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A "Submit an Event" form, soup to nuts

  1. Hey Carl,

    Its me again, the problem child. I really wanted to avoid nagging you again. But, apparently I must have a mental defect when it comes to setting up a successful "event" form, after successfully completing the "contact" one.

    So, currently I get the title, and the details, but nothing else. i am trying to have users submit first name, last name, start date, end date, email address.'

    I have tried to do the 'insert variabler' thing and so help me, i can't figure it out. i've submitted 17 test events to no avail. what am i doing wrong over and over again?

    a link to my "submit an event" page: http://westorlandonews.com/submit-an-event/

    Sorry

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 22, 2011 | Permalink
  2. I'm not really sure what you are trying to do or what you are having a problem with.

    If you want the user to submit their name, email, date, etc. then you just add those fields to your form.

    When you say create an event, what are you referring to? Gravity Forms creates entries and WordPress posts.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 22, 2011 | Permalink
  3. sorry for the confusion. WE are trying to create an event submission form using Gravity. In my link url, was the form we've created, but in the draft version for the Admin, only the title and details came through and nothing else

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 22, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Are you trying to create WordPress Posts? Are these Events as you are calling them supposed to be Posts on your WordPress site frontend?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 22, 2011 | Permalink
  5. yes, ultimately. we would like users to submit information using the 'form'. after that we will need to find some sort of calendar to point to full 'event' post.

    any suggestions? i know i have to figure out how to use the damn thing first. thanks for any help/suggestions

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 22, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Gravity Forms can only create Entries (which you can view in the Entries of the Gravity Forms admin in your WordPress dashboard) or WordPress Posts.

    When creating WordPress Posts, only the fields classified as Post Fields in the form editor (they appear in the Post Fields toolbox in the form editor) are used to create Post Data. All other fields (Standard and Advanced) only store data to Entries.

    So you can only use the Post Fields to create a WordPress Post.

    If you are using the Post Custom Field that creates Custom Field data associated with a Post. To display that data in your theme you have to configure your theme to display custom field data. See this WordPress article on custom fields:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields

    So if your form is creating Posts but only the Title and the Post Body are being populated, that is because you are either using non-Post fields for the rest of the fields or if you are using the Post Custom Field the data is being stored as custom fields for that post.

    You may want to read up how to use Custom Fields at the URL above. If you ARE using Custom Fields then you need to make sure you properly configure any Post Custom Fields on your form because you have to define a name that is used to save that custom field data, otherwise the data won't populate the post with that custom field value.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 22, 2011 | Permalink