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Using Hidden Fields with Gravity Forms

I was working with a client awhile back and was asked if it were possible to build an employee referral form that referred employees to the company. I had the following as some of the business logic for the task.

  • Employee needed to have their own URL.
  • Anyone going to the URL did not need to know that it was an employee that was referring them.
  • HR needed to keep record of each applicant
  • Form needed to work as expected

I was able to get this done very quickly with Gravity Forms and WordPress. I thought today I would show you all how to do it.

Getting Started

Right off the back, we need to have a WordPress site and Gravity Forms. If you don’t have Gravity Forms, I highly suggest you go buy it right now. It’s a great piece of software that I install in every WordPress site I build. I can’t recommend it enough.


Using Headway’s Content Block to Create Nathan Barry’s Content Area

In the last of this series we’re going to be looking at Nathan Barry’s content area. The one thing that I really like about his content area is that it matches mine in many ways. It actually was one of my influences when I was doing my redesign. I had two sites that really influenced the design of this site and I wanted to make sure that I took those into account. Anyways…that’s likely another blog post.

Today’s screencast goes through the breakdown of Nathan’s content area. There’s a few things in the design that I tried to do to make it more interesting, but it’s one that definitely had me stumped at how to do it with Headway. Take a look. It went a little long, but it’s worth watching me fumble a bit!

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Do you have a suggestion for the next series or is there something you’d like to cover? What do you want to learn next?




Using Headway’s Content Block to Create StudioPress’ Modern Portfolio Content Area

One of the biggest features that I get asked by clients is that they want a great way of showing a portfolio on their site. Studio Press’ Modern Portfolio theme does just that. Whether you are a photographer or a designer, this theme can really make your artwork shine. Well you don’t have to buy the Modern Portfolio theme just to do it.

Today we are going to look at creating this content area in Headway, using the content block. In this screencast, I take you step by step through building the Portfolio section of the main layout with Headway’s content block.

Have an idea of you a content block you want to submit for the next one? I’ll be doing up to 5 more content block related screencasts if you guys let me know. Who knows, you might stump me and get a free Headway Template I’ll be releasing at the end of this series!! All you have to do is comment below with a link to a site or WordPress theme you would like to see how to build it’s content area.


Using Headway’s Content Block to Create iThemes’ Cohen Theme’s Content Area

Headway’s Content Block is quite versatile. Hopefully this series is showing just that. In today’s video I’m going to show you how to go through breaking down iThemes’ Cohen theme’s content area and show you how to create it with Headway’s Content Block.

iThemes creates some really impressive themes for their Builder framework. There’s definitely no reason you can’t do that with Headway. This too was a bit challenging to create and required me to pause quite a few times to think (without wasting too much of your time!!) about how to break down the parts and get it all figured out. Check out the result below though. I think you’ll like it.

If you are new to Headway, I hope that I have done a good job of convincing you how great Headway is. If you’d like to purchase it, I’d appreciate it if you went through my affiliate link. It helps put a little money in my pocket so I can devote some time to continuing to produce these types of screencasts and other information content that I’m sure you’ll find helpful.


Using Headway’s Content Block to Create Theme Trust Hayden’s Content Area

Hopefully you are ready for another screencast! In this one we’re going to take a look at how to build the Theme Trust Hayden theme’s content area. I had a bit of fun with this and had to pause the video a couple of times to think about how to solve the issue. I left a lot of my thinking process in with this one though so you get a good idea of my thought process for this one. It definitely was one that was a bit harder than the rest in the series so that was fun and challenging at the same time.

A couple of pointers for this video. I said that I would include some code in the blog post but instead I’m going to give you the link to the the_time() reference on the WordPress codex. This is the biggest thing you need to understand to get your content area looking like mine. I’ll gladly update the post though if you need the copy/paste the code.