Community Building Manager Eugenia Vavra has been working on an Adverse Childhood Experiences project when I noticed that there was no interactive form on our ACEs page that would allow people to dynamically calculate a person’s score. (The higher the score – between 0-10 – the higher the chance is for negative consequences.) I suggested that we should do such a form. Good idea, but how do you do that? No idea. I posted a Tweet and soon heard back from Dustin Filippini, a Milwaukee-area developer. He suggested that I could use Gravity Forms, which we already use on the United Way site, and even walked me step by step through what I should do. You can see our Twitter conversation below and you can view the form below that or here.
Calculating Your Adverse Childhood Experience Score Online
Want to create a form that allows users to type in a set of numbers in fields and will then add up the total. Know any #Wordpress plugins?Christoph Trappe
@CTrappe gravity forms may help you out.Dustin Filippini
@dustyf I do have that but not seeing any functions/add-ons that would let me do that. Trying to make this interactive: http://www.acestudy.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/ACE_Calculator-English.127143712.pdfChristoph Trappe
@CTrappe I believe you can create number fields that do some calculations. May take a little custom work for that. I’ll look when at compDustin Filippini
@dustyf Thank you!Christoph Trappe
@CTrappe Can do it with Gravity Forms. Threw this together quick to test. http://dustyf.com/form-test/Dustin Filippini
@dustyf that would work. Thanks. What fields did you use? Pricing?Christoph Trappe
@CTrappe DM me an email address and I can explain it furtherDustin Filippini
From there, Dustin, emailed me the steps. I tried them. Wasn’t able to do a few things, followed up with some questions and he responded.
With his follow-up (which included screen shots) I was able to put the form together.