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Forms and Unique Output (4 posts)

  1. mathechr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm trying to build a website, and for now I'd like to use WordPress because I'm familiar with it, but I'm not sure if it can do what I need it to.

    The site will rely heavily on forms. The user will input data into a list of text fields. Then when done, those entries will be inserted into a separate, pre-written document; a fill-in-the-blanks kind of thing.

    I could use separate posts/pages to accomplish this, I think - send the form input from one to the other using PHP/MySQL - but I would like to be able to save or archive all of the various outputs, so each URL will need to be unique. There will be many different documents, but each one could have dozens of different outputs.

    Can WordPress do something like this, or is WP the wrong platform for such a site?

  2. Daynah
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You could use WordPress as a basis for this, but this may take a little bit of development time. Have you looked into http://wufoo.com ?

  3. imranexpt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yes, WP can do this easily, its all up to you how you enhance WP,

    IF you have the logic, you can use WP's pre existing functions and database classes. For me, I always use WP as a framework of all web applications no matter if it is a blog/website or a heavy web service api..

    wufoo is a kind of different thing and not related

  4. mathechr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've looked into using a contact form, but everything I've looked at sends the information to an email address, or some other back-end destination.

    What I need is for this form to send the output to a webpage so the visitor can read it. Now, this is no big deal; I put together a mock-up PHP page in about 15 minutes. But I need this output webpage to be automatically archived (categorized and tagged, too) so that people can peruse the site and read old outputs. Basically, WordPress would need to be able to create a new page/post on its own.

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