Ninja News: What We’ve Served Up in February

We’re definitely not the stealthiest of ninjas, but sometimes we get so focused on the exciting new projects we’re working on that we get really, unintentionally, quiet. We’re thrilled about some of the new things happening with the plugin, our add-on library, and our content. That’s not even to mention some of our ‘side projects’ that will be making major improvements to your WordPress experience in the not so distant future.

In order to share these out with you better and keep you in the loop, we’ll be starting a monthly review that recaps all of the neat stuff we’ve been up to for that month. That begins now, with our first Ninja News recap for the month of February! We hope you enjoy, and without further ado…

What’s New in February?

We’ve been very busy since the turn of the new year, gearing up new processes and strategies to bring you improvements and innovations in 2018 that will hopefully make your WordPress life more productive and enjoyable. We’re just getting started implementing a lot of these changes through the month of February, so expect a whole lot more of what you’ll find a sampling of in the months ahead!

Updates to Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms is continually evolving and improving! Here’s some noteworthy samples of what was added and tweaked this month. For a full list, see our changelog on!

Ninja Forms & Gutenberg

  • Gutenberg is right around the corner! We added a Gutenberg block to replace the shortcode when Gutenberg is active. This is a beta feature- look for a lot more Gutenberg readiness in the very near future.
  • Patched a potential XSS vulnerability. Many thanks to Kasper Karlsson at Omegapoint for practicing responsible disclosure.
  • Resolved an issue that sometimes caused excessive page load times in the WordPress admin.
  • Resolved an issue that was sometimes causing code snippets to appear on form display.

New Additions to the Ninja Forms Add-On Library

We’re working hard to bring you the tools you need to succeed. New add-ons are developed based on user demand, so let us know what else needs to be on our development radar for the future!

This month we are bringing you you two brand new CRM add-ons, HighriseCRM and PipelineDeals. This brings are suite of CRM add-ons to six which also includes, Saleforce, Zoho, Inisghtly, and Capsule. We ale have Onepage CRM being reviewed for release soon.

Add-on Updates

Like the core plugin, we’re working to make your integrations and add-ons better every day. Here are some highlights from that process this month.


Elavon for Ninja Forms

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally updated the Elavon payment gateway to work with Ninja Forms 3.0.



  • Credit Card fields have been moved from the builder to the Stripe Checkout modal window. They’re still there, just in a new place (and you don’t have to fool with adding them!)
  • Metadata now attaches to the customer record for recurring payments
  • Stripe Checkout button can now be customized
  • An email field on the form can now be used to auto-populate the email field in Stripe Checkout


MailChimp for Ninja Forms

  • Upgraded to the MailChimp 3.0 API
  • Resolved an issue that sometimes caused interest groups to not be sent to MailChimp.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the API to only import a maximum of 10 lists
  • Pre-existing users who subscribe to a new list should now be updated properly

New Content

Introducing PipelineDeals CRM Integration for Ninja Forms

What happens when you let 16 year olds run a mission-critical fundraiser?

Big wheel keep on turnin’….

We’ll be bringing you a new monthly review towards the end of each month. Check back with us to see what we’re up to on the regular! You can also sign up for our newsletter below and not only keep abreast of what’s happened, but teasers of what’s to come!