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Help!! dynamically populate fields via shortcode not working

  1. Hi, I have searched the posts and can't find an answer to my dilemma. I am trying to populate two fields on the same form using short code.
    I started with one field & used the code:

    [gravityform id="2" name="To calculate how much fabric that you require please click here." ajax="true" field_values='price_metre=22']

    Which worked fine.
    I then added another field like this:

    [gravityform id="2" name="To calculate how much fabric that you require please click here." ajax="true" field_values='price_metre=22&pattern_repeat=1]

    Then neither field worked and the code go changed on updating the post to:
    [gravityform id="2" name="To calculate how much fabric that you require please click here." ajax="true"  field_values='price_metre=22?amp;Pattern_repeat=1']

    So then I tried 2 codes & I have:
    [gravityform id="2" name="To calculate how much fabric that you require please click here." ajax="true" ]
    [gravityform id=2 field_values='price_metre=22?amp;Pattern_repeat=1']

    This doesn't work either.

    Not sure if this is normal for the code to get changed on update from " ' " to "&#039" or is there a setting somewhere that I need to change?

    Much appreciate some help.
    Thanks Dawn

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 18, 2013 | Permalink
  2. Dawn, please send a WordPress administrator login to chris@rocketgenius.com and I will take a look at your configuration. Thank you.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 18, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Hi Chris, have added admin account for you username: gravity Password has been emailed to you.
    I have set a test post up which the form is embedded on, "test post"

    http://lowwoodsfurnishings.co.uk/fabrics/form-test

    Thanks for helping out

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 18, 2013 | Permalink
  4. I could not bring the site up this evening, in Chrome:

    Oops! Google Chrome could not find lowwoodsfurnishings.co.uk

    Please make sure the site is up and I will take a look again tomorrow.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday March 19, 2013 | Permalink
  5. Hi Chris,
    Yes...strange, I have managed to get the fields to populate dynamically, but it wasn't working before because when I set certain fields to be hidden from the front end the calculations no longer worked. Is this what should happen?

    So...I have left them visible for now, and embedded the form in a product post but every time I go to the product page to test it, the entire server goes down Ooops.

    Please take a look if you have, any ideas what may be causing this?

    It is embedded in:
    http://lowwoodsfurnishings.co.uk/product/como-aubergine-by-voyage-copy

    Thanks
    Dawn

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday March 19, 2013 | Permalink
  6. Ah, you didn't mention Woocommerce before. I was barely able to load the site today, and the page took forever to actually completely load. The page loads extremely slowly. I could never log in to the wp-admin even, to take a look at this.

    Please try embedding the form in a post or page that does not integrate with woocommerce. Will that page come up quickly?

    Also, you can check for theme and plugin conflicts by utilizing these troubleshooting steps http://rkt.gs/testing

    You need to get the site to load reliably before we will be able to help you resolve your dynamic population issue.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday March 19, 2013 | Permalink
  7. Hi Chis, thanks for the info, I have followed the instructions above and found that the gravity forms extension (plug in) is what is slowing the site down.
    If you visit the above page now.
    http://lowwoodsfurnishings.co.uk/product/como-aubergine-by-voyage-copy

    the form loads quickly with all other plugins activated, so my intention is to try and get a refund from woo themes for the plugin that doesn't work and hire someone to integrate the gravity form in to woo commerce, unless you have any suggestions or know how best to do this?

    I am not opposed to using a different shopping cart plug in, if you know of any that integrate well with gravity forms?

    Many thanks
    Dawn

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday March 19, 2013 | Permalink
  8. I just visited your page and it looks like WooCommerce is still active? The page loaded quickly and I was able to add the product to the cart at this URL http://lowwoodsfurnishings.co.uk/product/como-aubergine-by-voyage-copy

    Were you able to fix the problem and still use the woocommerce gravity forms extension? Or am I seeing something different?

    Is the original problem fixed?

    I don't have any experience with other cart plugins for WordPress/Gravity Forms. The only other one I know of which claims to have Gravity Forms integration is Cart66 (there may be others; this is just one I have heard about.)

    http://cart66.com/

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday March 20, 2013 | Permalink
  9. Hi Chris,
    No, what you are seeing is just the gravity form on the woocommerce product page.

    What the woocommerce gravity forms extension claims to do is integrate the form in to the shopping cart so that effects the total that you add to your basket.

    At the moment I can't do this because I have had to disable the plug in completely. The server crashed 8 times because of it !! That's why you couldn't bring the site up before.

    I will check out cart66 thank you.

    I've also bought a price calculator from woo commerce that enables you to sell your products per metre incrimentally i.e 6.6 metres. It calculates the price correctly, but doesn't integrate with shipping weight calculation, so whether you buy 1 metre or 30 metres it still thinks that the product in the basket weighs 1 kilo. What another waste of what would otherwise have been a good plug in!!

    Anyway, slowly losing my will to continue with woocommerce.

    Checkout the very complicated Gravity form which is now embedded in the lightbox, it's GREAT, just need to integrate it. Very pleased with my gravity forms purchase, thank you.

    http://lowwoodsfurnishings.co.uk/product/como-aubergine-by-voyage-copy

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday March 20, 2013 | Permalink
  10. Let us know how it turns out or if you need additional help with Gravity Forms.

    Posted 7 years ago on Saturday March 23, 2013 | Permalink