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cforms not working with wordpress 3.5 upgrade
December 13, 2012
3:53 pm

I've been using cforms forever and am now concerned I won't be able to use it anymore…after updating my sites to WP 3.5, I'm not able to move around widgets or menu items in the admin panel; things only start working again after deleting the cforms plugin. Would hate to have to find another contact form plugin….any help or ideas would be appreciated!

December 15, 2012
2:49 am
Takis Pournaras

Check your plugins, I have upgraded as well and everything is working fine.

December 17, 2012
3:22 am

Takis might be right. I've updated several sites that use cforms to WP 3.5 and all work fine. Try disabling all plugins except cforms, and then enable then one by one to see if one of the others is conflicting with cforms.

December 18, 2012
11:22 am

I also do have problems since the WP 3.5 update. In my case all line breaks are gone, when a post is published. The beaks still exist, only the output is false. As soon as I remove the form from the post, the br and p are back again.

This might also be a problem with another plugin, but everything worked fine with WP 3.4.

December 22, 2012
1:46 am

I can also report having some issues running in debug mode with the new version, just about to start rigging up the form so will report if I face any actual functionality errors.

In debug mode I get the following messages:

On activation of cforms:

The plugin generated 755 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

And in the headers while in debug mode:

Notice: Undefined index: cforms_smtp in /var/www/…/wp-content/plugins/cforms/lib_aux.php on line 12 Notice: Undefined variable: smtpsettings in /var/www/…/wp-content/plugins/cforms/lib_aux.php on line 15 Notice: Undefined index: cforms_showdashboard in /var/www/…/wp-content/plugins/cforms/cforms.php on line 1677 Notice: Undefined index: widgets in /var/www/…/wp-content/plugins/cforms/cforms.php on line 1456

Note: the '…' is just me shrinking my file path to make this post more readable.

February 6, 2013
1:08 pm

I have "529 characters of unexpected output" and the same debug error in WP 3.5.1:

 Notice: Undefined index: widgets in /home/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/cforms/cforms.php on line 1456
Notice: Undefined index: update in /home/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/cforms/cforms.php(48) : runtime-created function on line 1
February 6, 2013
2:42 pm
Munich, Germany
Forum Posts: 6400
Member Since:
March 6, 2005

its a debug notice, a small but important difference

June 25, 2013
12:12 pm

Isn't this more down to now checking to see if a variable is set before trying to read its value.

Looks like more lazyness than anything on what could have been a very good plugin.  I've had to fix several 'fatal' php errors to get it to a working state, of sorts.

November 18, 2013
4:16 pm

Any updates in this topic?

I have also problems related exactly with this same issue.


September 30, 2014
10:26 am

I've been having this error on my website since I updated to wordpress 4.0.

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