The process for creating Housing Provider and Housing Seeker forms and lists is similar to the process of creating Job Provider and Service Provider forms and lists that we covered in a previous article.
Designing the Forms…. Questions we will ask
The first three questions are Housing Provider (or seeker) Name, Email and Phone Number.
The fourth question is location. We will create a Table for Housing Provider Cities and Housing Seeker Cities in a Single Select Drop Down Database Join so we can add more cities if needed.
The fifth question is Housing Type Offered (or sought). We will use Multi Select Drop Down Database Join so more than one option can be selected. 14 Housing Type Options will be:
The sixth question will be a radio select for Maximum Number of People: One Two Three Four Five or More.
The seventh question will be radio select for Are Pets Allowed
The 7 options are: No, Yes with Additional Deposit, Dog Only, Small Dog Only, Cat Only, Dog and or Cat, Negotiable.
The eighth question will be a radio select for Monthly Rent Range
Under $600 $600 to $1000 $1000 to $1400 $1400 to $1800
More than $1800
We will also need to add a UserID element to connect this form with our Joomla Member Management System.
The last question will be an Additional Info text area box
We will then make group and access levels for Housing Provders and Housing Seekers.We will then make menu items both groups. We will then add Demo Housing Providers and Seekers and test the system. We will finish by validating the required elements on both forms.