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Questions for a specific application

  1. Working on a contract for a real estate brokerage doing web development and ongoing Internet marketing for 100 Realtor's websites. We want to create a WordPress set up that we can use as a way for the individual clients to go in and submit their content to us for web pages and for various fields on their social media accounts. Would like to know:
    - can you create any kind of custom fields that you want?
    - are there limits to the number of custom fields you can create?
    - can you put a character limit on a field?
    - can you include CAPTCHAS?
    - can an email field check that an email is formatted properly? (ie. contains an @ symbol and a . symbol)
    - if a user submits a paragraph field that contains line breaks and extra spaces, does your form remove them when submitted?
    - if they upload a photo, can we then download it to use where ever we want?

    Thank you.

    Posted 8 years ago on Saturday January 7, 2012 | Permalink
  2. 1. In WordPress, a custom field just holds text. What do mean by "any kind" of custom field? You can capture the same data with a Gravity Form and store it in a custom field, just as if you were using the Post editor.

    2. No limit to the number of custom fields

    3. You can limit the number of characters in a text area with built in functionality. However, if you want to limit other field types (simple text inputs, or post titles) you would need to handle that restriction on your own. It can be done, but will require some work. What you want to do exactly determines how much help we will be able to give you. We can't do the work for you, but we are happy to help point you in the right direction. We would need a specific example of what you're trying to accomplish, after you purchase.

    4. Yes, Gravity Forms supports reCAPTCH by default, and you can include Really Simple CAPTCHA if you install the plugin from the WordPress repository.

    5. Validation of the email field is built in. It needs to look like a real email address. We don't know if is a valid email, but it looks like one, so it will validate. You can also force the visitor to type the email address in twice, for verification.

    6. All [returns] are converted to < br / >, so, yes, they are preserved.

    7. Not sure what you mean here. The image is uploaded to your server and you can use it like any other image which is stored on your server. You can do what you want with it at that point.

    Please ask most specific questions if you have any, before you make your purchase decision. So far, it does not sound like there will be any stumbling blocks to using Gravity Forms in your application.

    Posted 8 years ago on Sunday January 8, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Hey Chris,

    Thanks for taking the time to get back to me. To clarify a bit more:

    1. Custom Fields

    We're thinking of using Gravity Forms for the client to upload website content through, that we then take and post to their site. So could you create custom fields such as "Service offered #1" with a text field they'd fill out and then "Details of Service #1" with a text area where they could write in their copy.

    2. Character Limits

    The client is inputting data for their Twitter profile let's say. The bio on Twitter is limited to 160 characters, so we'd want to limit the custom field of Twitter Bio to be 160 characters. That way we don't have to go back to them after and say "Hey, this is 185 characters, you have to shorten it."

    3. Uploading Images

    Can a client upload their profile photo for a social media profile, and we can then in turn download it and then re-upload it on a social network, for example.

    Thanks again Chris. Sounds like a really powerful plugin. If it can do the few things I mentioned above, I'm likely going to scoop a developer's license.



    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday January 10, 2012 | Permalink
  4. 1. yes, you can do this.

    2. yes, you can do this, but you have to do it with some code which will be added to your theme's functions.php file. You could modify the submitted value to ensure it is no longer than your requirement. Another way to do it would be on the front end by adding some jQuery JavaScript to limit the field input length. A third way would be to use the gform_validation hook to check the value after it's submitted and if it's too long, return and error and an explanation and allow the visitor to resubmit with shorter data.

    3. Yes

    It is a very powerful plugin and there are really no limits to how you use it. There are usually several different ways to accomplish what you want to do. Let us know if you have more questions before you make your decision to purchase. Thanks.

    Posted 8 years ago on Tuesday January 10, 2012 | Permalink