bookmark_borderPost Custom Field

The Post Custom Field allows users to submit data that is then used to populate a custom field value 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


Post Custom Field 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.

  • Field Type
    Select the type of field from the available form fields. Note: the Post Custom Field field will assume the properties and options of the selected field type. For example, if Single Line Text is selected, the *Maximum Characters* and *Enable Password Input* options would become available for this field.

  • Custom Field Name
    Select the custom field name from available existing custom fields, or enter a new custom field name.

  • Create Content Template
    Check this option to format and insert form fields as the content of this field.

  • Input Mask
    Input masks provide a visual guide allowing users to more easily enter data in specific format such as dates and phone numbers.

  • Maximum Characters
    Enter the maximum number of characters that this 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.

    • No Duplicates
      Prevents the submission of duplicate information.


Post Custom Field Advanced

  • Placeholder
    The Placeholder option allows you to place text within the field, giving the user more information as to what is expected.

  • Description Placement
    Overrides the default placement, allowing you to place the description either above or below the field.

  • 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 Custom Field 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, you can specify a static value or select a variable value from the predefined list.

  • Enable Password Input
    Checking this option will convert the single line text field into a password field. The password field will mask the user input (displayed as circles or asterisks).

  • 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