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The Core and Universal have additional configuration options that can be modified with this filter. Usually, these should be modified at a higher level, but it can be necessary to dynamically change them at runtime.

Special meta options specific to these templates and accessed via $config['meta'] include:

  • echo | boolean: Whether to output the generated PDF or return it. Default true.
  • exclude | boolean: Whether to exclude fields with a CSS value containing 'exclude'. Default true.
  • empty | boolean: Whether to show empty fields in the PDF. Default false.
  • conditional | boolean: Whether we should skip fields that don't pass conditional logic. Default true.
  • show_title | boolean: Whether the form title should be shown in the PDF. Default true.
  • section_content | boolean: Whether to include a Section field's content. Default false.
  • page_names | boolean: Whether Page fields should be included in the PDF. Default false.
  • html_field | boolean: Whether to show HTML fields in the PDF. Default false.
  • individual_products | boolean: Whether to group products at the end of the PDF. Default true.
  • enable_css_ready_classes | boolean: Whether to enable column support with special Gravity Form CSS classes. Default true

Alone with the meta options, the standard PDF settings can be manipulated via $config['settings'].


This filter was introduced in Gravity PDF 4.2.


$config | array

  • The full configuration for Core and Universal PDF templates. Data is stored in the $config['meta'] and $config['settings'] keys.

$entry | array

  • The raw Gravity Form Entry array.

$form | array

  • The Gravity Forms array


The following will dynamically force empty fields to be displayed in Core or Universal templates:

add_filter( 'gfpdf_current_pdf_configuration', function( $config, $entry, $form ) {
$config['meta']['empty'] = true;

return $config;
}, 10, 3 );

Source Code

This filter is located in the View_PDF::generate_html_structure() method in /src/view/View_PDF.php.