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Populate plugin field

  1. twessel
    Member

    I have a plugin (Simple Video Embedder, Press75.com) that allows you to post URL's. How can I create a front-end field that populates that field? I've tried a custom field but the custom field name is not listed there. Do I need to add HTML? The HTML generates this code id="p75-video-url" or do I need this get_post_meta($postID, '_videoembed', true? I feel like I'm sooo close. Thanks!

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 16, 2011 | Permalink
  2. I'm not sure how Simple Video Embedder works or how it stores it's data or what format it needs. Does it just need the full path URL to a video? If so you can use the Post Custom Field and set it's field type to File Upload. For the custom field name you can try _videoembed which appears to be the custom field name it uses.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 16, 2011 | Permalink
  3. twessel
    Member

    Thanks Carl! Looking in mysql, it's stored in meta_key under _videoembed. However, when I create my front-end form, I've tried a single line text and website field type then selected a new custom field name. None of which worked. Doesn't look like it's making its way into the db. Am I doing it wrong? I didn't quite understand using the file upload. That's not really relevant since these are youtube vids. Thanks for your help.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 16, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Custom field names that begin with an underscore such as _videoembed are hidden by default in WordPress. They won't appear in the list of custom fields. You will have to choose to create a new custom field name when adding the field in Gravity Forms and manually type in _videoembed as the name.

    I had said file upload because i'm not familiar with the video embed plugin and assumed it wanted a file. If it wants a YouTube URL, yea you can use another field type.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 16, 2011 | Permalink
  5. twessel
    Member

    After upgrading the plugin to version 1.5.2.3 it worked. Thanks again for your help.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 16, 2011 | Permalink