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  • JonYYC
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    Creating a Wufoo Shortcode instead of using UserDefinedForms Link to this post

    I've used userdefinedforms for a number of sites but have found it lacking in some instances. So, we have started using wufoo as a user defined forms engine and build a short code handler to inject the proper javsascript code into your page. Wufoo already gives you a shortcode for wordpress that you can embed, so we adapted it to work for Silverstripe (2.4).

    How to code it up:

    Step 1: Add the following code file, wufooForm.php to your site:

    class WufooForm {
    public static function CreateHtmlAndJavascript(array $arguments)
    if (empty($arguments['username'])) { return "ShortCode Error: Missing username parameter."; }
    if (empty($arguments['formhash'])) { return "ShortCode Error: Missing formhash parameter."; }

    // Set defaults
    $customise = array();
    $customise['username'] = $arguments['username'];
    $customise['formhash'] = $arguments['formhash'];
    $customise['height'] = 500;
    $customise['autoresize'] = 'true';
    $customise['header'] = "show";
    $customise['ssl'] = 'false';

    //overide the defaults with the arguments supplied
    $customise = array_merge($customise,$arguments);

    // Generate Html and Javascript to be returned to the code in plaec of the ShortCode
    $htmlOutput = "<div id=\"wufoo-[formhash]\">Fill out my <a href=\"http://[username].wufoo.com/forms/[formhash]\">online form</a>.</div>";

    $htmlOutput .= "<script type=\"text/javascript\">var [formhash]; (function (d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = {";
    $htmlOutput .= "'userName': '[username]','formHash': '[formhash]','autoResize': [autoresize],'height': '[height]','async': true,'header': '[header]','ssl': [ssl]};";
    $htmlOutput .= "s.src = ('https:' == d.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'wufoo.com/scripts/embed/form.js';";
    $htmlOutput .= "s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = function () {";
    $htmlOutput .= " var rs = this.readyState; if (rs) if (rs != 'complete') if (rs != 'loaded') return;";
    $htmlOutput .= " try { [formhash] = new WufooForm(); [formhash].initialize(options); [formhash].display(); } catch (e) { }";
    $htmlOutput .= "};";
    $htmlOutput .= "var scr = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0], par = scr.parentNode; par.insertBefore(s, scr);";
    $htmlOutput .= "})(document, 'script');";
    $htmlOutput .= "</script>";

    $htmlOutput = str_replace('[username]', $customise['username'], $htmlOutput);
    $htmlOutput = str_replace('[formhash]', $customise['formhash'], $htmlOutput);
    $htmlOutput = str_replace('[height]', $customise['height'], $htmlOutput);
    $htmlOutput = str_replace('[autoresize]', $customise['autoresize'], $htmlOutput);
    $htmlOutput = str_replace('[header]', $customise['header'], $htmlOutput);
    $htmlOutput = str_replace('[ssl]', $customise['ssl'], $htmlOutput);

    return $htmlOutput;


    Step 2: Add the short code handler to your Page class

    public static function WufooShortCodeHandler($arguments)
    return WufooForm::CreateHtmlAndJavascript($arguments);

    Step 3: Register the shortcode in your mysite/_config.php file


    Step 4: Do a dev/build and flush

    Step 5: Go to wufoo, grab the short code and put it into a content area. You should see your form when you preview your page.

    [wufoo username="yourusername" formhash="z9z9z9" autoresize="true" height="500" header="show" ssl="true"]

    And that's it.


  • spijker1056
    Community Member
    6 Posts

    Re: Creating a Wufoo Shortcode instead of using UserDefinedForms Link to this post

    Do you know if this code will work with SS3 ?, would be very handy if it did.


  • JonYYC
    Community Member
    10 Posts

    Re: Creating a Wufoo Shortcode instead of using UserDefinedForms Link to this post

    The code in the WufooForm class shouldn't have to change, but I'm not sure about the short code registration. Those parameters might have changed a bit. I haven't implemented it in a SS3 site yet. If you try it out and it requires changes, please post them here.


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