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file/image upload

  1. Im interested in using the forms for a new site im working which will allow users to submit a thumbnail image and link to thier site (as well as other details) on weekly creative challenge.

    Is it possible for the form to allow image upload(with image filesize, size and mime type restrictions) that once submitted will show on the page without needing admin approval first?

    I know this can be sort of done with cform II (although quite cumbersome) taking over the comment forms and displaying them through the comments. Does the form have the ability up replace the standard wp comment form as well?


    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  2. Currently the file upload capability is not integrated with the post creation capabilities. Right now all you can do is enable a file upload and set the allowed file extensions for the filetypes that can be uploaded.

    Post image upload and comment integration are two features we intend on adding in the future. They are already on the list of features we pull from as we develop the product.

    So currently this isn't possible, at least not automatically. You can use the file upload field and then the admin would have to take that upload and add it to the post that is created with the post fields.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  3. Any rough timeline on this?

    I see post creation from forms as being the one killer feature that potentially justifies the frankly high price of Gravity Forms BUT having to manually match separately uploaded images would be a massive headache and time-hole for admins, especially if you were basing the entire site upon user-submitted content.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  4. I don't have a timeline. We will be going over the future feature list and setting timelines for future releases later this week.

    We worked in what we could do with version 1.0 so we could get it out the door, otherwise we would be developing forever and the product would never get released.

    More advanced WordPress integration and post creation is high on our list, we have a lot of features that we plan on introducing... keep watching.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  5. Thanks for this. Having file upload integrated with the post creation capabilities of GF would be something I'd like to see as well.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  6. Good to know that you have ambitious plans, I hope that image uploads will be a high priority, I suspect it will be a very popular feature.

    Talking of media, how hard would it be to integrate video commenting services such as Seesmic, Viddler and Riffly?

    In the usual video commenting situation, the flash widget is inserted into the page design via a line of code, the user records a webcam message which is uploaded and the service inserts an identifying code into the comment field. Once published, that unique code is used to insert a video widget into the comment, ready to play that video.

    I would be interested to know if Gravity Forms would be suited to an adaption of that process, in which the code returned is submitted as a hidden field and the video is rendered when the admin looks over the submissions?

    That would be quite a feature.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  7. That does sound like a very cool feature. I'll have to look into the video commenting services and see how we might be able to incorporate them into a form submission. Cool idea.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  8. Glad you like the idea, I think it could be awesome for things such as confirming the identity of the person submitting the form data i.e. they could be submitting an avatar photo of themselves and a short webcam video, seen only by the admin, would confirm that they were indeed the person in that photo.

    In terms of seeing how the video commenting systems work, I particularly recommend Riffly, which has had far, far less publicity than Seesmic or Viddler, but which provides a far more straightforward widget, not requiring the user to login before recording and, also, site owners can choose between the free, ad-supported version (ads appear wihin the video screen, like YouTube) or a premium version in which no ads appear.

    The have a WordPress plugin here:

    ... and describe their API here:

    I have no connection with Riffly but have had an interest in video commenting for quite a while and they are the closet to getting it right in technical terms.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 26, 2009 | Permalink
  9. fdnews

    File upload with story submission is a huge deal for me. We run a web-only news site in Upstate NY (10 years old; one of the oldest independent hyperlocals in the country) and we run it on WordPress.

    Other forms plugins, including the excellent CForms, don't allow submission to the content database.

    We receive a ton of content each day -- 30 to 50 submissions -- and most come with photos.

    I desperately need photo(s) upload with story submission, even if it means I have to go in to the draft and place the photos in the story and excerpt manually.

    (By the way -- it should support caption as well. A photo lacks context without a caption.)

    And re: donnacha, I understand that the overwhelming majority of WP plugins are free, and that's wonderful. But 40 bucks for a plugin that does as much as this one does is hardly excessive. It's fair, in my view. Believe me, I've asked plugin developers for quotes to build just the content submission part of what Gravity Forms does, and I've gotten quotes of over $1,000 each time.

    Please, please, please build the photo and caption submission into GF very soon.

    (I'm buying the plugin anyway, because I need its other features, such as autoresponder, but you'll make my year when you add this function in.)

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 27, 2009 | Permalink
  10. @fdnews

    No, I agree that it would be well worth $40 with image uploading and, seriously, if Carl does manage to integrate video comments into form submission, that would be worth much more again.

    My question mark over the price is not so much about situations like yours, in which you have this specific need, but, rather, the much larger number of regular users, for whom this would be a less essential purchase; I was suggesting that post creation from forms is such a killer feature that it might, just about, justify the price for those more casual users but that images would seal the deal.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 31, 2009 | Permalink
  11. Thomas

    Hello :-)
    So is Post image upload now a part of gravity forms in the current version or do I have to wait? :)


    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday October 20, 2009 | Permalink
  12. Thomas,
    Post Image upload is part of Gravity Forms. You don't have to wait ;)

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday October 20, 2009 | Permalink
  13. arosado

    Question - I am getting reports on our site that when people upload attachments through the Gravity Form it seems that if any of the submissions have a space in the file name, they fail to be found on the server. Is this a know issue and is there a fix for it?


    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 27, 2011 | Permalink
  14. I'm unable to recreate that issue. Are you? or have you only received reports of it?

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 27, 2011 | Permalink
  15. Just read this thread where another user was experiencing this issue:

    He offers a quick fix. I've forwarded both of these threads on to the lead developer so after we can confirm this bug, we will fix it in the core.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 27, 2011 | Permalink