Formidable Pro: Guestbook Tutorial Part 2 – The Custom Display

A while ago I posted a tutorial about building a better guestbook with Formidable Pro. This is Part 2 of the tutorial about building a custom display to show your guestbook entries to your users.

Hundreds of Formidable Pro entries in error log

Checking my system error log this morning, I discovered several thousand entries for Formidable Pro errors created within the last month starting on June 6. The entries are there for all of my blog sites. [06-Jun-2012 13:15:29] WordPress database error Multiple primary key defined for query ALTER TABLE wp_frm_fields ADD PRIMARY KEY  (`id`) made by […]

Update to 1.06.07 upgrade message

Since updating to 1.06.07, the following message will not go away: Your Formidable Pro installation isn’t quite complete yet. Automatically Upgrade to Enable Formidable Pro

Search For and Display Results with Formidable Pro

My latest tutorial: Search For and Display Results with Formidable Pro. I’m proud of this one. It came out great!  

Formidable-Genesis Pagination

If you use Formidable Pro with the Genesis Framework, then you know the delivered custom view pagination is very different from the Genesis pagination. I’ve created a custom version of the Formidable Pro pagination.php to use the Genesis styles. It may still need a few minor spacing tweaks, but it works fine for the display. […]

How To Show Tooltips on Individual Checkbox Items

I was searching for a way to do this this morning and found several documented ways to display tooltips for a Checkbox container, but not for each individual item in a checkbox container. So I came up with my own method, which turned out to be amazingly simple, using the jQuery built-in Tooltip Widget. Here’s […]

Found a Great Solution for Nested Tab Forms

I found a great solution for creating nested tab forms in Formidable Pro. Please take a look at this demo page: The tabs are created with the Squelch Tabs and Accordions Shortcodes plugin. I tried several tabs plugins and this worked the best. There are a couple of little tricks that you need to […]

How to Enable Separate Values for Scales Using jQuery

If you want to use separate values for scale fields, you can do so with a little jQuery added to the After Fields box in Customize HTML. The following script adds separate values AND tooltips to each radio button. This code will not work for scale fields that you have configured to display as stars. […]

How to Use Scale Styling on Standard Radio Buttons


I really like the appearance of scale buttons on forms asking survey type questions. When Formidable Pr creates a scale, it inserts the frm_scale class into the individual options’ wrapping div tags. Unfortunately, scale field option labels are all numeric. You can’t have an option with the label N/A for example, which means you have […]

Easiest Way to Change Width of jQuery.chosen() dropdown

The chosen() plugin determines the size of the searchable dropdowns by reading the select’s outerWidth property. Unfortunately, the calculated width is just a little to narrow for a proper display. The easiest way to adjust the width is to change the size of the select field’s outerWidth property. The following code will do this for […]