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newb question styling the forms

  1. anointed
    Member

    Is there any reason I have to actually use a shortcode in a post?

    What I was thinking about doing is taking the code I see when I view the source of the page, and using that instead. The reason is simple, it will allow me to style the form much better and more precisely than when using the shortcode.

    Is this something that would actually work?

    --I've found a few js form styling programs that really create great looking forms, but no matter what I try, I can't seem to get it to work when using the shortcode. When I simply create a non-gravity form as a tester, then it works perfectly. Must be something gravity is doing to hold me back, or I'm missing something somewhere.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Permalink
  2. The shortcode is just a simple way to embed the form in the post body rather than having to manually add the function call to the page template. There's no difference in the way the form outputs on the front end - the markup/CSS is exactly the same.

    Have you tried setting the "output css" setting (GF settings page) to "no" and see if that has an impact?

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/settings/

    I'm aware of the different JS form styling scripts, but personally haven't tried them with Gravity Forms. I've had mixed results on other non-GF forms though so I'm not overly impressed with how most of them work.. I wouldn't consider this a Gravity Forms limitation by any means.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Permalink