Webhooks to display submission data in WP post.

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    spyguide
    Asked on July 02, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Is there a step by step guide that will tell me how to use the webhooks?

    i want to display my form submissions on my site. I have already setup my form to save to mysql db and I am using the send post data with a custom thank you page. But my submissions are only being saved to my db table, I want to output them to a page, and I am hoping webhooks can help do this. 

    But, i know where to start or what to do....can I get a nudge in the right direction?

    thank you!

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    spyguide
    Answered on July 02, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    I should clarify......I need help with webhooks and displaying form submissions on my Wordpress posts/pages.

    If that's not possible, then a reg page is okay...and I could use an iframe to display it in my WP site.

    thank you,

    Ellie 

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    ashwin_d
    Answered on July 03, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Hello Ellie,

    If I understand your question correctly. This is my understanding:

    1. You have a form where you have added custom thank you page.

    2. You are using post data option and actually saving the submission data in your WP database.

    3. Now you want to display the submission records in your WP page.

    Are the above statements correct?

     

    Now the question we have for you:

    Why do you want to take the webhooks route? Do you want to display the submission data from JotForm or from your own WP table?

    The easiest way will be to simply create a report of your submission and then embed it in your WP page. The following guides should help you:  

    http://www.jotform.com/help/216-How-to-Create-an-RSS-Listing-Report

    http://www.jotform.com/help/209-How-to-create-an-HTML-Table-Listing-Report

    http://www.jotform.com/help/105-How-to-create-a-Grid-Listing-report

     

    You do have several WP plugins which should help you. You may like to take a look at the following URL:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/database-browser/

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/working-custom-database-tables-wordpress/

     

    Hope this helps.

    We will wait for your response to get more clarity on your requirement.

    Thank you!

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    ellie123
    Answered on July 03, 2014 at 09:02 AM

    The problem I am having is that I do not want other ppl to see everyone else's submissions. The reports show everybody everything, so that's out.

    Ive posted a few questions and that standard "we now have webhooks" answer gets posted at the bottom but there's never a damn explanation.....lol. 

    Yes, i as, I am using the post data option and it's saving the data to my db fine. And if I could learn how to get auto report of CSV, or XML from my db then I could even make that work. But, I know this is not the forum for that.

    One of these 2 plugins might help do the trick.....thank you. I give it a whirl!

    thank you :)

     

     

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    EltonCris
    Answered on July 03, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    @ ellie123

    That's right! Since you have already the data saved on your db, you can use WP plugins to insert them on your post or pages.

    Webhook does the same thing with Post Data so I don't think you can achieve what you want thru Webhook. Your Post Data solution should be just fine as long as the form data goes into your database. ;)

    Should you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to let us know here.

    Best Regards!