Support » Plugin: Smart Grid-Layout Design for Contact Form 7 » Great, but only works for new forms

  • Exo

    (@richardshea)


    Sadly only 3 stars, what lacks in the documentation and FAQ is this doesn’t seem to work with existing forms.
    Like others have left 1-star reviews saying it doesn’t work is true – but only for existing forms. I was about to give up when I thought I’d try creating a new form and then discovered it’s a very different beast. I get both “Grid” and “Text” tabs instead of text tab only on all my existing (detailed!) forms.
    Unable to find details of converting all my forms, and can’t simply copy & paste existing code, and way too much work to re-build, so having to uninstall this plugin for another which does work.

    Shame as it looks like a lot of work has gone into this project.

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  • Plugin Author Aurovrata Venet

    (@aurovrata)

    The default CF7 forms are single column (p tags and fields + labels), how do you expect a multi-column (grid) layout based on that??? Either you have zero experience in html or your neurons are not firing properly.

    A grid layout requires a much richer html layout, hence only new forms created with the Grid UI can work.

    Unable to find details of converting all my forms, and can’t simply copy

    You will need to change all your existing forms to Grid layouts if that is what you want.

    so having to uninstall this plugin for another which does work.

    unlikely as there aren’t any other, good luck to you Einstein!

    Exo

    (@richardshea)

    Thanks Aurovrata,

    It would have been helpful if your plugin would allow the GRID tab to work on existing forms so I could have started to modify by hand-coding new grid shortcodes around them.
    But that wasn’t an option, or my neurons had shut down allowing me to find that option.

    I did find a commercial plugin which did everything, even better as it works with WPBakery Page Builder which I was using already. So I’m happy.

    If Einstein was alive, he’d explain it’s not rocket science to wrap your grid codes before & after an existing form which is a simple solution, putting everything into one column, thus allowing drag & drop into new columns. That was my goal.
    That’s a solution this other plugin has considered and hopefully you can too for future users, especially those that left 1-star out of frustration which does nobody any good.

    All the best.

    Plugin Author Aurovrata Venet

    (@aurovrata)

    you obviously have very little respect/understanding for open-source free(dom) code and the effort that goes into making such a plugin.

    it’s not rocket science to wrap your grid codes before & after an existing form which is a simple solution, putting everything into one column, thus allowing drag & drop into new columns.

    Paragraph elements are not for grid layouts, hacking an existing form to display as a form with drag and drop would still amount to you having to redesign your form, and the extra effort to design this functionality and maintain it on the long term is simply not worth it. It is far more constructive to dedicate resources to develop data organisation functionality… as many others have expressed in their reviews.

    I did find a commercial plugin which did everything, even better as it works with WPBakery Page Builder which I was using already. So I’m happy.

    wonderful, but it begs the question, why even bother to use cf7 for your forms, why not pay for a plugin such as FormidablePro or Gravity Forms where you can drag & drop to your hearth’s content?

    All the best.

    You too hombre!

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