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Contact Form code -- import from MUSE?

Jan 25, 2013 12:56 PM

MU CS6 supports forms only in Business Catalyst, not sure if the answer is to import site into DW and finish there.

 

I have two simple contact forms that need to be completed, can someone point me in the right direction, do I:
- use MU code and import into DW to finish job
- start over in DW (way back when I heard DW has form problems, don't remember if this was referring to CS6)
- better solution with a third party?

 

Here are the wee beasties:
- CONTACT on http://anitaadamski.businesscatalyst.com/index.html (web page done in MU CS6)

- CONTACT form fields to be kept but a new website required: http://www.welcomematservices.com/sign-up-to-advertise.html  (website not started yet)

 

Thanks for any help. If there are appropriate tutorials out there that would help me too.

 
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    Jan 25, 2013 3:21 PM   in reply to anita1390

    It's been a while since I used business catalyst, but I'm pretty sure you can copy the code for the form within Business Catalyst.  And paste it into a page in DW and complete it.  This mi ght be one option to try.  Not sure it's the best, but it sure beats starting over.

     
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    Jan 25, 2013 3:38 PM   in reply to anita1390

    Are you using BC to process both forms?

     

    Personally, I hate MU code.   It's bloated and confusing to work with.

    In DW, Form HTML is pretty straight forward.

     

    <h3>Contact Form</h3>
    <form id="form1" action="path/your-script.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1">
    
    <p><label for="name">Name:</label><br />
    <input name="name" id="name" type="text" onclick="this.value='';" value="Your Name" size="16" /></p>
    
    <p><label for="email">E-mail:</label><br />
    <input name="email" type="text" id="email" value="your_name@domain.com" onclick="this.value=''" /></p>
    
    <p><label for="company">Company:</label><br />
    <input name="company" type="text" id="company" value="Your Company Name" onclick="this.value=''" /></p>
    
    <p><label for="message">Message:</label><br />
    <textarea id="message" name="message" value="250 characters max" onclick="this.value=''">250 characters max.</textarea></p>
    
    <p><label for="submit"> </label>
    <input type="submit" name="submit" id="submit" value="Submit" /></p>
    </form>

     

    To make it look nice, use CSS to style your form labels and input fields as desired.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:17 AM   in reply to anita1390

    If your server supports PHP, I like this form-to-email processing script from DB Masters.

     

        Formm@ailer PHP from DB Masters

        http://dbmasters.net/index.php?id=4

     

    A few others:

        FormToEmail.com (free & pro versions available)

        http://formtoemail.com/formtoemail_pro_version.php    

     

        Tectite

        http://www.tectite.com/formmailpage.php

     

        Forms to Go from Bebosoft (script generating software)

        http://www.bebosoft.com/products/formstogo/overview/

     

    If your server doesn't support scripts, use a service like this one.

        Wufoo.com (on-line form service)

        http://wufoo.com/

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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