After a long time of holding on to the old StuffIt file archives for action downloads we've finally updated them to standard OS X zip archives. StuffIt was great for dealing with both OS 9 and OS X archives but now that almost all of our visitors are purely OS X users we felt it was time to finally switch.
Now when you download an action using Safari, for example, you will never actually see the zip file as it gets automatically extracted on completion. A much cleaner experience than having to deal with StuffIt.
We've also taken this opportunity to encode all of the actions for Freeway Express. Typically you can expect an action to now work with Freeway Pro versions 3, 4 or 5 and Freeway Express 4 and 5 unless otherwise stated.
I am very pleased to announce the availability of version 1.5 of the Mal's E-commerce actions for Freeway. This free upgrade for all registered users fixes issues users were having using the hash encoding routines in combination with multi-price select lists.
Previously these were failing to validate in the shopping cart. Although the action has been totally rewritten and the output code has been updated the action interface remains the same. This means that once the new action is installed any exiting settings will automatically be picked up and used. The remaining actions in the suite remain unchanged.
An update e-mail to all registered users will be going out this week so get in touch if you haven't heard from us by then (although do check your spam folder as our e-mails often end up in there for some reason!). :-)
Users of the Mals E-Commerce suite of actions have been having a hard time using the actions with the hash encoding function coupled with the multi-price select lists. The issue is that the cart will always refuse the link validation saying and display a simple error to the user.
Here at FreewayActions.com we've been pulling the action set apart looking to resolve the issue and over the lat few months most of all of the actions have been in parts at some point or another. Requests for help to the Mals forum resulted in a lot of helpful replies but no solution.
We were pretty much ready to give up on this when early this morning (1am) we got an e-mail from Mal himself saying that he had spotted an error in the shopping cart and that the hash encoding should now work as planned.
Sure enough all of my sample files started working again!!! Thank you Mal!
This morning I started work on revising the action parts that would need to be updated and I've just finished the first version of the 1.5b beta action.
If you are a registered user of the Mals Suite and would like to test this beta action then please get in touch.
I'm hoping to roll this version of the action out to all registered users once we pass testing and documenting the revised feature set.
The ever popular Anti Spam action has just been given a minor bump into version 2.2. The two new additions to the action include;
Automatically add an e-mail collection policy to your pages
The action's output now fully validates at all HTML levels regardless of the encoding method used.
For further details about these or any feature please see the Anti Spam product page.
Version 2.2 is available for FREE to all registered users of any version of the action and can be obtained by direct download simply by following the instuctions in your upgrade e-mail or, if you missed this, by contacting us directly.
The PHP Feedback Form action has been given a much overdue version 'bump'. Version 1.9 adds support for PHP 5 as well as the existing PHP 4. Given some time and a lot of caffine version 2 should offer;
a total rewrite of the existing code
support for forms that can post to themselves
maybe file attachments (if I can work out the security)
some other stuff
For more on the PHP Feedback Form action or to download it take a look at it's product page.
PS. If you are looking for great value PHP 5 enabled Web hosting try HaveHost.