We are pleased to announce that both Web-form-buddy and Web-store-buddy now support Stripe for web form card payments and Stripe for shopping cart card payments.

Stripe allows you to accept payments by credit card in a way that your customers will find very easy to use. To get started, you will first need to get a Stripe account. There are no setup fees, and the transaction charges are low.

Details of Stripe pricing are here: https://stripe.com/pricing

Once you have your Stripe account, log in to your control panel, follow the simple instructions to “connect” your account, and you’re good to go!

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With Web-form-buddy you can defend against form spam in several ways – by rigorous field validation, by using the “confirmation” option, and by choosing one of several different anti-spam CAPTCHA tests.

CAPTCHA tests have their disadvantages. For some users they can be frustratingly awkward to use. To solve this problem, Google have now brought out a new version of their “reCaptcha” that rather miraculously is able to distinguish (in most cases) between humans and spam bots without requiring the human to complete a CAPTCHA test! Magic…

We are pleased to announce that Web-form-buddy is now using this latest form of Google’s reCaptcha. If you have enabled this option, there is no need to make any changes as the upgrade is seamless.

More on the new reCaptcha here: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/

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Time to stop using Adobe Flash for your web site? Here’s how…

April 27, 2015

Does your web site use Flash? Flash is frequently used to serve animations, videos, adverts and interactive multimedia content. In order to work it depends on your web site visitor having a browser with the necessary plugin installed. Time was when you could fairly much rely on that. In fact, so widespread was Flash that […]

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Helping Customers Who Pay By PayPal

November 17, 2012

If you accept payments by PayPal you are given an option under “Website Payment Preferences” that is called “PayPal Account Optional“. If you enable this setting it means that your customers can pay by credit card without being obliged to create a PayPal account.  To encourage your customers to pay by PayPal,  it’s a good […]

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Sell Digital Content With Web-form-buddy

November 17, 2012

You can now use Web-form-buddy, our web forms application,  to sell downloadable items such as document files (e.g. PDFs and Word files), music files (e.g. MP3), photos, graphics, eBooks and so on. This new feature provides you with a secure vault for your files. Once your customers have completed your form and made their payment, […]

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Uploads Progress Bar Enhancement

April 13, 2012

Web-form-buddy’s file uploads option has a built-in “uploads progress” display. Now there is an option to animate how the progress bar opens – a cool effect that makes the file upload experience easier on the eye for your customers. The options available are: Slide in (from the left, from the right, from the top, or […]

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New Payment Method – Cash On Delivery Or Collection

February 6, 2012

We have just added a new payment method for Web-form-buddy order forms and for the Web-store-buddy shopping cart. This new method is to handle the situation when your customer will either pay you on delivery of the order (“Cash On Delivery”), or when they come to collect their order. To enable and customize this new […]

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Improved Text Field Date Formatting Options

September 14, 2011

Web-form-buddy‘s date validation & formatting for text fields is now more flexible. As well as creating templates for full dates (e.g. “mm-dd-yyyy“), you can now also create templates for partial dates such as month and year (e.g. “mm-yy“), or even just day of the month (“dd“).    

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Import Settings From Another Form

August 31, 2011

To make  creating new forms on your web site as easy as possible,  we have added a new option “import settings from another form“. This feature allows you to copy settings from one form to another. You can choose to copy all settings, or just specific categories of settings – such as auto-responder settings, file […]

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New Configuration Option For Web-form-buddy’s HTML Formatted Emails

August 9, 2011

We have just launched a new option that allows you to configure the design of HTML formatted emails that Web-form-buddy sends out on your behalf. These include Autoresponder emails Payment receipts Form notifications You can find this new option on your Web-form-buddy control panel under  “global options” >> “color & style settings” >> “HTML styled […]

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