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    capture form data to post

    Asked by karenhagglund on December 12, 2012 at 07:47 AM

    Okay so I now know that I cant rename the "name" field that jotform automatically assigns to the fields but I need a field that has the name "post_title" for my wordpress plugin to work (Form to Post) . I also need to have a shorcode in the page also. I tried to load the source code and alter the HTML manually but no luck. I ould also need to fix the css but I don't think this will work.

     

    Any ideas?

    Page URL:
    http://you-get-real.com/submit-order-test-2

    POST form data JotForm source name
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    Answered by karenhagglund on December 12, 2012 at 07:50 AM

    BTW the related post is this one

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/83891-Can-you-change-the-field-ID-or-Name

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    Answered by NeilVicente on December 12, 2012 at 08:12 AM

    I think you may have misunderstood how JotForm works. Forms created on our form builder will send the form data to our server only, and so I am not sure if this WordPress 'plugin' can even work in conjunction with JotForm.

    May we ask for the name or author URL of this plugin so we can take a look and figure out if there's a solution available for you?

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    Answered by karenhagglund on December 12, 2012 at 01:25 PM

    Dude:

    It works with this one. CF7todatabase only becasue I can specify a default value for a hidden field
    http://cfdbplugin.com/

    The other one is like this. I need a short code on the form page and I need at least one field.

    name="post_title"

    This plugin is called "Form to Post".
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/form-to-post/
    same author 

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    Answered by NeilVicente on December 12, 2012 at 01:49 PM

    CF7 is a native Wordpress plugin which is used to create forms. These forms use the Wordpress system to process the data submitted, which means they can easily work in conjunction with another Wordpress plugin (Form to Post).

    On the other hand, forms created with JotForm are designed to use JotForm's own form processor PHP page to collect the data and store them to our server. This page will, in turn, trigger all the other functions that occur afterwards, e.g., email alerts delivery, page redirection, etc.

    With that said, JotForm-created forms have absolutely no way to natively communicate with the Wordpress system and with your Form to Post plugin. In other words, I am afraid that this will not work at all.

    Sorry about that.

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    Answered by karenhagglund on December 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    I'm not using CF7, did you read my post?

    and BTW that's so then what's this all about?

    http://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-Insert-Update-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

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    Answered by fxr on December 13, 2012 at 01:37 PM

    That is a guide to update a database without any wordpress plugins.

    It is most likely the solution for you.

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    I would set up a thankyou page for your form on a php page on your webserver which is not associated with your wordpress blog, then use that guide to populate your database.

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    Answered by khrisell on July 04, 2013 at 11:06 PM
    Greetings!

    We are happy to announce that we have released Jotform Webhooks,  this feature would replace Send Post Data + Custom URL Thank You Page workaround in order to help you transfer forms data to your own database using your own script codes.

    To know more about Jotform Webhooks, please click here.

     

    Thank you for using JotForm. :)