I've got everything going smoothly with a single form–the composer, notification and template are all set. Works like a charm. In the template, I called the first form specifically as such:


However, I am unsure how to allow the template to grab the form_name chosen in the EE admin–where it gives the user the option to "Choose a Freeform Composer Form to output."

Surely I don't need to create a different template for each form?


Are you saying you are using the channel field for Freeform composer? If so, all you need to do is display it like any other field in channel entries output: {my_freeform_field_name}. The Composer template can be set in the upper left hand corner of Composer itself rather than needing it to be a param and your return can be pre-set in the composer template as an override param.

  • Yes, we are using the channel field to select from open Composer forms. I have followed your instructions about setting the template in the Composer form itself and everything works great when I am still defining the form_name: {exp:freeform:composer form_name="volunteer_application" } However, I still do not comprehend your other instruction to allow the template to grab the chosen form from the channel field... {exp:freeform:composer form_name=" {my_freeform_field_name}" } This doesn't work so I am sure I'm not grasping. Sep 11 '13 at 18:28
  • my apologies, i entered very literally "my_freeform_field_name" and only just now realized what buffoonery that was. however, when i enter the actual field name (defined as {frye_form} in the Channel Field settings), it does not work there either: {exp:freeform:composer form_name="{frye_form}"} Sep 11 '13 at 19:00
  • when i enter very simply "{frye_form}" into the template (sans {exp:freeform:composer ... }), i get a PHP error: array_merge(): 'Argument #2 is not an array Filename: freeform/ft.freeform.php Line Number: 238` Sep 11 '13 at 19:04
  • If you use the Freeform Channel Custom Field, you do not use {exp:freeform:composer} at all. You simply use the field's name as you would with any simple custom field within {exp:channel:entries}. Here's an example: {exp:channel:entries /* your other parameters */}{frye_form}{/exp:channel:entries}. That's all that's needed to display your selected Composer form.
    – Solspace
    Sep 13 '13 at 14:33

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