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About Database Tracking: before I dive in and use this...
November 11, 2007
3:56 am
David Borrink
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Oliver,

I found your plugin via a WordPress Support Forum link, read through your description, and am almost ready to do cartwheels if I understand what your plugin can do. I'm re-doing a poorly designed site for a client and it contains two forms, one with a Captcha, and your plugin claims to do all that my client will need, including data retrieval, plus allow him to modify the forms on his own using WordPress. This would be major great news for me and my client. I sold him on WordPress due to its ability for him to manage his own content.

I would like to know more about the Database Tracking feature and how to retrieve data. Did I miss that info on the main page? I installed the plugin on the site I'm developing and am not seeing how to retrieve data in the HELP! section.

My client wants to retrieve data for two different forms on the site I'm developing, and I'm trying to find out how this works before I commit to entering forms and putting them on the site.

Could you explain that feature or point me in the HELP! section where this is located? Maybe I overlooked it or something.

With eager hopefullness,

David

November 11, 2007
4:12 am
David Borrink
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And one more question regarding the email verification. My client wants an email sent to the visitor asking them to click on a link in order to validate their email address for a contest entry. Is this a feature of cforms?

I ask this because I note that some features show up after you click to use them and there's no indication of what they'll do.

November 11, 2007
8:12 am
Oliver
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David,

To use cforms DB tracking feature, you first need to enable it in the Global Settings. It'll create a new Menu Tab (to view, delete and download the entries) and two new DB tables to actually store the data – of course you write your own PHP/SQL scripts to retrieve this and do with it whatever you like.

email verification: no, you can ask the visitor to re-enter his/hers to make sure there is spelling error but there is no 'registration feature'.

some features show up after you click to use them and there’s no indication of what they’ll do.

Like what?

November 12, 2007
3:02 am
David Borrink
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Oliver,

Thanks for the reply. I was refering to how that I wouldn't know how the database tracking would work unless I activated it, since there didn't appear to be instructions, so I wondered if there was email registration after I would activate another feature. 

I'm sorry if I wrote in haste there. It was late and I should have not written a statement that implied you had missing feature info. You've got extensive info on the dashboard panel! I just need to investigate it all! :-)

Thank you for the information. I'll check with my client about whether he truly needs an email verification/registration feature. There's so much here seems to be what he needs that I'm going to try to sell him on that.

Otherwise, I'd have to go on a crash course in PHP scripting. I was hoping/banking on someone having a plugin of this sort, and this looks like the one.

I'll activate it tomorrow and get into it. Thank you!

David

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