using forms to create user generated content

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by zapzapzap, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. zapzapzap macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am new to this so please excuse my inexperience. I am designing a website that includes a form where users can enter text. I would like to generate a list (or table) of the data that would be displayed on the website immediately after the users enter it. Is there a script I can use to process the form data and generate a table to be displayed on the website?

    Thanks for your help.
    Dave
     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    #2
    You need to learn some server side coding such as PHP for handling the form, these are usually made to measure.
    And you also need a database to store this information which the PHP code will use SQL to add, remove and fetch data from.
     
  3. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    I forgot to mention, wile not the best way by any means but if you do not have access to a database from your host you can use a flat file system where the users post data is saved to text files.
     

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