Not needing all the features of Freeform Pro I attempted to downgrade to the regular version of Freeform 4.0.12. However, when I attempted to run the update script I get the following error:

An Error Was Encountered Unable to load requested field type file: ft.freeform.php. Confirm the fieldtype file is located in the expressionengine/third_party/ directory

What do I need to get rid of this error and get up and running on FF?


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You likely need to remove the entry for freeform from your exp_fieldtypes database table.

  • Thanks for the fix here, Derek. This is a bug, however, and we have filed it.
    – Solspace
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 14:14

I thought that you had solved the problem, but in reality I had to go into yet another table and remove all the Freeform Pro-specific fieldtypes. It is the exp_freeform_fieldtypes table.


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