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A few questions about Post Fields

  1. A couple of questions regarding forms with fields that automatically create posts:

    When a form with Post Fields is submitted, does it create a new entry in the wp_posts database table and store a copy in Gravity's database table? Once a post draft is created, can it be edited using the standard WP post editor? If so, does that affect the original submission stored in Gravity's database table?

    Also, can form submissions with Post Fields be exported in the same way as other forms?

    Can more than one Post Image field be used to upload multiple files?

    Finally, is there a way to export uploaded files?

    Posted 12 years ago on Friday January 15, 2010 | Permalink
  2. When using a form to create a post it does create a new entry in the WordPress posts database table AND stores a copy in Gravity Forms entry tables.

    Once a post is created it can be edited using the standard WP post editor.

    Editing a post using the standard WP post editor does NOT change the original submission stored in the Gravity Forms tables. This information is considered an archive at that point.

    Form submissions with post fields can be exported, but it will be the data that is in the Gravity Forms entry tables that is exported... not the data that is in the WordPress post table.

    You can use more than one post image field on a form to enable multiple images to be uploaded.

    Currently images are not exported as the export function exports to a CSV file and this doesn't include images. You can export the full path to the images in the CSV, but not the images themselves. This CSV could be processed programmatically to pull down the images dynamically if you have the path, but this is something that the plugin itself doesn't do and would have to be written from scratch.

    Hope that clarifies. Thanks!

    Posted 12 years ago on Friday January 15, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Thanks Carl. That answers all my questions.

    Posted 12 years ago on Friday January 15, 2010 | Permalink