GF not detecting the fact that I am logged in [RESOLVED]

I’m very confused with this issue so please bear with me while I try to explain what’s going on the best I can.

I’m trying to use gravity forms to update existing user_meta fields. I set up everything, created an update user feed, and everything looked good (and looks good under the PREVIEW option). However, when I go to the page on my site where the form is being output, it just says, “Oops! You need to be logged in to use this form.”

Thing is, I am logged in. I’ve tried it both as an Admin and as a subscriber, but no matter what I do (clear cookies, transients, cache…), the form will not display anything but that error message.

If I check the gravity forms system status, the only issue I can see is under BACKGROUND TASKS where it currently says, “cURL error 28: Operation timed out after 2001 milliseconds with 0 bytes received.” It alternates between this and just “Response code: 401.”

I’m very lost and extremely confused, and I cannot find any information at all on this issue and how to resolve it. Can any of you provide some insight? Happy to provide logs or additional information if needed.

Plugin version: 2.4.18
User registration version: 4.5

Thanks in advance for your help!

Ok, I got it to work (finally). They are two unrelated issues, apparently.

The cURL issue was caused by WPMU’s Custom Sidebar plugin v. 3.2.3

The not detecting login issue I fixed by moving the shortcode out of a template file and into a normal page. It’s still really weird, and I’m not sure why it would do that to begin with.

Still, I guess I can mark as resolved? I’m still very confused.