Divi Contact Form Helper Plugin Feature Update 1.3 by Pee Aye Creative

Divi Contact Form Helper Plugin Feature Update 1.3

I'm so happy to announce another new version of the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin version 1.3 with even more new settings and features.

Please watch the video to get all the exciting details!

New Features

Rich Text HTML Formatting In Messages

Now you can customize the text of your message with rich text formatting! That’s right, now you can use the same editor you are familiar with in Divi to edit the text visually or with HTML. This opens a lot of possibilities for formatting your messages. This new feature applies to the Admin Email Message and Confirmation Email Message. 

use rich text HTML formatting for the admin email message in the Divi Contact Form Helper
use rich text HTML formatting for the confirmation email message in the Divi Contact Form Helper

Email Templates

Ever since version 1.0 of the plugin, we had a somewhat confusing feature called Email Templates. Until now, those were only useful for replying to entries from the backend dashboard. But now they are greatly expanded, and you can create email templates for the admin and confirmation emails, then add them dynamically to the contact form to reuse on multiple forms.

Here’s an example use case. In the backend, go to Email Templates> Add New. Here you can choose the template type, whether it is used for the admin email, confirmation email, reply, etc. Choose Admin Email in this example. Give it a title. Then add the message, and remember you can use custom message pattern merge tags. Then go to the module to the Admin Email and click the gray dynamic content icon (be sure to enable the rich text formatting first). The popup of dynamic content will appear, and here you will see the available templates in the list. Select the one you want, and this template will now be the admin email message.

email templates feature in the Divi Contact Form module

Dynamic Admin Email Address

A customer asked for dynamic content so that the form could be used in the Theme Builder with custom fields. Great idea! Now you can use the new dynamic content icon in the Admin Email Address field to select a custom field. The custom field would need to contain the email address where you want the form to send.

dynamic content icon in the Admin Email Address field of the Divi Contact Form Helper

The normal dynamic content popup appears to select the custom field. This is just an example showing two email address custom fields to choose form.

selecting a dynamic email address from a custom field

Conditional Admin Email Routing

This is really incredible feature that adds the ability to send the form to a different email address based on which options are selected in the form. You could set up dropdowns, checkboxes, and radio buttons and depending on the conditional logic, send the form to different address or departments within your company. How cool is that!

conditional email address routing in the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin

To make it work, we have added a new textarea box in the Admin Email settings. You will need to enter the field IDs and option values in a specific pattern. The pattern of the email routing conditional logic is like this:

FIELD_ID::Option Value:emailaddress|Option Value:emailaddress,
FIELD_ID::Option Value:emailaddress|Option Value:emailaddress,

Don’t worry if that sounds confusing, we explain it all very clearly in the admin email documentation.

All Fields Merge Tag

Instead of writing out each merge tag, now you can use a new custom merge tag that will show all the field labels and values! Simply use %%dcfh_all_fields%% in the message.

Attachments In Confirmation Message

Want to deliver a PDF or other file along with the confirmation email to the person who submits the form? Now you can! We have added the ability add the ID of the file from your WordPress Media Library to the message with this format (xxxx = the attachment ID):

[attachments]xxxx,xxxx[/attachments]
adding attachments to the confirmation email message Divi Contact Form Helper 1

The attachments show just like normal in the inbox.

Pabbly Connect Integration

Just like the Zapier integration, we have now added integration settings for Pabbly Connect. Everything works exactly the same as the Zapier integration, so the documentation will be the same except for Pabbly instead.

add the Pabbly integration parser email address into the Divi Contact Form

Description Above Or Below Field

In version 1.1 we released an option to add your own description text to each field. By default, it was located below the field, but now we have added an option to show it above the field if desired.

field description text above or below setting in the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin

Search Field For Dropdowns

This took a lot of reworking of the code, but now you can enable a search bar at the top of a select dropdown list. Easily find the items you are looking for in a long list with this new convenient search field.

search field in select dropdowns setting in the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin

Disable Current Date

We added this setting to complete the setting from the previous update to the date and time picker. Now you can prevent the current date from being selected.

disable current date setting in the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin

Set Input With Current Date/Time

This new setting lets you set the date/time picker input field placeholder as the current date/time on page load. 

Set Input With Current Date Time in the Divi Contact Form Helper Plugin

Move Custom Text Label Features To Theme Options

In the previous update, we added a few custom label text options for the File Upload fields. But we realized two things, it was not a complete list, and they were located in the module. One of the main reasons for customizing the text is for language translation, and that would always be sitewide. So this is why we decided to move the custom labels to the Theme Options instead. Here you can see in the screenshot all of the options:

Custom File Upload label text In Theme Options Divi Contact Form Helper Plugin by Pee Aye Creative

Design Settings For File Uploads

In our last update, we included tons of settings for the date and timer picker, and now we have added design settings for the file upload field! This includes everything from the container, button, and all the text. I know some of you were looking forward to this, and now you can easily style your file upload fields to match your other fields.

design settings for file upload container settings in the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin
design settings for file upload descriptions settings in the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin
design settings for file upload button settings in the Divi Contact Form Helper plugin

Bug Fixes

We are always improving the plugin by making minor bug fixes and code improvements. You can always check the plugin changelog to see the details.

Documentation

As with all of our products, every setting and feature of the plugin is well documented! Go check out the plugin documentation area for a full list of the settings, guides for all the settings, and all the other usual resources like FAQ, changelog, and roadmap.

Divi Contact Form Helper by Pee Aye Creative

Last updated Aug 17, 2022 @ 6:18 pm

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Nelson Lee Miller (aka The Divi Teacher)

Nelson is the owner of Pee-Aye Creative in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. He loves helping small businesses, exploring outdoors, building websites with Divi, and teaching others.

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