Create a Submission Limit Using JotForm with PHP and RSS Reports

Last Update: April 10, 2016

Update: Submissions limit has been implemented as a Jotform core feature. Check this guide to learn how: How to Limit Submissions in a Form.


For those who urgently need the submission limit feature, we have a quick solution for you.

But first thing's first, this is going to be outside JotForm's feature so you'll get your hands a bit dirty with a bit of script downloading and coding a bit (or some copy-pasting since the code is given below).

Let's start:

1. Create your RSS report for your form: -How-to-Create-an-RSS-Listing-Report-. You don't have to include all fields, just three non-sensitive information to show as the report has a probability of getting scanned by Google (I know some of you don't want the submissions to show in Google's search results).

2. Download the compressed (zip) file (LastRSS  script): http://lastrss.oslab.net/index.php?q=download

3. Extract the file and upload it on your website.

4. Copy this code and paste it into your PHP file where your form is: http://pastebin.com/raw/XgK7PMdg

http://pastiebin.com/53e0fcf0e96bf


5. Save your PHP file and upload it on your website


Please take note of the highlighted ones enclosed in brackets, these are the ones to be changed with your preferred/specific values.

If you need further clarification, just hit the comments or start a new thread at the forums.


5 Comments...


   
jaycw7 (September 05, 2012 at 07:03 PM)

Hey guys
What do you mean upload this to your website? My CMS is WordPress and I use Blue Host which supports PHP. Do I copy the code onto my wordpress page?
I asked tech support at bluehost and they helped me uload it on my file manager but did not understand the instructions here on what to do further.
Thanks!

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jaycw7 (September 05, 2012 at 07:11 PM)

Here is the contents contained in that LastRSS PHP File:




lastRSS.php
PHP script text

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jaycw7 (September 05, 2012 at 07:24 PM)

Where it instructs above to include your HTML form here...what does that mean? The link or the full source code?

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gulfam (September 11, 2012 at 01:20 AM)

By HTML form, do you mean we have to create a form using JotForm, create its link by going into embed form option, open the link, go to source code, and then put that HTML source code in the specified position?

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tidywebsites (February 02, 2013 at 11:39 AM)

If I could understand all that I wouldn't be using Jotform!!!

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