[wp-hackers] [GSoC 2014] Proposal for a forms/survey plugin

Shitiz Garg mail at dragooon.net
Wed Mar 12 17:10:57 UTC 2014

Hello, I revised the proposal a bit, any feedback is appreciated.


On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:12 PM, Ian Dunn <ian at iandunn.name> wrote:

> On 3/10/14, 12:47 PM, Shitiz Garg wrote:
>> * Pre-defined forms is a must-have feature
>> So, these will basically be like form "templates" which auto-fill when new
>> form is being created?
> Right. When a user creates a new form, it would start out blank, but there
> would be a dropdown list of pre-defined forms. The pre-defined forms will
> probably be created via a filter callback in the sub-plugin.
> If the use chooses a form from that list, then the form that they're
> creating will be based on the pre-defined form they chose, and will inherit
> the fields, etc. They can still customize the new form to add extra
> questions, etc.
> The purpose of this is to make it easy to quickly create common forms, and
> also to have some standardization to them across WordCamps, while still
> allowing enough flexibility to let organizers make it fit their individual
> needs.
>  One feature that I probably missed was auto-filling forms from previously
>> stored data. From what I understand, the requirement is to fill, say a
>> "Call for Speakers" form with the data that the user has already filled in
>> a previous form?
> It's the other way around. When a potential speaker fills out the Call for
> Speakers form, the results of that would be stored in a response post like
> any other form, but there would be some additional logic in the sub-plugin
> that would also create a drafted Speaker post.
> On WordCamp.org we have custom post types for Speakers, Sponsors,
> Organizers and Sessions. e.g.,
> http://2014.atlanta.wordcamp.org/speakers/
> http://2014.atlanta.wordcamp.org/sponsors/
> http://2014.atlanta.wordcamp.org/sessions/
> http://2014.atlanta.wordcamp.org/organizers/
> Currently when a potential speaker submits a Call for Speakers form, the
> results are e-mailed to the organizers, and they have to copy/paste the
> data into a the Speaker post. We just want to automate that process for
> them. The speakers would all have a 'draft' status to start with, and then
> the organizers can publish the speakers that they've chosen to accept.
> The code for the custom post types is in the meta.svn.wordpress.orgrepository if you want to take a look or install it on your local
> environment.
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