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Facebook Connect to Fill out a Gravity Form

  1. Hi !
    I would like to create a gravity form where visitors could choose to use Facebook Connect and after allowing the FB App to access their basic info, the form auto-fills with their FB info for First Name, Last Name and E-Mail.
    Do you know a way to do that ?
    Thanks.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday July 6, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    Interesting idea. I haven't seen anyone do it, and I don't know enough about FB connect to even give information that would be helpful. Maybe one of the other developers might have some suggestions.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday July 6, 2012 | Permalink
  3. I am also looking for this. If anyone has done this please post here. Also i think this would make a very interesting add on for Gravity forms

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 14, 2012 | Permalink
  4. David,

    For the php sdk, facebook simply sends an array of data, so it is just a matter of parsing the array.

    The easiest answer, I believe, would be to design a page template with your theme, and the gravity form resides on that page template. In the head, it queries facebook for a response. If the user is logged in and has previously authorized your application, facebook returns an array. If user logged in not auth, facebook returns an array - just none of the fields you want

    So the question is, how does GForms work for this? I know if its FB connect, you could prefill the form, and require user to submit; OR; if you want it to submit on connect, no form, you could set the page up (page template or not) that would use a javascript onLoad for the body, and document form submit to the correct gravity form id, with correct fields

    I did the latter on a custom coded Facebook php form, submit to Gform, it was a pain in the ass. It resided outside my wordpress install, so I could have a quick loading canvas page for a page tab on my facebook page.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 2, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Actually - i didnt document submit it, gform sends data via get right? i BELIVE i just loaded all the crap via php, then did a header change to the gform submit action

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 2, 2012 | Permalink