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Traffic Regenerator - how to do something like it with Gravity Forms

  1. Jane
    Member

    Hi all,

    Just wondering how I would get an effect similar to Traffic Regenerator. I know that's just one of many - but it's the sort of thing someone wants done.

    Is it possible to use another wordpress plugin and insert a Gravity Form right into it?

    And what technology does it use? AJAX or javascript?

    Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday September 4, 2010 | Permalink
  2. It's probably just Javascript. I'm not sure. I am sure that it's really annoying. It looks like there are some third party plugins to do similar stuff but I have no idea if they will work with Gravity Forms or not.

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    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday September 4, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Jane
    Member

    Thanks Kevin. This is what I was after: http://forum.gravityhelp.com/topic/form-in-modal-lightbox-window

    And your answer, http://www.gravityhelp.com/creating-a-modal-form-with-gravity-forms-and-fancybox/

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday September 4, 2010 | Permalink
  4. Jane
    Member

    So I followed your instructions, and a had a problem with the header file. Downloaded 1.2.1 from http://fancybox.net/ and it gave me this error: http://cl.ly/929499eb2c659647f433

    Using Wordpress 3.0.1

    Steps taken:
    1. Install fancybox zipped folder (could not activate because of prob with header)
    2. Added script to <head> in theme header.php
    3. Created plainpage.php (exact code) in root theme folder
    4. Created new form sub-page under Main Page and changed template to "plain page" (didn't exclude pages yet)
    5. Added code to "Main Page": http://pastie.org/1137522
    6. Click on link and the form opens, same window in an un-themed page (where I assume the problem is the original fancybox installation is not working)

    Tried installing Fancybox for Wordpress but no luck, and didn't really know what instructions to follow. http://blog.moskis.net/downloads/plugins/fancybox-for-wordpress/

    The original topic was closed, so had to continue the discussion here. Thanks for the help!

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday September 4, 2010 | Permalink
  5. Did you try to install the FancyBox script via the plugin installer? From the error you posted, it looks like that might be the case. If so, that's probably the issue. It's not a WordPress plugin, just a standalone script.

    You just need to unzip the fancybox zip file, then upload the "fancybox" folder with the scripts and images via ftp to your theme directory. Once you've done that, you just need to make sure you have the paths correct for the scripts, CSS, etc.

    The other steps look fine. It sounds like you just need to get the scripts put in the right place and linked up.

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday September 4, 2010 | Permalink
  6. Jane
    Member

    Sorry for the delay. I've replicated the steps on my live site and still no luck. Here are some screenshots.

    Here's where I've put fancybox:
    http://cl.ly/58c16fb11c9a9b7ef397

    The contents:
    http://cl.ly/d282f8a0f2b0f38d19a5

    header.php (I note in the video you mention wp_header as necessary, but it's not in your code):
    http://cl.ly/457705145016c1a7c462

    plainpage.php:
    http://cl.ly/1e5e0676e97f123973c9

    The launch page:
    http://cl.ly/78ef3a3f0e6b605774d9

    Form embedded in a page:
    http://cl.ly/01a89af3f30a7c4580eb

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday September 9, 2010 | Permalink
  7. Can you share a link to the page you want to launch the form from? It will be easier to debug if I can see it.

    Also, I noted on your plain form page at http://campaignit.com.au/test-page/test/ that the path to the jQuery .js file is incorrect. You'll want to adjust that so things like the datepicker, conditional logic, etc. will work properly.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday September 9, 2010 | Permalink
  8. As a note, the 1.4 version of GF released yesterday includes an option to submit the form via ajax. This means that the page doesn't have to refresh, and you can use other popup options that don't have to rely on using the iframe & plainpage template approach. Here's a link to some info on that.

    http://www.seodenver.com/gravity-forms-ajax/

    Most of the modal window scripts allow you to wrap a div around inline content such as a form shortcode and then launch it in the modal window. The problem before was when the form refreshed the page, if the validation failed, the modal window was closed and you couldn't see it. With the ajax submission enabled, this isn't an issue now and you have a lot more options.

    Fancybox was one that supported modal iframes so it was my choice for the original tutorial but you should be able to use any of these as well.

    http://speckyboy.com/2009/03/31/10-image-and-gallery-lightbox-solutions-for-wordpress-plugins/

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday September 9, 2010 | Permalink
  9. Kathy
    Member

    Is this code from the original article about creating a form in a modal window correct?

    <script type='text/javascript' src='<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/includes/js/jquery-142.js?ver=1.4.1'></script>

    Also, <?php wp_head(); ?> is missing from the plain page template.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday October 6, 2010 | Permalink
  10. The code worked as of the last post revision. The wp_head() function was removed from the plainpage.php template so other unnecessary scripts weren't loaded and the Gravity Forms scripts were pathed to manually.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday October 6, 2010 | Permalink
  11. Kathy
    Member

    I don't have an "includes" folder in my theme folder. Should I?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday October 6, 2010 | Permalink
  12. It doesn't really matter as long as you adjust the path in the code to point to wherever the jQuery script file is actually located.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday October 6, 2010 | Permalink