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[Plugin: Ecampaign] A couple feature requests (Captcha and a counter) (9 posts)

  1. Ahni
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey. Thanks for putting this plugin together. I'm really looking forward to using it on my website.

    I'm wondering though, if you have any plans to implement a counter so people can see how many emails have been sent (e.g., "23 people" have participated in this action). That wold be awesome.

    It might be a good idea to have a captcha of some kind as well, no? To stop the form(s) from being using for spam.

    Thanks again for your work on this.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ecampaign/

  2. john ackers
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ahni, Sorry only just seen this. Yes I think a counter would be useful as well. Should the count will be displayed when the form is presented, or should it be displayed after the message has been sent, or either! Will put that in next release, probably do it next week.

    On captcha, do you have a preference for the type (e.g. image, video) or prefer a particular plugin.

    I wonder whether email verification is also required. It would be easy to send an email to the site visitor with a 3 or 4 digit code then simply unhide the field in the form to accept that code, that would discourage spammers.

    I was also thinking that it might be possible to specify keywords or phrases that had to be in the body of the message, and so check the message was directly relevant to the campaign, and reject messages that didn't contain them but that might not put off spammers.

  3. Ahni
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey John. It'd be great if you could do both views for the counter; but if you can only do one, showing it right off the bat would definitely be the way to go. If you're up for it, you could even build a template function so people can do something like http://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert (note the counter is right under the title).

    For the captcha, I don't have any particular preference, myself (I use "Raven's anti-spam" on the site); though, your email verification idea sounds good :D.

  4. john ackers
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Captcha, a counter and email verification are in the 0.75 release on the ecampaign plugin page.

    You should be able to locate the counter and descriptive text anywhere in the form by changing the template.

    I am not sure how Raven's anti spam works as it doesn't say but I think it's intended to be a slight deterrent that spammers would work around if it became widely used. Thanks for feedback.

  5. Ahni
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks John. I'm not sure how Raven's anti spam works either, but it's pretty good as far as deterrents go. I've been using it for about two years now.

    I've give the plugin a go this week end. Thanks again!

  6. john ackers
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just to mention that 0.75 has a nasty bug in it. It's adding one row per page read (I think) in wp_postmeta. Will try to fix in next 2 days.

  7. thehighlandway
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the great plugin. It does the job very well and I was hoping you might help me. I am trying to change the text at the bottom of the form under the submit button that says "[%count] people have taken part in this action..." I thought by editing the ~/wp-content/plugins/ecampaign/ecampaign.php file where those words appear would fix that, but alas it doesn't. Could you please point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks,
    Warren

  8. john ackers
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Warren

    I think you are editing the default template for the form. That's only used to initialize the template presented under the settings >> ecampaign page (/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=ecampaign).

    If i understand what you want to do, you should be able to update the text directly on the settings page to anything you like. If not, shout.

    I will be uploading a significant revision of this software at the weekend which allows the form fields and text to be defined in each post, has full logging, a sidebar showing latest activity etc and basic petition support.

    John

  9. thehighlandway
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks John. You are correct, sorry to have over complicated it and looking forward to the update this weekend. Great work!

    Best,
    Warren

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