WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

WordPress Forms
Store in the database (8 posts)

  1. laneallen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is looking really good, the ui and ease of creating forms is superb. WordPress has needed something like this for a long time.

    The only thing that would make this (absolutely) perfect is being able to store the data within the WordPress database. What would be ideal is that when creating a form, if it was possible to create a new custom post type that defined the stored data.

    Email is a good option, and being able to send the data to other resources is great, but it breaks the data out of the WordPress "system". For instance, create a form that stored feedback, rather than sending the data to a person through email, especially if there's more than one person working on the system, breaks the process of using a backend system in the first place. Being able to centralize the data and allowing a user to determine if it can be made visible or hidden really creates some powerful cms options.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-forms/

  2. Vitor Carvalho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you very much Iane for sharing your thoughts! My point of view is if WordPress has a super clean interface why not plugins? :)

    You are really right when you say that a storage data system is something important in a CMS, and I think that feature will be created sooner or later in a future release.

    I just can't understand the musts of creating a custom post type for every form instead of having a unique page when you can select which form's submitions you would like to see... I've never tried it before, but I think that the generation of custom post types dynamically its very complicated.

  3. billzy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I agree with Lane Allen... definetly dynamically hard... Although take a look at this plugin, these guys are reach out for assistance from people... Perhaps something collaborative might eventuate into a great improvement to WP.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7-to-database-extension/

  4. laneallen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just can't understand the musts of creating a custom post type for every form instead of having a unique page when you can select which form's submitions you would like to see... I've never tried it before, but I think that the generation of custom post types dynamically its very complicated

    The generation of the custom post type is to store the data relevant to the form, which wouldn't limit being to place any particular form in other pages. The process of this concept is being able to reuse the data being gathered which would make this plugin a cornerstone for multiple other tasks that it could accomplish. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your comment there, but creating a custom post type that is attached to a form doesn't limit the forms placement in other pages/posts, rather, it allows the managing of the data being collected in one location on the backend.

    Example:
    Feedback form creates a custom post type "Feedback", other plugins can then tie into this data, export selected feedback as a testimonial section, or even a ticketing system, crm system, or X need. Now, if the data is just emailed, then the possibilities to reuse this data is eliminated for other uses; not to mention that, let's say, a larger organization is running a site, the data being sent has to get shuffled to multiple sources that need access to this data. But the whole purpose of running a site, especially as a CMS, is to manage said content in one system.

    If this plugin allowed collecting data to a custom post type, you'd have yourself a very powerful tool that could be used in countless ways, and could be a cornerstone into a ton of other powerful cms related features brought to WordPress. That's just my two cents though.

  5. Vitor Carvalho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi people,

    I sorry for my absense during this week. That's because I was thinking about what you said and...

    I'm now getting that "paradigma" and I think that can be awesome! :)
    I tried to figure out another way as using just one custom post type for every submition something like form-submitions type and then create a taxonomy for every form saved. Submitions could be easily related with one taxonomy... but, yes, I think using Custom Post Types for that task is maybe the greatest way to do it.

    Thank you very much Lane and Bilizy. Do you have any experience with php or jQuery?

  6. Vitor Carvalho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    And I'm sorry for my english too. I'm very tired tonight and I had to read stuff in english all last week... :p

  7. laneallen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you have any experience with php or jQuery?

    I have very limited knowledge of either; I'm just an idea person and a designer. I do work with a programmer though, do you need help with this?

  8. Vitor Carvalho
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Eventually Lane.
    I have good knowledge in php with some years of experience and some knowledge of jQuery. This plugin was a way that knowledge.
    I have some new ideas but I think I need help in the overall organization of these ideas, identifying what is useful from what is disposable.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Plugin

About this Topic