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Store form entries in PHP session, use to populate other forms across site

  1. mmtrav

    Hi guys,

    I'm a bit new to this but have this burning curiosity to see if I can figure it out. I've been combing the forums but still don't quite know how to approach my issue and exactly what code or hooks I need.

    I want to collect some basic information in one initial sign-up form, and then let my user wander into various other parts of the site. If they decide they want to fill out another form, I would like their previous entry to pre-populate the other forms.

    From what I gather, API hooks and PHP are the tools I need. I'm thinking that I need to store the first initial submitted value into a PHP session, and then pre-populate the form using the dynamic fields -- I've already got the hang of making the form fields available to pre-populated from query strings, but I don't know how to do this from PHP.

    I think with a bit of handholding I can figure this out AND learn how to do it in future at the same time -- I don't really have budget to hire somebody to do it for me, but if there is anybody out there who is willing to train me on this for a fee I'd love to hear from you.

    Otherwise, could I get some help from you, Carl or Alex or anybody else on the team?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday December 14, 2010 | Permalink
  2. mmtrav

    My goodness, did the Similar Topics widget just help me find my answer?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday December 14, 2010 | Permalink
  3. Yes, that forum post should put you on the right track. You can store values in a cookie (OR a PHP session, but cookies don't use server resources) and then populate fields from those values.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday December 14, 2010 | Permalink