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Auto-Populate the Post Title from Taxonomy & Date

  1. So... I have a form that let's the user select a "Start Date", "End Date" and a "Subject" (it's for a school). The "Subject" is a list generated by a set of custom taxonomies. The "Start" and "End" dates right to custom fields "start_date" and "end_date". What I would like to do is auto-populate the post Title so that it is: "subject-start_date-end_date". Or some format similar thereof.

    The problem I'm running into is neither the date-picker field nor the taxonomy allow for "create content template" to work. If they did this would be a no-brainer. But as it is I have yet to figure it out.


    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday May 31, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    You could include a hidden field that is your post title, and then using gform_pre_submission you could merge the three form fields into your title.

    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday May 31, 2012 | Permalink
  3. AH!

    Yes, I had the field hidden... I had not yet (remembered?) tried pre_submission!


    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday May 31, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Got it.
    For those interested, here's the way to do it...

    add_filter("gform_pre_submission_filter_6", "add_title");
    function add_title($form){
    if ($_POST["input_35"] == '28') {
        $plan_title  = "Handwriting";
    } elseif ($_POST["input_35"] == '29') {
        $plan_title  = "History";
    } elseif ($_POST["input_35"] == '31') {
        $plan_title  = "Homeroom";
    } elseif ($_POST["input_35"] == '27') {
        $plan_title  = "Math";
    } elseif ($_POST["input_35"] == '30') {
        $plan_title  = "Science";
    } elseif ($_POST["input_35"] == '26') {
        $plan_title  = "Shirley English";
    } elseif ($_POST["input_35"] == '25') {
        $plan_title  = "SWR";
    	$plan_title .= " | " . $_POST['input_6'] . " - ";
        $plan_title .= $_POST['input_7'];
        $form ["postTitleTemplate"] = $plan_title;
        $form ["postTitleTemplateEnabled"] = true;
        //returning modified form object
        return $form;

    Since it's coming from a taxonomy you have to reference the value ID # and give it a name (if you want a name.) If anyone knows a better way to fix that, let me know... but this works.

    Posted 12 years ago on Friday June 1, 2012 | Permalink