Basic Insert/Edit PHP Form Example

A techie post today; no comedy or existential woe on this day..

Here is a very basic example of a PHP/HMTL form. The same form is used to insert and edit data, and it submits to itself. This example does not write any data to a database though.

You can view the form and try it here.

Told you it was basic! Once you understand the code though – the prociples can be extended to insert/edit records in a database, and build CMS etc.

Here’s the code:


$name = $_POST[‘name’];

if ($action == “edit”) {

echo “Thank you $name. You can makes changes below if necessary.”;




<form method=”post” action=”form-test.php” >

Name: <input type=”text” name=”name” value=”<?php echo $name; ?>” />

<input type=”hidden” name=”action” value=”edit” />

<input type=”submit” name=”submit” value=”Enter” />