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    I created a new page, and only added an HTML module to it. Is there a tutorial section on using that module? I have been using VisualStudio to create some basic stuff and have a page that looks ok, but very basic for now. I'd like to know what I can and can't do, or get a basic understanding of what I can do with the module. I don't know why, but its feel like I can't create a full on webpage with it.

  • #2
    I guess all I am trying to figure out right now is how to make a php script work. I have fields I want users to fill out, then I want the data emailed to me. Still working on it, but right now I can't figure out how to make this work on the HTML module, or where to place it. I do have the html table up and it functions fine, minus getting the data sent to me.

    This is the script I'm using, and am told it should work once I fill in my email and a few other touch-ups. But I have no clue where it goes yet.

    Code:
     <?php
      if(isset($_POST['email'])) {
           
          // CHANGE THE TWO LINES BELOW
          $email_to = "you@yourdomain.com";
           
          $email_subject = "website html form submissions";
           
           
          function died($error) {
              // your error code can go here
              echo "We are very sorry, but there were error(s) found with the form you submitted. ";
              echo "These errors appear below.<br /><br />";
              echo $error."<br /><br />";
              echo "Please go back and fix these errors.<br /><br />";
              die();
          }
           
          // validation expected data exists
          if(!isset($_POST['first_name']) ||
              !isset($_POST['last_name']) ||
              !isset($_POST['email']) ||
              !isset($_POST['telephone']) ||
              !isset($_POST['comments'])) {
              died('We are sorry, but there appears to be a problem with the form you submitted.');       
          }
           
          $first_name = $_POST['first_name']; // required
          $last_name = $_POST['last_name']; // required
          $email_from = $_POST['email']; // required
          $telephone = $_POST['telephone']; // not required
          $comments = $_POST['comments']; // required
           
          $error_message = "";
          $email_exp = '/^[A-Za-z0-9._%-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,4}$/';
        if(!preg_match($email_exp,$email_from)) {
          $error_message .= 'The Email Address you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';
        }
          $string_exp = "/^[A-Za-z .'-]+$/";
        if(!preg_match($string_exp,$first_name)) {
          $error_message .= 'The First Name you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';
        }
        if(!preg_match($string_exp,$last_name)) {
          $error_message .= 'The Last Name you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';
        }
        if(strlen($comments) < 2) {
          $error_message .= 'The Comments you entered do not appear to be valid.<br />';
        }
        if(strlen($error_message) > 0) {
          died($error_message);
        }
          $email_message = "Form details below.\n\n";
           
          function clean_string($string) {
            $bad = array("content-type","bcc:","to:","cc:","href");
            return str_replace($bad,"",$string);
          }
           
          $email_message .= "First Name: ".clean_string($first_name)."\n";
          $email_message .= "Last Name: ".clean_string($last_name)."\n";
          $email_message .= "Email: ".clean_string($email_from)."\n";
          $email_message .= "Telephone: ".clean_string($telephone)."\n";
          $email_message .= "Comments: ".clean_string($comments)."\n";
           
           
      // create email headers
      $headers = 'From: '.$email_from."\r\n".
      'Reply-To: '.$email_from."\r\n" .
      'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
      @mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers);  
      ?>
       
      <!-- place your own success html below -->
       
      Thank you for contacting us. We will be in touch with you very soon.
       
      <?php
      }
      die();
      ?>

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    • #3
      And this is the html table I have in right now:

      Code:
      <center>
      <h2 style="font-size: 120%; color: #9b3c25;">State Record Application Form</h2>
      <form name="htmlform" method="post" action="html_form_send.php">
      <table width="450px">
      </tr>
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="first_name">First Name</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="first_name" maxlength="50" size="30">
      </td>
      </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top"">
        <label for="last_name">Last Name</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="last_name" maxlength="50" size="30">
      </td>
      </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="email">Street Address or PO Box</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="address" maxlength="80" size="30">
       </td>
       </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="email">City</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="city" maxlength="80" size="30">
       </td>
       </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="email">Zip</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="zip" maxlength="80" size="30">
       </td>
       </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="telephone">Phone Number</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="phone" maxlength="30" size="30">
      </td>
      </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="email">Email</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="email" maxlength="80" size="30">
       </td>
       </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="telephone">Fishing Permit #</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="fish_permit" maxlength="30" size="30">
      </td>
      </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="telephone">Species of Fish</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="species" maxlength="30" size="30">
      </td>
      </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="telephone">Length - to nearest 1/8th inch</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="length" maxlength="30" size="30">
      </td>
      </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td valign="top">
        <label for="telephone">Date Caught</label>
       </td>
       <td valign="top">
        <input  type="text" name="date" maxlength="30" size="30">
      </td>
      </tr>
      
      <tr>
       <td colspan="2" style="text-align:center">
        <input type="submit" value="Submit">   ( <a href="https://www.freecontactform.com/html_form.php">HTML Form</a> )
       </td>
      </tr>
      </table>
      </form>

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      • #4
        And I realize the two do not match up yet. Just trying to see if it will work before I get too into it.

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        • #5
          You're trying to put a PHP script in a Static HTML Module? Do I understand this correctly?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by In Omnibus View Post
            You're trying to put a PHP script in a Static HTML Module? Do I understand this correctly?
            Yes, is this doable?

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            • #7
              I am a super duper novice at HTML rules and what not, so I have no clue what works and what doesn't. But for the most part, I can get enough good out of google to get me there.

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              • #8
                Can I just use HTML to send a form? Maybe I'm on the wrong track. I found an HTML tutorial that has an option to email the data submissions.

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                • #9
                  Scratch that, just tried a mailto: HTML code, doesn't work right and gave me trusted site warnings.

                  So I need to put the php script on the web server, which I guess I can not do becase I have VB Cloud. Has to be a way to make it work, doesn't seem too crazy.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Flash04jv View Post

                    Yes, is this doable?
                    I think you should place the code in a PHP module. I believe that is the purpose of that module.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by In Omnibus View Post

                      I think you should place the code in a PHP module. I believe that is the purpose of that module.
                      There is a PHP module...? ugh, thanks, checking now.

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                      • #12
                        php modules are not available on Cloud Sites, and you cannot include php code in an html module.
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                        • #13
                          Bummer, that's what I've found as well.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Flash04jv View Post
                            Bummer, that's what I've found as well.
                            No intention of misguiding you. Was unaware PHP modules are not on Cloud sites.

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                            • Flash04jv
                              Flash04jv commented
                              Editing a comment
                              No problem at all! Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

                          • #15
                            Is there any other way I can create a submittable form, and get the fields entries emailed to me?

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