Support » Plugin: Drag and Drop Multiple File Upload - Contact Form 7 » Organizing Multiple File Types In Email Results

  • Resolved jwinston1776

    (@jordanwinston)


    I have a form field that has around 40 different upload options for files to be uploaded, including for example:

    – authorization form
    – cover letter
    – resume
    – loan application
    – tax form for 2020
    – tax form for 2021
    – W2 Form for 2020
    – W2 Form for 2021
    etc etc

    When the email comes in, it attaches all the files as I put basically without any organization in the email. Is there any way to organize it?

    In the FILE ATTACHMENTS section, i list out the tags (i.e. [tax-form] and on the next line [w2form] etc etc however it comes out in a bunch of files, etc.

    Is there a way to separate them like we can do in the regular fields by doing something like:

    <h2>Miscellaneous Forms</h2>
    [tax-forms]
    [w2forms]
    [loanapp]

    <h2>Application Forms</h2>
    [formname]
    [formname]
    [formname]

    I tried the above but it didn’t work. Let me know if there’s a way so the email is more organized when it comes out.

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  • Plugin Author Glen Mongaya

    (@glenwpcoder)

    Hello,

    The File Attachments cannot be organized in email since we don’t have control about it.

    I would suggest to use “Send as link” option under “Contact -> Drag & Drop Upload ->”Send Attachment as links?”, this will display links in your email instead of attachment files. You can also group your files according to their name.

    Glen

    Thread Starter jwinston1776

    (@jordanwinston)

    Thanks @glenwpcoder – i figured that much.

    For some reason though when i put the tag in the file attachments AND i marked it to “Send as Link” it did not send thru the file (as an attachment OR a link in the email results).

    Also, how do you go about grouping the files by their name? I have an extensive form as mentioned with around 40 different forms grouped into categories (“Tax Forms” with lets say 20 form uploads and some have the ability to upload 20 files for example, “Misc Forms” etc.. )

    Security question:
    How secure is it sending files thru this? For example, we’re sending banking info, etc. I know the .htaccess blocks direct access to the URL (for example, if i see the file from where it collects it in Flamingo or CF7DB. Do you think an SSL cert plus the .htaccess is enough for someone not to ever gain access to the files?

    Thread Starter jwinston1776

    (@jordanwinston)

    @glenwpcoder — i see now that the [tag] (if it’s a link) needs to go into the actual main field with the rest of the other non file attachment fields, so ignore my previous question.

    Let me know your thoughts about security of files, etc. I see that if they are attached as links that the files can be accessed via the URL too, whereas when they are attachements, they can’t so there’s more security.

    Trying to see what the best option would be for securing these files so they could never be accessed except to the email recipient

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by jwinston1776.
    Plugin Author Glen Mongaya

    (@glenwpcoder)

    To group files.

    Let’s say for example you have these fields.

    [mfile tax-form]
    [mfile w2forms]
    [mfile loanapp]

    In you email body text.

    [tax-form]
    [w2forms]
    [loadnapp]

    In your email it will look like this – https://ps.w.org/drag-and-drop-multiple-file-upload-contact-form-7/assets/screenshot-5.jpg?rev=2032958

    For the security you need to add password security on the Folder you want to store your files, there are plugin out there that you can use.

    Glen

    Thread Starter jwinston1776

    (@jordanwinston)

    Thanks @glenwpcoder.

    For the password security on the folder, do you recommend any specific plugins? Assuming i’d need to protect this folder right? /wp_dndcf7_uploads/ ?

    And, finally, is there a way to rename that folder to something else if i got into the plugin code, just in the sense of white labeling it?

    Thanks for all your help! This plugin is incredible. Have used it for a few clients.

    Thread Starter jwinston1776

    (@jordanwinston)

    @glenwpcoder – wanted to see if it was possible to change the upload folder from /wp_dndcf7_uploads/ to something else ?

    Plugin Author Glen Mongaya

    (@glenwpcoder)

    @jordanwinston , yes just add this in your wp-config.php

    define(‘wpcf7_dnd_dir’, ‘change_to_folder_name_you_want’);

    Thread Starter jwinston1776

    (@jordanwinston)

    Thanks so much! your plugin is incredible! Very impressive!

    Plugin Author Glen Mongaya

    (@glenwpcoder)

    @jordanwinston , if you like my plugin and assistance. I would appreciate if you leave a review here – https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/drag-and-drop-multiple-file-upload-contact-form-7/reviews/#new-post

    Thread Starter jwinston1776

    (@jordanwinston)

    Thanks @glenwpcoder — left a glowing review yesterday!

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