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Use 'Image Upload' to attach an image to an existing post?

  1. I'm building a site that will consist of user-contributed photos. Each post will have an image gallery, using the built-in WP gallery feature. Is it possible to use the GF Image Upload form to attach an image to an existing post, instead of having it create a brand new post when the image is uploaded?

    Ideally the form would have a pulldown menu that would allow the user to select the post that they wish to attach their photo too.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday January 3, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Currently it is not possible to edit or add data to an existing post as a built in feature. It might be possible using custom code and available API hooks, but it isn't something Gravity Forms does as a built in feature.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday January 3, 2011 | Permalink
  3. OK, thanks for the info, Carl.

    Using the hooks is a little above my ability. By chance, does anyone out there have any code they could share?

    I don't really need the pull-down menu that I first described. I just need to embed an image-upload form into a post, and have that uploaded image be attached to that same post (the one with the form in it).

    Any help would be greatly appreciate. :)

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday February 14, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Paul,
    Where you ever able to find a solution to this? I am looking for the same functionality.


    Posted 9 years ago on Saturday July 2, 2011 | Permalink
  5. No, I wasn't. :(

    The site has been put on hold, but my solution was to change the structure of things slightly. Originally a Post was going to represent a topic. There would be a gallery of user-submitted images in that post (for that topic). Since Gravity can't add to an existing post, I decided to make a Wordpress Category represent the topic (instead of a post). That way people can submit images... and posts are created that belong to that category.

    But, I am still interested in the original functionality, if anyone out there has found a way to do it.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday July 5, 2011 | Permalink