[Pro] : confirmation mail

Tim, still wondering if the option can be added to the feedback form that people who send a message will receive a confirmation mail?
Or is there a way to go around that?

Thanks!

Paul


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You could use the PHP easiForm actions but there is a small cost incurred per domain for their use, they are not free as the PHP feedback form action is. Your server will also need to be ioncube friendly although you can set the form up and test it before hand to make sure you are happy or just upload the decoders and check the help file to see if they are loading.

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Thanks! Actually I have no idea about ioncube - and what it is… Also, the forms are made already and quite extensive! Loads of options… That will be wuite a challenge to start a new technique?!

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Well not really, it is generally only a case of applying actions and
uploading a loader folder to the home directory. Not sure how your
form is constructed but if it is in a table then you might need to add
a row above the first form element to add the PHP easiForm Errors
action to so the users get any feedback from required fields not
filled in.

There is an ioncube folder included with one of the download options
on this page:
http://www.easibase.com/freeway/freewayactions.php
to see if your server allows the use of loaders (many do) then upload
the ioncube folder to the home directory and load the following
address in a browser:
http://DOMAIN/ioncube/ioncube-loader-helper.php
this page will tell you the status of ioncube or if the php.in i file
needs altered, generally the loaders just load without alteration to
the ini file.

List of steps to use the actions for a form in Freeway:

  1. Download and install the easiForm action.
  2. Upload the ioncube folder to the home directory of your server.
  3. Select each form element (Text fields, text areas, menus, check
    boxes or radio buttons) and add an instance of the PHP easiForm
    Element action to them, when each element item is selected you need to
    name them in the ‘Name:’ field in the actions inspector. So if you
    want someone’s name then type ‘name’ (without quotes) in the ‘Name’
    field of the action * inspector *, the same for all the other elements
    I.e: email, message etc. email should be lowercase, no spaces should
    be used in the names, if you want a space use an under slash like
    ‘first_name’ and the easiForm action will replace the under slash with
    a space along with converting the first letter to a capital. The
    ‘Value’ field for each element in the inspector should be left blank.
  4. Add an instance of the PHP easiForm Element to the ‘Submit’ button
    also, use ‘submit’ (without quotes) for the ‘Name’ of the submit
    button, the ‘Value’ can be as you want ‘Submit’, ‘Send’, ‘Mandar’ etc.
  5. Add the PHP easiCaptcha action to the cell of the table where you
    want the CAPTCHA and select the type you want, image or math
    (Personally I prefer math), if you select Image then also select the
    other options you want.
  6. Select the actual form page * not something on it * and add the PHP
    easiForm action, add the email address you want the form to go to by
    typing it into the ‘Recipient’ field, if you want any of the fields to
    be required to be used by the sender then add them with comma
    delimiters to the ‘Required’ field on the action pallet for easiform,
    for example if you have the following fields: name, email, telephone
    and message but want the name, email and message fields to be required
    then you would add the following (without quotes) to the ‘Required’
    field of the action: ‘name,email,message’.
  7. Select the ‘Thanks’ page to send the user to’
  8. Name your page ending to .php (Freeway will use .html)
  9. Select a cell 2 cells above the first form element (best to join a
    couple of cells together so you have a long cell above the form) and
    add an instance of the PHP easiForm Errors action, this will then
    alert the user to any required fields or CAPTCHA error that have. It
    also helps to type a space in this cell the action is applied to and
    then select it again and add a style so the Error text is styles to
    the preferred font.
  10. Upload the site to your server using Freeway and the scripts along
    with the pages will be uploaded to your server.
  11. Try loading the form to see if you get any ioncube errors. The
    reason I say this is because you might not need to upload the ioncube
    folder, the fact you have the ioncube option in your cpanel might
    actually mean the WHM that controls your cpanel has installed the
    ioncube decoders universally on the server and so you will not need to
    upload any decoders.
    If everything goes well you should receive any email sent by the form
    although the thanks page will not load as you will just get an
    unlicensed alert at this time but this way you can see if everything
    works and if the actions are for you before spending the small amount
    of money on a license.
    There are many options available in PHP easiForm, CC emails, badwords,
    send the user a copy of their message, unique numbering of emails for
    threading etc. etc. that are available under the ‘Advanced’ option of
    the easiForm action, but you can look at all of that after getting
    everything up and running, so get yourself to this stage and let me
    know how you get on.

If you have any questions then just get back to me.

HTH

On Jan 10, 2010, at 1:01 PM, paulvw wrote:

Thanks! Actually I have no idea about ioncube - and what it is…
Also, the forms are made already and quite extensive! Loads of
options… That will be wuite a challenge to start a new technique?!

Paul


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