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Idealien Rideshare


The Idealien Rideshare plugin creates a custom post type which enables you and your community to get to where you want to go using less gas and having more fun on road trips. It has been designed towards both event and city-based rideshares so that drivers and passengers in the same city can co-ordinate their travel to whatever festival, concert, workshop, WordCamp, etc they are attending elsewhere.

The admin form is easy for adding / editing rideshares for those who have access to your sites’ admin console. To make the process as easy for your extended community, this plugin also provides an exceptional Gravity Form to let anyone submit their rideshare request via the front-end of your website.


  • All drop-down data elements (event, city and rideshare type) are setup as taxonomies which you can easily add / remove the plugin defaults to suit your situation.
  • From the front-end with Gravity Forms, users can add a city or event which will add to those taxonomies – your rideshare options grow without content wranglers having to do anything.
  • Multiple shortcodes / options to display the rideshare list and form. Designed to support those who have no desire / capability to modify their themes but also extensible for those who do.
  • v0.2 – Adds ability to set shortcode parameters via querystring (list only rideshares for a particular city or event or type)
  • v0.2 – Adds ability to notify registered users via email about contact requests.


  • The custom post type in the admin console.
  • The Gravity Form in editor view.
  • The Gravity Form on the website.
  • The full rideshare table using [ridesharelist] shortcode.
  • The event based breakdown table using [ridesharelist style=event] shortcode.


  1. Upload the entire idealien-rideshare folder into the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Place the shortcode [ridesharelist] wherever you want the rideshares to display.
  4. Place the shortcode [ridesharelist style=event] to have a separate table per event.
  5. To take advantage of the front-end submission form, you must have Gravity Forms v1.5 or higher installed PLUS the Gravity Forms Custom Post Type enhancement plugin. Import the form from /idealien-rideshare/form/ and insert it as you would with any other GF.


How can I suggest a feature or get help with the plugin?

Visit the Idealien Rideshare FAQ

Contributors & Developers

“Idealien Rideshare” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • First version fit for public consumption.


  • Multiple new features added – more documentation about usage coming shortly.


  • Resolved issue with meta data not being passed to CPT from the form