Upgraded to 6.0 and uh oh...

By: Rob LeVine | Asked: 02/15/2023
ForumsCategory: General questionsUpgraded to 6.0 and uh oh...
Rob LeVineRob LeVine asked 1 year ago
Has anyone else upgraded to 6.0 and run into some serious issues?  I've only been on it for an hour and this is what I've run into so far.
  1. My Custom CSS is gone, i.e., Global Settings -> Custom CSS is empty
  2. I'm trying to edit a view and my Before Content stretches the entire viewable screen, which it should, but there is no way to scroll to get to the content or after content.
Dan ZahlisDan Zahlis replied 1 year ago

<p>Hi Rob. We have WP/FF installed on a server that runs automatic updates on plugins. They updated us from 5.5.7 to 6.0 a few hours ago and we are experiencing some eye-boogers. We use the frm_container_ in our table views to enable edit in place. It has been working perfectly. After the update, the edit column width has been reduced so much that the edit in place is virtually unusable.</p>

Bobby Clapp replied 1 year ago

I've experience this as well. Need to have a per form custom CSS section as well as a global FF custom CSS. Seems that would have treated us better here.

Rob LeVineRob LeVine replied 1 year ago

Good suggestion. That would be nice.

Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 1 year ago

Sorry about the issue with the missing custom CSS. That issue is fixed in 6.0.1. This release focused on moving the styler to the form building process/flow and introduced the templates. We are still planning improvements to the actual style editor. I love the idea of having form-specific or at least style specific custom CSS. We'll see what we can do when we revamp the style editor.

Overall, hope you are enjoying the new release. We are really happy with it.

3 Answers
Best Answer
Victor Font answered 1 year ago
It's fixed in 6.0.1 that just dropped a couple of hours ago. Custom styles show on the form's style page above the assorted style themes.
Bobby Clapp answered 1 year ago
Seems the function to retain the admin sidebar is now broken. https://formidableforms.com/knowledgebase/php-examples/#kb-expand-the-wordpress-menu-sidebar
Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 1 year ago

Yeah, we never loved the sidebar expanding and contracting depending on the screen you are on. Now when editing a form or view, you will enter full screen mode (same way WordPress post/page editing works).

That means this function will no longer work. We'll add a note to our documentation about that.

Victor Font replied 1 year ago

WordPress post/page editing allows you to display the sidebar and turn off full screen editing. It's annoying and inefficient not to have the sidebar displayed when building a form. If I need to open another tab, we have to stop using Formidable to get to the sidebar, open the other tab, then relaunch Formidable's builder. All removing the sidebar does is create more work and a less efficient workflow. with the sidebar inaccessible, I have to open WordPress, open Formidable in a separate tab and switch back an forth to get work done.

Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 1 year ago

Hey Victor, Thanks for the feedback! We are looking into using the same setting WP uses to disable full page editing. So if you have Full page editing disabled in WP, FF would behave the same way.

If you have another suggestion or idea on a better way to implement this, we'd love to hear your ideas.

Bobby Clapp replied 1 year ago

I think with the dynamic need to mess with forms and views that don't necessarily relate to one another is the issue with FF full screen by default. If you can do what WP does with page editing, but set it to disabled by default, that would be the best case scenario for FF.

Victor Font replied 1 year ago

I agree Bobby. There should be a toggle that uses the same key strokes that the WordPress editor does.

Bobby Clapp replied 1 year ago

Key strokes work, but the visual ability to click a button also obviously.

Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 1 year ago

Gotcha...thanks for the feedback guys. We'll work on improving this.

Dan ZahlisDan Zahlis answered 1 year ago
I continue to experience the Edit in-place problem after upgrading to 6.0.1. I am running a sandbox site that was still running FF 5.5.6. I verified the frm_container_ was working correctly and I then upgraded to 6.0.1. The update resulted in the same issue. Edit in-place using the frm_container_ results in an unusably narrow column inside the table view.
Dan ZahlisDan Zahlis replied 1 year ago

I submitted a ticket.

Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 1 year ago

Thanks for submitting a ticket. I'm sure our support team will get this escalated to our dev team to take a closer look and fix any issues.

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