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Event Espresso, Gravity Forms, WordPress Custom Fields Plugin

  1. I have used these three plugins to set up a volunteer registration for signing up for events.
    http://tribulant.com/plugins/view/7/wordpress-custom-fields-plugin
    http://eventespresso.com/download/basic/
    http://eventespresso.com/download/plugins-and-addons/members-integration/
    http://www.gravityforms.com/add-ons/user-registration/

    1. Installed all 3 plugins.
    2. Set up a form in Gravity Forms.
    3. Set up all the Custom Fields in Tribulant's Plugin to match the fields I put in Gravity Forms to get Meta Keys, except for the Event Espresso fields.
    4. Set up the User Registration with the Custom Meta Keys that matched all the keys for the Custom Fields as well as the Event Espresso Meta Keys (event_espresso_address, event_espresso_city, event_espresso_state, event_espresso_zip, event_espresso_phone) and mappted them to the form I created in Gravity Forms.
    5. This allowed all the content submitted in the form to be added to the User's profile and the event extra fields were also updated allowing for easy Member Event Registration.

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday June 29, 2011 | Permalink
  2. You are a Pro!! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday June 29, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Do you have a link to your form?

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday June 29, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Tyler, the form and site are still under construction. Here is the link to the current form:
    http://flyright.server316.com/volunteers

    Posted 3 years ago on Friday July 1, 2011 | Permalink
  5. A more documented tutorial on this would be fantastic.

    Especially: "3. Set up all the Custom Fields in Tribulant's Plugin to match the fields I put in Gravity Forms to get Meta Keys, except for the Event Espresso fields."

    Does that mean you matched the form field ids and/or names according to the Gravity automatic naming convention or according to the names that you assigned the fields?

    A quick walk-through of this with samples would help many of us!

    Cheers!

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 6, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Hi Liquor.com,

    I'm assuming what she meant is that you match the meta keys you specify in the User Registration feed with those that you setup in the Custom Fields plugin.

    http://grab.by/bQ62

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 6, 2012 | Permalink
  7. I was wondering if the Tribulant was still being used on the volunteer form. It's not clear which fields are using Tribulant custom fields.

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 27, 2012 | Permalink
  8. GZA
    Member

    Just looking at the Tribulant custom fields plugin and not keen on the idea of using custom fields to store geographical values. What if you want to add levels such as regions and towns? Or group them into continents?

    We're currently looking at the following plugin to handle custom post types and custom fields:

    http://wp-types.com/

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 27, 2012 | Permalink
  9. Hi GZA,

    Any plugin that adds additional functionality to WP custom fields should work with the User Registration add-on. It is simply a matter of mapping the custom field names to the form fields via the User Registration add-on.

    Let's say you use Plugin X to add a new custom field named "user_city". On the User Registration feed, under the "User Meta" section, click on the first drop down and selected the "Add Custom" option: http://grab.by/c7SE

    This will allow you to enter the custom field name you registered with Plugin X. In our example, we'd enter "user_city" as the custom field name and then select which Gravity Form field should be mapped to this custom field via the adjacent drop down.

    You can map any custom field via this method.

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 27, 2012 | Permalink
  10. GZA
    Member

    Cheers David, I'm aware of that. But my point was just an observation that it isn't wise to use custom fields to store geographical values. A really bad example of this can be found on the Classipress theme by AppThemes.

    On that theme, for example, I could enter my country as France, and my state as Washington! Total madness ;-)

    It should be noted that custom taxonomies can be applied to various object types such as 'users', as this tutorial highlights:

    http://justintadlock.com/archives/2011/10/20/custom-user-taxonomies-in-wordpress

    Better, in my opinion, to use a hierarchical taxonomy for geographical values as it gives you much more scope when you want to filter and display search results.

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 27, 2012 | Permalink

 

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