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  • Gordon Saxby 1342 posts 1603 karma points
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 08:51
    Gordon Saxby
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    Why is hidden type hidden

    I am just trying the package and am wondering why the "Hidden" field type is hidden by your install / config? Is there something that you include that replaces it?

  • jeffrey@umarketingsuite.com 344 posts 1543 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 08:58
    jeffrey@umarketingsuite.com
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    Hi Gordon,

    we've got a lot of questions from our clients what this field does and why it was included. And I don't see much use for this field in 99,9% of our forms, so we've decided to hide it :)

    But you can simply turn it back on by editing the config-file; /App_Plugins/PerplexUmbracoForms/PerplexUmbracoForms.config.

    Regards, Jeffrey

  • Simeon Ostberg 85 posts 299 karma points
    Apr 10, 2019 @ 12:34
    Simeon Ostberg
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    Hey Jeffrey,

    Please allow me to step into this old thread. I also installed the Perplex package, and I also set the hidden field to not be hidden.

    Unfortunately it doesn't appear in the list of available field types. What could be the reason for this?

    Thanks! Simeon

  • jeffrey@umarketingsuite.com 344 posts 1543 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Apr 10, 2019 @ 12:45
    jeffrey@umarketingsuite.com
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    Maybe a change in the web.config to restart the website?

  • Simeon Ostberg 85 posts 299 karma points
    Apr 10, 2019 @ 12:49
    Simeon Ostberg
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    Thanks, this helped! :)

    Best, Simeon

  • Gordon Saxby 1342 posts 1603 karma points
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 09:03
    Gordon Saxby
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    Yes, I see that I can enable it again (by the way, is there a reason why the config file is not in the "config" folder?).

    Also - just a comment really - but adding this package after forms have been created does add extra work. Of course, all of the forms use elements like "short answer" and "long answer", so I either need to re-enable them or (and) redefine the relevant form fields.

    Still, the file upload field - the main reason I installed the package - looks to be working great!! :-)

  • jeffrey@umarketingsuite.com 344 posts 1543 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 09:30
    jeffrey@umarketingsuite.com
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    Hi Gordon,

    it's true that it adds some extra work if you have forms already in place, but from now on this package is the first one you install, isn't it ;)?

    Have a wonderful day,

    Jeffrey

  • Gordon Saxby 1342 posts 1603 karma points
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 09:10
    Gordon Saxby
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    By the way - I usually use the hidden field to pass information that will be useful / required by those that use the submitted form data, but is data that would not be entered by the person submitting the form.

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