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Newbie Question - Form to Post (Outputted post doesn't display all of the form)

  1. Hi, I have just bought Gravity forms and have created my first form that I want to publish as a post. The problem I am having is that when I complete the form it doesn't show all of the form information - specifically custom fields. Am I doing something wrong?
    The form is at ...
    http://moorlandguides.co.uk/mg2013/add-a-walk/
    An example of the outputted form is...
    http://moorlandguides.co.uk/mg2013/walk-to-princetown/

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday September 3, 2012 | Permalink
  2. By default, only the Post Body field will be added to your post. If you are collecting data in custom fields, you need to get those into the post body somehow. It's the same if you create a post in the post editor and add custom fields: they do not show up in the post.

    To show the data collected by Gravity Forms in custom fields, in your post body, you can use the Content Template of the post body. On the Properties tab of your Post Body field in the form builder, find the checkbox which says "Create content template". Check that, and a text box will appear with something like this in it: {Walk Summary:2}

    That is all Gravity Forms adds to your post by default. But by using the drop down, you can insert more merge tags into this Content Template, and have your custom fields appear in your post. You may have to add additional markup to get them to look just like you want: you have complete control.

    Try that and let us know if you have any questions.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday September 3, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Is there a tutorial on how to do this? I was assuming from the plugin summary that this was done automatically.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday September 4, 2012 | Permalink
  4. It is not done automatically. Just like when creating a post: anything added in a custom field is not automatically added to your post. How would the template know how to display your information?

    There is no tutorial I know of other than the documentation which can be found here: http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/

    However, it's very intuitive. Have you already checked the box "Create content template"? If so, you just need to add fields from the drop down, at a minimum, and you're done. You can dress it up from there, and we're happy to help you once you get started.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday September 4, 2012 | Permalink
  5. I have looked at the documentation and unfortunately it assumes the user knows all terminology. A video tutorial at some point would be useful. I will have a go and see how I do!

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday September 4, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Thanks for your help. I have got to grips with it now, and yes it was intuitive. I think I just needed to take a break and come back to it fresh!

    I still think video tutorials would be great. A lot of wordpress themes and plug ins now have them.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday September 4, 2012 | Permalink
  7. Video tutorials are on our radar. I'm glad you were able to work it out.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday September 4, 2012 | Permalink

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