Solved – WordPress / Gravity Forms and Office 365 Not Receiving Emails

We had a customer move their email to Office 365. They realized they weren’t getting emails from the website anymore. Three people in the company with the same domain name in their email ( ie: @somecompany.com ) were included in the contact us form weren’t getting the emails anymore.

The site was WordPress and they were using Gravity Forms for the contact us form. I added my personal email and I could get the email, but the customer didn’t.  I eventually discovered the email was going into the “Junk” box of their Office 365 account. I needed to “whitelist” the email that was used in the Gravity Form form. That was “recruiting@somecompany.com”.

What eventually solved everything was “whitelisting” their domain in Office 365. I had to go into their Office 365 account as the Admin. Go to the Exchange area.

office_365_admin_center

Select Spam Filter in the Protection menu.

office_365_exchange_center

Edit the default spam filter.

office_365_filter

Lastly, add the domain to the allow lists.

allow_screen_domain_only

 

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Adding a module in a Joomla article

I have done this a couple of different ways include using “Modules Anywhere”, which is an excellent plug-in.

This article helped me solve my issue.

https://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_put_a_module_inside_an_article%3F

Here is what I needed to get the mod working in an article:

{loadmodule login,login2,xhtml}

  1. Start with loadmodule
  2. Type of module ( they have “login”, but I used “custom”)
  3. Name of the module
  4. XHTML to make sure it follows styling rules.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Joomla 3.X Strict standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in – Solved

I was testing a clients website local host and it was throwing a bunch of errors in WAMP.

Strict standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in

These errors were related to SuperFish Menu Module. I love SuperFish Drop-down menus, but I don’t love the module for Joomla yet.

I found this YouTube video that simply turns off Error messages on the Server settings in the Global Configuration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNi8_oCGnWY

I don’t think this is a perfect fix, but it helped me.

I hope this helps someone else out there….