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How to make entered form data appear on site?

  1. leahs2
    Member

    I am making a form that has medical stats that a nurse will fill out, and then it will appear updated on the site. Is it possible to do that?

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday August 8, 2010 | Permalink
  2. You have 3 options to display form data on the front end of your site.

    Option 1) Use the post feature so that a post is created when the form is submitted. You can assign these posts to a special category specifically for the type of data you want to display.

    Option 2) Write custom code to display the entry data on the front end of your site. This would require PHP knowledge to do so.

    Option 3) Check out the Gravity Forms Addon plugin that is available on WordPress.org, it allows you to display data on the front end. NOTE: I haven't actually tried this plugin so I can't vouch for how easy it is to use, etc. You can find it here:

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

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday August 9, 2010 | Permalink
  3. leahs2
    Member

    Can the user select the category in as a drop down option in the form and then it will be categorized as such on the blog?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 10, 2010 | Permalink
  4. leahs2
    Member

    And can you direct me to documentation on how to use the post feature?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 10, 2010 | Permalink
  5. leahs2
    Member

    Also, I am using this shortcode to call it up on a page and it's not working. Is this right?
    [gravityform id=1]

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 10, 2010 | Permalink
  6. Documentation is available in the Documentation area of the support site here:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation

    All of the "Post Fields" create post data. If you add a Post Title and Post Body field to your form, those will create posts. There are options to say if it's a draft or published, and who the author is, etc. as part of the field options for the Post Title and Post Body.

    There is also a Post Category field for having the user select the post.

    Documentation on how to insert a form into a page or post is here:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/embedding-a-form/

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 10, 2010 | Permalink
  7. The Gravity Forms Addons plugin that Carl mentioned now has Directory capabilities.

    The use case that you mentioned - the nurse actually updating a previous entry - wouldn't be supported. She would likely have to log into GF and update the entry.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday September 3, 2010 | Permalink