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Is there a way to use a Form with an entry number to update?

  1. I would like to use a form as an edit / update of a previously added entry. I have scanned through lots of the forums and not found anything that addresses this use of a form (It wouldn’t surprise me that there is a much better way to accomplish what I’m looking for).
    It seems to me that there should be a way to call the form with a lid parameter which kicks the form into an update mode.

    [gravityform id="7" lid=”123”]

    I’ve read lots of posts about defaulting the form field values, but none on changing the form to update instead of insert. It seems so logical that maybe I have just missed it in the documentation. Or, maybe you don't recommend using the entry/lead tables as working data?

    Any advise would be very helpful.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday April 11, 2012 | Permalink
  2. It's actually not a simple yes/no answer. Yes there are ways to use Gravity Forms to update existing entries. No it cannot be done using just the Gravity Forms plugin alone. Confused yet?

    Gravity Forms by default does not allow you to edit entries on the frontend of your site using a Gravity Form to do so. Entries can only be viewed and edited in the Entry manager in your WordPress Dashboard.

    HOWEVER this can be accomplished through the use of either a 3rd party add-on that makes it possible, or via customization using available hooks and filters. Virtually anything is possible through customizations using the available hooks and filters because Gravity Forms is designed to be extremely customizable from a developer standpoint.

    I understand that is not helpful for someone that may not be experienced with WordPress customizations and PHP so with that in mind the 3rd party add-on option I mentioned above is another way to use a Gravity Form to update existing entries. It is called the Gravity Forms Directory Add-On and it allows you to both display and edit entries on the front end of your site. It is a free 3rd party add-on which you can find here:

    Just keep in mind as it is a 3rd party add-on this means it's not a plugin we created or officially support. It has it's own support forum which is linked to from it's plugin page on the site.

    We will be introducing our own official add-on later this year that will allow you to display and edit form entries (and posts) on the front end of your site. Until then, the only way to accomplish this is via the 3rd party add-on or custom code.

    Posted 12 years ago on Tuesday April 17, 2012 | Permalink

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