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Use Forms to Post Content

  1. http://www.holyhiphopsite.com/submissions/music/

    The Forms seems to work though I need to continue to tweak how things post. My problem is the pictures don't come through, just the link to the picture. Same with the audio files. Is there a way it can come across so the picture is actually showing in the post?

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday October 18, 2010 | Permalink
  2. When you view the entry in the admin (Entries > Select the form and view it) are the files that are uploaded viewable or downloadable there? Have you verified they were uploaded?

    Images and files aren't added automatically to a post. You would have to use the Post Content Template feature of the Post Body field to insert uploaded images into the post body.

    You also have to be sure if they are uploading audio files that you are using a Post Custom Field and NOT the standard File Upload field. ONLY POST FIELDS CREATE POST DATA. The Standard and Advanced Fields don't create post data.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday October 18, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Thank you, I am rocking and rolling now! James

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday October 18, 2010 | Permalink
  4. Carl - I want to set up a Gravity Form to have people/clients/partners enter their bio, pics, pdf, docs, ppt, video, text and other assets (assigning tags, terms etc. based upon how the form is set up) so they (asset files and text) end up in a place where I can essentially then re-purpose and present them back in multiple ways:

    (a) as a search or brows-able "Directory" on my site; and also
    (b) to use the assets to create individual web pages out of them for subsequent upload into a media bookmarking site/account

    • I would like to stage the content (file assets and text) to be uploaded (not posted) to an Amazon S3 Account that gets organized into folders based upon the "entry form" and "entry process" mechanism.
    • I would like to be able to set (assign) add attributes on an ongoing basis to the data using tags and terms or whatever makes sense to the assets after the data is in the directory using Gravity forms. This could be ranking, rating info or reviews.

    Questions are:

    1. Can Gravity Forms be used this way? And does it makes sense to use it this way?
    2. Are there any Forum discussions of which you are aware - that have already covered piece of this to help me figure it all out?

    My initial search only came up with a couple of things - and the discussions were not detailed enough to yet help me figure this out.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Thanks,
    Greg

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday January 19, 2011 | Permalink
  5. 1) Gravity Forms can do this, but it doesn't out of the box. There is an Add-On (3rd party, not created or supported by us) called the Gravity Forms Directory Add-On in the WordPress.org repository that lets you display form entries on the front end of your site and create a searchable directory of form submissions. This can also be done via customizations.

    The Directory Add-On can be found here:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravity-forms-addons/

    Just remember that it was created by a Gravity Forms user, not us, so you would have to use the WordPress.org support forum for that plugin for support issues specific to that Add-On when using it.

    2) All I can suggest is searching for "Directory" on the forums, lots of users use the Directory Add-On I mentioned above.

    Gravity Forms is like a swiss army knife, it can be used for so many things and sometimes you have to think outside of the box but once you start using it and learn how to put it to use you can come up with all sorts of ways to use it and come up with custom functionality it can help power.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 20, 2011 | Permalink