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What is the best practice for having a form (only accessible to a logged in user) save the user's progress between sections of the form? Fieldsets? Multiple forms?
Use case: I have a very long application form that would take 30 minutes for the applicant to fill out and I would hate for all progress to be lost due to user error. The progress needs to be logged into the user's page.
I wanted to start this thread to see what others are doing to make sure they are compliant with GDPR.
Basically, a ton of websites are built on WordPress and I am seeing tons of plugins being rolled out to help with cookie compliance etc.
Processwire however, doesn't have anything available. Also, if we are using FormBuilder, do we need an opt-in checkbox?
I'm an abolute newbie in processwire an it's modules. But I have read huge amounts of posts in this forum and as many docs and i learnt a lot in the last days. For a contact-form i used this great module (many thanks) and i hooked it my first time. Everything is alright. Now i search for a possibility to format or render the output in the email. Is there any posibility?
Thank you for your replies
By Kiwi Chris
Forms are an essential part of most websites, and it's no surprise that there's an excellent premium module Form Builder but what if you're on a zero budget for whatever reason?
It is possible to build forms quickly and easily by making use of a couple of free modules and the admin UI to give you a great deal of flexibility and speed of development, particularly if you need multiple forms on a website with different fields.
1. First you're going to need to install a couple of modules:
Form Template Processor
Fieldtype Select External Option
2. For each form that you want to display, create a template without a template file and add fields to it as you normally would. (eg I have formContact, formRegister etc)
Tip: under the Advanced tab in the setup for each template, I add a tag Forms so that all my forms templates are nicely grouped together in admin.
3. Create a new field of type Select External Option and call it formTemplate
In the section Create options from any database table select
templates as the source table id as the Option Value name as the Option Label 4. Create a new template file and call it renderForm.php (or whatever else you like)
Add an email field to this form - This will be the email address that forms get submitted to. Add the formTemplate field you previously created to this form. This will allow you to select which of the templates you previously created such as formContact, formRegister etc you want to render. Add any other fields as usual that you want to render on the page. Add the following PHP code to the template file. $recipient = $page->email; $form = $modules->get('FormTemplateProcessor'); $form->template = $templates->get($page->formTemplate->label); // required $form->requiredFields = array('contactName', 'contactEmail', 'contactMesssage'); //Optional: This can be improved by having a field in the page template with a CSV list of required fields eg $form->requiredFields = explode(',', $page->requiredFields) $form->email = $recipient; // optional, sends form as email. FormTemplateProcessor can also save forms to the database. $content .= $form->render(); //generate the form to display. Note: this doesn't actually render the form at this point, but you have it in the $content variable ready to output wherever you want in your template.
Add any template HTML or other PHP code and echo $content; wherever you want to render the form.
5. Create a page using the renderForm template, and provide an email address, and select a form that you want to display.
6. Use CSS to style the form as required.
7. View your new page, and check that the form renders correctly.
8. You can modify the templates you created at step 2 or create new ones as required if your requirements for what fields forms display changes.
Note: The Form Template Processor module can also save form input as pages, and the FieldType Select External Option can be set up with filtering, so this solution can probably be refined further.
When I create a form with FormBuilder, is there a way to stop it from showing the vertical scroll bar on the right side of the form page??? For example look at this page.
http://www.cji.edu/registration/reg-lemd/?course_name=Effective Report Writing&course_date=December 6, 2017
Why does it even have a scroll bar?