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Merge tags, User meta prepopulating drop downs radio buttons etc

  1. Formmaker
    Member

    I just set up an extensive form - I used many of the different field types. I was hoping to use it as a user registration feed or profile update feed.

    can i register a user that is already registered - i.e. s2members registered the basic user for membership management,

    because now I want to map my gravity form to user meta and prepopulate another form with the info collected from the registration form

    I am noticing already icannot use merge tags with some fields even i can create them?- no space to input them, so is dynamic population of fields possibly an answer ? can you give me an example and tell me where to put it if so- how do i prepoluate or remember results in this case - does the registration feed just remember if i crate custom user meta

    please tell me how I can set up a form with radio buttons and drop downs to create usr meta and then prepoulate it again eithe rwith the same form or another one

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday February 18, 2013 | Permalink
  2. I'm not sure why you want to register a user that is already registered. Do you mean that you want to allow the same email address to be used multiple times?

    Can you give an example of where you want to use a merge tag and it's not supported? The merge tags are sometimes supported in areas where there is no drop down; you just have to type them in manually or paste them in in the correct format.

    And, if you are talking about being able to update a user profile, have you already tried the User Registration 1.5 beta, which has a provision to update users, in addition to registering them in the first place?

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday February 18, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Formmaker
    Member

    I am not concerned about the email being used multiple times.

    Register an already registered user for the sake of creating more user meta?

    i have a user register in a membership plugin
    i give the user privileged to access the gravity form that allows them to update all their user info - very complex many conditionals drop downs and radio buttons and some hidden field.

    i have 1.5 beta and am attempting to use the registration feed or maybe the update feed to allow the user to get all their user info in somewhere.

    my goal is that I hope to allow them to fill out other forms with similar data using their personal info...i.e. member info necessary for event.

    i want my wp-usrmeta table updated with the meta and want my other plugins to see it - and i can see ti alaready starting to work, not sure if i need custom fileds plugin....

    s2members, gravity, wpcf, espresso

    the example i am stuck on for one is how to put a default value user meta into a drop down field,

    i have lots of drop downs for many reasons
    and i have radio buttons.

    how do i prepopuluate that?

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Permalink
  4. I am not concerned about the email being used multiple times.

    OK

    Register an already registered user for the sake of creating more user meta?

    In that case, you need to update an existing user, not create another user with a more complete profile, for the same person.

    i have a user register in a membership plugin
    i give the user privileged to access the gravity form that allows them to update all their user info - very complex many conditionals drop downs and radio buttons and some hidden field.

    i have 1.5 beta and am attempting to use the registration feed or maybe the update feed to allow the user to get all their user info in somewhere.

    You can create a form which pulls all their profile information in to it, then in the User Registration feed, you can choose to "Update" and existing user with this form

    my goal is that I hope to allow them to fill out other forms with similar data using their personal info...i.e. member info necessary for event.

    You mean you want to save them the trouble of typing their information into every form on their site?

    i want my wp-usrmeta table updated with the meta and want my other plugins to see it - and i can see ti alaready starting to work, not sure if i need custom fileds plugin....

    You can store all the user-related custom meta in the wp_usermeta table, using the User Registration add-on. These are not posts, so there is no need for WPCF or any other custom fields plugin. The User Registration Add-on can capture the information and store it as part of the user's profile (in the wp_usermeta table.)

    s2members, gravity, wpcf, espresso

    the example i am stuck on for one is how to put a default value user meta into a drop down field,

    i have lots of drop downs for many reasons
    and i have radio buttons.

    how do i prepopuluate that?

    Give me an example of the type of information that would be in a drop down for a user?

    To populate any information in a Gravity Form, you can always use the gform_pre_render filter:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_pre_render

    You can also use the gform_field_value_$parameter_name filter: http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_field_value_$parameter_name

    With an example of the sort of information you will pre-populate in a drop down, for a user, from their usermeta, we can help you better with an example of how to pre-populate the form.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Permalink