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November 18, 2006, 8:16 pm
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Ok, I have a very simple request but it seems very complicated. I have
a site and I would like the user to save some data. Only after they
For example. I want to list six items a page with check boxes. If the
user wants to pick one of these items and move on to another page, I
want to allow them to save that info, but only after they register. I
am sure php can do it. However, I can't seem to find any programs or
info on the subject.
An example would be a site that already exists. It is
www.escapemaker.com. Here the author allows the user to save an
itineary, but only after they register.
Re: allow users to choose data
That is doable, what you need is some sort of membership software that
allows custom fields.
There are a lot of them out there, try:
Or, you could use mine: http://geniegate.com/
I'm on the edge of doing a new version, so you might want to use someone elses
if you're in a hurry. There are a lot of them out there.
You'll want something that has properties or fields or something
you can set yourself, then, use those properties to store the
If your user management package doesn't support this, but does support
some kind of user id, then you can use that as a key in a table
for the stuff you want to save.
The package you select should have some sort of login api mechanism, allowing
you to show the form ONLY to members who are signed in. (You will of course
need to verify this when saving the information)
You're right, it is a pretty simple idea and there is stuff out there to do it,
just a matter of knowing what to look for. :-)
If you only need it for the duration of their visit, you can simply set the
info in their session.
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