I have been using dreamweaver for years and have never needed to - nor have been asked to - interact with a viewer however now I need to build a 'secure auto credit form' with a few fields and it has to output to an email I have been given. (goes to the auto dealer) Pretty simple - everything is hosted on godaddy server.
I need to know how to do it.. if someone could point me in the right direction or to a tutorial..
I am on Mac, CS 5.5 Design
Thanks in advance.
You can choose to use one of thousands of readily available HTML/ PHP or HTML5/ AJAX forms to achieve this.
You can browse through lots of them here: http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/16-free-ajax-contact-forms-for-a-bett er-user-experience/
Also, Godaddy has a default FormMail script you could use to achieve what you want. This is avaiable on their Site Control Panel Dashboard.
For custom builds, this is a really nice tutorial you could follow: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ajax-html5-css3-contact-form-tutorial/
This goes without saying - you'll be customizing the fields to what you want for your 'auto dealer' instead of the default 'contact form'
Incredible answer - thank you so much. All these years all I had to do was add an email in Contact us page.. and never had to do a form. Time for me to try something new. Incredible I know.. but I never had to do one before. I can't thank you enough for pointing me in those directions.
I have tried and I am failing at making this form work. I did insert fields and a submit button however I do not believe it is working nor is it complete. I need help (willing to hire someone to help me with this.)
Server is on Godaddy - they will not look at my code and did not refer me to a form from them.
Sudarshan Thiagarajan wrote:
Can you post what issue you had in making the PHP form work? Maybe I could take a look at it. You can learn that way so maybe your next project you could use that code.
And when you say you're on GoDaddy, are you on shared hosting? Because, Godaddy shared hosting doesn't let you set SMTP relays. You can only use their smtprelay server which is extremely bad and takes forever to reach the recepient!
I could not make the code that came out of dreamweaver work.. I uploaded it to the server at godaddy simply because my client had already paid for it. Not sure if it was shared or not. She has some hosting (not website tonight) as I build sites locally and then upload to the server thru ftp. When I bought ASP to Form Mail I know I was cheating (instead of figuring it out) but my client is back tomorrow. I clicked on 'form' in dreamweaver and it creates one red line squared box. Then I put all of my 'text fields' into it (WHICH i did not do before) and then used ASP form Mail from the command line to 'auto' write the code of the email I want the form to go to as well as the Ok page and the error page. Then I uploaded it to the server and uploaded the HDWform2mail folder as well. I also previously filled out the form mail email on the control panel under hosting on godaddy so it knows where to send the email too. (Linux on godaddy)
I filled out the form on the live site and it worked right away.
Without the add on (form2mail) - I doubt I would have known how to make it work - hard for me to understand.
Yes there is. You have to choose whether or not you want a version that works with godaddy server linux or if you want one that works with a windows server. Her hosting was on linux, bought that for 29$
(at the bottom of the page there is an option)