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Suggestions for Form development (2 posts)

  1. brockangelo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not really a WP-specific question, but I am planning to integrate this project with our WP installation. I am looking for a suggestion from someone who has developed either PHP based forms or HTML forms...

    I am starting to build a CMS intranet at work and am considering converting the existing PDF's and Word Doc's over to web-based forms for online submission. I would like some direction as right now I'm considering either using PHP or HTML. I would like the forms to generate an e-mail submission or a printable form.

    It seems like PHP or plain ol' HTML would both work just fine, but after a couple of days of browsing W3Schools and a Dummies book on PHP/MySQL, I thought I would ask here to see if there are suggestions or known tutorials.

    I'd listen with open ears even if you've never done this before - and if possible, I'd work on some Codex documentation for future CMS users.

    I've played around with cforms, and it is very impressive, but does not exactly work for this project.

  2. brockangelo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    For anyone who is interested, here's what I'm finding. When you build a PHP-based form, it takes text input (or selection-box input, checkbox, etc) and sends it on to another PHP page.

    The problem is, the PHP pages don't play nice with WordPress. At least, not yet. Or they do play nice, and I know nothing about how to make them play nice together (most likely the case). I'm sure I'll be able to make it work, but right now when I POST the PHP to a form called "process.php" it has no idea what "get_header" is all about and throws a fatal exception.

    It may have something to do with putting "process.php" in the theme folder or in the root folder, but I haven't figured that out yet either. :-)

    I'm sure I'll figure this out and when I do I'll post it up here for the one person who may be interested. :-)

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