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    I recently updated from 4.6 to 4.8 and have custom shortcodes in using ‘wpcf7_add_shortcode’ which broke after the update. I then found that this had been replaced by ‘wpcf7_add_form_tag’ which also isn’t working, is there anything else I need to do to get this to work?

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  • Having quite the same issue here and am currently inspecting it. Do you have a sample of your code available?

    Below is an example of a shortcode i’m currently using:

    wpcf7_add_shortcode('opt_out', 'wpcf7_opt_out_shortcode_handler', true); /*[opt_out opt_out]*/
    function wpcf7_opt_out_shortcode_handler($tag) {
    	
    	if (!is_array($tag)) return '';
    	$name = $tag['name']; 
    	if (empty($name)) return '';
    	
    	$output = "";
    	
    	$opt_out_text = get_field('opt_out_text', 'option');
    	
    	$output .= "<div style='clear: both;'></div>";
    	$output .= "<div class='checkbox clearfix'>";
    		$output .= "<input type='checkbox' id='opt_out' name='opt_out' value='Opt out'>";
    		$output .= "<label class='round-check opt_out' for='opt_out'></label>";
    		$output .= "<p class='small'>".$opt_out_text."</p>";
    		$output .= '<input type="hidden" id="opt_out" name="opt_out" value="no" />';
    	$output .= "</div>";		
    	
    	return $output;
    	
    }

    After upgrading from 4.7 to 4.8 this no longer works, have also tried updating the shortcode to use wpcf7_add_form_tag but still no luck so I’ve reverted the plugin back to 4.7 for the moment.

    Try the following code instead and let me know if it is working for you:

    wpcf7_add_shortcode('opt_out', 'wpcf7_opt_out_shortcode_handler', true); /*[opt_out opt_out]*/
    function wpcf7_opt_out_shortcode_handler($tag) {
    	
    	if (!is_object($tag)) return '';
    	$name = $tag->name; 
    	if (empty($name)) return '';
    	
    	$output = "";
    	
    	$opt_out_text = get_field('opt_out_text', 'option');
    	
    	$output .= "<div style='clear: both;'></div>";
    	$output .= "<div class='checkbox clearfix'>";
    		$output .= "<input type='checkbox' id='opt_out' name='opt_out' value='Opt out'>";
    		$output .= "<label class='round-check opt_out' for='opt_out'></label>";
    		$output .= "<p class='small'>".$opt_out_text."</p>";
    		$output .= '<input type="hidden" id="opt_out" name="opt_out" value="no" />';
    	$output .= "</div>";		
    	
    	return $output;
    	
    }

    And if it is working try to use wpcf7_add_form_tag instead of wpcf7_add_shortcode and re-check again. This is because the wpcf7_add_shortcode is deprecated and will be removed soon anyway.

    As mentioned above have already tried using wpcf7_add_form_tag. This appears to remove the error saying that wpcf7_add_shortcode is deprecated, however this also seems to stop the shortcode from working.

    Have you tried the modified code from above?

    Thanks Joe,

    changing it from an array to an object has worked but we have kept ‘wpcf7_add_form_tag’

    Cheers for your help

    Hey,

    yes thats fine. That (object vs array) was basically anyway the main issue on the whole thing. However, you might also find a solution for swaping the wpcf7_add_shortcode with the wpcf7_add_form_tag just in order to be save for future updates of CF7.

    On a sidenote: The wpcf7_add_shortcode doesn’t do anything other than only wrapping the wpcf7_add_form_tag (see contact-form-7/includes/shortcodes.php) – so the issue must be quite easy to solve.

    Thanks for this.
    I was using it for displaying from which page the form was submitted:
    https://gist.github.com/bainternet/1133507
    stopped working after update to 4.8, and this corrected it back to working.

    Dan

    You’re welcome Dan.

    From your example code on line 9 it should also say:

    $name = $tag->name;

    instead of

    $name = $tag['name'];

    Thanks Joe,
    is that also a suggestion for future-proof compatibility?

    Dan

    As far as I can tell: Yes. This is a change being made in Contact Form 7 v4.8 but @takayukister can answer this probably better.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  Joe Hana.
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