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Upload features of Gravity Forms

  1. I wanted to know what the upload features of Gravity forms are? I really think you should have some demo products clearly available for use on your website to show what it can do.

    I'm particularly interested if you have a "upload progress" bar or percentage bar of some sort for file upload feedback.

    Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday August 9, 2011 | Permalink
  2. The File Upload field is currently a standard PHP file upload. There is no progress bar displayed and it doesn't support multiple files at once, you need a field for each file.

    The files are uploaded to your wp-content/uploads folder in a folder created by Gravity Forms to store the file. They are then accessible via the entry details or entry notifications for that form entry.

    There is also an API hook that allows you to change the file upload location if you want to customize where files go.

    A progress bar feature will be added when we implement a multi-file upload capability in a future release. It will probably be v1.7 or v1.8 that this is introduced. We also plan on creating add-ons to allow uploading files to Dropbox and Amazon S3 in the future.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday August 9, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Terence Milbourn
    Member

    The need I have for Gravity Forms is potentially a membership document control issue, but less to do with selling access to content, and more to do with keeping documentation created by or uploaded from members (which is why I found this topic), so they are kept exclusively for them to create, read and edit, albeit they are created from a template we provide, and for other members to have limited read but not write access, via an account related security code.

    So that is documents they upload or create, using our templates, which need to be secure from any other user or search engines, except those registered users who have knowledge of an access code or account code, for the originating user's account. There could in this application also be the scenario in which some files would need to be read by a third party with the account access code, while others would not be visible or able to be accessed at all to third-parties.

    Could you give me some idea of how I might be able to handle this using Gravity Forms or would you say, from what I have described so far, that is an application better suited to, say S2, Wishlist, your User Registration plugin, or some other membership plugin, or perhaps even a combination of both a membership plugin and Gravity Forms. In which case, which membership plugin would you recommend to work better with Gravity Forms in this situation?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 10, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Files uploaded via Gravity Forms are attached to the form entry that is created of the form data that is submitted. It's not ideal for use as you described for having some sort of library of files that users can access and edit. It's not something Gravity Forms would be ideal for. I'm not sure if there is an existing plugin solution that would meet your needs as i'm not familiar enough with available solutions to recommend one.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 10, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Terence Milbourn
    Member

    What does look interesting is the S3/Dropbox plugin due out in v1.7/1.8.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 10, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Ooops! Just found the answer to my question in another post. It's all good now.
    'I just bought Gravity Forms with the view to being able to have my users (not registered) post to my site and include an image to also display on the main page.'

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday August 12, 2011 | Permalink
  7. rotus
    Member

    Ainsley5 - Could you clarify your post, is it possible to use Gravity Forms upload feature to allow users (not registered) to upload and post blog entries?

    Basically looking to allow anonymous users to contribute content to my site with comments, anyone know how this could be accomplished?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday June 12, 2012 | Permalink
  8. David Peralty

    Yes, you can create a form that creates a WordPress post and allow random visitors to publish content to your site using said form.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 13, 2012 | Permalink
  9. @rotus, you can do this with the Post Fields in Gravity Forms. You can find out more information on each of the post fields here:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Form_Fields

    Let us know if you get stuck.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 13, 2012 | Permalink