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File Upload Security and Saved Progress

  1. 1. Does your plug put uploads into separate folders, 1 folder viewable for posts, and 1 folder secure due to sensitive information provided by clients. I have found an annoying work around with free plug ins by physically transferring uploaded files via WP-Visual Form Builder to WP-Filebase folder which you can make secure. You have to be really careful using WP-Filebase because once you make the permissions for a folder private to admin and contributor, it seems irreversible. I had to re-upload my uploads folder from a back up of my website because I accidentally made all the folders private, and none of the images on my website would show up, even after I tried to change the permissions.

    As well, for long forms, can form users save their form progress, log in and continue form progress at a later date/time?

    I think these questions were answered, but I can't access the answers since I don't have a license.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday January 12, 2012 | Permalink
  2. 1. All uploads through Gravity Forms are stored in wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/{FORM ID]-longrandomalphastring/year/month/

    You can change the location of the upload and can also choose to move them to a different location after uploading. There is no protection for sensitive information.

    2. There is no "save and continue" functionality so visitors can complete a long form later. It's being considered for a future release, and some community members have attempted implementing solutions, but I have not seen any of the completed work yet.

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday January 14, 2012 | Permalink