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Three things I was surprised to find missing

  1. So surprised that I hope I am just failing to find it as having just paid for it I am approaching regret:

    1) I can see no way to pass an entry id on the query string to prepopulate a form (to allow the ability to edit an entry under the same UI they created it).

    2) I can see no easy way to use the data gathered by forms on my site...no view...no api...no shortcodes for displaying a list....no nothing really. What is the point of data I cannot mine?

    3) I can see no API documentation to add such features if they are use cases somehow only critical to me.

    Without such tools I am going to have to write a lot of glue to bridge this data.

    Thanks for any feedback; form creation and usage has been rather pleasant and I hope there are easy answers to these questions (that sort that make me look sill for not rtfm).

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday March 15, 2013 | Permalink
  2. With regards to 1&2). I found an addon (http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/gravity-forms-addons) which does somewhat what i need for display and edit ( I cant get it to work but I think its a few tweeks away).

    With regards to 3 it looks like im limited to hooks?

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday March 15, 2013 | Permalink
  3. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Yes, hooks and filters in our documentation are the best way to do things with Gravity Forms.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday March 15, 2013 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Here is our developer documentation part:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Developer_Docs

    We have focused on collecting data. You can export data to a CSV. And front end data display is only done through WordPress posts. Most people collecting data don't want it shown to the public. All my best!

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday March 15, 2013 | Permalink
  5. Well, thanks i guess although a rather contradictory response.

    There is a lot of functionality in gravity forms for having it populate a post (ie so we can present data collected by the forms to the public). It is in fact why i chose it over some of the others. So I'm not quite sure I agree with your statement that people don't want to display data. They obviously do, and you obviously support it.

    Thanks for the filter reference. However a simple API to say load, store, create an entry would have been pretty powerful. I guess i will peek inside and see if just rolling my own implementation makes more sense.

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday March 15, 2013 | Permalink