We've been using this great plugin, Participants Database to manage registration and enrolment at our preschool. The features it provides are wonderful in terms of functionality. It allows interested parents to fill out a preliminary form, which creates a record of their inquiry in the database. If they choose to register, we can email them a link to a longer registration form that has the fields they've already filled out populated and they can continue to edit their form. If at any time they wish to change the form or add information, we can resend the link.
My problem is this, we'd like to add more information to the registration form and formatting the forms to be remotely attractive and useable is very challenging. I am so impressed with the Gravity Forms UI and the forms it produces. I'd also really like to be able to use some of the add-on features like paypal and mail chimp integration.
My question is this - does the above scenario sound replicable in Gravity forms? I have been pouring over the documentation and I have read through the instructions for dynamically populating fields and using parameter_names. I'm a little lost on how to take information from one form to populate a second form that could be sent to the individual to complete (in the form of an emailed link). Is this even possible? It seems like it is...I just haven't found that scenario in the questions already asked.
Secondly, if this is not possible, would it be possible to create a Gravity Form that would then feed the information into our "participants database" that we are already using? If so, could you point me in the direction of the right hook to use?
Thanks so much for your time...and so sorry if these questions are answered somewhere!