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):

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:

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.


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.

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

Here is the contents contained in that LastRSS PHP File:

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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