This Plugin is an experiment, I needed to let users pick colors for entries intended to be displayed in a Calendar View. I discovered a workaround on the Formidable Web Site that was a few years old, so I decided to grab the current version of jscolor and put it in a plugin for easier deployment.
Along the way I discovered a few other color picker libraries for jQuery, so when I get around to it I’ll add them to the plugin to give users some different display options.
Please Note: This plugin requires the Formidable Pro Plugin (https://formidablepro.com/) by Strategy11 to be installed and activated before installation. Formidable Pro is an awesome plugin.
/wp-content/plugins/directory and unzip it there, or use the WordPress Dashboard to install it.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Create your forms as usual and use the Color Picker Field type in the Advanced Fields section to add Color Picker Fields
- Why would I want a color picker?
You may wish to give users the option of selecting colors. For instance, when creating a recurring entry in a calendar, you might want the user to be able to select a color for their entry so it’s easy to see among others.
Any time you want users to be able to select colors for elements, use a color picker field, and then insert the value of that field as a style attribute or an inline style in a view. You could even create a view that’s nothing but a style sheet with dynamic values from your form. The possibilities are endless, really.
- Why is this so simple?
It fixes a simple problem.
- Can I have more than one Color Picker Field in a Form?
- What about more display options?
Those will come later.
Contributors & Developers
“Formidable Pro Color Picker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- First released Aug 03 2014.