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Gravity Forms and Custom post types and taxonomies

  1. Does Gravity Forms support new custom post types and taxonomies?
    I have created new custom post types, taxonomies, and fields that I want to use in my article submission forms. Does Gravity Forms support them?

    Also I want to enable certain members of the site to be able to submit content to those custom post types. Does Gravity Forms support support that too?

    Posted 13 years ago on Friday September 3, 2010 | Permalink
  2. Gravity Forms supports custom post types and taxonomies via a hook. By default it just supports standard posts. But this is easily configurable using a little bit of PHP and a hook to accomplish saving as a custom post type or taxonomy.

    If you search for custom post type or custom post types you will find numerous discussions with code samples.

    We are working on an Advanced Post Creation add-on that will bring full custom post type and custom taxonomy support so it's easy to create these right from the admin.

    Posted 13 years ago on Friday September 3, 2010 | Permalink
  3. fernandose

    I to am interested in this area of using gravity forms to create a form to post custom post types along with their custom fields and taxonomies. If a solution is being created by the gravity forms team, then I don't see a need for myself to invest my time coming up a custom modification. My question is, is there an expected release date for the Advanced Post Creation add-on, as it would greatly assist me in deciding how to approach this.


    Posted 13 years ago on Tuesday September 7, 2010 | Permalink
  4. The Advanced Post Creation add-on will be sometime later this year. We don't have an exact release date as we are working on other functionality at this time. So if you need custom post type creation in the immediate future you will want to use the API hooks to do so.

    Posted 13 years ago on Wednesday September 8, 2010 | Permalink
  5. gargleblaster

    As the year comes to a close, I'm wondering what the status is for this feature. Thanks!

    Posted 13 years ago on Sunday December 19, 2010 | Permalink
  6. We are wrapping up development on Gravity Forms 1.5, the PayPal Add-On and the User Registration Add-On. After that we will decide which Add-Ons to work on next with finishing the Advanced Post Creation Add-On high on the list.

    Posted 13 years ago on Monday December 20, 2010 | Permalink
  7. Is this related?

    Posted 13 years ago on Monday June 27, 2011 | Permalink
  8. @Idealien That is a 3rd party add-on. Lots of users are using it. We didn't create it. It was developed by a Gravity Forms user. It is one of the reasons we haven't introduced our own, because there are higher priority items we would like to work on and this 3rd party add-on works fine for more use cases.

    Posted 13 years ago on Monday June 27, 2011 | Permalink
  9. jcollier

    Thank you, Idealien, for posting the link!

    Posted 13 years ago on Tuesday July 26, 2011 | Permalink
  10. Any update on this? I prefer to do it natively in GF, but if I need the plugin so be it.

    Posted 12 years ago on Saturday March 24, 2012 | Permalink
  11. GZA

    Me too, I would much prefer this was native to GF as I don't want to use a 3rd party plugin. GF sells itself on the basis of being able to create posts.

    The talk here of an Advanced Post Creation Add-on dates back to September 2010. I keep reading the same old line: we're planning this at the end of the year, or later in the year ... blah blah blah.

    It's like watching paint dry, only less interesting ;-)

    Posted 12 years ago on Sunday March 25, 2012 | Permalink
  12. deadhippo

    Native would be better but I am using the plugin mentioned above and it works well.

    Posted 12 years ago on Sunday March 25, 2012 | Permalink
  13. GZA

    Not just better, but it's a must in my opinion. I expect GF to support all post types and taxonomies out of the box and not through dicking about with the 'hooks' etc.

    Posted 12 years ago on Sunday March 25, 2012 | Permalink
  14. I'm just figuring out how to use the mentioned 3rd party plugin, but I agree with GZA, one would expect to see GF fully custom-post functional out-of-the box.

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday August 3, 2012 | Permalink
  15. Thank you for your comments. We'll leave this feature request open.

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday August 3, 2012 | Permalink
  16. cca

    Yup I'd like this too please. I have enough plugins on my sites already, not to mention it seems it has not been tested with the current WordPress version, which could mean that in a few more releases it will break or cause problems such as issues with page load time or other plugin conflicts etc. This should really be a built-in feature and not an add-on too IMHO. Thanks.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday August 15, 2012 | Permalink
  17. Rothbert

    +1 This would be great to have built in.
    I'm currently using the Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types plugin but am aware that it hinges on the developer continuing to maintain & support.
    Also looking for further functionality where the custom post type can be selected from multiple choices by form user rather than only set by form admin.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday November 21, 2012 | Permalink
  18. yammy

    By the way this plugin is not fully functioning, the coder stopped updating it, and told me last week, that he doesn't have time for it for the next 6 months, if not more...

    The beta 4 version of the guy's plugin does have several bugs, and the last stable release can't handle custom taxonomy dropdowns very well. I saw a linked dropdown thing on its version 4 beta, but it's bugged in several places and the coder won't fix it, not even in this year...

    So I do wish that you natively include the functionalities from the plugin soon.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday November 28, 2012 | Permalink
  19. Don't use this plugin!!! Otherwise it could lead to really bad behaviour :(

    I have recently observed very strange behaviour when using this plugin (Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types). In fact, when updating my form, suddenly my WordPress became corrupted (corrupted enough to force me to reinstall a complete backup).

    I wasn't sure what was causing this really bad bug until I found the last php error inside my log and it was directly pointing out this plugin's script... looks like some errors were thrown during a particular loop and it was corrupting (I mean, breaking some table index or something like that) the whole database.

    As soon as I deactivated the plugin, I have never observed again this bug (and since I did make the same kind of change). So I'm pretty sure this plugin must never be used again.

    I'm looking to develop myself the taxonomy field... that is sad because the plugin was really helpful.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday December 19, 2012 | Permalink
  20. @Etic, please direct your comments about the Custom Post Types plugin to the developer of that plugin.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday December 20, 2012 | Permalink

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