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API/set of hooks for defining new form field types?

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered

    While you've got lots of field types and that's a great thing about Gravity Forms you can never meet everyone's specialized needs so I assumed you'd have an API/set of hooks to allow a developer to define a new field type but I've looked all over your website and even in the code and best I can tell there isn't one.

    If I missed it can you please point me to the docs and if it isn't there any chance you could add this sooner than later? Much thanks in advance.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday February 14, 2010 | Permalink
  2. Currently there is not an API hook for adding custom field types. We do plan on adding this in the future.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday February 15, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered

    Cool!

    I know you hate these kind of questions, but... when? :) Approximate is fine.

    Next week?
    Next month?
    Next quarter?
    Next year?

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday February 15, 2010 | Permalink
  4. It's really difficult to say. We work on things based on need and priority. We have a laundry list of features we plan on adding to the plugin that based on user feedback rank as a higher priority. It will be this year, but it's hard to tell you an exact release version or date at this time.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 16, 2010 | Permalink
  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered

    FWIW, I think adding APIs should be a software company's highest priority. Doing that allows 3rd party support to form around your solution which is extremely valuable from a marketing and usefulness perspective. Plus adding an API keeps you from chasing so many feature requests and lets us do it "self-serve" and "peer-to-peer" in many (most?) cases.

    Venture capitalist Fred Wilson from avc.com says "Do one thing, do it extremely well, and then add an API to let others extend what you offer." (I'm paraphrasing, of course.)

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday February 16, 2010 | Permalink