Gravity Wiz Weekly #69

Getting Organized, Security Enhancements, Bug Hunting.

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Greetings, wizards!

This week we dedicated a good bit of time to getting organized. When you’re extending a plugin like Gravity Forms, the possibilities are endless. It can be a challenge to choose which products make the most sense for us to pursue and even harder to archive beloved ideas that just aren’t a good fit.

Our working roadmap for the rest of 2019 includes getting Nested Forms, Populate Anything and Limit Submissions 1.0s released. We’ll be continuing to improve the support experience and have a special mystery project which will be landing very soon.

This week I began a much needed short-term project improving our checkout experience. It needs a wizard’s touch. Looking forward to sharing more about that next week.

We also did some serious bug hunting and have quite a few updates to show for it. See the full details below.

Until next week!



Populate Anything | Merge Tags in Choice & Value Templates
Use Gravity Forms merge tags when customizing your choice and value templates. Note: this only works when populating Entry objects.

Nested Forms | Clear Session Cookie on Save & Continue
Some folks use Save & Continue to create simple workflows where once user initiates an entry and another user completes it. Use this snippet to clear child entries from the initiating user saves the parent entry.

Nested Forms | Populate Parent Data on Submission
In some cases, you may want to populate parent entry data into a child entry when the parent entry is submitted. This snippet forces the {Parent} merge tag to be replaced on submission; particularly useful when copying a Unique ID to each child entry.

Gravity Perks

Gravity Perks (v2.1.7)

  • Added security enhancements to perk settings API.
  • Updated perk settings view to require “manage_options” capability instead of “update_plugins”.
  • Fixed an issue where certain API calls going to Gravity Wiz (such as checking for announcements) weren’t being cached.

Gravity Forms Better User Activation (v1.1.8)

  • Updated “gpbua_activation_redirect_url” to provide the activation object. Allows filtering redirect URL by entry values.

Gravity Forms Nested Forms (v1.0-beta-7.8)

  • Added support for scrolling back to original page position after closing modal; impacts long child forms, particularly on mobile.
  • Added support for formatting {all_fields} value for text. Requires Gravity Forms or greater.
  • Fixed issue where values of GPPA-populated choice-based fields were not correctly displayed in the Nested Form field on the entry detail view.
  • Fixed issue where {Parent} merge tag did not correctly populate from Radio Button fields.
  • Updated plugin author.

Gravity Forms Pay Per Word (v1.1.3)

  • Fixed issue where base price was not correctly reset when choice was disabled.

Gravity Forms Populate Anything (v1.0-beta-2.51)

  • Fixed issue where GPPA was overriding inapplicable WP_Query queries.
  • Fixed conflict with GF Copy Cat and fields that have dynamically populated choices.
  • Fixed issue where editing GPPA-populated Checkbox fields in Gravity View resulted in validation error and failed to save new values.
  • Fixed issue where inputs were not populated for Checkbox fields.
  • Fixed issue where filtering by taxonomy term was not working.
  • Fixed issue where user role was not populated correctly. (#8)
  • Fixed an issue where Chained Select fields could be selected as a Form Field Values.
  • Fixed potential error in form editor regarding form field values.

Gravity Forms Terms of Service (v1.1.13)

  • Added tabindex to terms container to allow keyboard navigation and scrolling of terms.
  • Updated plugin author.


  1. Arvind Victor Estibeiro
    Arvind Victor Estibeiro May 15, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I hope the Mystery Project with you guys is giving life to Adrian Gordons’ entire Gravity forms Plugin Portfolio that he killed off the wp-repo on May3rd 2019. Unbelievable he did that.

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff May 15, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      Whoa! I was not aware the Adrian had shut down so many of his plugins. I suspect the support burden became too great. ?

  2. Kim
    Kim May 13, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I can’t find a contact form to use to submit questions so I’ll do it here. Is there a trial version of the nested form plugin? I’m looking to test it out for a client but we can’t bill them for a plugin that might end up not working for their site and forms.


    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff May 13, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Kim, no trial but we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. It’s hassle free. ?

  3. Daniele Martoni
    Daniele Martoni May 7, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    there is the way to have access to a single value of a nested form child entry in this update ?

    1. David Smith
      David Smith Staff May 9, 2019 at 9:38 pm

      Nope. Did you tell us what you’re wanting to do with that single value? We’re eager for more Nested Forms feedback.

    2. David Smith
      David Smith Staff May 10, 2019 at 8:22 am

      And how would you determine which child entry you were targeting? Would you always be targeting the first child entry? A specific value of each child entry?

    3. Daniele Martoni
      Daniele Martoni May 10, 2019 at 8:38 am

      The specific value of each child entry, will be good to have some like a modifier

      {:parent_id:filter[child_field_id.X]} where X is a number to accesse the first, the second etc. value

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