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Gravity Forms Custom Posts

  1. Can you tell me if gravity forms could help me with this issue...I need a solution where users would fill out a form to create their own custom page/post plus make payment...upload text, images and video into their page...I believe this is possible but would love to know more? If yes, can you lead me in the right direction?

    Also, could the user come back to make changes to the page?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Out of the box Gravity Forms does not create custom post types or pages. It only creates WordPress Posts. If you want to create a page or custom post type you'd have to use hooks and write custom code or use a 3rd party add-on such as the Gravity Forms Custom Post Type Add-On which you can find here:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravity-forms-custom-post-types/

    So it could be used to create the post or page after receiving payment.

    However, currently there is no built in editing functionality so the user could not come back and make changes after the fact. That is functionality we plan on adding in the future with one of the goals of v1.7 development being front end display and editing of form entry data and posts.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  3. ok...thanks...

    So how are the posts designed...if someone adds images or video to the post? How is it formated?

    I need the users to be able create a post or page that will be displayed on the site, that other users will be able to view...yet be able to control the post layout a bit?

    Thanks again for the help.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  4. If they upload Images they get added to the Media Library. If you want them automatically inserted into the body of the post, you need to use the Content Template option on the Post Body field to insert form merge tags into the post body and control the post body just like you would if you were using the post editor.

    When you upload an image in the post editor, it doesn't appear in the post unless you insert it into the post.

    The content template option lets you do this. Whatever you place in the content template, be it HTML, static content and field merge tags is what will be used to create the post body.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Disregard the above reply...I think I'm getting a handle on it...sorry

    How about adding video...possible?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  6. The Post Image field only supports images. If you want them to upload a video the only way to handle this is to use the Post Custom Field and store the path to the video in a custom field. Not ideal but currently there isn't a video upload field.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  7. Thanks for the support.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink