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opt-in form to collect email, name, etc. (5 posts)

  1. nun
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm wondering if there is a plugin that would allow me to request user information such as email, name, address, interests, etc. I'd like to be able to create a database of people interested in receiving more info on a particular topic and be able to segment that list based on the topic. Does such a thing exist as a WP plugin?

    Do I have to go with a third-party provider? for a fee? If so, recommendations?

    Thanks for your help.
    Sister Julie

  2. Joni
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, you could use a form to collect that information but you wouldn't be able to automatically dump it into a database.

    However, there's a free script called PHPFormGen that is a forms generator (don't worry, it's easy; you can do it!), that will allow you to specify a database or database table in which to dump all the variables that the form collects for you. That might be more what you'd need.
    http://phpformgen.sourceforge.net/

    If your web host has the Fantastico Installer, you can install it from there for free. :)

  3. nun
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks, jonimueller ... I checked out the link and I think it will work just fine for what I want. I like it. But I got as far as downloading it (had to do it via my work PC because my MAC wouldn't open zipped folder) but now I'm stuck. Don't know what to do with it. My host is godaddy and as far as i can tell it does not have a fantastico installer. I honestly don't know what the installer does though I'm guessing it's going to somehow get it on my website ... suggestions for what I do next? how will I get the form on a webpage or widget? I do appreciate the help!

  4. pureananda
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi..

    i used the online formgen to create a form and have downloaded it as well...

    now what>?

    i want to incorporate the form in a page on my site. not post. page

  5. Hoodedmonkey
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey nun,

    There's already an amazing WP plugin made for exactly what you want to do.
    It's called G-Lock Double Opt In Manager. I suggest you use it cos its awesome lol.

    Hope this helps

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