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Custom Post Types with Custom Fields into feed/loop

  1. Hello dear Gravity Forms Forum :)

    I'm embarked in a personal web project of mine and I'm having some troubles seeing I'm not that good of a programmer.

    I was planning on using GF to let users post "projects". Meaning they fill out a form that's on my site and that form gets posted as a custom post type in a feed. I tried doing this using only plugins:
    - Gravity Forms
    - Gravity Forms Custom Post Types
    - SF Pages For Custom Posts (this last one sorts the Custom Post Types and feed it like blogposts)

    My problem is that what I want to show doesn't show. I only get information from the "Post Fields". But I also have Price Fields, date, and additional information that won't show.

    I've made a rough mockup of how I would like them to look and what information I would like them to show:

    The pictures would map to what the users choose from a dropdown in GF. This dropdown has five different options that portray what kind of job the client is offering. The picture will then change according to which options he/she chooses. The name already shows, and so does the description.
    What doesn't show however is:
    - The picture (obviously)
    - The timer/date
    - The extras (these are checklist items that would add to the total price)
    - "Take Job" Button

    So my problem is that I don't know how to deal with this in a proper way. Going around with plugins seems too uncertain for me, so I would appreciate any kind of help on this matter :)

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday May 24, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    From the Gravity Forms side, the only thing I could say is that you might want to research and use custom fields for anything you want to show in a post. As for displaying information, I can't really help you there as that's beyond what Gravity Forms does.

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday May 24, 2012 | Permalink
  3. I've used the custom fields where I can, but the other information is what's troubling me.. David, do you have a suggestion for where i can try get some help on that topic? It's my semester assignment, and I'm starting to get a bit short on time :)

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday May 29, 2012 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty

    You would have to tell me what you mean by "other information". All information you want shown on the front end should be in a custom field so WordPress can easily access it.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday May 29, 2012 | Permalink