You can use a very old trick for this, but it’s quite a hack and might
not result in the same number of responses as a real form. In your
Page / Form Setup dialog, set the Action to
Set the method to Post.
Try it out and see what happens.
I haven’t ever needed anything like this before, but you might want to
scour around to see if there’s a system similar to Disqus (which does
that does contact form handling as a remote service. I have to imagine
this is not a unique problem.
On Jan 12, 2011, at 8:44 AM, Pete B wrote:
I’m trying to add a contact form to a website - simple name, email,
message, submit - but the package we bought (1&1) doesn’t support
php so I can’t use the php feedback form action.
Is there another way of producing the same type of thing using
something else that’s compatible with our package, or do we need to
Have a chat with your hosting provider and see if any server side scripts are supported. They may allow you access to Perl (for example) or a pre-build form processing script that they have set up for their system. Failing that you can look for a hosted form processing service that will take the form data, parse it and mail it to you as Walter suggested. Take a look here; http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hosted+form+processing
On 12 Jan 2011, at 19:21, Pete B wrote:
Is there any other way of producing a simple feedback form if you’re not php-enabled?
is there a way to add a contact page EASILY in FWexpress6 or Pro7
It has to be very rare these days for a host to NOT provide PHP support or at least upgrade you to it for no cost or pennies.
If they can’t or wont then go somewhere that does/can.
If you jst one someone to click a link to send an email then it is as simple as selecting your text Edit Hyperlink. Use the External Picker and then choose mailto: from the dropdown. Type in your email address and you are GTG.
There is a setting in File>Document setup under the Output Tab for Email Hiding (which I think defaults to Encode with Entities) which will obscure the email address.
Thanks David… What the first 2 paragraphs mean I do not understand.
I use FWexpress6 and am testing FW7Pro. Have a site CONTACT page for viewer to get info from and if desired to send an email (I could just put the email address, but have read that’s not a good idea.
On the other part of your response. but nothing appeared after closing the Edit Hyperlink window. I went back and verified there is an Edit Hyperlink External with Mailto:(email address) and No Quick link, no other info in the window. clicked OK. If I again click on the External Edit Hyperlink window there is nothing shown until I go to Quick Links and there are two items, the URL for SoftPress and the email address I inserted. But nothing appears on the actual web page.
So what’s next?
You can use the PHP Feedback Form Action in Express or Pro (right back to version 3 for Pro and 4 for Express). I’d recommend downloading the example document on the following page and, if need be, copying and pasting the form into your document. From there you just need to adjust the settings in the Actions palette. http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=019
On 1 Oct 2014, at 20:28, Ann Amber wrote:
TODAY is there a way to add a contact page EASILY in FWexpress6
or Pro7 IF my FW6 site created will NOT get altered on opening 7??
UPdate… NOW FWEXPRESS 6 REFUSES TO publish…
The text box that did work was worded PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
(I had clicked on email address and after it worked I changed the wording
in the box to send email here and deleted the page under construction.
Now it will not publish. Guess have to start all over. Will study yours Tim
Tim… I had previously printed out that reference, which left me confused, so I came here. I now have it working okay… in that from the actual web site in Safari on the web, it auto opened my Mail program to send a message.
I guess it works with FF as did not test it as am using it for this. Thanks