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Modify Contact Form

Thread began 9/08/2010 5:16 pm by robert222776 | Last modified 9/10/2010 10:09 am by Jason Byrnes | 735 views | 9 replies |

robert222776

Modify Contact Form

I need to modify the contact us form in PowerStore3. Should I use CSS Form Builder or Contact Form Solution Pack? Not all fields will be required, but of course all the data needs to be sent via the form response email.

Thanks,
Robert

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Do you just need to add form fields?

If so, you wont need to use CSS form builder, or contact form solution pack.

place your cursor where the new form fields should be, then go to Insert -> Form and select the field type to add.

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robert222776

Thanks Jason. I added the form fields via code view. However, I must be missing something. I do no see any hidden (input) fields with this form such that I can specify which information is to be included in the email that is triggered upon submission. Where are they? All I get in the email is the form's original content as created by WA.

Thanks,
Robert

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

can you send a copy of the page?


The email code has a loop that will look through each form field in the form and include it in the email.

I would suspect that the new form fields are either not inside the form tag, or they are named incorrectly using spaces in the name.

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robert222776

Hi Jason,

Attached is the file. Thanks!

Robert

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contactus.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

form element names cannot contain hyphens

these names:

php:
<input name="contact-email" type="checkbox" class="textareaMinCharsState" value="1" >By email

                            <input type="checkbox" name="contact-phone" value="1" >By phone
                            <input type="checkbox" name="contact-fax"   value="1" >By fax
                            <input type="checkbox" name="contact-mail"  value="1" >By mail
                            <input type="checkbox" name="contact-none"  value="1" >No followup needed




are not valid.

Form Element Naming Rules:
1) Names may contain only numbers and letters
2) The only exception to rule 1 is the underscore
3) The first character of a form element name must be a letter.

examples:
"contact-phone" is not valid,
but "contact_phone" is

"1contact_phone" is not valid,
but "contact_phone1" is

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robert222776

Thanks Jason. That fixed the problem.

Question though....Is the form using any hidden fields, and if so, where are they?

Thanks,
Robert

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, there are two hidden fields, they are named "addblock" and "secondblock"

they are both being validated to make surer that they are empty, this is to prevent robots from filling in the form, a robot filling in the form, will add a value to all of the form elements, including hidden ones, if they add a value to the addblock and secondblock fields, the form will not be processed.

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robert222776

Thanks Jason!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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