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


  • 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


  • Bugfix: When using OpenLDAP and the user naming attribute is not “uid”, the local user is created with a blank email address “”
  • 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!! 🙂

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





  • 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


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!! 🙂

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.


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


LDAP Authentication is only available within MachForm Unlimited license.

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


2-Step Verification

Secure user login
using six-digit security code



Logic for Webhook

Create multiple rules
to send webhook.


Form Export / Import

Easily copy your form design
and settings to another MachForm


Account Security

Automatic account locking
and IP address restriction.





Bugfixes and Improvements


  • 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, 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


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!! 🙂

2-Step Verification for Login

With the release of MachForm version 4.2, we’ve improved many security aspects of MachForm. One of the major improvement is 2-Step Verification for MachForm Panel.

What is 2-Step Verification?

2-Step verification is an optional but highly recommended security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to your MachForm accounts.

Once enabled, MachForm will require a six-digit security code (generated by TOTP authenticator mobile app) in addition to the standard password whenever users sign in to MachForm panel.

How to Enable?

You can enable this new feature by clicking My Account on your MachForm panel and then turn on Enable 2-Step Verification.

You’ll be shown your secret key and its QR code, which you can scan into your 2-step verification app. Install one of these apps (see list below), scan the QR code shown in the MachForm Panel, and then use the app to generate a secure token every time you log in.

Supported Mobile Apps

Several mobile apps are available that will generate a unique time-sensitive security code you can use to finish signing in to your MachForm account. Any app that supports the Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol should work, including the following:



2-Step verification drastically improves the protection of your account by requiring not just something you know (your email and password), but also something you have (your mobile device).

Enforce 2-Step Verification on Users

By default, 2-Step Verification is an optional feature that can be enabled/disabled personally by every user. However, Administrator can also enable the option to enforce 2-Step Verification on all users. So that all users will be required to use 2-step verification, regardless of the personal preference.

Enjoy the new improved security feature! 🙂

Form Export / Import Tool

Ever need to copy your form from your development server / local computer to your live site? Or need to copy the form from one site to another?

Unfortunately, it wasn’t possible to do so 🙁 Well, at least there wasn’t any easy way to do that.

As of version 4.2, we’ve added a new feature to let you export your form into a file (*.json file). You can then easily import the file into another instance of MachForm! Yay! 🙂

This is a small utility but VERY useful and requested by many people.

To use this tool, simply login to your MachForm and go to Settings page. You’ll find the Export/Import Tool at the bottom of the page.

When you import a form, all form fields and settings (including logics, payments, emails, etc) will be copied and the form will get new id number. The only exceptions are the theme and entries data, the tool won’t import them.

Conditional Logic for Webhook

Previously, on version 4.0 we’ve introduced Webhook functionality to let you send your form data to another websites for further processing.

This new Webhook functionality lets you integrate your form with many other websites, such as MailChimp, CampaignMonitor, Aweber, LightBlue, Tave, Highrise and many others!

However, each form was limited to a maximum one webhook only.

Fear not, as of v4.2 you’ll be able to configure unlimited webhooks for each form AND you’ll be able to use conditional logic to send the webhook as well! 🙂

Using this new feature, you’ll be able to do the following tasks easily:


  • Send form data to different websites/URLs based on user choices
  • Send webhook with different content based on user choices
  • Send one form data to multiple websites all at once
  • Only send webhook when certain conditions being met
  • etc


The possibilities are endless, since you will be able to add as many rules as you need and customize the whole aspect of the webhook using as many conditions you can think of 🙂

Simple Setup

There is nothing really new to learn about, we’ve made the interface to be similar enough as the field/page/email logic builder. So you’ll be familiar already.

Simply create the conditions, set the webhook URL and parameters and you are all set.


This functionality is available within v4.2 and is a FREE update for all v4 owners!

MachForm 4.1 Released

MachForm version 4.1 is now available for downloads on Members Area.

This is a maintenance release to address Yahoo/AOL DMARC issue that might affect your form’s email deliveries. It contain bugfixes and several minor improvements.

What’s DMARC?

About three weeks ago, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy (DMARC) that unfortunately breaks lot of things in the internet.

Last week, AOL started to implement the same policy and the issue become more widespread.

These are major changes that affect lots people and most likely other email providers such as Gmail or Hotmail will do the same policy, sooner or later.

How is MachForm affected?

If your forms are configured to use the “From Email Address” using the email address entered by people who filled the form, then you are affected by this issue. Notification emails won’t be sent if people are using Yahoo or AOL address.

If your forms are using the email from your own domain for the “From Email Address”, then you are not affected. Notification emails should work properly and it’s not necessarily needed to update (it’s better to update to 4.1 though).

How MachForm address this issue?

As of MachForm 4.1, we added new option to let you define “Reply-To Email” address for your forms. This new functionality lets your form to work properly as usual and avoid the DMARC issue. This is also the recommended method suggested by Yahoo/AOL.



  • Added new functionality to configure Reply-To address for all forms
  • Added Payment URL on entry page for unpaid entries. So that PayPal users could resume payment
  • Added Simplified Chinese language translation (credit to Ho Bernie)
  • Added SSL support for web server behind load balancer
  • Default From Name and Email on Settings page are now being used for all form notifications
  • Bugfix: Unable to connect to secure SMTP server using port 465, must be using port 587
  • Bugfix: The default mail function (non SMTP) may not working properly on some host, such as BlueHost
  • Bugfix: Uploading images on the theme editor when using HTTPS is not working properly
  • Bugfix: Icon fonts doesn’t appear correctly on some server
  • Bugfix: Website validation not working properly
  • Bugfix: When duplicating a form, the report is not being duplicated correctly
  • Bugfix: Incorrect total percentage calculation on some charts
  • Bugfix: Unable to check CVV code properly on
  • Bugfix: Deleted dropdown/multiple choice values are still being displayed within the chart
  • Bugfix: Unable to edit an entry that has required field and the field was hidden due to skip-page logic
  • Bugfix: Custom redirect URL doesn’t work when using PayPal and coupon code enabled


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 4.1

If you are still using v2.x, follow this upgrade instruction:
Upgrading MachForm 2.x to 4.1

The new MachForm 4 is now available!

Howdy! We’re very excited to announce the immediate availability of the new MachForm 4!

This release is a huge improvement over previous version which made MachForm even more powerful and fun.

Here’s what’s new in MachForm 4


Report Builder

Easily create graphical charts!
Pie, Donut, Bars, Line, Area and Grid.


[gs_4z] Integration

Accept credit card payment on your forms.
Charge one-time or recurring payments.


Webhook Integration

Send form data to another website.
Works with CampaignMonitor, MailChimp, etc.


Discount Code

Allows your clients to enter coupon code
and receive discount (fixed/percentage).





Bugfixes and Improvements


  • Updated Admin Panel to support retina display
  • Added more currencies to Stripe integration
  • Paragraph on view entry page will be displayed using single column
  • Display subscription ID as payment ID on Stripe’s recurring payment
  • Bugfix: Using quotes for keyword on logics is causing error
  • Bugfix: Stripe payment page didn’t work on IE8 or older
  • Bugfix: Duplicating a form doesn’t copy the whole email logic conditions
  • Bugfix: Deleting a form doesn’t remove the email logic conditions records
  • Bugfix: Leading zero issue when using Time field for conditional logic
  • Bugfix: PHP sessions doesn’t work under Safari browsers when the form is being embedded from different domain
  • Bugfix: Form logo aren’t being resized properly on mobile view
  • Bugfix: Gross amount missmatch bug on some occasions within PayPal IPN script
  • Bugfix: A field with ‘admin only’ and ‘required’ enabled is causing validation error when the admin logged in and submit the form
  • Bugfix: On european date field, setting empty min-Date is causing trouble (missing date value) when editing the entry
  • Bugfix: Sales tax on Stripe is causing some error
  • Bugfix: Multiple uploaded files on some PHP version (PHP 5.3) doesn’t have proper ‘br’ tags within the email
  • Bugfix: Form limit submission rule make it impossible to edit entry on admin panel
  • Bugfix: HTML tags are double encoded on email logic settings page
  • Bugfix: Template variable for Signature field is being overridden by {entry_data}
  • Bugfix: Issue with conditional logic to show/hide fields when the rule consist of fields from multiple pages
  • Bugfix: Editing entries that has date field with rules (disabled past dates) is causing error
  • Bugfix: Hidden fields due to conditional logic shouldn’t be included within price calculation
  • Bugfix: When payment fields being used as part of entries filter and the payment fields aren’t set as preference, the entries are broken/can’t be displayed
  • Bugfix: The resume option is having some session issue when the user is using the browser back button after saving the form
  • Bugfix: Updated switfmailer library to support STARTTLS
  • Bugfix: Skip page logic doesn’t work properly
  • Bugfix: On recurring payments with trial price under Stripe, the recurring price is the one being displayed within the email instead of the trial price
  • Bugfix: : Trial Period on Stripe is incorrectly using the interval of the main subscription
  • Bugfix: UTF-8 encoding issue with the email subject on the resume email
  • Bugfix: Non-required matrix field that was hidden due to logic and then being displayed and left empty, it will be incorrectly marked as ‘required’
  • Bugfix: Email validation doesn’t accept quote character
  • Bugfix: Payment field selected as sort preference on entries manager causing query error
  • Bugfix: Trailing zero on review page’s payment total is not being displayed
  • Bugfix: Added ob_clean() on download.php and export script to discard any new lines from config.php file
  • Bugfix: Uploading multiple files using the same file names all at once within a session won’t work
  • Bugfix: Hidden section break due to logic shouldn’t be displayed within the review and email
  • Bugfix: Domain/email validation couldn’t handle long TLD
  • Bugfix: Declined cards error messages wasn’t being handled properly on Stripe’s payment page


How to Upgrade

This is a major version release and you will be able to upgrade your existing license at the following prices:


Click here to upgrade

For those who purchased any license within 2014, this upgrade is free of charge and you can download the upgrade from our Member Area. Simply login there to get the update and your license key.

Thanks for your support!

A huge “THANK YOU” to all of you, our awesome MachForm users and beta testers for helping us define and test this release, we couldn’t have done it without you!

[v4.0 Preview] Webhook (Send Form Data to Another Website)

This one is pretty much advanced functionality.
Version 4 will allow you to send your form data to another websites for further processing.

We’ve made the interface flexible enough to accommodate most website requirements.

This functionality most likely useful for those who would like to integrate their form with service such as MailChimp or CampaignMonitor, etc.

So far, we’ve succeeded using Webhook to do integration with the following sites:

1. MailChimp


  • Add a new subscriber to a list of your choosing
  • Unsubscribe an email address from a list of your choosing
  • Edit the email address, merge fields, and interest groups for a list member
  • Create a new draft campaign to send
  • Delete a campaign


2. Campaign Monitor


  • Creates a new subscriber
  • Unsubscribing a subscriber
  • Creating a draft campaign
  • Sending a draft campaign
  • Delete a campaign


3. Aweber


  • Creates a new subscriber


4. Emma


  • Creates a new subscriber
  • Unsubscribing a subscriber


5. Facebook


  • Post to Timeline. Share status updates and links.


There are lot more sites/services that can be integrated and we’ll post more details as we explore them.


This feature is available since MachForm v4.0

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