Submitting Forms

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Submitting Forms

Post by JohnR » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:51 pm

I used WHSIWYG for a few years and then went to S***f W** Pl** (I know I went to the Dark Side). S***f have decided to say goodbye to their web resources which allowed for both Securing pages and also submitting forms to an email address. I downloaded a 30 day trial of WYSIWYG in the hopes of returning from the Dark Side. I did not get a chance to fully test it and now I cannot install it for a good 30 day trial. Maybe someone can help me with my questions: Does WYSIWYG allow for securing pages? I have some pages which I do not want anyone other than an authorized user seeing.
Does WYSIWYG allow for submitting forms to an email address?
Is securing pages and the submission of forms done independently of any third party resource?

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by BaconFries » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:18 am

Note that the 30 day trial version currently expired or not does not include product support but feel to read the following but as mentioned with no support.
How to password protected your pages?
Adding a login to your web site
Getting started with the Login Tools
Creating Forms

I have also locked the thread till Pablo reads.

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by Pablo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:08 am

Does WYSIWYG allow for securing pages?
Yes, you can use the Login Tools for this.
Does WYSIWYG allow for submitting forms to an email address?
The software has a built-in form script.
Is securing pages and the submission of forms done independently of any third party resource?
All (PHP) scripts will run on your own website.

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by JohnR » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:35 pm

(I'm with Godaddy.) I've changed the Action on my form to '/gdform.php' and also tried '/webformmailer.php' but to no avail. Each time I get a message saying the page cannot be found. Use Built-in Form Processor is unchecked. I put in the hidden fields (subject, redirect and email) as per the wysiwyg help, again to no avail. I can't be the first WYSIWYG user who's hosting at Godaddy. Really need some help with this one!

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by Pablo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:03 pm

Did you try the built-in script first?
I believe that GoDaddy has upgraded most accounts to support standard PHP mail and the 'gdform.php' and 'webformmailer.php' have become obsolete.
However only GoDaddy can confirm this.

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by JohnR » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm

I have tried the built in script. I'm assuming that even with the built in script the page has to be 'php'. Is that correct?
Yes, gdform and webformmailer are indeed obsolete. The form example in WYSIWYG template still makes reference to gdform.

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Post by Pablo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:27 pm

I have tried the built in script. I'm assuming that even with the built in script the page has to be 'php'. Is that correct?
Correct.

What is the exact problem when using the built-in script.
Are there any errors?
Did you read all the information in the FAQ?

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by JohnR » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:34 pm

Not receiving any errors, just no emails being received. I've checked my junk mail to make sure.

I've read all articles from the FAQ, even looked at videos on YouTue, but am still striking out.

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by BaconFries » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:42 pm

OK what are your settings? either write what they are, provide screenshots, or provide a copy of your project so that it can be viewed.
just no emails being received. I've checked my junk mail to make sure.
Then this can be that your host/server is blocking them! you will need to contact them and ask if they are and how to resolve.

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Post by Pablo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:48 pm

Did you ask GoDaddy if they have sent the emails?
And if not, then why?

You do not have to worry that the script does not work, it has been successfully used by many other users.
If there were any known problems then they would have already been fixed.
So, this can only be a configuration or host related issue.

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by JohnR » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:15 pm

Page Properties:
Title: Marriage License
Menu Name: ml
File extension: php
Document type: HTML 5

Form Name: Form 1
Form Processing
Use built-in PHP form processor script is CHECKED
Email address: jridgley@hotmail.com
Message: Values submitted from web site form
Success page: /ml2.html

Hidden Fields:
subject: Form Submission
redirect: http://www.ridgley.ca/ml2.html
email: jridgley@hotmail.com
xmlFormData: (one very long meaningless looking string)

Submit Button:
Name / Label / Button Type: SUBMIT

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by BaconFries » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:28 am

The answer may lie in the email used. Most hosts/servers do not allow the use of 'Free' email accounts from the likes of Hotmail, Gmail etc due to mainly being used to spam. You should be able to use the email address provided by goDaddy that ties in with the name of your site without any issues.

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by Pablo » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:12 am

Your settings are correct. The problem most likely is on the server side.
Please note that GoDaddy is probably going to deny this at first (they always do). You will have to ask the WHY the emails are not sent. They have to look this up in their logs.

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Re: Submitting Forms

Post by JohnR » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:29 pm

The FREAKIN' email address is what did it. When I changed it to john@ridgley.ca it worked.
Go figure!
Thanks so much for your patience and support!!!

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