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    How to post message from a JotForm in our website?

    Asked by cwatkins on October 03, 2016 at 01:04 PM
    I also need the message to post to the page as view-able content on our website once they have paid and submitted....
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on October 03, 2016 at 01:13 PM

    I would suggest you to use Webhooks to post the message in your website, but do note that you will need to create your custom script in order to show it. 

    Here is the guide about How-to-Setup-a-Webhook-with-JotForm

    Here are also some examples about how you can use the integration: Webhook-PHP-Script-Examples

    If you have any question, please let us know. 

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    Answered by cwatkins on October 05, 2016 at 04:48 PM

    My coding skills are very minimal, which is why I'm using jotform. I've read through webhooks info and I'm not sure it's what I need. It looks like the back-end message that appears is preceeded by lots of code...The functionality I need would need to be clear and easy to read.

    If I had a visitor to my website, and they wanted to donate a small fee and post a message to someone on that page or to our facebook through one form, that's basically all I need.

     

    So they fill out the form with:

    "Name" (first last)
    "School" (ie. Richland High School)
    "Student's Name" (first last)

    "Donate" (this needs to be Live and allow them to enter credit card info)
    "Message to Athlete" (a few sentences)

    And once those fields are filled and they hit submit, I need the payment to go through and the message to post either on my webpage or onto my facebook.

    Someone showed me the "calculate field" form, where as they fill the form, all the fields can be copied to a text box in a new field. I tried to make it copy to the facebook widget but I couldn't make it work... Nothing would be copied or posted.

    But my Form page says I'm "out of space"...I'm not sure why. Maybe that's why it never worked..

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on October 05, 2016 at 08:01 PM

    I found the instructions that were given to you in another thread, here is the link: https://www.jotform.com/answers/947630 

    However, I have checked your form and I can see you are inserting the comment into the Facebook widget, please do note that this will not work since the condition will not insert the info into the Facebook widget. 

    The Facebook Comments widget will require the comment to be written manually by the submitter, it cannot be pre-filled.

    I would also like to share you the link to a third party app that will help you to post on your Facebook page from a JotForm submission, here is the link: https://zapier.com/zapbook/zaps/919/post-to-your-facebook-page-from-a-jotform-form/ 

    Regarding to post on your webpage, the Webhooks option indeed needs a script to work and you need to format the comment to appear in your webpage as you want. 

    You may also use one of our reports where you can get the info that you need only and then embed it in your website, the report will be automatically updated each time there is a submission, please take a look to this link in order to get more information about it: https://www.jotform.com/help/326-How-To-Create-Form-Reports-in-JotForm 

    Hope this helps. 

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    Answered by cwatkins on October 06, 2016 at 01:01 PM

    Thanks! That helps a lot!