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Widget?

  1. Does it have widget support like Contact Form 7? Is there any way to paste something in a text widget and have it display a form in a sidebar?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday September 1, 2009 | Permalink
  2. A widget is on it's way thanks to Joose de Valk. Don't have a timetable yet. But it should be in one of the next version releases.

    Actually I might be able to let you test it out, but it's probably going to change before it is released. If you want to try a test version, drop me an email at carl-at-rocketgenius.com

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday September 1, 2009 | Permalink
  3. Gmail is down, sent from my University account.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday September 1, 2009 | Permalink
  4. I use GMail LOL So it might be awhile before I respond.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday September 1, 2009 | Permalink
  5. LOL Twitter is all...um...atwitter about it.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday September 1, 2009 | Permalink
  6. RichardBest
    Member

    Hi there - Any update on the sidebar widget please? In the asbence of a widget, presumably we could simply hard code the sidebar.php file with a function call?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 13, 2009 | Permalink
  7. You can use the function call in the sidebar.php or you can use the contact us form and I can send you the widget as it is right now so you can try it out.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 13, 2009 | Permalink
  8. You could also just use the Executable PHP Widget
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/php-code-widget/

    and put the function call in a widget that way.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday October 15, 2009 | Permalink
  9. We do have widget code if you would like to use it.

    We haven't released it as we haven't had a chance to review the code. It was supplied to us by Joost de Valk from yoast.com who whipped it up for his own use and provided us with the code if we wanted to implement it.

    We do plan on implementing it, we just haven't had a chance yet.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday October 15, 2009 | Permalink
  10. I'm using it on my site(s), it works beautifully.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday October 15, 2009 | Permalink
  11. RichardBest
    Member

    I'd love a copy of the widget code please. Carl, would you mind sending please to rnzde[at]hotmail.com? Many thanks. R.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday October 16, 2009 | Permalink
  12. next year
    Member

    Widget features is great! Hope to see it in the next release.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday October 19, 2009 | Permalink
  13. What about a 3 column page and the gravity form is just too wide to fit? It would be great if I could find a way to implement the sidebar widget. How and where do I change the code to make it 200 wide and 250 long?

    The page I'm working on is http://fcf.net/new-to-fcfc/superbus/
    Help, please!

    Posted 9 years ago on Saturday January 16, 2010 | Permalink
  14. Here's the sidebar widget page http://yoast.com/gravity-forms-widget-extras/ and here's the direct download link

    Now, here's a screenshot of a sample form, used in the sidebar with the widget. The field widths are set as percentages, so they should adjust to fit the smaller horizontal space without having to alter the default CSS.

    screenshot

    Just a quick additional note: it looks like your page isn't loading the Gravity Forms styles at all. You may want to check that the CSS is enabled in the settings.

    Posted 9 years ago on Saturday January 16, 2010 | Permalink
  15. This is great, thanks so much Kevin!

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday February 1, 2010 | Permalink
  16. http://fcf.net/new-to-fcfc/superbus/
    The form is still TOO BIG for the 3rd column in spite of selecting 'small' from the drop down menu. The message box hangs off the page, ugh! And the other boxes are scrunched together with their label off to the side. Please help!

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 10, 2010 | Permalink
  17. I looked at your form and you're not loading the necessary form styles. The Yoast widget doesn't load the styles automatically for you.

    You can find the info you need in the FAQ under the widget styles section.

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/frequently-asked-questions/faq-styling/

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 10, 2010 | Permalink
  18. That took care of the unneeded bullets, but it still didn't take care of the width issue or the bunched up labels. I can't use a widget on this particular page: http://fcf.net/new-to-fcfc/superbus/ This 3rd column is NOT a sidebar. I must be able to set the size according to the width of the column.

    I've looked over the faq-styling page but I don't see a ready answer for a 3rd column issue. I added the code to get rid of the bullets, YIPPEE! But I still need help!

    Thank you for your help!

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 10, 2010 | Permalink
  19. I'm sorry, I never told you I'm using WPRemix Theme. Wordpress 2.9.2.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 10, 2010 | Permalink
  20. I looked again and still no default form styles being loaded. How are you including the form in the third column? Using the function call?

    If so, you'll still have to manually load the styles for it to format properly.

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/embedding-a-form/

    With the default form styles loaded, the form should fit fine in your sidebar with the "top label" setting. All of the widths are set as percentages so they should adjust nicely.

    You can see a screenshot of the default styling used in a sidebar below.

    sidebar form screenshot

    Just get the default styles loaded up, and you should be in business.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday March 10, 2010 | Permalink
  21. hollowman
    Member

    You can also add

    add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

    to your theme functions file. This will let you add shortcode into widgets.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday April 21, 2010 | Permalink
  22. hollowman, thats really the easiest solution. thanks

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday November 5, 2012 | Permalink

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