We're so excited that we can finally reveal what we've been slaving away on these last few months. We are loving version 2.0, and we know you will too. This release includes so many major features and changes, that we decided an alpha version was called for. So keep in mind that you probably don't want to install it on a production site. But download and install it on your local and test sites so we can get as many eyes on this as possible, and get it on as many different servers as possible.
You may have already received a message for one of the suggestions you were subscribed to. There are a ton of new features, making this is our biggest release ever. We haven't combed through all of our commits yet for a complete change log, so we'll just give the highlights for now, and keep working on adding to the change log.
This is by far our most requested feature. It took longer to do, because of our big plans and working it into massively flexible views. We've added a new shortcode for use in views and emails that can be used like this:
[foreach 95]   [/foreach]
In this example, you'll replace 95 with the id of your section heading. This [foreach] option isn't listed anywhere in the customization panel yet, but it'll show up in the next release.
The options to display the repeating sections should cover all your needs. You can use icons or buttons, arrange in a row with labels on each row or only on the first row, or just lay it out there like it's designed with your layout classes.
Styling Templates Redone
The styling templates are another one of my favorite parts of this release. You can create an unlimited number of styling templates, and apply them to any of your forms at a glance. Tons of settings have been added, and you can select which icons are used for section headings and the repeat buttons.
When you go to a page or post and click on the "Add Form" button, you'll see an entirely new and awesome shortcode builder. It's not complete yet, but we'll be adding more to it. Select the shortcode you want to build, select your options, and insert it on a page without looking up the options in our docs every time you need a shortcode.
Consolidated Form Actions
Emails, posts, and most add-ons have been moved into one spot: Form Actions. They all include conditional logic, and a much more pleasant UI. Steve did an awesome job designing this out, and making sure it happened. The current versions of the registration and MailChimp add-ons are 2.0 compatible. The others will still work as they did before. We've got the updates complete for most of the other add-ons, so we'll start pushing those out over the next couple of weeks.
This also sets up a much easier way of creating custom add-ons. I expect to see a lot more third-party add-ons rolling out based on these new form actions. We'll be working on good documentation for this as well, since our add-ons currently include code for 2.0 and < 2.0, so they aren't a great starting point for new integrations. The emails have been redone along with this update as well, with lots of new options to make it look and act more like you are used to emails working. Each email will be sent out once, and will no longer be sent once per email. CC and BCC options have been added, as well as a separate Reply to option. Test the heck out of these and be sure to let us know if your emails stop arriving in your inbox.
I'm out of time right now, so I can't go into detail on everything, but you can find a quick, and also incomplete, rundown of the new features in the change log.
Please post in the help desk with any issues, questions, or bugs you may find. We're excited for you to get started with our new version of Formidable.