Gravity Forms Timed Entries

Time your Gravity Forms quiz/form entries and set a time limit and multiple timed actions! Add time limits for quiz/form completion with auto submission or blocked editing on a timer and record quiz/form completion times. Hide, show, or block editing of form fields and page elements, and alert messages to the user at custom times or when the form timer expires. The plugin can optionally show the user timers which count up or down for the total entry time. Works as a great companion to our encryption and input formatting plugins.

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If you have a quiz or form that needs a time limit and/or that you would like to know the amount of time it took to complete, this is the plugin for you! Entry timer fields can be visible to the user or hidden, and at custom times or when the time limit is reached, you can show the user custom messages, hide and/or display page elements, and either redirect the page, block further editing, or auto submit the quiz/form as is



Entry Timer fields record the total amount of time taken to complete a quiz/form. This can be set to save either the hours, minutes, and seconds or set to only save only total hours, total minutes or total seconds.

-Individual Page Timers can record the time the user has spent on specific form pages (currently AJAX enabled Gravity Forms only).

-Quiz/Forms can have time limits set for entry time.

-Custom user alert message when entry time limit expires. This can also be used to only give user a message after a certain amount of time without blocking or submitting the form.

-Quiz/Forms can be auto submitted on time limit expiration (read “Important Notes” below).

-Quiz/Forms editing can be blocked on time limit expiration (read “Important Notes” below).

-Ability to specify certain fields which are not blocked from further editing/upload etc when blocking editing of form on a time limit.

-Ability to hide the form timers and only display/start them once a given form/quiz page is visited.

-Ability to redirect the form to a custom URL without submitting the form when time limit is reached.

-Hide, show, or block editing of form fields and page elements, and alert messages to the user at custom times or when the form timer expires.

-Entry timer fields clock display can be hidden or visible to the user.

-Entry timer fields can be excluded from the submited quiz/form data.

-Timers count up or down.

-Option to show main form timer above form on every page with custom text.

-Custom text option for ALL entry timer countdown timers and main form timer when time limit is reached.

-Timers are backed by a custom server time check interval to avoid users cheating with system time changes.

-Options to customize text for ‘Hours’, ‘Minutes’, and ‘Seconds’ for all entry timers (timer displays support any language).

Option to remove the time text when saving only total hours, total minutes, or total seconds.

 Timers can be styled using CSS (through your theme or custom CSS).

-Simple “System Check” to be sure your system meets plugin requirements.

 Inline and/or tooltip documentation for every option and setting.

Automatic updates and available update notifications through the free Envato Market plugin.

-Filters for developers to modify the form time limit and additional timed events based on what they would like per user.

-Setup instructions are on the plugin settings page and directly inline with plugin options and tooltips for users to be up and running in a couple minutes.

Imprtant Notes: The “Block Editing” and “Auto Submit” functionality of this plugin are best suited and intended for single page ajax enabled quizes/forms with NO required fields where users cannot enter invalid data into fields that would block normal submission or could be malicious. However, the functionality of these options will work on multi page and non ajax enabled forms as well. You can also specify certain fields that will NOT be blocked from editing when blocking form editing on the time limit. The “Auto Submit” feature achieves submission by bypassing all required fields and field data validation and is intended for single page quizes/forms where there is no possible custom user input such as open text fields or text areas that could be invalid or malicious. The “Block Editing” feature does not bypass validation but is intended for the same quiz/form types where any already entered data could not potentially be invalid and prevent the user from submitting.

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See the plugin settings page: Settings – GF Timed Entries

+ means “or any higher version”

-WordPress 4.6+
-PHP 5.6+ (5.5 and 5.4 should currently also function but are NOT SUPPORTED)
-Gravity Forms Version 2.0.7+

Installation / Upgrade
IMPORTANT: Please refer to the plugin’s readme file for detailed instructions on upgrading between versions or initial install.

Current Available Version

Changelog (including near future versions)

Version 2.4 (current available version)
* Fixed issue with Form Time Limit inputs being restricted to values of 60.
* Updated instructions.
* Tested on WP 5.6.

Version 2.3
* Updated display for Gravity Forms 2.5.
* Updated JS code for GF 2.5+ front end markup of page timers with legacy support.
* tested on WP 5.4.2

Version 2.2.1
* Fixed an issue where Timer values could turn blank after editing an entry.

Version 2.2
* Changed standard timer text to reflect singular and plural context for hours minutes and seconds in saved values.
* tested on WP 5.4.1

Version 2.1
* Changed page redirect load method on timer to disallow back button navigation.
* Minor code changes.
* tested on WP 5.4

Version 2.0
* Added Page Timers for timing of individual form pages (currently AJAX enabled forms only).
* Minor code changes.
* Updated instructions.

Version 1.9.94
* Change: Delayed load of plugin JS file to help prevent possible “JQuery is not defined error”.

Version 1.9.93
* Added protection for possible redundant WP loading errors: “cannot redeclare (function)”.
* WordPress 5.3.2 tested.

Version 1.9.92
* WordPress 5.3 tested.

Version 1.9.91
* Added “Main Timer Text” Option for custom text under main form timer.
* Added developers filters for the Time Limit and Additional Timed Events form options to let developers filter the values before they are sent to the form page. (gftetimeLimitFilter + gfteTimedEventsFilter: instructions are at bottom of plugin settings page).

* Fixed a potential error with ‘GFFormDisplay’ class.
* Tested on WordPress 5.2.1.
* Additional testing of future individual page timers.

Version 1.9.9
* Fixed Auto Submit not working properly for some installations.
* Fixed plugin settings page not saving “Save Plugin Options on Uninstall” properly.
* Fixed various PHP notices.
* Tested on WP 5.1.1

Version 1.9.8
* Update: Changed the saved time values to use the “Custom Time Text” from the “Form Timed Entries” options.
* New: Added ability to Save individual timers value using completed Hours, Minutes, or seconds only.
* New: Added ability to remove the text from saved times when using Hours, Minutes, or seconds only.
* Tested on WP 5.0.3

Version 1.9.7 (current available version)
* New: “Additional Timed Events” form option allows for blocking editing, hiding, or showing form fields or page elements with specified CSS classes, or alerting custom messages at any number of seconds.
* New: Added the CSS class “gfte-hidden” to hide form fields until displayed using “Additional Timed Events”.

* Fix: select and date fields are no longer able to be keyboard manipulated when blocked from editing.
* Update: All fields are no longer tabbable when blocked from editing.
* Update: Settings page instructions.
* Tested on WP 5.0.1

Version 1.9.6
* Fixed issue with plugin load order if loaded before Gravity Forms core (GF_Field_Text error).

Version 1.9.5 (current available version)
* Added options to customize text for ‘Hours’, ‘Minutes’, and ‘Seconds’ for all entry timers (timer displays now support any language).
* Added option to hide individual form timers when time limit is reached.
* Added custom text option for ALL entry timer countdown timers and main form timer when time limit is reached.
* Updated timer displays to more quickly update on page load instead of showing 0 time.
* Updated Timer Start Page to hide entire timer field (including labels) until start page is visited.
* Updated form timer fields and main form timer to be hidden when ajax form is submitted and confirmation page is loaded.
* Updated instructions (including a display CSS class listing and example for custom styling).

Version 1.9.4
* Added “Timing Start Page” which hides form timers and delays timing until the input form page number is visited.
* Added ability to auto redirect the page on time limit reached without submitting the form.
* Fixed an issue with the server time synch triggering the time limit unexpectedly.
* Removed blank time (Hours, Minutes) from all form timer displays when they are 0.
* Tested on WordPress 4.9.8

Version 1.9.3
* Fixed an issue with the times up message displaying “undefined” when no message was set.
* Updated instructions.

Version 1.9.2
* Added CSS classes to allow for page elements or form fields to toggle visibility on or off when form time limit expires.
* Updated Precision Timer output to read as “X.XXXX seconds”.
* Fixed reporting of time stored in partial entries to correct for timezone offset.
* Updated instructions.

Version 1.9.1
* Added “Precision Timer” option to allow timers to record fractional seconds with customizable precision.
* Automatic Upgrades through the free “Envato Market” plugin.
* Tested on WordPress 4.9.7

Version 1.9
* Fixed issue with timer visibility when timer should be hidden.
* Tested on WordPress 4.9.6

Version 1.8
* Changed Auto submit action to still show form/quiz pages as stepped through submission and also show same page confirmations.
* Removed main form timer visibility once form is submitted for ajax forms.
* Removed the “Time is Up Message” if the form has already been submitted via ajax and the user is on the same form page.
* Improved usage instructions.
* Read 1.7 changes.

Version 1.7
* Changed blocked editing setting. You must turn on blocked editing again for any forms using it.

Version 1.6
* Added ability to exclude individual fields from ‘Blocked Editing’ on time limit. -Supported field types for blocked editing exclusion: single line text, website, phone, number, date, time, paragraph text, drop down, multi select, checkboxes, radio buttons, name, address, file upload, email, post_title, post_content, post_excerpt, post_tags, post_category, post_image, post_custom_field
* Fixed an undefined variable notice.
* Added better handling for non-numerical values in form options.
* Improved user instructions.

Version 1.5 (current available version)
* Changed “Time Limit” setting to be set in hours, minutes, and seconds instead of total seconds.
* Changed “Synch Interval” and “Time Limit” inputs to disallow non-numeric characters.
* Added visual calculation for time between when the Time limit is reached and the next synch interval server time check.

Version 1.4
* Added Custom “Time is Up Message” alert message to “Form Timed Entries” in the form setings.
* Changed “block Edit” and “Auto Submit” form options settings to be removed when no time limit is set.

Version 1.3
* Added “Countdown Timer” option to make counters count down instead of up

Version 1.2
* Added “Auto Submit” option to auto submit after form time limit is reached

Version 1.1
* Added “Block Editing” option to block further editing after form time limit is reached

Version 1.0
* Initial version

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