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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2008, 04:36:51 PM »
I am glad you all like what has been done so far.

I really hope everyone is considering participating and spreading the word to get even more online sellers to join in this project.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2008, 04:42:56 PM »
I will participating , let me know when you want the info sent to you.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2008, 04:48:12 PM »
Does anyone know how to do a form?

I am wanting to put a form on the http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/1 page that interested sellers can put the information required into and then click submit and it would email it to me.  I have NO CLUE how to do this.  There is a free service that I tryied in the past but half the time I didn't get the emails - they went through their service first, I beleive and didn't make it to me.

Anyone that can help out with that PLEASE let me know.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2008, 05:17:00 PM »
There's a formmail program you can use.  Note: do NOT use Matt's formmail script, it has security holes that let spammers use your server for their outgoing emails. (or at least the older version does, not sure if newest version - released in 2002 - fully plugged the holes or not)

You might look in your admin panel and see if there's a formmail cgi script available for installation.  If so, that'd be the easiest way to install it.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2008, 05:09:21 AM »
PLEASE PLEASE
Look at
http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/Cat.html

Do you thing I have all the categories covered or am I missing something?

Is your category included on the list?
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2008, 05:12:27 AM »

You might look in your admin panel and see if there's a formmail cgi script available for installation.  If so, that'd be the easiest way to install it.
I seen a FORMMAIL thingy on godaddy and I clicked it and it asked for an email address that I wanted the form to go to - so I changed it to what I wanted.  BUT I have no clue at all what that did.  NOR do I know how to UNDO IT without installing it - but apparently I had it installed already.

I am wondering if I can only have it once for all my hosting.  Since I have a ton of sites hosted within the one hosting plan I don't know if that will work or what I might have screwed up.

I expected it to ask me to build a form - never did anything liek that.  So I still don't have a form.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2008, 07:11:10 AM »
For Linux:
Godaddy uses webformmailer.php or gdform.php
To setup an email account:
Under My Products click Email/Email Forwarding.
Click Use Credit.
Choose the Domain under Setup Free Account, and click Continue.
Setup is now complete, and you can now either Launch or Manage.
If you choose Manage it should now show 1 available.
Click Add, and fill out the form. Click OK.
Email Control Center should now show Pending Setup which should change to Active within a few minutes.
Then go here for form instructions:
http://help.godaddy.com/article.php?article_id=510&topic_id=77

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2008, 02:23:47 PM »
kolstromkreations - I have the email accounts - had them for years.  That is not the thing I am trying to figure out.  What I need to a form that I can put on the sellers page for those that want to participate.  The form needs to have boxes to be filled in for the information needed then I want them to click a submit button and have that emailed to me.
email itself on godaddy is easy as pie.


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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2008, 02:52:01 PM »
from link kolstrom gave, and then following links from there..

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In order to use our PHP form-mailer, you must specify an email address where you want the contents of your form sent to.

To Specify the Email Address for the Form-Mailer
Log in to your Account Manager.
In the My Products section, select Hosting Account List.
Next to the hosting account you want to modify, click Open.
In the Content section of the Hosting Control Center, click the Form Mail icon.
Under the Forms Email Address section, type the email address you want to use with your form-mailer.
Click Continue.
Verify that this is the address you want to use with your form-mailer, and click Update.

then for page you want the form to appear on

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Create your Web form as normal and assign unique names to your form items.
NOTE: Keep in mind that our form-mailer script will sort the names of your form items alphabetically when it composes the email message. This is the order of precedence: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers.

For the form action line, enter /gdform.php. For example:
<form action="/gdform.php" method="post">
Set the form method to "post."
In addition to the fields you create in your form, there are three special fields that you can use: subject, redirect, and email.
Subject. Controls the subject line in the form email.

Redirect. Controls the page that your visitors will see after they submit the form.

Email. Controls the return address for the form email.

For example:

<form action="/gdform.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Form Submission" />
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="thankyou.html" />
<p>First Name:<input type="text" name="FirstName" /></p>
<p>Last Name:<input type="text" name="LastName" /></p>
<p>E-Mail:<input type="text" name="email" /></p>
<p>Comments:<textarea name="comments" cols="40" rows="10">
Type comments here.</textarea></p>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit"/>
</form>
Save and upload your file to your hosting account.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2008, 04:27:06 PM »
I don't think I can use that.  because it appears to send all my emails that use a form to the email I input yesterday.  So now my FRF mail goes to BGT because I put the BGT email address on the form mailer thingy.
Obviously I screwed something up.

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Create your Web form as normal and assign unique names to your form items.
THAT is what I don't know HOW to do - Create your Web form as normal
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2008, 04:30:55 PM »
you put the example code (or adjust it as you want) in the place in the html file where you want the form to show up.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2008, 06:38:25 AM »
Have you checked Bravenet?
They have some free forms that are at least semi customizable.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2008, 11:45:27 AM »
Have you checked Bravenet?
They have some free forms that are at least semi customizable.
I didn't realize that bravenet does forms you can put on your own site.  I'll check that out.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2008, 02:33:55 PM »
I don't think I can use that.  because it appears to send all my emails that use a form to the email I input yesterday.  So now my FRF mail goes to BGT because I put the BGT email address on the form mailer thingy.
you can't go back and put in a different email addy?

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2008, 02:59:59 PM »
you can't go back and put in a different email addy?
It appears that you can only have ONE email address. 
I have the option to edit or cancel.
Edit changes what is there - of course, cancel takes me to the previous screen.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2008, 11:43:50 PM »
okay, i'm confused. I thought you wanted to change the email addy used for that website's formmail program.  :?

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2008, 01:16:27 AM »
okay, i'm confused. I thought you wanted to change the email addy used for that website's formmail program.  :?

You're confused?  LOL, imagine how I feel, lol.


OK let me start over ---

I am wanting to put a form on the http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/1 page that interested sellers can put the information required into and then click submit and it would email it to me.  I have NO CLUE how to do this. I want to build a form that will automatically get emailed to me when the seller that wishes to participate enters the information and clicks on a submit button.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2008, 02:29:28 AM »
that's what I thought, so let me try again with directions (from link kolstrom gave)

Log in to your Account Manager on godaddy.
In the My Products section, select Hosting Account List.
Next to the hosting account you want to modify (BGT site?), click Open.
In the Content section of the Hosting Control Center, click the Form Mail icon.
Under the Forms Email Address section, type the email address you want to use with your form-mailer.
Click Continue.
Verify that this is the address you want to use with your form-mailer, and click Update.



from my understanding of the instructions, you can do different setups for different sites that you have (so can have email addy for BGT tied to the form on BGT site, have email addy for clothes tied to form on clothing site, etc)


Once you have that configured, edit the html of the page you want the form on.   Go to the section of the page where you want the form and put in the following code:

<form action="/gdform.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Form Submission" />
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="thankyou.html" />
<p>First Name:<input type="text" name="FirstName" /></p>
<p>Last Name:<input type="text" name="LastName" /></p>
<p>E-Mail:<input type="text" name="email" /></p>
<p>Comments:<textarea name="comments" cols="40" rows="10">
Type comments here.</textarea></p>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit"/>
</form>


You can, of course, change the formatting of things.  Ie: if you want the text for "First Name:" to be in bold, surround it with bold tags, etc.

Depending on how the formmail program is written, you may be able to easily include extra things for them to enter.  For example, if you wanted phone number, put in line that says   <p>Phone: <input type="text" name="Phone" /></p>
Note: that's assuming that it will let you pass extra info and would have to test to see if can or not.

input means create some sort of user input item.  type=text means it's going to be a single line text box for them to type inside of,  name=Phone  means 'refer to this data that the person entered as "Phone". 

Other types of user input you can do (besides type=text)  are drop down boxes, radio buttons, check boxes, and a multi-line text input box (referred to as a textarea - see line in coding for 'Comments').

the last line:  input=submit  means create a submit button, name=submit means call it "submit", value=submit means label the button "submit"  (i might have name and value mixed up, it's late)

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2008, 07:05:02 AM »
I thought it was an email problem.  If you just need a form, here's one.

http://www.kolstromkreations.com/formex.html

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2008, 07:27:14 AM »
You'll also need to make a thankyou.html page or change the redirect landing page to some other existing page.

There's more you can do with your email on godaddy.  Setting it up as 'Catchall' adds functionality without upgrading your plan or buying extra boxes.


  

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