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right parameter names to pre-populate the names fields?

  1. What's the right parameter names to pre-populate the names fields?
    I want to fill in the username in a form, but I cannot get it right, I have tried.....
    {embed_user:user_firstname}
    {embed_user:user_lastname}
    but maybee it aint that easy?

    Posted 8 years ago on Sunday January 16, 2011 | Permalink
  2. How are you trying to pre-populate them? There are 2 ways to prepopulate a field.

    1) Via the Querystring (ex. domain.com/myform?firstname=Bob&lastname=Doe )

    2) Via PHP and Gravity Forms hooks

    I'm not sure what these are:

    {embed_user:user_firstname}

    These aren't valid form field variables.

    If you explain what you are trying to do, what you are trying to pre-populate the name field with (the user that is logged in?) we can provide you with details on how to do what you are trying to do.

    Posted 8 years ago on Sunday January 16, 2011 | Permalink
  3. I want to pre-populate them via PHP and Gravity Forms hooks with the user that is logged in. I have been able to pre populate the e-mail field.... but the name fields looks a bit different.

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday January 17, 2011 | Permalink
  4. This is probably a bit overkill... but here is a solution that will let you retrieve any piece of user meta without having to create tons of bulky functions.

    Steps to Install

    1. Paste the following code into your functions.php:
      (old method) http://pastie.org/1470060
      (updated for WP 3.3) http://pastie.org/3174147
    2. Specify your dynamic population parameters on your name field like so: http://grab.by/8qjd
    3. Done!

    Now, if you'd like to get any other piece of user meta, all you need to know is the property it is stored in within the $current_user object. There are a lot, but here is a list of the common ones:

    first_name
    last_name
    user_login
    user_pass
    user_nicename
    user_email
    user_url
    user_registered
    user_status
    display_name
    nickname
    description
    aim
    yim
    jabber

    So to get any of these properties to auto-populate a field, just:

    1. Add a new dynamic population parameter to the field you want to populate.
    2. Add a new filter in your functions.php like this:
      add_filter('gform_field_value_user_lastname', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'last_name\'); return $value;' ));
    3. And lastly, update that line to reflect your new population parameter and the user meta property you want to populate the field with. In the example below, I want to get the user description.
      add_filter('gform_field_value_user_description', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'description\'); return $value;' ));
    4. Hope that makes sense!

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday January 17, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Thanks a lot David,
    Just perfect, theese functions really rocks ... thanks for the list thats all I need for now:-)

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday January 21, 2011 | Permalink
  6. azazure
    Member

    I am new here so please bear with me. I modified my wp-includes\functions.php file as indicated above but received the following error when refreshing my website:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_filter() in /home/content/81/7305981/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4

    I am using WP 3.04

    Thanks in advance!

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday February 9, 2011 | Permalink
  7. We would have to see the code you are implementing, you can post it here and if you wrap it in backtick characters which is this ` then it will format the code for you so it is readable okay here.

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday February 9, 2011 | Permalink
  8. @azazure, you were not supposed to modify wp-includes/functions.php. You were supposed to add that code to the functions.php file in your active theme. Please replace wp-includes/functions.php with a stock copy and then make the modification to the functions.php in your theme folder. I think it will work for you then.

    If you cannot undo the edits you made, you can always get a fresh copy of the file here:
    http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/3.0.4/wp-includes/functions.php

    Posted 8 years ago on Wednesday February 9, 2011 | Permalink
  9. azazure
    Member

    Thank you, I was not aware that there was more than one functions.php. I made a backup copy of the file before I edited it so when it quit working I quickly replaced it with the original! Thank you for your response, it is greatly appreciated. I will try it again using the correct file.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday February 10, 2011 | Permalink
  10. azazure
    Member

    OK, I must be stupid. I am editing the correct functions.php file now in my atahualpa theme and have set the form fields to populate but nothing happens. I have read the instructions and edited the form a hundred times to make sure I'm doing it correctly, but I just can't get it to work. I even tried a different field (email) to see if it would work, but no dice. Here is the code I'm putting at the top of my functions.php file:

    '<?php

    // populate the field with "user_firstname" as the population parameter with the "first_name" of the current user
    add_filter('gform_field_value_user_firstname', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'first_name\'); return $value;' ));

    // populate the field with "user_lastname" as the population parameter with the "last_name" of the current user
    add_filter('gform_field_value_user_lastname', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'last_name\'); return $value;' ));

    // populate the field with "user_email" as the population parameter with the "user_email" of the current user
    add_filter('gform_field_value_user_email', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'user_email\'); return $value;' ));

    // this function is called by both filters and returns the requested user meta of the current user
    function populate_usermeta($meta_key){
    global $current_user;
    get_currentuserinfo();

    foreach($current_user as $key => $value){
    if($key == $meta_key)
    return $value;
    }

    return '';
    }

    ?>'

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday February 10, 2011 | Permalink
  11. Contact us via our Contact Us form and provide us with a WordPress admin login and FTP login for this site and a detailed description of what you are trying to do and we can look into this, check out your code and see what you are doing wrong.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday February 10, 2011 | Permalink
  12. azazure
    Member

    I'm also using Register Plus Redux if that makes a difference. It's a free plugin which allows you to add additional fields to the registration. BTW, I LOVE this plugin. It is making short work out of what I thought would be an impossible job.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday February 10, 2011 | Permalink
  13. azazure
    Member

    I FINALLY figured out why I was having problems with the above code for the theme functions.php file. Using "//" before the comments was not allowing the code to be read for some reason. Since I like to document everything, I found that using /* and */ on the comments allowed everything to work perfectly.

    Posted 8 years ago on Saturday February 19, 2011 | Permalink
  14. phirefly
    Member

    Hello,

    I too am using this method (I also use Register Plus Redux plugin) & it seems to work...nearly!

    Additional fields (order_id / phone) created using Register Plus Redux are working fine - Gravity forms are dynamically populating the fields, but the "normal" Wordpress ones are not (first_name / last_name / user_url / user_email).

    Would appreciate any assistance!

    /* populate the field with "user_firstname" as the population parameter with the "first_name" of the current user */
    add_filter('gform_field_value_user_firstname', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'first_name\'); return $value;' ));
    
    /* populate the field with "user_lastname" as the population parameter with the "last_name" of the current user */
    add_filter('gform_field_value_user_lastname', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'last_name\'); return $value;' ));
    
    /* populate the field with "phone" as the population parameter with the "phone" of the current user */
    add_filter('gform_field_value_phone', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'phone\'); return $value;' ));
    
    /* populate the field with "order_id" as the population parameter with the "order_id" of the current user */
    add_filter('gform_field_value_order_id', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'order_id\'); return $value;' ));
    
    /* populate the field with "email" as the population parameter with the "user_email" of the current user */
    add_filter('gform_field_value_email', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'user_email\'); return $value;' ));
    
    /* populate the field with "business_website" as the population parameter with the "user_url" of the current user */
    add_filter('gform_field_value_business_website', create_function("", '$value = populate_usermeta(\'user_url\'); return $value;' ));
    
    /* this function is called by both filters and returns the requested user meta of the current user */
    function populate_usermeta($meta_key){
        global $current_user;
        get_currentuserinfo();
    
        foreach($current_user as $key => $value){
            if($key == $meta_key)
                return $value;
        }
    
        return '';
    }
    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday April 7, 2011 | Permalink
  15. Just tested on my localhost and it was working fine. Can you confirm that you're using "user_firstname" and "user_lastname" as the dynamic population parameters on the fields?

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday April 7, 2011 | Permalink
  16. phirefly
    Member

    Hi David,

    many thanks - I am a muppet! Reading your post & referring back to my code it all makes sense now (I was using "first_name")

    Many Thanks!

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday April 8, 2011 | Permalink
  17. For users using this method to populate user meta, you will need to update the populate_meta() function from the original snippet with this updated version for WP 3.3:

    http://pastie.org/3174155

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday January 12, 2012 | Permalink

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