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Populating a form dynamically?

  1. I'll try to explain this as best as possible. I would like to dynamically populate forms based on information collected via the user registration add-on. I'll preface this by saying I can accomplish this via a query string, but it's not what I'm looking for. This is what I would like to do.

    Is there a way to carry information collected from the user registration add-on dynamically populate it into all other forms...granted that they are logged in? To explain it further, I would collect name, address, home phone, cell phone, etc.. and once they are logged in that information would automatically be populated into any form they select.

    I do not expect a total solution for this, but would like to know if it is possible and, if so, a quick explanation toward accomplishing it.

    Thanks for any help and Happy Holidays!

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday December 24, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    It is possible, but as you alluded to, it isn't built-in. Some things, like their name has merge tags that you can use as the default values: http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Merge_Tags

    If you have saved their other details to custom user meta, than you can use those as tags as well to have their details filled out.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday December 24, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Thanks so much for your response David. I have added other custom user meta information, but I am not getting those to show on the form. Here is a screenshot of my user meta info: http://brewsterathletics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/user_meta.bmp.

    I've enter these tags in the default value section:
    - {user:first_name}
    - {user:user_email}
    - {user:street_address}
    - {user:username}

    Only the email shows for me. Am I doing it correctly?

    Thanks again.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday December 24, 2012 | Permalink
  4. From that screenshot, these are your meta key names:

    Street Address
    City
    State
    Zip
    Home phone

    You might want to change these meta keys to something more standard (lower case, no spaces) and then map them again. Or, you might be able to use them like this (but this is not how it normally works.)

    {user:Street Address}
    {user:City}
    {user:State}
    {user:Zip}
    {user:Home phone}

    The key you use and the key in the usermeta table need to match exactly or this will not work.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday December 24, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Thanks for all your help David and Chris. Your support is outstanding!!!

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday December 26, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Were you able to work it out?

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday December 26, 2012 | Permalink
  7. I sure did! Thanks again!

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday December 26, 2012 | Permalink
  8. Thanks for the update.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday December 26, 2012 | Permalink

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