[Plugin: Fast and Secure Contact Form] prepopulated name form (10 posts)

  1. not2bug
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just uprgaded to the latest version of "Fast and Secure Contact Form" today(September 10, 2009). I find myself wishing the latest version would not prepopulate the NAME field and email field with my wordpress username and email address.

    I spent a lot of time changing my wordpress ADMIN username from the default in order to prevent easy hacking attempts. I am very nervous about having my custom admin username prepopulated into that field.

    For the administrator(me) having the real admin username prepopulated into the name field is unnecessary and a possible security issue. ...especially if I accidentally send the form with my custom admin username prepopulated.

    Even when I test web forms I do not use my real username; I use something more helpful for me like test5 or testafterblahblahblahcodingchange, etc.

    I think the developer should prohibit the NAME field, or any other field, from being preopopulated IF the user who is logged in is the administrator. ...or just prohibit fields from being prepopulated entirely. WordPress administrator usernames should, apparently, be treated as cautiously as passwords.


  2. Mike Challis
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi, thanks for your suggestions.

    This "auto form fill" feature was requested by other's suggestions.
    It does not auto fill the form if your user name is "admin".

    What would you like changed?
    1. Change it to not auto fill the form if the user has administrator rights?
    2. Do you want a check box to disable auto form fill?
    3. Both?

  3. not2bug
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thankyou for responding so rapidly. Wow.

    My first inclination would be to go with 1. However, I realize there are other userS of "Fast and Secure Contact Form" who may not feel as I do; so, I would be fine with 2 as well.

    However, if possible:

    1. CHECK BOX to disable auto fill IF user has administrator rights.

    2. "...CHECK BOX to disable auto form fill."

    would, in my humble opinion, be an even better, combination.

  4. Mike Challis
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks, I will add some options in the next version.


  5. linuconil
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello Mike,

    I do not want to show the default Name and E-mail address on top. I want to display Title (Mr/Ms.), First name, Middle name, Surname, Query, Email and Contact number - in that order. I managed to display the fields as above, but still the Name and E-mail address comes on the top of the contact form. How do I resolve this?



  6. Mike Challis
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry this version cannot move the order of name and email.

    It is hard to add every feature I get requested or the program will have too much code and slow down.

  7. Mike Challis
    Posted 6 years ago #


    OK I changed my mind. This is easier than I thought and has been added to a todo list for a future version.

  8. futureBLU
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Gentlemen,

    The page in question: http://hollywoodmusic.tv/contact

    As you can see, I just installed this plugin, (which looks like it will be great), but my WP Page is showing the syntax rather than the form itself.

    I thought I was a pretty strong WP user and I had another form plugin working before this one, which used the same style code. I added the code via the HTML tab of the page itself...

    Any advice on what I may be doing wrong would be absolutely appreciated! Thanks, in advance.


  9. Mike Challis
    Posted 6 years ago #

    usually wrong shortcode syntax or another plugin is conflicting causing broken shortcode.

  10. Mike Challis
    Posted 6 years ago #


    Fields can be re-ordered now. See here for example.

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