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User generated posts - not all information immediately published; Author Credit

  1. Hello,

    I am creating a website/project that allows the public to submit responses to questions in the form of any kind of media format - photo, text, word doc, url, etc.

    I would like the posts to publish immediately. I've changed the post status to "Published," however only the text appears in the post. All the other information is not published.

    Is there some way to have all the information publish immediately?

    Secondly, is there a way to have the author's name appear on the post (that they enter into the form), as opposed to the default author?

    Thank you for your help!!

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday September 19, 2011 | Permalink
  2. What other information are you referring to? Other fields on your form?

    Posts in WordPress consist of primarily 3 content elements... the Title, the Body and Custom Fields.

    Custom Fields by default don't appear in your theme. Your theme has to be configured to display custom field data. This is a theme display issue and not a Gravity Forms issue. You can read more about Custom Field usage here:

    Post data using Gravity Forms is only created by the Post Fields. The Standard, Advanced and Pricing Fields do NOT create Post data. So if you have an email field, web site field, etc. and you didn't create them using the Custom Field under Post Fields... they aren't going to create post data.

    You can handle fields other than the Title and Body one of two ways.

    1) Create the data using the Custom Field that is available under Post Fields. This created custom field data associated with the post. You would then have to configure your theme to display these custom field values.

    2) Use the Content Template option on the Post Body. The Content Template is an option when editing the Post Body field in Gravity Forms that allows you to configure the content of the body and insert form field values using merge tags. This is similar to setting up the notification email and the confirmation text. You can insert form field values, static text and HTML. WHATEVER is in the content template for the Post Body field is what will be used to create the body of the post in WordPress.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday September 19, 2011 | Permalink
  3. jccoldwell

    Hi, Gravity Froms/ Carl

    I just wanted to say I love you. this seriously helped me out and suggest you maybe post this answer with the custom fields info or maybe pin it to the forehead of every idiot(eg me) who just spent a hour reading documentation and couldnt find it

    love your work

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday November 17, 2011 | Permalink