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Target confirmation page to _top

  1. kunidesign

    I would like to embed a plain Gravity Form into an iframe on a 3rd party site.

    Is there a way to target the confirmation page to _top upon a successful submission so that the thank you page shows up as its own page and not within the iframe.

    If there is a validation error, I'd like the form to stay within the iframe.

    I found another post here where there was a suggest to use Jquery to target it to _blank but there's a catch: when there is an error in the form, it seems to open the error in a new page as well.

    Thanks in advance guys

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday December 31, 2012 | Permalink
  2. I don't believe there is a way to use a php redirect header to force a new window. This is a PHP and browser functionality restriction, not a Gravity Forms restriction. I think you could use a redirect page with a special page template, and add this to the template, to break out of the iframe:

    <script type='text/javascript'>
    (function(window) {
      if (window.location !== { = window.location;

    Does that accomplish what you need without any ill effects?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday January 1, 2013 | Permalink
  3. kunidesign

    Thanks Chris - this is a very interesting idea - I'm taking this out for a spin right now to see how it can work with Google Analytics etc. to capture the info: set the form confirmation to a custom page which then breaks out of the iframe to show the thank you page.

    Really appreciate your feedback on this. I'll keep working away at this by adding a loading animation so that it doesn't show the page within the iframe and add a bit of a delay.

    I saw in another post how you are considering an embed option in the future such as Wufoo etc. - this would be a very welcome addition in the future :-)

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 3, 2013 | Permalink
  4. Which post are you referencing regarding Wufoo? I can't recall that one and don't want to forget about it.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 3, 2013 | Permalink