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When to use Form Builder, Contact Solution Pack, and/or Universal e-mail?

Thread began 12/27/2009 3:05 pm by Mark_Rinella291330 | Last modified 12/28/2009 12:03 am by Office Guy-172461 | 1735 views | 3 replies |

Mark_Rinella291330

When to use Form Builder, Contact Solution Pack, and/or Universal e-mail?

Hello,
Please help!

I just need this to be simple!

I subscribe to the extension library.

I want to create a contact form and a registration form for my clients.

I do NOT need the validation or security stuff at this time.

What is the easiest way to do this?

If I use a contact form but NOT a registration form, I believe it is easiest to use the Contact Solution Pack.... correct?

The Form Builder stuff looks much better, but I need it to be easy!!

Thanks!

Mark

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Office Guy-172461

The solution packs are the finished results from using the WA extensions to solve one goal. So you can use FormBuilder and Universal Email to create the Contact Solution Pack. They just did all of the work for those that want a ready made solution.

You actually do want the validation and security stuff. That's what keeps the spamers from wreaking havoc with your email. Since this is built into Form Builder, you might as well use it.

I think the easiest way to proceed, is to use Form Builder (since you already have it) to make some test pages. It is much easier to learn how something works if you are not concerned about the finished results. If things get really messed-up you just delete the page and start over.

After you have a good feel for it, you can start a new page to achieve the results you are looking for.

If you take it slow and test the results after each change, I don't think you will have any problem picking this up.

Universal Email is used if you want the form to email the results.

The Contact Solution pack provides a way for visitors to contact you directly from the site trough email.

The Registration Solution pack provides a way for visitors to create an account that can be used to identify them while on your site.

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Mark_Rinella291330

Is Universal E-mail part of Form Builder?

Thanks for your response!!

I will try your suggestions.

Is Universal E-mail part of Form Builder?

I can tell Form Builder is more powerful than Contact Solution, so I would like to use Form Builder....

But then How do I get the mail/submit button to work?

Is it then that I would use Contact Solution or is Contact Solution only for Contact Solution Forms?

If I use FBuilder, then I believe it would be best to use UMail, but then it gets a tricky setting up the Submit button to work.

UG!

I LOVE the WA products, and I only can use about 35% so far, but I am learning!

Thanks again for any help you are able to provide.

Take care,
Mark

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Office Guy-172461

No Universal Email is not part of Form Builder.

You build your form with Form Builder and then use Universal Email to send the form.

Have a look at these tutorials:
Sending form information in an email

Introduction (Interactive Tutorial)

Sending the form (Interactive Tutorial)

If you use Form Builder and Universal Email, you don't need Contact Solution

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