I'm trying to create a form with gravity forms. I need to merge two fields to one Excerpt. I can't give the Excerpt field a merge tag. So I'm trying to use an custom field.

My question is now: what is the WP Parameter to map the Excerpt to the post.

I've tried: the_ excerpt, _excerpt, post_excerpt, etc.

But it never appears in the Excerptfield...

  • $post->post_excerpt = 'This is the Excerpt doesn't work? I imagine you would first need to get the post object, then set the field manually.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Mar 20, 2014 at 14:10

1 Answer 1


I haven't tried the Gravity Forms plugin but if you are using the wp_insert_post function to insert the new post, you just use 'post_excerpt'.


$new_post = array(
  'post_title'    => 'Post Title',
  'post_content'  => 'Post Content',
  'post_status'   => 'publish',
  'post_excerpt'  => $custom_excerpt_field


Not sure if I completely understand your question, so I've misunderstood something please let me know..

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