bookmark_borderPost Category

The Post Category field allows the user to select a category for the post they are creating. 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.


Post Category Properties

  • 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.

  • Field Type
    Select the type of field from the available form fields.

  • Category
    Select which categories are displayed. You can choose to display all of them or select individual ones.

  • Display Placeholder
    Check this option to enable a default instructional option as the first option rather than having the first option default to a category.

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

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

    No Duplicates
    Will prevent duplicate information from being submitted.


Post Category Appearance

  • Description Placement
    Determines the location of the description in relation to 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 Category 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.

  • 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.
    Note: This is especially useful for the Category field as it allows the admin to specify a default category for posts created through this form without this field being visible to users.

  • 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: February 6, 2018