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Passing field info in Multisite blogs

  1. Is it possible to pass entered form field info from a form on mainblog.com to a form on subblog.mainblog.com?

    Secondly, I tried embedding a form from mainblog.com on subblog,mainblog.com using the switchblog function in wordpress, it worked but the email notifications and the entries get outputted three times each, which has me scratching my head.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 30, 2010 | Permalink
  2. Currently this isn't possible as Gravity Forms is specific to the site it is activated on and WordPress network sites and WordPress MU treats each site or blog as a completely separate site as far as data structure goes.

    Using the switchblog function is the only suggestion we had for this, we aren't aware of any other ways to do it nor have we tested the switchblog functionality internally. It was suggested by another user who was familiar with MU.

    The other option you would have is to create a blank page template that contains no design elements, use that page template to create a form page and then iframe that page wherever you want to show the form on another site.

    We are going to be looking at how we can improve Gravity Forms under multi-site situations. It was designed for single site, and works on multi-site but not in a specialized manner. After we implement some of the features we are working on we will look at how to improve this interaction.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 30, 2010 | Permalink
  3. RichardBest
    Member

    I'm not sure precisely what you're trying to achieve patung, but if you were interested in using a GF form on site A to produce posts from the frontend, and then propogating both site A and other sites with the resulting posts, you could do so easily by using the FeedWordPress plugin. You'd be:

    • taking the RSS feed (or category feed) from site A (you could, for example, create a category specific to posts created via the form on site A); and then
    • syndicating that feed's post content, as individual posts, onto sites B, C etc.
    Each of site B and C etc would need to have FeedWordPress installed.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 30, 2010 | Permalink
  4. Hi Richard, well no, it's not posts, just ordinary form stuff. I have a category 'travel' - http://www.indonesiamatters.com/travel/ and there is a 'half' form on there for flights, currently you fill it in and it passes the form fields to another page on the main site, but I want it to now pass the fields to a sub-domain, just for flights stuff. So a kind of lead gen form on another 'site'.

    Carl, I did try making a wordpress page template, it had the main div's and the call to the header and footer, and I used switchtoblog on that, it works sorta but it doesn't enqueue the scripts.

    Putting the swtichtoblog php in a shortcode on the actual page via a sort of runphp type plugin though does enqueue the scripts but it submits the form data and email notifications three times each. I can deal with that but then I can't have that for the 'thanks for your enquiry' emails that get sent to the visitor.

    I'll try the iframe thing presently when I get my head around it

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday July 1, 2010 | Permalink