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How to prepopulate a field from a custom field?

  1. Hi All

    I hope someone can help me with a solution on this topic.
    I really really want my form too have pre-populated fields and the fields should be map with a custom field. The form will get the custom field value from wordpress and display it for the form user as ex. a dropdown, multiselect or html...

    it is like the "Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types" plugin but for custom fields...?

    Posted 3 years ago on Wednesday February 8, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Here is a walk through for populating the Post Author. You can use this same concept to populate a custom field. Just use the get_post_meta() function instead of the get_the_author_meta() function used in the walk through.

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Dynamically_Populating_the_Post_Author

    Posted 3 years ago on Monday February 13, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Hi David

    Thank you for your reply. I found a custom field/custom post plugin:
    "Ultimate Post Type Manager"

    Here I can make the metadata I want on custom posts.
    1. Make a custom post type "product"
    2. Make fields for details like price and different configuration variants.

    Now I would like to make the orderform which get the metadata from the different posts and their configurations...

    The "GravityForm+custom field" enable a dropdown for population so that I can get the "product" post type. Now I am just missing the get "custom field" function.

    And I guess your ex. with post_author could work but I cant seem to rewrite to make it work...help

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday February 16, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Hi Jesper,

    Based on the Post Author example above, this code will retrieve a post custom field:

    http://pastie.org/3395597

    Make sure you re-read the Post Author example documentation as it provide additional explanation on what is going on here.

    Posted 3 years ago on Thursday February 16, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Hi David
    Almost.

    Can you check the code here:
    http://www.pastie.org/3443468

    Is the $post->post_32 part wrong?
    The parameter in the form is called "pris_in" and the custom field is "pris"

    Posted 3 years ago on Friday February 24, 2012 | Permalink

 

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