Monday, 24-April-2017. New version 3.11.0 of WordPress File Upload plugin has just been released.

This is an important update as it provides some new features and several bug fixes and security improvements.

This version addresses a request of many users, the ability to submit the upload form without a file, just like a contact (or any other type of) form. To do this, a new attribute has been added, allownofile, in the uploader shortcode. When this attribute is activated, then the file is optional and the form can be submitted (by pressing the Upload File button) even if a file has not been selected. When a form is submitted without a file, then the plugin adjusts its behaviour (e.g. progress bars are not shown, the messages change etc.). Features such as captcha, email notifications, redirections continue to work normally.

To enable extensibility to the new feature two new filters have been introduced, wfu_before_data_submit and wfu_after_data_submit working only when the upload form is submitted without a file. The first one runs before the submitted data are saved and before any plugin checks, in order to allow a custom script to perform additional checks, change the data or cancel the upload. The second one runs after the submitted data are saved, in order to allow a custom script to perform post-submittal PHP actions or run custom Javascript code on the user’s browser.

Another new feature of this version is extended scripting capabilities. They are not visible to normal users, however they are very useful for performing deep troubleshooting and debugging as well as advanced customizations for tailoring the plugin to user’s needs and custom requests.

You can check more details in the Release Notes of the plugin’s support page.

Users who have purchased the Professional version of the plugin can download the latest one by logging into their Iptanus account, selecting the order and downloading the new file. Instructions for installing the new version can be found here.

Users of the Free version can update to the latest one using the Update feature of the Plugins section of their Dashboard.

Iptanus team is constantly striving to make WordPress File Upload plugin more user friendly and more bug free, so it will continue issuing new releases. It is reminded that users of the Professional version, will have free updates of the plugin for a lifetime!!!

For any questions, bugs or information please contact us.

The Iptanus team

New Version 3.11.0 of WordPress File Upload Plugin

2 thoughts on “New Version 3.11.0 of WordPress File Upload Plugin

  • Hi, there! I have been unable to get the following code to work:

    [wordpress_file_upload uploadpatterns=”*.mov” maxsize=”500000000″ createpath=”true” duplicatespolicy=”maintain both” uniquepattern=”datetimestamp” debugmode=”true”]

    I get something like the following error messages:

    Upload failed! Unknown error.
    Failed upload path: IMG_2139.MOV
    fileupload:0

    However, I’ve been able to get .jpg and .txt files to work (by changing allowed file extensions accordingly), including filenames with underscores. Any ideas? In any case, thank you for creating this!

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