I haven't used Gravity Forms, however we had a web developer that was working with us that did the same thing. Some of it wasn't his fault, but the concept of a normalized data structure clear illuded him. And he looked at me cross eyed when I tried to explain what I needed done so that I didn't need to parse 10 fields worth of data out of single field...edit...recompile...and save back to the database.
And the base of the project was a Wordpress plugin that was going to be modified. But the plugin was so bad, and so conveluted...we wasted almost a year and a sickening amount of money trying to untangle it.
It seems to be a somewhat common phenmenon in that end of the technology world. It's so much different from a properly formed content management system that I'm used to seeing from many in the FM community.
I've read all the replies. Yes, WP and many of its plugins make for overly complex coding. EAV usage makes it much more so complex. Say bye bye to those elegant SQL queries. And interaction between FM / MySQL (ESS or otherwise) may require PHP & web work.
Sorry. WP is meant to be 'easy' content management via the web, but only after the coders keep you out of the behind-the-curtain.
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Bruce, This may / may not be a starting point:
It is a FMP plugin for WordPress.
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WordPress FileMaker Sync
Does anyone know what happened to Lauren Kuhlman? I purchased a WordPress-FileMaker Sync license, but never got a license key, and she seems to have vanished from the Internet altogether.