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Universal Email, Dreamweaver CS4, Completely clueless

Thread began 10/10/2009 3:34 am by jeremydavies390881 | Last modified 10/21/2009 1:15 am by jeremydavies390881 | 2815 views | 15 replies |

jeremydavies390881

Universal Email, Dreamweaver CS4, Completely clueless

I just subscribed to the WebAssist thing after reading over the website and deciding that WebAssist has want I want/need for my website. I also subscribed because it says I do not need any real knowledge of coding and all the technical stuff with websites. That sounds perfect for me.

But, as I'm working with the Universal Email plugin, I'm beginning to realize that, that might not be entirely true.

I've figured out the whole CSS Form thing with no real major problems. But, when I try to incorprate Universal Email with the form so the information is emailed back to my email address, nothing is going according as planned.

I know you're supposed to set up the Testing Server and all that stuff... but I have no idea if I have it set up correctly. I have never used that before. I just have it at None/None and do the Preview in Browser, if it looks good, I upload it via FTP.

As far as I understand, to set up the Testing Server correctly, I have to have a PHP or MySql thing set up on my server? I have no idea how to do that. I know my server can do it, but I don't know how.

Basically... I have no idea what I'm doing. I thought this was going to be a LOT easier (according to your website, it's supposed to be), but it's not... for me.

My form can be found at photoform.php or photoform.html

I'm not sure which one is correct, but neither work. When you click on Submit, an error comes up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and remember, I know nothing about actual coding. I'm ok when it comes to HTML and SOME CSS... but anything beyond that, goes over my head.

Thanks,
Jeremy

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bbgd

Boy, I know what your going through

You are were I was a couple of years ago when I bought the Super Suite when it first came out. There is so much you need to know before you can get the basics down. What I did was go top Lynda.com and payed the subscription price for the learning video's. Get some education on how the whole thing works then this stuff will make more sense. They have a great library of Dreamweaver video's from static to dynamic. Start there. Remember, I am just someone who feel's your pain.

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jeremydavies390881

Lame...

Argh! I was afraid of that.

I was hoping to have that set up this weekend for my photo shoot I'm doing.

You wouldn't happen to know where I should start at Lynda.com, would you? There are so many options and topics.

Thanks for your help.

Jeremy

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bbgd

Start at what you need

Start at the dynamic setup and if that is too advanced for you back track until your comfortable. You go at your own pace. You can even start in the middle and get what you need and then go back later and pick up before or after. It's that simple. Good luck.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to be able to add Universal Email to the page, it must be a dynamic PHP page. The one you should use is the "photoform.php" page.


The error you are getting is because the action of the form is set to go to the photoform.html page, change the forms action to go to photoform.php instead:

<form action="photoform.html"


A local testing server can be helpful for development, but no 100% necessary, you could use the remote server for testing as well.


if you wish to set up a local testing server, you can use Wamp for windows or Mamp for Macintosh, they are fairly easy to set up:
en/

index.html

The Dreamweaver Simulations tab of the Learning resources page:
resources.php

Has tutorials for configuring your Dreamweaver Site for dynamic web development.

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jeremydavies390881

HA! It worked. Thanks!

But... lol

When ever I click submit with a mock form filled out, it emails to me, but all the email says is:

Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

How do I make it send me everything that was filled out in the form??

Thanks!
Jeremy

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jeremydavies390881

Any ideas as to why I'm not getting the whole form when it's emailed to me?

Thanks for the help,
Jeremy

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Eric Mittman

What you are getting should just be the header of the email message. When you crafted the body were you following the Solution Recipe for sending form contents in an email?

Here is a link to the Universal Email support page, if you have not already looked at them there are two Solution Recipes that deal with sending the form contents in the message. The HTML is a neater way of dong it but you should also be able to send in plain text.

universal-email/

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jeremydavies390881

Alright, I got it to email me the form, but the layout is really weird. I've gone into the editor place to try and edit to make it look better. I even placed everything in a table to try and organize it better, but this is they way it looks....

Content-Type: text/plain

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit



<!-- TC: Sur-Real Photo Form TP: Photo Form Design -->



First Name: Jeremy Last Name: Davies

Email: emial@email.com

Phone: (123) 456-7890



Street: 123 S. Street St. Street 2: City: City State: CA Postal Code: 12345 Country: United States

Head Shot: 1 Torso Shot: 1 Full Body Shot: 1 Wide Shot: 1 Black & White: 1 Aged Look: 1 Special Requests: Hi

Is there any way to get rid of the Content-Type and Content-Transfer, the <!--- TC: --> thing, and make it look more organized?

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jeremydavies390881

You guys are going to hate me... but I have one question... and if this can get answered, I'm pretty sure that will be the last of my questions... for now. ;)

If you go to photoform.php

You will see the form, and at the bottom I have the options of a drop down menu with Yes and No.

When you click submit, it emails to me fine, the format isn't that big of an issue anymore, but on the options with the drop down menu, all I get is 'Value' in the email. It doesn't matter if you select Yes or No.

Anyone know of a way to fix this so it says, Yes or No, depending on what the user selected?

Thanks,
Jeremy

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