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Jul 10, 2019

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Hi,

I am a complete novice at this.

I have worked out how to make a very simple form and for now have placed it at RailHope International  as a draft and a starting point.

I know the issue will be 'not having a php script' or something along those lines. But how do I get from here to a functioning web form? I have tried looking at tutorials, but have given up as the last on I looked at and followed, it got all the way to the end then said 'now you have created your contact form, but of course it won't work'. I could have thrown the computer out the window!

Thank you for your time in reading this, I hope someone will be kind enough to help.

William

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

Start with your web hosting provider.  Find out which form-to-email scripts they recommend.  If they don't have one you can use, ask them if the PHP mail () function is enabled on your server.  If it is enabled, the tutorial Ben posted should work for you.  If it's not enabled, you'll have to find another type of script that supports SMTP authentication.   Or if you don't want to deal with any of this, use a 3rd party form service like Wufoo.com.  All the form processing is carried out on their servers, not yours.

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Please help with web form / contact form

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Hi,

I am a complete novice at this.

I have worked out how to make a very simple form and for now have placed it at RailHope International  as a draft and a starting point.

I know the issue will be 'not having a php script' or something along those lines. But how do I get from here to a functioning web form? I have tried looking at tutorials, but have given up as the last on I looked at and followed, it got all the way to the end then said 'now you have created your contact form, but of course it won't work'. I could have thrown the computer out the window!

Thank you for your time in reading this, I hope someone will be kind enough to help.

William

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

Start with your web hosting provider.  Find out which form-to-email scripts they recommend.  If they don't have one you can use, ask them if the PHP mail () function is enabled on your server.  If it is enabled, the tutorial Ben posted should work for you.  If it's not enabled, you'll have to find another type of script that supports SMTP authentication.   Or if you don't want to deal with any of this, use a 3rd party form service like Wufoo.com.  All the form processing is carried out on their servers, not yours.

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Although built with an old version of Bootstrap, this tutorial, by Nancy OShea, will give you an impression of hat is required


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Ben,

Please tell me where I can find the tutorial you mentioned. The link in your post takes me to Nancy's page, but I can't find any tutorials there. Thank you.

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Start with your web hosting provider.  Find out which form-to-email scripts they recommend.  If they don't have one you can use, ask them if the PHP mail () function is enabled on your server.  If it is enabled, the tutorial Ben posted should work for you.  If it's not enabled, you'll have to find another type of script that supports SMTP authentication.   Or if you don't want to deal with any of this, use a 3rd party form service like Wufoo.com.  All the form processing is carried out on their servers, not yours.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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Thank you,

They recomend PHP and pointed me to https://php.net/manual/en/function.mail.php  for help.

I am sure for folks that have more understaning than I do it would be understandable.

In Dreamweaver I can not work out how to add the PHP, I have tried to follow your instructions.

In the old CS3 version I could work that out, but it has been several years since I used CS3. The new CC I can't work out, it just is not straight forward.

Thanks

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To use PHP scripts, your contact page will need to be savedAs contact.php not .html

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