Stacking Images with CSS

The word activate in large cartoon font with two circles behind it. They contain pictures of people but it doesn't really matter.

I wanted to do a little example for a Gravity Forms workshop series I’m doing with Reclaim Hosting. The goal was to play off the Wonder Twins and their ability to change into various shapes. So I thought it’d be fun to propose a scenario and then have people propose different things for the Twins […]

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Fancy Gravity Forms Site Creation with Teams

This is an odd one but I think worth writing down so I don’t forget and because it walks me through some patterns that are useful in both Gravity Forms and WordPress Multisite. You can see the whole thing here. The goal was to allow students to sign up and create profile posts on a […]

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Monthly Reporting, A Gravity Forms to Google Forms Love Story

Well not really but I’ll explain it anyway. Gravity to Google There are a number of plugins that tie Gravity Forms to Google Sheets but most (all?) of them rely on the ability to create an application to get authentication tokens. Many institutional accounts turn off that capability. VCU has turned that off. As a […]

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Voting in Gravity Forms

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This is one of those unique needs but with base elements that are likely to be useful in other scenarios. It looks at the logical operators in Gravity Forms which require no programming knowledge, looks at using cookies to discourage more than one entry, and finally moves to using the API to display data. That’s […]

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Rich Text Gravity Forms Field with Media Upload and Oembed

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Gravity Forms lets you turn on the media library button for the rich text editor fields but you have to do it via php. More stuff on your editor options is here. If you leave things that way, it’s nice but if you cut/paste a YouTube URL it comes in as a link rather than […]

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Gravity Forms Notification to Google Spreadsheet

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The idea that data can flow to different places for different purposes is one of the key concepts I want people to believe in. Different technologies and different interfaces have different affordances depending on what you’re trying to do. In this case, we’ve built some online training for students. As part of that training they […]

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Gravity Forms to Graph Interaction

After form submission the data is graphed and displayed. Boxes show your guess vs your actual score and combined scores of previous participants.

I’ve long wanted to build more interactive digital content after being inspired by Brett Victor’s explorable explanations. I’m now finally coming to the place where my ability to build things is starting to match my desire to create them. This particular piece of interactive content was inspired by the NYT’s You Draw It Obama article. […]

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Tag Cloud from Gravity Form Entries WP Plugin

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Based on a conversation I had on Tuesday there appeared to be a need to generate a tag cloud1 from Gravity Forms responses. I didn’t see any immediate solutions after browsing for plugins. Granted, I could have jerry rigged something by creating posts and doing something weird where I added the words as tags . […]

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Auto Featured Image for Gravity Forms Posts by Response

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This scenario is fairly specific, Gravity Forms to post and adding a specific featured image based on a form field but the ease of assigning a featured image via the media post ID is hand elsewhere and it’s always nice to document more ways to tweak Gravity Forms. Step One Upload your images to the […]

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