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  1. Facebook just launched their plug in for WordPress. It allows a blog to push out Published posts to a Facebook wall.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook/

    I have Gravity Form set up to allow non-logged in visitors to submit posts to my blog and set them as Draft status. Then, I can Publish those crowd sourced posts after reviewing them.

    I need to configure my Gravity Form to collect the field data for the Facebook update fields. With the Facebook plugin installed, the WordPress New Post page includes new fields that are used by Facebook when the Post is pushed to a wall. (ie Status Update language)

    Despite my attempts at using the Gravity Forms Custom Field in the Post Fields group of options, none of this data is included/brought over/inserted in these new Facebook plugin fields.

    Here is my mocked up form.
    http://www.hawleypage.com/test-fb-crowd-sourced-entries/

    Does anyone know if this is possible?

    Appreciated.

    Gordon

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday June 17, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Might anyone have a chance to look at this issue? Here is a link to the new version of my testing form.
    http://www.hawleypage.com/test-fb-crowd-sourced-entries-2/

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday June 21, 2012 | Permalink
  3. David Peralty

    Unless the Facebook plugin has hooks for Gravity Forms to be able to submit data to it, I am not sure if you can collect data to put into those fields. We haven't had much time to look or interact with the Facebook plugin as of yet, but at this time, I have no suggestions on getting it to work. They aren't just using basic custom fields from what I can tell, and as such, we don't have any way of easily hooking into what they've done.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday June 21, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Thank you David. This is appreciated.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday June 21, 2012 | Permalink