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Forms Posting Untitled Drafts

  1. I'm having a strange issue with a client site - When someone fills out a form on the front end and Untitled Draft post appears in the posts. The form in question has no Post Fields, although there is a separate form that does.

    Caveat: The client hired a third party dev team to 'edit' Gravity Forms to allow for partial entries to be recorded in the database on multi page forms. The issue began before they changed it however.

    Since the plugin has been edited I understand if there is simply no help here... If you'd like to take a look at how they got partial entries into the database I'd be happy to grant you access though.

    ~ Bryan

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday May 12, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Are you 100% positive there are no Post Fields being used on this form? Have you edited each form individually to check their type? The only time a Post is created is if Post Fields are present on the form.

    Can you export the form to XML using the Import/Export tool and post a link to the form here so we can import and view the form locally?

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday May 12, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Carl -

    Thanks for looking into this. I can't say that I'm 100% sure there are no Post Fields being used, even though I've checked it out 5 or 6 times...

    Here's a link to the xml for the form:

    Taking a look at the xml file we are using this variable to show which page the form was submitted on: embed_post:post_title - Could that be it? If it is, is there any other way to tell what post the form is being submitted from (The same form is on numerous posts).


    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday May 12, 2011 | Permalink
  4. No, that merge code wouldn't create a Post. It only outputs the name of the Post where you place that merge code. I'll download your form export file and import it and see what happens.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday May 12, 2011 | Permalink
  5. I just imported that form locally into my test WordPress site.

    It imported fine and I can view the form. When I submit the form, no Post is created. So there isn't anything with this form that should create a Post. What this points to is something else on that site that is causing the post to be created, possibly custom code that is interacting with Gravity Forms.

    You may have to test for theme and plugin conflicts to determine where the issue is coming from.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday May 12, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Thanks Carl for testing on your end. It's probably the custom code...

    ~ Bryan

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday May 16, 2011 | Permalink