Machform Shortcode Plugin

Use Machform with WordPress with this plugins!

If you are a user of App Nitro’s cool forms app called Machform, you know how powerful and easy it makes dealing with web forms! However, if your website is built on the awesome WordPress platform, then you no doubt have probably experienced trouble trying to embed Machform forms in your content. In fact, most people give up on embedding and simply put a link to the form instead. We think that it shouldn’t be that hard, so we developed this plugin to assist you in using Machform on your WordPress sites!

Machform Shortcode Plugin

The Machform shortcode plugin will allow you to easily embed the following types of Machform (version 3.5+) forms into your content:

  • Javascript form
  • iFrame form

Installation and configuration is a breeze, with only one configuration option on the config screen, a box for the URL to your Machform installation:

mfs-settings-menu

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How To Use It

Using the plugin is easy.

  1. Click the “Code” option on your form inside of Machform to see the embed codes.
  2. Make note of your form’s “ID” and “height”.
  3. Use the shortcode to embed your form into your content using this format:
    [machform type=("js" or "iframe") id=(ID #) height=(height #)]
  4. You are done, your form should show in your content now!

Real World Example

Let’s say you have a form you have created in Machform called “My Form”, click on the “Code” option for “My Form” and it should take you to the embed codes. The initial selected code will be for the javascript method. Look for the “ID” and the “height” as in the embed code, it should be similar to this:

mfs-code-example

Now that we have the ID and the height, it is time to embed the form into our content. It is recommended that you use the javascript embedding method, but the plugin also supports the iFrame method. So our shortcode to embed the form, using the ID and height that we retrieved above, would be the following:

[machform type=js id=15996 height=703]  

When entered into the content editor, it would appear like this:

mfs-test-new-post

That’s all there is to it! Just publish your post and your form will appear in your content!

Install

Installing is easy!

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Extract the contents into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  3. Go to the Plugins menu inside of your WordPress admin, and then enable the plugin, it will appear as “Machform Shortcode”.
  4. Then go under the settings menu drop down to “Machform Shortcode” and configure with the URL to your Machforms installation.
  5. Start embedding the shortcode in your content!
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WordPress Plugin - Machform Shortcode

Please note: this plugin is available in the WordPress plugin directory. You can install directly from WordPress by going to Plugins -> Add New, and then searching for “Machform Shortcode”. Installing via the plugin directory allows the plugin to be updated via the WordPress updates screen. This is the suggested method of installation.

Download and then click to unzip, place the contents into your wp-content/plugins/ folder.

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