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On several occasions I have been commissioned to create an online payment form which also collects additional compensation to cover various administrative fees, such as Credit Card transaction fees. In this article I will cover how to calculate credit card transaction fees using the Gravity Forms WordPress plugin. This will allow you to collect the full original invoiced amount, making book keeping easier on you and your accountant.

 

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In this article I will cover how to enable SVG uploads on your WordPress website quickly and easily using a free WordPress plugin.

As of this writing, SVG uploads are not permitted by the WordPress core for security (and for good reason). SVG files are basically XML files, which may include malicious code opening your WordPress website to attack. These include but may not be limited to XML external entity attacks (XXE), bomb nested entities (BNE) and Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.

 

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CSS Ready Classes for Gravity Forms Plugin

CSS Ready Classes for Gravity Forms WordPress Plugin

 

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Gravity Forms comes with a few built-in CSS classes, called CSS Ready Classes, for you to choose from when building your forms. However, unless you have memorized them you will have to look them up.

We’ve updated Brad’s (6+ year old) Gravity Forms CSS Ready Class Selector WordPress plugin which works as a handy CSS Ready Class reference tool. When editing your forms, selecting the old ellipsis image from the Custom CSS Class label within the Appearance tab, this plugin would generate a convenient popup containing all the latest available CSS Ready Classes. But as we mentioned, its over 6 years old and needed to be updated. It was missing a few CSS Ready Classes and had an invalid link to the Gravity Forms CSS Ready documentation. Plus, wouldn’t it be handy to know which fields the intended class would work with? Then we discovered Mike’s forked version and enhancements which further streamlined the code and removed the unnecessary accordions. We didn’t know that we didn’t want the accordions until they were gone.

Our revision of this convenient plugin further refined and streamlined the popup display.

Updated CSS Ready Classes for Gravity Forms

This new plugin, as before, from within your forms’ fields, select the Appearance tab and click the new “CSS” link next to the Custom CSS Class field. This will open the handy reference popup. We replaced the old ellipsis image button with a simple link.

Browse through the various CSS Ready Classes and select the ones you want to have added to your field. Double click on your last selection to automatically close the popup or just hit esc. When you hover your cursor over any class, a description (via link title) will appear of the classes function and intended use. View this project on GitHub.

 

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[ See the officially released version of this plugin on WordPress.org ]

 

WP Imsizer (short for Image Resizer) is a plugin for WordPress which will save you and your clients or fellow blog contributors from having to manually resize all of your images to a more visitor friendly size. You can even restrict the total file size of uploaded images and even disable the WordPress image 2560px threshold limit which was introduced in version 5.3.

When someone uploads an image that is larger than your set dimensions, WP Imsizer will automatically scale it down to your desired pre-configured size and replace the original image.

The WP Imsizer Plugin is ideal for WordPress web sites and blogs that do not require super high resolution images. This will save space on your server, speed up your page speed performance, and reduce bandwidth utilization for both you and your visitors. As a result of being able to quickly display your media on your web site, this will most likely improve your search engine ranking.

 

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Need to prevent a visitor or user from changing a specific form field on one of your Gravity Forms? Using the provided code snippet within this article, you can convert any input field into a “read-only” field. This type of field is different from a hidden field as it will display the contained data but prevent the visitor from altering it.

Sometimes making a field read-only can be useful, allowing you to then utilize that field for dynamic display of various messages. If you want to change a field to be read-only, you currently need to use JavaScript to do so. The following code snippets will help you accomplish this.

 

Gravity Forms Read-Only Field

 

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This article is intended to serve simply as a personal reminder on how to use the Tortoise SVN, an Apache™ Subversion (SVN)® client, to publish and maintain my officially listed WordPress Plugins: Carbon Copy, WP Imsizer, WPFrom Email, CSS Ready Classes for Gravity Forms.

 

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WordPress Nulled Themes and Plugins

The process of installing a “nulled” theme or plugin (one that has had its licensing requirements or copyright removed) on your WordPress web site is simple, you begin by never doing it! Yes, the title was click-bait but keep reading.

I understand the lure of using a pirated WordPress nulled theme or pirated WordPress nulled plugin completely. Many times one isn’t sure if particular theme will suit a project or if a plugin will function as needed. No one wants to waste money purchasing a theme or plugin that they end up not using. Especially since there are literally thousands of them out there. Which is why some look for nulled versions of themes and plugins, but is it really worth it?

 

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Using the Gravity Forms Import Entries 2.0 plugin, (which was developed by the team at GravityView) you can easily bulk import hundreds or thousands of Gravity Form entries in minutes with any properly formatted comma separated value (CSV) file.

I’ve used this plugin a handful of times and it is well worth the licensing cost having paid for itself after the first use. However, I ran across an issue when attempting to upload a CSV file that contained html content and or https links. Each time I attempted to upload such a CSV I received a “CSV file failed to upload” error. In this article I write on how to get around this upload error.

 

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The premium WordPress plugin, Gravity Forms has a built in security feature which “self heals” the Gravity Forms uploads folder by renaming files containing certain file name extensions. This “self healing” function is routinely called from a Gravity Forms created cron-job and scans for files that may be malicious but it doesn’t actually analyze the file to verify if it is malicious or not. Rather, it simply renames the discovered file based off the file extension with no notice to you that it has been renamed or has altered any files in the uploads directory.

Below we’ve listed the file name extensions that are monitored for their existence and will be automatically renamed if discovered.

 

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