Using Gravity Forms ‘gform_advancedpostcreation_post’ PHP filter

The gform_advancedpostcreation_post filter allows you to modify the Post object before it is created in Gravity Forms.


A generic example of how to use the filter for all forms:

add_filter('gform_advancedpostcreation_post', 'your_function_name', 10, 4);

To target a specific form, append the form id to the hook name (format: gform_advancedpostcreation_post_FORMID):

add_filter('gform_advancedpostcreation_post_1', 'your_function_name', 10, 4);


  • $post (array): The post object to be created.
  • $feed (Feed Object): The current feed object.
  • $entry (Entry Object): The current entry object.
  • $form (Form Object): The current form object.

More information

See Gravity Forms Docs: gform_advancedpostcreation_post


Change the post content

Modify the post content before it’s created:

add_filter('gform_advancedpostcreation_post', 'change_post', 10, 4);
function change_post($post, $feed, $entry, $form) {
    $post['post_content'] = 'This is a test';
    return $post;

Change the post slug

Use merge tags to change the post slug (post_name property) for form id 1:

add_filter('gform_advancedpostcreation_post_1', function ($post, $feed, $entry, $form) {
    $slug = '{first name:1.3} {last name:1.6} {date:2:year}-{date:2:month}';
    $post['post_name'] = sanitize_title(GFCommon::replace_variables($slug, $form, $entry, false, false, false, 'text'));
    return $post;
}, 10, 4);

Change the post excerpt

Use a specific paragraph field as the post excerpt (replace 6 with your field id):

add_filter('gform_advancedpostcreation_post', 'change_post_excerpt', 10, 4);
function change_post_excerpt($post, $feed, $entry, $form) {
    $post['post_excerpt'] = rgar($entry, 6); // Field 6 is the Excerpt
    return $post;


This code should be placed in the functions.php file of your active theme.


This filter was added in the Gravity Forms Advanced Post Creation add-on version 1.0.