Tutorial

My custom form will not send

General issues that occur when a form will not send usually involve the form not having the correct FROM field or spacing in the NAME attribute.

The form MUST include a FROM field which is an email address that is sending the data in the form.

You can either include that field directly in the form or as a hidden field, if you do not want to collect the users email.

Include the FROM field in either of the following ways:

1. This will be a hidden field so the user will not see it and you could then include a field to get the user name

<input type="hidden" name="<b>from</b>" value="youremail@yoursite.com">

2. This is used in the example form below, where the form includes an input field where the user enters their email.

<tr><td><br /><font face="Arial" size="-1" color="#000000"> <b>Your Email: </b> </font><br /></td> <td><br /><input TYPE="text" NAME="<b>from</b>" size="40"><br /></td></tr>

 


NOTE:
Form field names can not start with a number and should NOT have spaces or brackets etc.

Wrong code
name="submitted by"

Correct code
name="submitted_by" or name="submittedBy"


You MUST also include a "Thank You" page where the form is posting to.


See this tutorial with examples in more depth:
//www.membergate.com/members/116.cfm