Support » Plugin: Google Forms » This is absolutely fantastic! Google form based on URL Parameter.

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  • Plugin Author Mike Walsh

    (@mpwalsh8)

    Thanks for the positive review.

    That is an interesting tweak. A couple of minor clarifications you or anyone reading this may want to consider in case they run into something which doesn’t work.

    1. The gform shortcode is deprecated and I don’t recommend using it. It doesn’t support any of the advanced features (presets, placeholders, hidden values, etc.) that have been added.
    2. Google has changed the URL format for their forms at least three times that I know of, it may have changed more than that. Your shortcode only supports one of the three formats. Older forms continue to have the URL format they were originally created with.

    Any suggestions for improving this tweak? Also do you think that the GET command opens me up to any potential security issues?

    Plugin Author Mike Walsh

    (@mpwalsh8)

    I am sure there is some potential issue with a GET like that although not being a security expert, I can’t really offer any advice or definitive position or good or bad.

    My bigger question is what exactly are you trying to achieve? If you define your forms using the UI on the Dashboard, each form has a unique URL already. I am missing something I guess.

    This is so that when directors in my organization wish to send out a google form to members they simply use this method and do not need to go through me to do so.

    Plugin Author Mike Walsh

    (@mpwalsh8)

    For that use case I can’t think of a better way to do it off the top of my head. As long as you don’t need any of the advanced features then it should work ok as long as you don’t run into different URL formats for the Google Forms.

    As for the security aspect of it, I don’t really know but I can’t think of any reason why it wouldn’t work. If someone passes an invalid GET parameter it should be ignored as part of the WordPress URL routing and if they pass a bad value for the Google Form you should get an error that the form couldn’t be loaded.

    Sounds good. Thanks again for your amazing plugin!

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