Support » Plugin: Smart Grid-Layout Design for Contact Form 7 » I don’t want to use the grid layout, how do I create my own forms?

  • ResolvedPlugin Author Aurovrata Venet

    (@aurovrata)


    question raised by @netzgestaltung,

    while having grid layouts at the frontend is good for the most people, i completly write frontends with my HTML/CSS only (with some JS Libs if necessary). The repaired page with the form: https://www.schlange-co.com/kompetenz/#custom_html-8

    using a grid at the frontend would certainly break it or at least my css-layout would loose control over it or needs stronger selectors and a rewrite.

    the Smart grid plugin provides a simple solution to this problem. When creating a new form, open the ‘text’ tab to load the text editor. Simply select the entire content of the editor and delete it. Now you can start to write your own html form. The plugin will detect that the form code is no longer compatible with the grid layout and simply disable the grid editor. Furthermore, none of the grid-layout css/js files will be loaded on the front-end either.

    However, you will still be able to load your custom css/js form files using the functionality provided in this plugin (see FAQ #8).

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  • hi,

    i cant click on the “text” button in all of my previously created forms without the plugin – what should i do?

    Plugin Author Aurovrata Venet

    (@aurovrata)

    are you not able to see the text editor?

    i installed 2.0.1 now (and also the smart grid) – now the “grid” button disappeared.

    if i get it right – before there where two buttons “Grid” and “Text” while grid was grey and text was white – then i could not click on “Text” – maybe it was allready active?

    i thought that the syntax highlighter was only in “Grid” modus so maybe i have messed up my feedback with to many different things.

    i have to adment that i avoid clicking on things labeled with “Grid” to avoid unwanted content edits…

    Plugin Author Aurovrata Venet

    (@aurovrata)

    for existing forms which were created prior to istalling this plugin, as well as forms created using cusotm code, you will only be able to edit the code in the ‘text’ editor.

    The Grid editor is enabled when you create a new form using this plugin. You can then create/edit a form using a UI interface. See the screenshots for examples, or create a new form in the plugin to experience it.

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