0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2009 1:08 PM by Dsanchez523

    Contact Form: How do i create a link from an XML file to another domain to read a PHP File

    Dsanchez523

      So i purchased a template from Template Monster and im having a little trouble with the contact form. The server that im uploading it to is a privite server that the company owns. It supports ASP and not PHP. I cant seem to get the ASP form to work so all i want to do it create a link to another one of there servers that supports PHP and have the contact form link to there and read the PHP file (that i will upload to that server) and send the email from there.

       

       

      This is the XML that i have to fill in in order to make it work

       

      Everything in Red is what i needed to fill out in order for the form to work.

       

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
      <!--
              Please read this information to learn how to set up the contact form integrated
              into the template.
             
              This readme file explains in details the meaning of the settings that can be
              done in the fcContactFormConfiguration.xml configuration file.
             
              It is recommended for you to use an XML editor to make changes to this file
               because it’s less possible to make an error in the markup which can cause to
              a not working contact form.
        -->
      <contactFormConfiguration>
                
          <!--
                  An e-mail address which will be used to receive messages from your contact form.
                  You can specify several e-mail addresses separating them with a comma.
                  For example: first_email@domain.com, second_email@domain.com, third@domain.com
            -->
          <emailTo>websales@go2tel.com</emailTo>
         
          <!--
                  A server script type which will process sending e-mails. It depends on your
                  hosting and in the current version of the contact form it is allowed to use
                  two types:  php (Apache, PHP Hosting); asp (IIS web server, ASP).
            -->
          <serverProcessorType>php</serverProcessorType>
         
          <!--
                  A name of the script file which process sending e-mails on your server (without
                  extension). The name contact is used by default.
            -->
          <serverProcessorFileName>contact</serverProcessorFileName>
         
         
         
          <!--
                  Set whether to validate only required fields (true/false).  The default value is
                  true which means the not required fields of your contact form will not be validated.
                  For example if the e-mail field of your form is set as not required (imagine it)
                  the form will be processed even if the user types in an incorrect e-mail address.
            -->
          <validateRequiredOnly>false</validateRequiredOnly>
         
          <!--
                  Set whether to submit the form when the Enter key is pressed even if the focus is
                  not on the Submit button (true/false).
            -->
          <submitFormOnEnter>false</submitFormOnEnter>
         
          <!--
                  Text showing to the user when the form is submitted without any errors.
            -->
          <messageSentText>Thank you for your message.</messageSentText>
         
          <!--
                  Text showing in case the form is not submitted because of a server error.
            -->
          <messageSentFailedText>Sorry, your message couldn't be sent</messageSentFailedText>
         
          <!--
                  Text your visitor will see while waiting till the processing is over.
            -->
          <formProcessingText>processing...</formProcessingText>
         
          <!--
                  Your SMTP server (for ASP only).
            -->
          <smtpServer>localhost</smtpServer>
         
          <!--
                  Your SMTP port (for ASP only).
            -->
          <smtpPort>25</smtpPort>
         
          <!--
                  Set whether to send the message as a plain text (true) or as HTML (false).
            -->
          <plainText>false</plainText>
         
          <!--
                  ID of the input field (in the structure XML file) to use for the “from: ”
                  or email to use instead (for example: mailfrom@domainname.com).
            -->
          <emailFromSource>2</emailFromSource>
         
          <!--
                  Subject of the e-mails that will be sent through this contact form or ID of
                  the input field (in the structure XML file) to use for the “subject: ” label
                  in your e-mail client.
            -->
          <subjectSource>Contact Form from your site</subjectSource>
         
          <!--
                  Validation error messages that are showing to the user when the form fails to
                  validate. The form supports different types of validators. You can change the
                  text of the error messages the validators produce here.
             
                  You can use the {LABEL} keyword in these messages. It will replace it with the
                  label value of the field where an error occurs.
            -->
          <validationErrorMessages>
                 
              <!--
                      A required field is not filled in.
                -->
              <message type="fieldIsRequired">{LABEL} is required.</message>
             
              <!--   
                      The specified e-mail address is incorrect.
                -->
              <message type="emailNotValid">{LABEL} - is not valid email address.</message>
             
              <!--
                      The specified number of characters in a field is less than a required minimum.
                -->
              <message type="minCharsLimitError">{LABEL} - The specified number of characters in a field is less than a required minimum.</message>
             
              <!--
                      The specified string does not match with the regular expression.
                -->
              <message type="reqExpError">{LABEL} - The specified string does not match with the regular expression.</message>
             
              <!--
                      The specified number is greater than an acceptable biggest number for this field.
                -->
              <message type="biggerThanMaxError">{LABEL} - The specified number is greater than an acceptable biggest number for this field.</message>
             
              <!--
                      The specified number is lower than an acceptable lowest number for this field.
                -->
              <message type="lowerThanMinError">{LABEL} - The specified number is lower than an acceptable lowest number for this field.</message>
             
              <!--
                      The data is not a number.
                -->
              <message type="notANumberError">{LABEL} - The data is not a number.</message>
             
              <!--
                      The specified number must not be negative.
                -->
              <message type="negativeError">{LABEL} - The specified number must not be negative.</message>
             
              <!--
                      The minimum number of variants is not selected
                -->
              <message type="minRequirementError">{LABEL} - The minimum number of variants is not selected</message>
             
              <!--
                      The number of variants selected exceeds the maximum
                -->
              <message type="maxRequirementError">{LABEL} - The number of variants selected exceeds the maximum</message>
             
              <!--
                      The fields that should be equal do not match
                -->
              <message type="shouldBeEqualError">{LABEL} - values do not match</message>

       

              <!--
                       The date has wrong format.
                -->
              <message type="dateIsNotValidError">{LABEL} - date has wrong format</message>

       

          </validationErrorMessages>
         
      </contactFormConfiguration>

       

       

       

       

       

       

      THIS IS THE ACTUAL CONTACT.PHP Form That i would like to link to.

       


      <?php
      //-----------------Getting data sent by flash---------------------
      foreach ($_POST as $key => $value){

       

              if ($key != 'mail_to' && $key != 'smtp_server' && $key != 'smtp_port' && $key != 'mail_from' && $key != 'mail_subject' && $key != 'plain_text'){
         
                  $mail_body .= '<b>'.str_replace('_',' ',$key).'</b>:<br/>';
         
                  $mail_body .= ''.stripslashes($value).'<br/>';
              }
      }
      //-----------------------------------------------------------------

       

       

       

      $message = '<html><body>'.$mail_body.'</body></html>'; //  mail body

       

      //------------if plain text is set to true removing html tags------
      if ($_POST['plain_text']=='true') {

       

          $message = str_replace('<br/>',"\r\n", $message);

       

          $message = strip_tags($message);

       

      //------------------------------------------------------------------
      } else {
      //----otherwise composing message headers---------------------------
          $headers  = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
         
          $headers .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=windows-1251' . "\r\n";
      //------------------------------------------------------------------
      }

       

      //------------setting conf data-------------------------------------
      $to = $_POST['mail_to'];

       

      $from = $_POST['mail_from'];

       

      $subject = $_POST['mail_subject'];

       

      $smtp_server = $_POST['smtp_server'];

       

      $smtp_port = $_POST['smtp_port'];
      //------------------------------------------------------------------

       

      //---------setting header info--------------------------------------

       


      $headers .= 'From:' .$from;
      //------------------------------------------------------------------

       


      if (mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers)){ // sending mail

       

          print('&mail=1');  //succes

       

      } else {

       

          print('&mail=0');//failure

       

      }

       

      ?>