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Dynamically select option from dropdown field in Gravity Form WordPress

Hey there,

I have a form in Gravity forms. It loads in an eModal window. I need to dynamically select an option from a dropdown field, automatically set by the title of the page, i.e.:

dropdown options:
option 1
option 2
option 3

page title is "option 1" and therefore "option 1" is pre selected.

Any help would be massively appreciated!


Answers (3)


Arnav Joy answers:

can you show us your site ?

crc comments:

Of course, sorry.

crc comments:

Red 'Book your service' button within content will trigger the form. Note the form only contains the dropdown in question.

Arnav Joy comments:

yes I can see dropdown , so in this list all options are name of the pages ?

crc comments:

Hi Arnov,

Currently no, but eventually yes there will be a page for each option in the dropdown.


Jayaram Y answers:

go to the advanced tab of the relevant field (the dropdown list) and ticked 'Allow field to be populated dynamically' and gave the parameter a name. Then opened up the relevant template and added the below code at the location where you wanted the form to appear:

global $post;
$title = $post->post_title;
echo do_shortcode('[gravityform id=1 field_values='dropdown_field=$title']');

Change the ID accordingly

crc comments:

Hey Jayaram,

the form is being add to the page using Easy Modal. So in the content field of easy modal I have the following code which loads the form.

[gravityform id="4" ajax="true"]

I have also tried the following which does work for text fields, but doesn't work with dropdown options:

[gravityform id="4" ajax="true" field_values="location-dropdown=balcatta"]


Rempty answers:

First you need to configure your dropdown like this:

You can change the paremeter name; but must be replaced in the next function

//gform_field_value_my_parameter_name where {my_parameter_name} is the name i set.

add_filter('gform_field_value_my_parameter_name', 'populate_my_parameter_name');
function populate_my_parameter_name($value){
global $post;
return get_the_title($post->ID);

crc comments:

Hey Rempty,

Brilliant, it worked - thank you!

Rempty comments:

Hello crc
Don't forget to vote for me to complete this question.
Thank you.

crc comments:

Hey Rempty,

This is my first time on the site. I have pressed up vote / down vote, however the next screen says:

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Is this normal?

Rempty comments:

I think you must press "Vote to award prize"

crc comments:

ok, cool. I'll speak to admin and get it sorted as it's not allowing me to vote.

crc comments:

I've emailed Lawrence at support to find out why I can't vote, or what needs to happen next. I'll be in touch when I get a reply.

Thanks again for your help and sorry for the delay in completing the question.