[Pro] Forms – problem!

One for Walt maybe…

I have never been able to get a form to work despite my best efforts and phone support from my ISP.

Example:
http://www.materialsaccelerator.co.nz/subscribe.html
(probably a dog’s breakfast at the minute due to fiddling)
This needs to work!

Walt, I know you have a for-sale action that may well sort this for me – I need a fool-proof method (the fool being me) to deal with the issues of forms and scripts.

Help!

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On Apr 27, 2012, at 6:39 PM, Nik Andrew wrote:

One for Walt maybe…

I have never been able to get a form to work despite my best efforts and phone support from my ISP.

Example:
http://www.materialsaccelerator.co.nz/subscribe.html
(probably a dog’s breakfast at the minute due to fiddling)
This needs to work!

Walt, I know you have a for-sale action that may well sort this for me – I need a fool-proof method (the fool being me) to deal with the issues of forms and scripts.

That’s Mike, and his EasiBase stuff. Tim Plumb has the free PHP Feedback Form that works very nicely (for free) too! Is there anything special about your form that needs extra help? Any hidden requirements or mandatory fields?

Walter

Help!

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Oh, and you really do need to go through this form and give each field an unique name. At the moment, most fields are named ‘subject’, which means that at best, only the last such field will come through to your form handler. (Said handler is dying horribly at the moment when I try feeding it an empty form.)

To name fields in Freeway, click once on the field, then look in the third tab from the left, at the Name field. It doesn’t matter what you enter in the Title field on the first tab, but rather what you enter in that third tab, when it comes to getting your form to work.

Walter

On Apr 27, 2012, at 6:39 PM, Nik Andrew wrote:

One for Walt maybe…

I have never been able to get a form to work despite my best efforts and phone support from my ISP.

Example:
http://www.materialsaccelerator.co.nz/subscribe.html
(probably a dog’s breakfast at the minute due to fiddling)
This needs to work!

Walt, I know you have a for-sale action that may well sort this for me – I need a fool-proof method (the fool being me) to deal with the issues of forms and scripts.

Help!

Cheers,


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Walt,

Thanks.
I had originally made the form using Tim’s free action – but then remade it using some code the ISP supplied.

I will revert to Tim’s action and carefully name the fields and then see how things go.
(No, there are no mandatories except perhaps for a sender’s email address).

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No, there are no mandatories except perhaps for a sender’s email address

Then in the 3rd tab make sure that the ‘Name’ of that field is email (case sensitive)

David


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There is a Freeway Moment video that covers the creation of a form using the PHP Feedback Form action (which works very well with sensible Industry Standard servers)

Just note that you do NOT need to change your file name to the .php suffix - if you do that you will not be able to preview your page within FW or locally, it will have to be uploaded. Leave it as .html

Once you have altered your page to suit the action by removing whatever you have put in the Page>Form Setup section (and any other code that you were asked to add) - then reupload and we can take a look.

The action can be added to your page using Page>Page Actions>PHP feedback form and all setting up is carried out within the action palette. Nothing else is required.

David


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Ok, wow!

Walt, Dave, thanks very much – this is working perfectly now!

The problem seems to have been that I was also entering information into the ‘Form Setup’ dialogue in the ‘Page’ menu (as per the FW manual) which I suppose conflicts with the PHP Feedback Form action.

I have to say that this forum is brilliant – it has been invaluable on a number of occasions.

So a special thanks to all the stalwarts who support the likes of myself – of whom it may be sadly said: ‘a little knowledge is a truly dangerous thing’!

Many thanks guys.


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