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Form submit to different site?

  1. I'm pondering ideas on how to approach an upcoming project and thought it would be worth posting here to gather some insight or ideas on the best way to accomplish it.

    There will be a series of sites, all similar in nature but geographically different. On these sites there will be a "Job Opportunities" page. These sites will all be WordPress and the forms located in the jobs section will be identical. Is there any way to have the all of the forms located on these sites to all submit to one central site (same server but different IP)?

    It would be desirable to have all these inquiries sent to one site instead of being scattered over multiple. If this is possible, how much flexibility is there in the sorting and display of submissions in the admin area? Would it be possible to group submissions together based on what site they came from (sort order or maybe a drop down list) as for viewing the submitted data (text and images) would it be possible to customize the admin display to show multiple images easily if they were added using the built in upload, realizing they would be stored on each respective site or???

    I know this is a lot of random rambling but I am just in the initial thinking stage of this project. I am open to any and all ideas, suggestions or solution options that may be available :)

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday November 2, 2010 | Permalink
  2. RichardBest

    One way to achieve this is as follows:

    (1) Install the FeedWordPress plugin on the centralised site.
    (2) In the admin Syndication area of the centralised site (which FeedWordPress makes available), take the jobs feeds from each of the geographically different sites.
    (3) Configure the categories for each of the incoming feeds in the relevant FeedWordPress settings area. The plugin is truly powerful in this regard. You can set it up so that all incoming feed items (which are converted into discrete posts in the centralised site) are automatically allocated to your predetermined category. If you chose a different category for each incoming feed (e.g., a different location), you could then easily look at them in the admin area/backend in a grouped manner by filtering by category. Similarly, you could easily group them on the front end by filtering by category.

    Hope this helps.


    P.S. I've realised that this method may not be entirely what you're after, because the jobs would still be posted to your geographically dispersed sites, prior to being centralised via their outgoing feeds which are sucked into and parsed by the centralised site. If you don't want that, perhaps you could create a single form in the centralised site and embed it in the other sites via iframe or the like. I think there are instructions on that somewhere in the forum. I have a vague recollection of reading about it a while back anyway...

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday November 2, 2010 | Permalink