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Dynamically populate using attributes from another plugin - possible?

  1. I am using an Events plugin for displaying events and Gravity Forms to register people for those events. The Events plugin uses its own special placeholders to output data (e.g. [#_EVENTNAME] to display each event's title). In my Gravity Forms confirmation email, I want to display these particular event details to the user who has registered. This information will be different depending on the event, which is why I need it to be populated dynamically. I've looked through the documentation ( but that doesn't seem to address this type of situation. Ideally, I need something like this:
    [gravityforms id=1 field_values='event_name=[#_EVENTNAME]']
    but I don't know how to make that work.

    Is this even possible?

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday June 27, 2013 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    You cannot use shortcodes from other plugins within Gravity Forms. This could be done, but it would probably take customization of both plugins to work, and for that you would have to hire a developer. Beyond that, you could use one of our pre-render hooks and some PHP to potentially grab the information and put it in some hidden fields for use in your notification message, but that again would require custom development beyond what I can do in the forums, and an understanding of the other plugin you are using.

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday June 27, 2013 | Permalink

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