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Formidable Pro Color Picker

Description

This Plugin is an experiment, I needed to let users pick colors for entries intended to be displayed in a Calendar View. I discovered a workaround on the Formidable Web Site that was a few years old, so I decided to grab the current version of jscolor and put it in a plugin for easier deployment.

Along the way I discovered a few other color picker libraries for jQuery, so when I get around to it I’ll add them to the plugin to give users some different display options.

Please Note: This plugin requires the Formidable Pro Plugin (https://formidablepro.com/) by Strategy11 to be installed and activated before installation. Formidable Pro is an awesome plugin.

Screenshots

  • The Advanced Fields section in the Form Builder.
  • Form builder screenshot.
  • See it in action.

Installation

  1. Upload formidable-color-picker.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unzip it there, or use the WordPress Dashboard to install it.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Create your forms as usual and use the Color Picker Field type in the Advanced Fields section to add Color Picker Fields

FAQ

Why would I want a color picker?

You may wish to give users the option of selecting colors. For instance, when creating a recurring entry in a calendar, you might want the user to be able to select a color for their entry so it’s easy to see among others.

Any time you want users to be able to select colors for elements, use a color picker field, and then insert the value of that field as a style attribute or an inline style in a view. You could even create a view that’s nothing but a style sheet with dynamic values from your form. The possibilities are endless, really.

Why is this so simple?

It fixes a simple problem.

Can I have more than one Color Picker Field in a Form?

You can.

What about more display options?

Those will come later.

Reviews

Works even for multiple Color Picks in One Form!

Just purchased formidable-pro. Just tried your color picker. Set a form with 3 color picker fields. Put shortcode on a page to test it. I could pick all 3 as different colors, submitted... and they reported on entries correctly. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“Formidable Pro Color Picker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.1

  • First released Aug 03 2014.