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Pass the Post ID to another page

  • I am using repeater fields and a mail form ( to allow my client to easily add new forms with a specific javascript feature (the reason I don’t just use gravity forms or something similar). This is how it works:

    I created a custom post type that allows my client to create a new form with specific custom fields. When the form is submitted, I use another page with a template to style the email before it is sent on. Everything is working but what I need to do is be able to set which page id is being set in the template that styles the email. I am trying to avoid creating multiple templates with each custom post page id. Is it possible to pass a variable from the custom post type page to the template page?

    For example, I would have something like this:
    <?php the_sub_field('choice_name', $mypostid); ?>
    that would turn into something like this once the variable is passed through:
    <?php the_sub_field('choice_name', 1234); ?>

    I am also wanting to avoid using the Options plugin as I would have to update each time the client wanted to make a new form.

  • Hi @keygrip

    Yes, the get_field function contains a second parameter for $post_id.

    Please not you cant load a sub field value, you will need to load the repeater, then loop through it’s data.

    This is all explained in this article:

  • Thanks, Elliot.

    My issue is that I am wanting to create multiple forms but use only one template to style the form, so what I want to do is pass the post id from multiple forms to the one template.

    So lets say I have 5 different forms, when the user hits submit, I need to send the post id of that specific form over the one style template page (I am trying to avoid creating multiple style templates).

    I can easily pull over the post id to the style template but I am not sure how (or if it is possible) to substitute the post id:

    If I have this in the form:
    <input name="Name" type="text" value="<?php the_sub_field('name'); ?>" />
    I then pull in this field in the style template by using:

    I can do something similar with the post ID and naming it $post_id, I’m just not sure how (or if) I can then us that in the repeater below to pull in the specific post ID

    <?php if(get_field('choice_menu', '$post_id'));?>
         <?php while(has_sub_field('choice_menu', '$post_id'));?>

    Is it possible? Does that make sense in what I am trying to do?

  • Ok, I got this to work. My code was actually working, I just was not able to pull in the parameter the way I originally wanted (or thought that I could). What I did was pass the Post ID parameter through the URL and then pull that parameter into my style template. Here is what I did in case it helps anyone in the future:

    I passed the Post ID into the url (I.E.

    I added this to my style template:

    	$url = "http://$_SERVER[HTTP_HOST]$_SERVER[REQUEST_URI]" ;
    	$parts = parse_url($url);
    	parse_str($parts['query'], $query);
    	$mypostid = $query['postid'];

    and this is how my repeater fields looked:

     <?php if(get_field('choice_menu', $mypostid)): $i = 0;?>
       <?php while(has_sub_field('choice_menu', $mypostid)): $i++;?>     
         <p><?php the_sub_field('choice_name'); ?> : $check<?php echo $i; ?></p>  
       <?php endwhile; ?>	 
     <?php endif; ?>
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