bookmark_borderPost Body

The Post Body field allows users to submit data that is then used as the body content for a post. This field works in tandem with the other Post fields to allow you to create a form that can generate post data from a user submission. The Post Body field can be formatted using the Create Post content template option.


Post Body General

  • Field Label
    Enter the label of the form field. This is the field title the user will see when filling out the form.

  • Description
    Enter the description for the form field. This will be displayed to the user and provide some direction on how the field should be filled out or selected.

  • Post Status
    Select the post status that will be used for the post that is created by the form entry. Available options are Draft, Pending Review, Published.

  • Default Post Author
    Select the author that will be used for the post that is created by the form entry.

  • Use logged in user as author
    Select the author that will be used for the post that is created by the form entry.

  • Post Category
    Select the category that will be used for the post that is created by the form entry.

  • Create Content Template
    Check this option to format and insert form fields into the Post Content.

  • Maximum Characters
    Enter the maximum amount of characters the field is allowed to have.

  • Rules
    These properties set rules for how the data should be handled.

    • Required
      A required field will prevent the form from being submitted if it is not filled out or selected.


Post Body Appearance

  • Placeholder
    The Placeholder option allows you to insert text within the field, hinting at what the expected input should be.

  • Description Placement
    This will allow you to override the placement of the description. Descriptions may be placed either above or below the field.

  • Custom Validation Message
    If you would like to override the default error validation for a field, enter it here. This message will be displayed if there is an error with this field when the user submits the form.

  • Custom CSS Class
    Enter the CSS class name you would like to use in order to override the default styles for this field.

  • Field Size
    Select a form field size from the available options. This will set the width of the field.


Post Body Advanced

  • Admin Field Label
    Enter the admin label of the form field. Entering a value in this field will override the Field Label when displayed in the Gravity Forms administration tool.

  • Default Value
    If you would like to pre-populate the value of a field, enter it here.

  • Visibility
    Select the visibility for this field. Field visibility set to Everyone will be visible by the user submitting the form. Form field visibility set to Admin Only will only be visible within the Gravity Forms administration tool. Setting a field to Admin Only is useful for creating fields that can be used to set a status or priority level on submitted entries.

  • Allow field to be populated dynamically
    Check this option to enable data to be passed to the form and pre-populate this field dynamically. Data can be passed via Query Strings, Shortcode and/or Hooks.

  • Enable Conditional Logic
    Create rules to dynamically display or hide this field based on values from another field. Remember, to use conditional logic, you will need to create a drop down, checkbox or multiple choice field.

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Last modified: October 4, 2017