Forms to go with Expression Engine

My site, now working with EE broke my FTG pages.

One of my two form pages is here http://pacwestsfs.org/index.php/Resources/career/

Will I have to use EE to develop forms now or can I make an adjustment that will allow my FTG scripts to continue working with EE?

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Anyone have any ideas or tips on how to use ‘Forms To Go’ on an expression engine site? Or do I need to use another tool?

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This seems a strange path to your form. How was it set up?

There are no form tags in this form

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Hi David,

I originally had it set up as a FTG form in freeway, worked fine.

I just migrated the FW site to Expression Engine over the weekend and set it up using the code from the FW page into an EE template. When the code is applied to the EE template it renders ok but the form functionality is gone.

btw, I’m originally from Dunoon, just doon the water from from you. :slight_smile:

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I’m just wondering if the php script generated by FTG and normally uploaded to my server with the “upload stuff” action on my FW page got lost when it went to the EE template. Can I somehow get that FTG php script up to my EE template for the form page…is that my problem?

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You could recreate the form in EE using the contact form tag.

http://expressionengine.com/docs/modules/email/contact_form.html

I think another embed template might work best here and this is what I use for my sites with EE. It’s not as “option” based as FTG, but I’m sure with a little looking around it will fit your needs.


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Dan,

My forms are quite a bit more complex than just a contact form and I’m not sure I’m up to writing the code for my existing forms…I’m going to experiment a bit with FTG and see if I can force it to work.

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K, Bill. I’ll give you heads up though that it’s not that much different then you think it is. What’s in the documentation is a really simple contact form, but would work with complex ones as well.

Regardless, if you continue with the FTG way, good luck and if you get it working I hope you’d share how you did it.

Happy Holidays.


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…btw, I’m originally from Dunoon

Hi again Bill yes you told me that you spent several years at Quarriers where a great friend of mine’s father was the Minister until the Homes closed.

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Dan,

I added the form code between the ee tags hoping it would work at this
page.

http://pacwestsfs.org/index.php/embeds/formtest/

Is there any hope for me with this? I absolutely must make forms work
on this site, anyone have any help they can offer.

Bill

On Dec 23, 2008, at 1:23 PM, Dan J wrote:

You could recreate the form in EE using the contact form tag.

http://expressionengine.com/docs/modules/email/contact_form.html

I think another embed template might work best here and this is what
I use for my sites with EE. It’s not as “option” based as FTG, but
I’m sure with a little looking around it will fit your needs.


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The only way to test it would be to just fill in the blanks and submit it. If it goes through then it works. It’s hard to see on the posted end because all the EE code is taken out and substituted with the system information.

Hopefully I didn’t open up a can of worms, but I’m thinking that it should work out if you’ve put your EE form tags in the right spots.


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I gave up on using FTG with EE, just can’t get it to work.

So, I’m looking at inserting additional fields in my custom form. The EE instructions give me this code but it doesn’t send any information when I tested it.

Home Phone:



Cell Phone:

Is there something I’m missing…do I have to insert something inside these brackets after message?

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Just a bit more background, the EE instructions offered this:

You may specify multiple fields by making the name= attribute an array by using “message[]”.

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

What goes in these brackets? Thanks for any help

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As an alternative to using the basic EE functions, I’ve used Freeform from Solspace. It’s a free module you can download and install that helps you create more complex forms.

http://www.solspace.com/software/detail/freeform/c/modules/

I’d encourage you to read the documentation first:

http://www.solspace.com/docs/c/Freeform/

and see if it’s something that might be easier to use.

Now back to the Christmas time with the family.


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Thanks Dan, I did install that. I’ll take a look.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks for your great help!

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