How do I get user submitted data published on the front-end?

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    info.zeroforlife
    Asked on June 19, 2019 at 03:38 PM

    I have tried out your forms and am loving the ease of creation of them and widgets that can be added onto the forms (especially because they aren't available on my other top choice, Formidable). That said, Formidable does have a feature that I can't find on Jotform.  I need users to be able to submit posts and pages on the front-end.  I can't figure out how to make that happen using Jotform's form builder.  Can you assist me with figuring out how customers can add ratings and add products that are viewable by all users to a database I'm compiling?  My site is still under construction and in maintenance mode so there isn't a link that is accessible to anyone to view at the moment, but I'm adding the link regardless.  

    Thanks!

    Jamie Fargason

    jfargason@zeroforlife.com

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    David
    Answered on June 19, 2019 at 06:01 PM

    If you are looking to send form data to your own database, this is possible through PHP, here is an example: https://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

    If you need to create reports, and embed them in your site, so users can see them, please check this guide that covers the type of reports that you can create in Jotform: https://www.jotform.com/help/326-How-to-Create-Form-Reports-in-JotForm

    Let us know if you need more help.

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    info.zeroforlife
    Answered on June 20, 2019 at 09:43 PM
    I don't know how to code at all so I don't think this is going to work for
    me and my site. I really need something that is more of a plug and play
    solution. I have to admit, this is disappointing because everything else
    was so easy to create and feature rich.
    Another problem I am having is how to allow users to access their own data
    to make changes to their submissions. Again, if I'm unable to implement
    the coding part, then I won't be able to utilize the rest.

    Thanks for your response.
    Jamie
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    Jonathan
    Answered on June 21, 2019 at 02:31 AM

    Hi,

    You did not mention which back-end database it is you are using so we are not able to specifically suggest the app that matches your need.

    There are actually Jotform apps available that allow easy exporting of form data to databases.

    You can check them on this link https://apps.jotform.com/category/data_management

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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    The other question was about a different feature. We will resolve it on the next thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/1865264


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    info.zeroforlife
    Answered on June 21, 2019 at 02:43 AM
    My site is being self hosted and developed on WordPress.
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    Jonathan
    Answered on June 21, 2019 at 03:49 AM

    If this is the case, it is highly possible the backend database is MySQL

    We have a user guide specific for this :

    How to send Submissions to Your MySQL Database Using PHP

    OR

    Use the MySQL Export app https://apps.jotform.com/app/mysql_export