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Obvious validation errors eliminated, but no email

Thread began 2/20/2010 6:05 pm by ablehands401419 | Last modified 2/21/2010 1:06 pm by Able Hands Handyman Services | 906 views | 3 replies |


UPDATED, REAL EMAIL >>>Obvious validation errors eliminated, but no email

Let me start by saying I'm not a programmer. I find my way through most of it, but in an amateurish kind of way.

I have spent most of the day adding fields to my form and eliminating the validation errors. I have finally eliminated all of the obvious validation errors (those that show onscreen when filling out the form). Now when I submit my form, I don't get any errors, the page just seems to refresh and I don't get an email.

My test page is: contacttest.php
My current page, which works, is: contactus.php

The current page works, but does not have most of the fields that I NEED! Hence the redesign. Actually, once I get this page up and running the whole site is going to get a refresh >> I HATE my current site!

If need be you can try out the page. I own the site, and I'm prepared for an influx of testing. If you need something else from me, please let me know. I really want this page up and running so I can concentrate on the new site.


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I am not a PHP programmer either, but have recently (with help) got my forms working.

Comparing your Lines 7 to 12 to the forms I have, there is a difference. Mine read:

if (isset($_POST["SimpleContact_submit_x"])) {
$WAFV_Redirect = "test.php?invalid=true";
$_SESSION['WAVT_test_Errors'] = "";
if ($WAFV_Redirect == "") {
$WAFV_Redirect = $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"];

and again for my equivalent to your Line 32 I have the following code:

if (((isset($_POST["SimpleContact_submit_x"])) && (isset($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]) && strpos(urldecode($_SERVER["HTTP_REFERER"]), urldecode($_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"].$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"])) > 0) && isset($_POST))) {

In both instances this code in my forms comes from the original files from WA.

The difference for example in Line 7 being in your code the:


where my forms have:


It might be worth changing these lines of code.

I hope this helps.

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Able Hands Handyman Services


I looked at the code noted by stevenc330599:

While his code is indeed different from mine, somehow my "customized" code is the same as the original .php file.

Now, I have down so much to these files that I don't know where I am anymore. Not only does the edited php not send email anymore, but now the one that was working last night doesn't work either.

I think I'm close to dropping back and punting (starting from scratch). I did not expect to put two solid days into this form.


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Able Hands Handyman Services

Must use real looking email address for testing

So, after much messing with and testing of my page. Editing & testing, editing again and testing... Over, and over and OVER I still was not receiving any emails from the form.

I decided to start completely from scratch. Deleted everything from my host. Built the new page, and re-uploaded everything to my host.

First test was with an email of '' went through just fine.
I reworked the thank you page.
Second test email - '' and I never received anything.

Long story short... Use a real or real looking email for your testing. At a minimum use '' I know it works cuz that was my last test address just a few minutes ago.

Now I just need to rebuild my whole page again, with all of the fields that I want :-(
and then test WITH A REAL ADDRESS!!!

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