I’ve searched, but can’t seem to find anything on this in this forum, perhaps I’m searching on the wrong key word.
I have a healthcare forum and I am interested in potentially adding another category in the forum for something like “Adverse Events” - where people can report on situations where they’ve had an adverse event with a medicine, etc. The goal would be for a pre-created form to come up as the entry box for this specific category of post. At a minimum this would include some basic text/questions and some freeform text boxes where people can enter information. A more ideal version would be something that could incorporate some drop down boxes, multiple choice, etc.
Is there any plugin or something that does this already that someone might have created?
Below is a rough example of the type of form / information that I’d be looking at recreating in the forum.
A search through #plugins didn’t show many results for forms directly.
In your category settings, you can create “Topic Templates” which will autofill new posts made in that category with pre-determined text. A good example of this is to draft a topic in #support and watch text appear in the box.
You might could create the form in that template field, then have form responses be made under that specific category, to which users can fill in the blanks and submit.
The only issue with this is that responses will be public. You can unlist posts, which will make them only viewable to the creator, admins, and anyone with the link. I did a quick search and @theblazehen was able to make a cron job that automatically unlists posts in a specific category:
You could remove the and closed = TRUE part to make it unlist all posts in the category. Make sure to change the category ID as yours won’t be 19.
Someone probably has a better suggestion, or even a full-on plugin for this, but I can’t think of any other suggestions that aren’t external.