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  1. malkie
    Member

    I have made a basic submission form with registration.

    I want to have a field where the submitter can enter information in a "Notes not for publication box" I have tried to set this up but entered info does not appear in WordPress admin.

    I have tried some forum and web searches, but I am not sure what to search for!

    I am not sure what to do, any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 18, 2013 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Sorry, I need more information to understand. Do you have a link to the form? What exactly is happening and what would you like to have happen?

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 18, 2013 | Permalink
  3. malkie
    Member

    Thank you for your reply.

    Before buying Gravity Forms I used contact form 7 as a submission form.

    In my contact 7 form I had a box "Notes not for publication" so that article submitters could give me information that they did not want published.

    When an article submission was made, contact form 7 sent me the submission by email and then I cut and pasted the article as a WordPress post, leaving out information in the "Notes not for publication" box. The sort of information people send me is such as " please do not post this until the 23rd", for example.

    So I want Gravity forms to allow me to accept submissions (I have this working) but I want "Notes not for publication" sent to me, so I can act on it, but not publish it.

    Thanks

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 18, 2013 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty
    Administrator

    So in your form, you could have a text box that is called Notes Not for Publication and record that information without issue, no?

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 18, 2013 | Permalink
  5. malkie
    Member

    Yes, I had a text box called Notes Not for Publication if a submitter wanted to send me information not for publication in the post they sent, I could read it in the email contact form 7 sent me.

    I really want "Notes not for publication" to appear in say a custom field below the main content in edit post in WordPress admin if this is possible,

    Thanks

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday March 19, 2013 | Permalink
  6. Add a post field of the type "Custom Field" then make it a type "Paragraph Text" from the "Field Type" drop down. That will collect the data in a custom field, which can be displayed beneath your post (if you are showing custom fields) and it will not be published as part of the post (unless you specifically add it to the content template or your post template to show that custom field.) It will also be stored as part of the entry.

    Does that work for you?

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday March 21, 2013 | Permalink
  7. malkie
    Member

    Thank you for your reply.

    I have added Custom Field to my Gravity Forms form, I know that is working OK because my site sent me an email with details of a test post submission which inclued my "Notes Not for Publication" entry. but I am not sure what type of Custom Field to set up in WordPress admin.

    I have a drop down menu in WordPress admin which a choice of types, etc. I set up a custom field called "Notes Not for Publication" but I am not sure what to do next. I am looking at Custom Field info on the web but I'm a bit stuck.

    Thanks for any help.

    Posted 7 years ago on Saturday March 23, 2013 | Permalink
  8. You can add a Post Field of the type Custom Field, and after that, configure the Field Type as "Paragraph Text". Here is a screenshot: http://minus.com/l2NUZEJiTZkMn

    I gave my field a Custom Field Name of "unpublishednote". That will store the content submitted in that field in your form, in the postmeta table with a meta key of "unpublishednote". That value will then be shown beneath the post in the post editor, assuming you are displaying custom fields beneath the post editor.

    I'm not sure what you mean about the drop down or choice of types. The information I posted does not rely on that at all.

    Posted 7 years ago on Sunday March 24, 2013 | Permalink
  9. malkie
    Member

    Thank you for your reply.

    I had something similar to your helpful screenshot, but one of my settings was wrong.

    It works fine now.

    Thank you again for your very helpful reply.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 25, 2013 | Permalink
  10. You're welcome. Glad that worked for you.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 25, 2013 | Permalink

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