Im looking to create a form that captures 7 basic fields. You then have a list of up to 150 people to send this data too. You can sign up to 1 or all of them.
When you hit send, all 7 fields get sent to an admin email and then to all of the selected people from the list.
If it can be a Wordpress plugin great, but its not a necessity.
Hi there slmnky,
The capture and send would not be any problem.
However, sending to 150 people might cause problems with your server environment. In case you are using shared hosting, most likely the hosting provider would have put some limits to the number of emails that can be sent in any short period. This is done in an attempt to combat spam.
How often do you expect the form to be submitted and also, what is the environment in which you are hosting the website that needs the form?
Good point! Its going to be used a lot over 2 days. Its a way of signing up for clubs at our college event, as oppose to filling out names and emails at every desk. Our intention was to make it mobile too.
Could a mobile app / website be made where you enter your details once and save them. Then you are presented with a list of clubs and each time you hit a send on a club then it just pushes the details to that club. So 2 emails at a time?
Sending two emails as oppose to 150 is definitely viable. However you would need to consider how often is the website likely to be visited, since 150 people coming to the form in very short time would cause the same high load problem.
Also, to clarify the functionality, after you have entered your details in a form, you would be redirected to a page with buttons, representing different clubs. When you select a club by clicking on its button, you want for the club to be sent a notification email with the details from the form?
If that is the case I could suggest that the website accumulates the information from the form and then once a day can send an email to the places interested to notify them of the details of the users that have filled the form. That way you would avoid the potential high load and none of the emails would be lost.
Would that kind of solution be appropriate to your use case? If so, it would not be difficult at all to make something of that sort. I would imagine a simple, responsive HTML page would suffice to make it accessible on mobile devices.