I have gravity forms set up on my site and I am wanting to hide/show a form based on whether or not the user has posted an entry into the form/database. If they have made an entry, then I want to hide it and display some simple text.

I see that gravity forms allow you to limit number of entries but this is not quite what I am after.

I'm guessing I would have to query the database but I'm not really sure the best way to write it. Would I have to use something like get_posts and check if the author has an entry? Would this be the best way to do it?

2 Answers 2


Try this;


    $user = wp_get_current_user();

    if ( count_user_posts( $user->ID ) >= 1 ) {

        // echo your text snippet

    } else {

        // echo your form



1) wp_get_current_user() returns the WP_User object which includes many properties for that user.

2) Since we only want the ID of the current user, we assign a variable of choice, in this instance $user which is equal to that of i.e. $user = wp_get_current_user().

3) Then we can grab the current user ID simply by declaring $user->ID

4) We pass $user->ID to our count_user_posts( $user->ID) function which is then measured against our condition being greater than or equal to 1 post.

5) Do your thing...



Try this

    global $wpdb;
    $user = wp_get_current_user();
    $sql = "SELECT id from " . $wpdb->prefix . "rg_lead WHERE created_by=" . $user->ID;
    $results = $wpdb->get_results($sql);
    if (count($results) > 0) {
        // An entry is made by the user for any form
         // Show form

If you know form id for example $form_id then use

$sql = "SELECT id from " . $wpdb->prefix . "rg_lead WHERE created_by=" . $user->ID . " AND form_id=" . $form_id;

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