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How do you make a form "inactive"?

  1. And if you did, what does that do to the form? Does it disappear from the widget? Does it not appear in the drop down when presented with a list of forms to insert in the drop down when editing a post/page? What happens to a post that has a shortcode for a form that is now inactive?

    Also, when viewing "inactive" forms:
    http://www.example.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=gf_edit_forms&active=0

    you get a message of "You don't have any forms. Let's go create one!" - which is not accurate. I don't have any inactive forms, but I have lots of forms.

    What is inactive supposed to be used for?

    Thank you

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 26, 2010 | Permalink
  2. If a form is set as inactive it will no longer display on the front end.

    If you have the shortcode or function call in place to display a form, if you set it as inactive... the shortcode or function call will return nothing.

    This could be for maintenance purposes or if you want to turn off a form without A) deleting or B) having to edit every instance of it in your pages/posts.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 26, 2010 | Permalink
  3. So, where or how do you make it inactive? I must be overlooking it.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 26, 2010 | Permalink
  4. On the main "edit forms" page, you'll see a small icon with a tick next to the form name. You can click on this to toggle the active/inactive status.

    screenshot

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 26, 2010 | Permalink
  5. Oh, never noticed that little check there before. That takes care of it. Thanks.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 26, 2010 | Permalink
  6. My pleasure. Glad to help out.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday March 26, 2010 | Permalink
  7. Making the form inactive does not remove it from the dashboard widget? That's been my experience but I want to confirm it's correct.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday April 7, 2010 | Permalink
  8. No, it doesn't currently remove it from the dashboard. That may change in a future release. It's primarily so you can quickly make a form unavailable without editing the page/post it is on or deleting the form.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday April 7, 2010 | Permalink
  9. Is there a hook or plugin-way or other way to modify the behavior of the dashboard widget? I am accumulating a lot of forms for events which have passed (so I can make them inactive since they cannot be used any longer), and I like keeping them around in case I need to reuse the style or layout, also like the entry data and also like the stats (number of views, number of submissions) so I don't want to just delete them. I just don't want a super long dashboard widget. I suppose I could disable the dashboard widget, but I like that quick view of form submissions where I can check in.

    Thank you.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday April 7, 2010 | Permalink
  10. jhayes4
    Member

    I too would like to have an option for inactive forms to be hidden from the dashboard widget - that would be very helpful!

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday April 18, 2010 | Permalink
  11. We will look at adding this in the next release.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday April 18, 2010 | Permalink
  12. I modified my 1.3.11 installation to not show inactive forms in the dashboard widget, but I lost that change when I upgraded to 1.3.12 (which was expected.) I now realize how nice I had it. My dashboard widget is super long now.

    Is there a way to hide inactive forms in the dashboard widget, or some other way to exclude certain forms from the dashboard widget? Some way to make the change that will persist across upgrades (i.e. not modifying the core plugin). Thank you.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday May 17, 2010 | Permalink
  13. We will be making this change in the next release. It didn't make it in this release because we were trying to get the WordPress 3.0 related fixes in as soon as possible with that getting ready to be released (hopefully) within the next couple weeks.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday May 17, 2010 | Permalink
  14. Cool, thanks.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday May 17, 2010 | Permalink
  15. sascha
    Member

    Hi guys,

    that "tick" (to make a form inactive) is very hard to see/understand! Just a heading for the column saying "Active" would help sooooo much!

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday January 17, 2012 | Permalink