
  • Improvement: When being embedded using javascript, automatically scroll into top of the form upon submission
  • Improvement: Save and resume email field is now required by default
  • Bugfix: Using payment status as filter on widgets caused query error
  • Bugfix: Prev/Next navigation on entry page doesn’t display the Entry Info correctly
  • Bugfix: Remove any HTML tags from payment settings page, particularly choice fields
  • Bugfix: Query failure (missing condition_element_id) when field logic enabled on MySQL 5.7
  • Bugfix: jQuery library not being loaded on resume page success
  • Bugfix: Payment amount not being updated on edit entry page when the items are being updated
  • Bugfix: Incorrect merge tags for checkboxes field on logic settings page
  • Bugfix: Merge tag for hidden fields aren’t being populated when sending form data to another website
  • Bugfix: Null/empty values might cause some logic being evaluated incorrectly
  • Bugfix: Discount amount missing decimals on round values
  • Bugfix: The ‘save and resume’ button is not being checked against accidental double submissions
  • Bugfix: Signature field is not rendered correctly when form is having left-aligned/right-aligned labels
  • Bugfix: Billing and shipping address aren’t included within export results
  • Bugfix: ‘select files’ button for uploading file is now translatable
  • Bugfix: ‘Enable choice limit’ should display warning when no more option available
  • Bugfix: Conditional logic doesn’t work when keywords contain HTML tags

PHP Version Requirement

As of v4.3, MachForm requires the minimum version of PHP on your server to be at least PHP 5.3.0. If you’re still using older version (PHP 5.2), you need to upgrade your PHP version first.

How to Update

This update is FREE for all users having active support contract.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Billing Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.7

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.7

MachForm 4.6 Released

MachForm version 4.6 is now available for downloads on Billing Area!

This update added several new features, improvements and bugfixes. We recommend you to update due to improved functionalities within this release.

Here’s what’s new in MachForm 4.6

 

Logic for Success Page

Display different success message
or URL based on user response.

BCC for Email

Add Bcc address(es) to all
notification emails.

 

Advanced Data Export

Select specific fields for export
and use advanced data filters.

Customizable Resume-Email

Use your own custom template
for each form resume-email content.

Changelog

  • Feature: Conditional Logic for Success Page
  • Feature: Recurring Payments for PayPal Pro (REST API)
  • Feature: Charge One-Time Setup Fee for Recurring Payments on Stripe and PayPal Pro
  • Feature: BCC Option for Email Notifications
  • Feature: Customizable Resume-Email
  • Feature: Select Fields for Export
  • Improvement: Easily duplicate widget
  • Improvement: Built-in server-side code to prevent accidental multiple submission
  • Improvement: Easily check for new version updates
  • Bugfix: Old javascript embed code no longer working after upgrading to v4.5
  • Bugfix: The default notification email layout is screwed when opened using Outlook
  • Bugfix: City is not passed into Braintree
  • Bugfix: PDF can’t render paragraph completely on page break, some lines are missing
  • Bugfix: Logic emails/webhook aren’t being sent (or always being sent) when payment enabled
  • Bugfix: Auto-hide default value doesn’t work when the default value is 0
  • Bugfix: Merge tag for the first row of matrix field always returned empty
  • Bugfix: Google noCAPTCHA is not responsive
  • Bugfix: PHP form file when being used on different folder generates error message
  • Bugfix: Duplicating a form that contain logic will generate error / duplicate records
  • Bugfix: PHP form file when being used on different folder doesn’t generate signature image correctly within email
  • Bugfix: Safari incorrectly added “.xls” extension to the exported CSV / TXT file

PHP Version Requirement

As of v4.3, MachForm requires the minimum version of PHP on your server to be at least PHP 5.3.0. If you’re still using older version (PHP 5.2), you need to upgrade your PHP version first.

How to Update

This update is FREE for all users having active support contract.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Billing Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.6

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.6

MachForm 4.5 Released

During the last week or so, the latest update of WordPress (v4.2.3) apparently having some conflict with MachForm embed code (Javascript code). This resulted to forms not being displayed on WordPress pages.

Due to the large amount of MachForm users are using WordPress as well, today we’re releasing v4.5 specifically to address this issue. MachForm v4.5 will generate new form code and compatible with the latest WordPress update.

If you’re using WordPress and your forms are no longer displaying, you’ll need to update to this version. Once you’ve updated your MachForm, make sure to copy the new form code and replace the old form code on your wordpress pages.

Changelog

  • Bugfix: WordPress 4.2.3 causing error with the javascript embed code
  • Improvement: Added option to easily reset entry number to #1
  • Improvement: Added Brazilian Reais currency for Price field
  • Bugfix: Allow zero and negative value for relative date range on Date field
  • Bugfix: Email attachment lacks .pdf extension
  • Bugfix: PDF can’t render UTF-8 characters
  • Bugfix: PDF can’t render paragraph larger than one page completely
  • Bugfix: Field labels and ‘required’ star aren’t being updated instantly when editing the form
  • Bugfix: Excess decimals on calculating discount amount when using Stripe is causing payment error
  • Bugfix: Can’t submit into webhook URL containing query string
  • Bugfix: On PHP 5.4, empty space is considered as input, which is incorrect
  • Bugfix: Date field using non-English language is having issue when min/max date range being set
  • Bugfix: Improved code to prevent race conditions on form submission limit
  • Bugfix: Matrix field is more responsive on mobile devices now
  • Bugfix: Strip slashes bug on filter function when running PHP 5.3 with Magic Quotes GPC
  • Bugfix: Entry containing file upload field and marked as incomplete will not resume properly, missing the attached files

PHP Version Requirement

As of v4.3, MachForm requires the minimum version of PHP on your server to be at least PHP 5.3.0. If you’re still using older version (PHP 5.2), you need to upgrade your PHP version first.

How to Update

This update is FREE for all users having active support contract.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Billing Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.5

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.5

MachForm 4.4 Released

MachForm version 4.4 is now available for downloads on Billing Area!.

This update added several new features, improvements and bugfixes. We recommend you to update due to improved functionalities within this release.

Here’s what’s new in MachForm 4.4

 

PDF Email

Send form data as PDF file
within notification email.

PDF Export

Export / save single entry
data to PDF file.

 

Edit Submitted Entry

Allow users to edit
previously submitted entries.

Read Only & Hidden Field

Easily set form field
as read-only and/or hidden.

 

Auto-Hide Default Value

Support for field placeholder,
automatically hide as the user types in.

Choice Limit

Set maximum limit for each
Multiple Choice / Dropdown option.


New Features

  • Send Form Data as PDF file within Email
  • Export / Save Single Entry to PDF
  • Option to let admin mark any entry as incomplete, thus allowing form users to edit their submitted data
  • Uploaded images are being displayed inline within the email content or PDF, not just download links
  • Easily hide form title and description from public view
  • Ability to limit the number of selected checkboxes
  • Ability to add custom note and select email template to be used when emailing entry from Entry Manager
  • Ability to use relative dates to restrict min/max dates on Date field
  • Auto-Hide Default Value (option to use placeholder)
  • Ability to set maximum entry limit for each Dropdown/Multiple Choice option.
  • Added “Read Only” setting for some fields
  • Added “Hidden” setting for all fields

Improvements

  • Improved form accessibility. No more errors when validated using the WAVE Accesibility Tool.
  • Matrix title is now being displayed within the email, entry detail page and excel/csv files
  • Automatically tab into the next field on phone fields
  • Added more options within the config.php file for LDAP settings
  • Relative dates is now supported on all date fields when creating filters (entries, grid, chart)
  • More flexible LDAP (AD) integration. Allows selection of UPN or samaccountname for login.
  • Allow default value for price field
  • Added option to set default sorting order on Grid widget
  • More options to limit entries per ip address (allow custom period and max limit)
  • Added option to turn on/off ‘delay notification until paid’ for each email/webhook logic rule
  • New template variable {http_referer}, {request_uri}, available for the default value of Single Line Text and Paragraph field

Bugfixes

  • Bugfix: When using OpenLDAP and the user naming attribute is not “uid”, the local user is created with a blank email address “@domain.com”
  • Bugfix: Payments are marked unpaid, even though users has paid. This is due to PayPal updated their SSL certificate and the IPN is failing
  • Bugfix: MachForm local users unable to login when LDAP enabled and account suffix is not empty
  • Bugfix: On edit user page (when LDAP enabled), the name and email shouldn’t be validated
  • Bugfix: Section break is not being displayed within email when field logic is applied
  • Bugfix: Form is not loading properly when embedded within a page that uses jQuery 2+
  • Bugfix: Line breaks aren’t being displayed correctly on field guidelines
  • Bugfix: Language is not being set correctly on review page
  • Bugfix: Unable to turn off 2-step verification when LDAP turned on

How to Update

This update is FREE for all users having active support contract.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Members Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.4

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.4

Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

MachForm 4.3 Released

MachForm version 4.3 is now available for downloads on Members Area!

This update added two new important features, improvements and bugfixes. As always, we recommend you to update to this version if you’re still using older version.

What’s new in MachForm 4.3

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Bugfixes

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  • When the form being embedded using iframe, it jump itself to the top of the page when hovering into submit button / fields. Happens on Chrome >= v36 only.
  • UTF-8 characters aren’t being displayed correctly on import form page
  • Exporting form may not export logic conditions completely
  • Review page displaying incorrect (NaN) payment amount
  • Table prefix incorrectly hardcoded on post-functions.php
  • Webhook and email logic is being evaluated twice on multipage form
  • On logic settings page, when the first field on the form is choice/dropdown, they keyword is not being populated correctly for email and webhook
  • PayPal payment status always display unpaid. This is due to SSL3 Poodle bug and PayPal is disabling SSL3 for IPN
  • When a time field is being hidden due to logic, the time should be set to null/empty instead of 12:00:AM
  • Added LIMIT 1 clause to prevent cardinality issue when the choic/dropdown options are having duplicate entries on the table
  • CVV / Card Expiry validation is not being handled properly on Stripe live mode. Error message is a bit misleading
  • HTML tags should be stripped on report widget labels
  • When coupon code reduces the total payment price to zero, it shouldn’t redirect to payment page anymore
  • Latest update of Chrome/IE unable to select transparent color on theme editor
  • Unable to completely disable form border on theme editor
  • Section break is not being displayed on plain text mode
  • Option to take photo or video for file upload field on mobile devices is disabled completely. It should be enabled when “allow multiple upload” being turned off
  • When uploading multiple files, the submit button of the form might pushed into the bottom when the files are too many
  • Form not sending email to address containing quote character
  • Optimized code to prevent corrupted matrix columns
  • Incorrect email validation for some new domains on ‘add user’ page
  • Matrix field rows aren’t being sorted correctly on charts, for some cases
  • Unable to set color for form border on theme editor when ‘thin’ border being selected
  • Incorrect word/characters count on text fields when using multibyte characters (Chinese, etc)
  • Timezone is not being set on PHP form file option
  • Calendar picker is not using the correct language as the form

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PHP Version Requirement

As of this version (v4.3), MachForm requires the minimum version of PHP on your server to be at least PHP 5.3.0. If you’re still using older version (PHP 5.2), you need to upgrade your PHP version first.

How to Update

This update is FREE for all V4 owners.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Members Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.3

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.3

Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

LDAP Authentication

With the release of MachForm v4.3, we’ve added a new feature to let your MachForm to authenticate against LDAP server.

What is LDAP?

If you’re not familiar with LDAP already, then most likely you won’t need to use it. LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is mostly used by medium-to-large organizations to provide single sign-on functionality across different applications.

How does MachForm work with LDAP?

Once enabled, all logins will be authenticated against LDAP server. Local MachForm user will be created automatically (if no existing machform user found) for authenticated LDAP login.

Any operation to change login credentials from within MachForm will be disabled and you’ll be able to control it from your LDAP server.

However, to assign custom privileges/permissions, you still need to use MachForm panel.

How to enable?

Simply go to Settings page and turn on “Use LDAP Authentication for Users” option. You’ll be prompted to enter your LDAP server details there.

Supported LDAP Server

MachForm has been tested to work with Active Directory, OpenLDAP and ApacheDS. It should also working with other LDAP servers that support LDAP V3.

Requirement

This functionality require PHP LDAP extension to be enabled on your server.

Availability

LDAP Authentication is only available within MachForm Unlimited license.

MachForm 4.2.3 Security Release

MachForm 4.2.3 is now available for downloads on Members Area. This is a critical security release for previous versions (v3.0 or newer) and we STRONGLY encourage you to update your machform immediately.

Detailed information regarding the security issue will be published later. This is necessary, so that other machform users will have enough time to update their installation.

We appreciated the responsible disclosure of this issue directly to MachForm team, reported by Amine Taouirsa (S2 Groupo).

How to Update

This update is free for all V4 owners.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Members Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.2

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.2

Note for V3 Users

If you, for any reason, can’t update your machform to v4.2.3, we’ve prepared v3.5.4 containing the security fix. You can download it from members area.

Update Support

We will provide full technical support for all affected MachForm users (v3.0 or above), regardless of your support contract period. Please contact us directly if you need further assistance with the update.

If you have customized MachForm, we can help you with the customized update as well.

We recognize how much trust you place in us and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry for this issue and we’ll help you as hard as we can to update and secure your machform.

MachForm 4.2 Released

MachForm version 4.2 is now available for downloads on Members Area!.

This update added several new features, improvements and bugfixes. We recommend you to update due to improved security protections within this release.

Here’s what’s new in MachForm 4.2

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2-Step Verification

Secure user login
using six-digit security code

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Logic for Webhook

Create multiple rules
to send webhook.

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Form Export / Import

Easily copy your form design
and settings to another MachForm

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Account Security

Automatic account locking
and IP address restriction.

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Bugfixes and Improvements

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  • Prevent accidental double submission on all forms
  • Allow user to continue editing the form after saving it
  • Auto populate choice/select options on logic builder page
  • Allow any logic notifications to be executed immediately, regardless of “delay notification until paid” option
  • Added debugging message when saving the form
  • Added option to display series name on stacked chart
  • Support for detailed template variables for date fields
  • Support for Bahasa Indonesia
  • On PayPal variable recurring payments, the item names will be displayed into the payment description
  • Added indexes to logic tables to speed up loading on form with huge amount of logic
  • Prompt user to confirm when leaving the form builder page without saving
  • Added option to sort the forms on the form manager, ascending or descending
  • Getting payment URL for unpaid entry is now supported for all merchants
  • Bugfix: Google reCAPTCHA being cutoff when the form is embedded using javascript code
  • Bugfix: Create Date is not being populated correctly when form having review page
  • Bugfix: Empty space is not considered as valid input anymore
  • Bugfix: On a page where no conditional fields exist, jQuery ready code is still being produced
  • Bugfix: Incorrect ‘unique’ checking on empty-non-required fields
  • Bugfix: Incorrect SSL suffix with the theme
  • Bugfix: Total payment aren’t aligned properly to the right when the fields are having guidelines
  • Bugfix: On PayPal recurring payments with trial period, the subscription id is not being recorded properly
  • Bugfix: Norwegian currency is not being displayed correctly
  • Bugfix: Edit page is loading non-existent machform.gif
  • Bugfix: Matrix field choices are not being displayed properly on Android browsers
  • Bugfix: Field intentionally hidden using “hidden” class should be included within total payments and any hidden fields due to logic shouldn’t be included
  • Bugfix: Website field is not being validated properly when hidden and left empty
  • Bugfix: When using fixed coupon code on Stripe, PayPal REST, Braintree and Authorize.net, the discount amount is not being calculated correctly
  • Bugfix: When form review enabled on payment-enabled forms, when the value of payment is zero it doesn’t skip the payment page
  • Bugfix: Email with quote is causing error with the mailer library
  • Bugfix: Deleting draft checkbox field is causing save error
  • Bugfix: On some server, depends on PHP configuration, session id is having length more than 100 characters and causing several issue
  • Bugfix: Currency can’t be saved properly when braintree selected
  • Bugfix: On servers running PHP 5.3.9 or above, max_input_vars default setting is causing issue when building large logic or importing bulk options
  • Bugfix: On payment settings page, when the original coupon code field was deleted and the new one being added, the new coupon code field won’t get saved
  • Bugfix: When a checkbox is selected by default and the user submitted unchecked checkbox, it will always being checked within edit entry page
  • Bugfix: Bulk insert choices into choice/checkbox field that only have 1-2 options won’t work
  • Bugfix: The value ’12:00 AM’ is not being recorded properly into the Time field
  • Bugfix: Default value shouldn’t be loaded during edit entry if the field is not admin only
  • Bugfix: Coupon code still being checked even though payment has been disabled
  • Bugfix: Widgets on report page when loaded through HTTPS is not using HTTPS links correctly
  • Bugfix: When a coupon code field is being deleted, discount should be turned off on the payment settings page
  • Bugfix: When a form has a fixed-amount payment setting and any field within the form is being deleted, it will incorrectly disable the payment
  • Bugfix: Filtering error when the field is having multiple choice with ‘other’ field
  • Bugfix: Clicking empty page break is generating javascript error message within the console
  • Bugfix: When a form being embedded and the user resized a text area field, the height of the iframe is not being recalculated

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How to Update

This update is FREE for all V4 owners.
As mentioned above, you can download it on Members Area.

If you are currently using v4.x or v3.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 3.x/4.x to 4.2

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.2

Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

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