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GF custom write panels

  1. I have mentioned this before but I would like to put this in as an official request. I would absolutely love it if you could set up GF to allow the forms to be custom write panels for posts and pages like Flutter. There are a few other plugins that let you do this as well but all are a bit well clunky where as GF feels right all the time.

    The idea that we could then create the form using your GUI and then select it to be for a category of posts or for a page would be brilliant. In fact i would be that happy i would pay for it as an add on.

    what do you think?

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday January 6, 2010 | Permalink
  2. I love it - especially when you look at how far GF has been able to push the conversation about WP as a CMS into the lead-generation, CRM areas. The alternative plugins (More Fields, Flutter, PODS, etc) all have various drawbacks with their implementation approach. More Fields UI is ok, but their use of custom fields makes query and data management very hard or resource intensive.

    With 2.9 starting the post types implementation and 3.0 bringing the merge of WP / WPMU, I think it would be a fantastic time to consider such a set of features.

    I'd definitely be on board to help with beta testing.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday January 6, 2010 | Permalink
  3. RichardBest

    You can already use GF for this purpose (albeit for posts, not pages). The main difference between using it, and the likes of Flutter, is that the "custom write panels" - or different forms for different categories - are accessed on the site's front-end rather than through the arguably less-basic-user-friendly admin backend/dashboard. If you use GF in conjunction with the likes of Justin Tadlock's Members plugin, or Wishlist's membership plugin, you can restrict access to the different forms to different categories of users.

    All this is just one reason why GF is so damn good. With the exception of a couple of features which are, in any event, in the pipeline, it blitzes the competition (IMHO).

    Keep up the great work I say.


    Posted 12 years ago on Friday January 8, 2010 | Permalink
  4. I hear what you are saying with the way you use GF to create posts at the moment but that is not that great for a user to use it feels very disjointed. where as if it was in the main admin it would be much better. i am hoping they can modify it or create an add on to allow for this so i can start using it for this purpose :)

    Posted 12 years ago on Friday January 8, 2010 | Permalink
  5. RichardBest

    I guess it depends on what your users are accustomed to. If they already use the backend for posting, then yep I see where you're coming from. By contrast, if they're not familiar with WordPress, then posting from the front end can - in some cases at least - be easier. Ultimately, I agree that the flexibility you're after would be great, as Flutter was a great idea but is buggy and, in comparison to GF, unwieldy.

    Posted 12 years ago on Friday January 8, 2010 | Permalink
  6. this is really need. i can help to beta test too if can be.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday January 13, 2010 | Permalink