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Random easy questions

  1. Hi - I have a few random, probably fairly easy, questions:

    - I'd like to use the "post creation" feature, so the form automatically creates a blog post. But I want it to automatically use fields that have already been filled in from the form, as opposed to having to enter the info again. How do I do that?
    - Is it possible to have someone submit video embed code in the form, and have it create part of a blog post from that?

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday June 5, 2010 | Permalink
  2. Only Post Fields create post related data. Standard and Advanced fields are for capturing information. If you want to create a Post, you need to use Post Fields.

    If you wanted someone to include a video embed code you would need to use a Post Field that captures that information. Either the Post Body or a Post Custom Field that you then use on the front end to display the video.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday June 7, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Re my 1st question... are you saying that they'd have to fill in the information twice? Also, I'm actually now losing where I tell it how to create the post. For example, I want "First Name" and Last Name" to be the post title. Where do I set that?

    So, using embed code would work, if I put it as a post field?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Permalink
  4. If you want to ask the submitter for the title, I think you'd need to use the Post Field called "Title" in your form.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Permalink
  5. If you want to use a field other than one of the Post Fields to generate a WordPress post you would have to use PHP to do so. The Name field is not a post field and if the Name field is set to display "First Name" and "Last Name" using the Standard name format, that is actually 2 fields not 1... so you would have to combine them and then populate the Post Title field using that data.

    If you don't use the Post Fields to create a post then things get more complex and you would have to write custom PHP and take advantage of the available API hooks to accomplish this. It takes a lot of knowledge of PHP and WordPress development to do it this way.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Permalink