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email form results from dreamweaver 8



3:35 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just got dreamweaver 8, and I don't know how to make a form where the results are emailed to me - soo simple with frontpage! how do i do it with dreamweaver? thanks!


4:21 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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am i right in thinking you have frontpage extensions installed? you need that before you can email im sure in frontpage.


you need some coding or server side stuff etc

is it a dynamic or static site?


6:31 pm on Jul 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have used FP personally, and now I am using DW8 professionally. I am trying to find out the easiest way to email form info., as well.


7:34 pm on Jul 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi! I am Using Dreamweaver 8 as well. Usually I have had no problem making forms process correctly on several host servers I have used for my site. However, i am now using a new host, and have been pulling out my hair for days trying to figure out how to use php and/or the MyAdmin area of my control panel to get my email form working. The site host does not seem to have any support staff. I didn't know that I could use Dreamweaver itself to set up server side scripting required to make the forms work. Does anyone have more info on this?


7:40 pm on Jul 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I should add, I am not on my own computer at the moment, but when I get back to it soon, I will email again how to make the form from DW8. As I recall it was a very simple matter of "Insert"--> "Form", and then just put in your radio buttons and text area etc.. Presto, its a form!


2:03 am on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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OK, to finish what I was saying;
In Dreamweaver, one can simply insert a form tag either via the menubar at the top of the screen, or via the Forms toolbar.
I have found this to be not necessary, because as soon as a text area or radio button or other form item is placed on the page, the form tags aappear in the code anyways. I just make up my form the way I want it in Design view, and then look at the code to make sure the FORM tags are in the right places and all the related stuff looks right.
So, thats where I am now; I have a lovely form, which I cannot send because I don't yet know how to get one of these php scripts to work, on my hosting server which has the MAIL() function disabled. Another user suggested I check the php info page, but repeated attempts have turned up a blank page.
I have a whack of scripys here to do this function, as I have been downloading them for days in attemot to find one that works.
Now that I have testing server working locally, I am starting over; If I can get one working from local testing server, I will be ready to upload the package to my host and see what happens.
Any further input from others, on this SMTP-mailing script stuff, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks! :)

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