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Form in Admin

  1. Is there anything keeping me from embedding the form in the admin. It seems that if this is possible, once setup properly it would be easier to implement a user-friendly method of inputting, for example, posts with heavy use of custom fields. Rather than creating custom write panels for each field, I would just add a field to my "admin form."

    Can I create an admin page in functions.php and use a function call to a form to display that form in the admin only. Forgive me if this is already possible.

    I guess my idea boils down to leveraging the UI of the GF builder and the resulting form to enter posts which might be a bunch of custom fields. I know I could use custom post types but if this method works it seems much simpler,quicker.

    This could have all kinds of creative uses with custom post types(once that's supported--I read that's planned--Cool!). If this was developed more eventually your plugin could essentially replace all those custom fields plugins and the new Custom Post Type UI plugin, PODS etc.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday July 20, 2010 | Permalink
  2. I haven't tried it, but there shouldn't be any reason why you couldn't use the function call to display a form in the admin. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. What you described should work. If not, let us know.

    We do have ideas on how to add native features to Gravity Forms to make it easy to add forms to the backend for creating posts, etc. So that will eventually be something we roll out.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday July 20, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Thanks, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't some technical limitation/roadblock before trying it. When I have some time I'll give a shot and report my results.

    Thanks again.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday July 20, 2010 | Permalink