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Display Form Submissions on the Front-End

Published in Convert Forms
Updated 14 Nov, 2023

Would you like to let users submit a form and display their submissions in a table on your front-end? In this guide, you will learn how to make that happen with the help of the Convert Forms Submissions Menu Type.

Convert Forms Submissions can be displayed on the front-end via the Submissions Menu Type available in the Menu Manager in your backend. Go to the Menu Manager, click to create a New Menu Item, and select Convert Forms ยป Submissions as shown in the picture below.

Display Form Submissions on Front End Menu Item Selection

Next, in the Options tab you need to select the form you would like to display the submissions from. Lastly, using the Show Submissions From option, you can select to filter the submissions by the user who submitted the form

Display Form Submissions on Front End Edit Settings

After you save your Menu Item and you access it on the front-end, you will be able to see the default layout, which consists of a table list view and a link to the detailed page of each submission.

Display Form Submissions on Front End

How to ensure a user sees own submissions only

You don't want to run into unexpected suprises and learn someday that a user was able to access information submitted by other users. To make sure a user can see own submissions only, set the Show Submissions From option to Logged-in User.

Display Form Submissions on Front End Show own submissions Only

How to add a search bar to search submissions

To add a search bar and let your users search through submissions, go into your Convert Forms - Submissions menu item > Layouts > enable Show Search.

Display Form Submissions on Front End Show Search Bar

Once you enable this setting, save your menu item, and go into your submissions list page. You should now see a search bar appearing above the results.

Display Form Submissions on Front End Search Bar

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you can find a list of frequently asked questions about the Front-end Submissions feature.

Can I override the template?

If you need more control over what's displayed on the submissions list page, you can override the layout and customize it as per your needs.

You can do so by copying file /components/com_convertforms/views/submissions/tmpl/default_list.php over to templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/html/com_convertforms/submissions/list.php, where YOUR_TEMPLATE is the name of your template and selecting the new template from the Convert Forms Submissions Menu Item > Layouts > Select Template.

Is it possible to edit a submission on the front-end?

This feature is on the plans and will be supported in a future release.

Can I search the submissions on the front-end?

Of course. To enable the search bar and allow your users to search through your submissions, read more here.

Can I display submissions in a module?

This feature is on the plans and will be supported in a future release.