Review submissions before they go live?

By: A G | Asked: 09/16/2022
ForumsCategory: How-toReview submissions before they go live?
A G asked 2 years ago
I would like to allow the database manager to review and edit form submissions before they are added to the database. Is there a way to put info from submitted forms into a temporary holding area for admin to review?  
Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

Once a form is submitted the data is entered. The beauty is, you get to decide through your work flow, how it’s displayed and where and when it is displayed. Simply create a work flow that requires your database admin to review the content of the form submission, edit as he pleases to correct mistakes and then push it through to a view that displays the entry on the front end.

This can be done as easily as creating a drop down field that only the WordPress role “editor” can see. The default for the drop down is set to pending. All form submissions sent will have pending. Have an approved option in the drop down as well.

Create a view that shows all entries and filter it by the drop down field for pending. Your database admin reviews the entry, makes changes and sets the drop down to approved.

Now create a view on your front end that shows all the entries and filter it by approved. Now only the approved entries can be viewed.

This is 1 way to accomplish your task.

1 Answers
Bobby Clapp answered 2 years ago
Not really. Anything like that would have to be done through something like this:

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