Calculated Fields Form Blog

Tips and cases of use for a successful WordPress website with calculated forms.

Advanced Equations Editor

Equations editor with line numbers to identify easier the code that is being edited, with color highlighting for the reserved words, code completion, auto-closing for parentheses, curly and the square brackets, and with errors detection.

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Using the information stored in a database or csv file in the form

The use of DS fields for reading the information stored in a database or CSV file, and its use in the equations.

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Formatting the form (distributing the fields in columns)

Display the fields in the form as a list (one below the other) is not always the recommended design, because the form can become too long and bored, and distribute the fields in columns (display some fields beside the others) would be properly solution.

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WooCommerce and the Calculated Fields Form plugin

There are very complex products and services where the attributes and variations in WooCommerce are not sufficient to estimate their prices at runtime, and a plugin like the Calculated Fields Form to become a must.

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Printing Forms

Printing only the form, without the rest of page's content, and with the values entered or selected by the users, but preserving the form's design, can be a complex task that requires some programming skills.

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Generating PDF files at runtime with the information collected by the form

Integrating the form with the WebMerge service to generate PDF files at runtime with the information collected by the forms. The post describe a case of use: the generation of purchase invoices.

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Server Side Equations

The server side equations are the alternative to use server side code or the server resources in the equations, access to external APIs or services, and hide the business logic.

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Calculated Fields Forms, the most misunderstood operations

Very popular and important operations in the plugin that can result hard to understand, like conditional statements, rounding operations, distance estimation, date time operations.

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WebHook Add On

The easiest way to access to hundred of services through a simple URL. Case of use: Integrating the form with Google Sheets using Zapier as connector service.

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Complementary Blocks

The CP Block plugin includes many blocks of code: html, css and js to as complement of plugins like the Calculated Fields Form, the Contact Form 7, and for using directly in pages and posts.

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