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Function call and $field_values

  1. Fredrik-s
    Member

    Hello,

    I'm trying to use the function call -way to import a form into a Wordpress theme page. This works great with:

    gravity_form(
    		3,
    		$display_title=false,
    		$display_description=true,
    		$display_inactive=false,
    		$ajax=true,
    		$field_values = array(
    			'namn'=>$namn,
    			'url'=>$url,
    			'vanlig_url'=>$vanlig_url,
    			'typ'=>$typ,
    			'registrering'=>$registrering,
    			'kategori'=>$kategori)
    		);

    As you also can se I'm trying to add field values through the $field_values command. And here it's where I bump into problem.

    Nothing want show up in the hidden fields which I added when creating the form. The hidden fields are set to the following:

    "Allow field to be populated dynamically" is checked
    "Parameter Name:" is set to the six seen above in the code
    Label name is also set to the six seen above in the code

    The parameters $namn, $url, $vanlig_url, $typ, $registrering, $kategori are all checked and the output the information I want in my hidden fields.

    The source code which is being output looks like this:

    <li id='field_3_3' class='gfield     gform_hidden' >
    <input name='input_3' id='input_3_3' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' value='' />
    
    <li id='field_3_4' class='gfield     gform_hidden' >
    <input name='input_4' id='input_3_4' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' value='' />
    
    <li id='field_3_5' class='gfield     gform_hidden' >
    <input name='input_5' id='input_3_5' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' value='' />
    
    <li id='field_3_6' class='gfield     gform_hidden' >
    <input name='input_6' id='input_3_6' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' value='' />
    
    <li id='field_3_7' class='gfield     gform_hidden' >
    <input name='input_7' id='input_3_7' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' value='' />
    
    <li id='field_3_8' class='gfield     gform_hidden' >
    <input name='input_8' id='input_3_8' type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' value='' />

    What am I doing wrong? And how to solve it?

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday April 6, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Hi there, the issue is that the $field_values parameter should be defined before the $ajax parameter. Let me know if that does the trick.

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday April 6, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Fredrik-s
    Member

    That worked fine.

    I have a following question due.

    The above code is suppose to be in a form where the visitors can write a review (post body of post) if there is none written (post body). I have a connection to a custom post type (through the available fix Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types).

    Example:
    Title: Toyota Supra
    Post body: Not-written-yet
    Field values: Type=Car, Color=Red, Speed=Fast

    As you can se above example should be able to be updated through a form. I do a check with a if-expression to se if the post body is empty (this works fine showing the form). In above example this is the case.

    So I show a form (Gravity form) and the visitor could write a review into the post body. I take all the other values and send with through hidden fields.

    But when I sign this form up it will not update the old one, instead showing up like a copy beside the other.

    How can I do to update the existing post with just the post body that the visitor have written?

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday April 6, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Conceptually, all you'd need to do is conditionally use the gform_disable_post_creation hook to disable post creation when the user is editing through the Gravity Form. This would be a condition that would need to be created and checked in your own custom code.

    If the user is in "edit" mode, you can then use a combination of the wp_update_post function (to update the post title, post body, etc) and update_post_meta function (to update the post meta).

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday April 6, 2011 | Permalink
  5. sascha
    Member

    Hi there,
    I do not understand the $field_values in the the above example. I could not find anything in the documentation yet either. Can the $field_values also be used when calling a form by shortcode? Would I use $field_values to pre-populate fields?

    How would I set a form up, so that it does not create a post, but uses the wp_update_post function instead?

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday January 18, 2012 | Permalink