Knowledgebase: Version 3.2
Web Forms
Posted by John [Elevated X Support] on 22 March 2016 12:51 AM

Web Forms:

Web Forms allow you to create a simple form for gathering information from your members. You can create a form by going to Plugins >> Web Forms >> Manage. Then click "Add a new entry" to create a new form. Fill out the fields for Name, Email to, Redirect URL, Thank You Text. (For information on these fields, click the (?) next to the field for a detailed description. When you are done, click the "Save Entry" button.

Fields:
You can edit the fields by clicking on the "Fields" button of the form you wish to edit. You can add new fields or edit existing fields and modify the order they appear. We suggest using using 'textareas' for for capturing responses that might be more than one line. Other filed types should be self explanatory. If you have any questions please submit a ticket, but first give it a shot and see if you can figure it out.

Editing the templates:
You can edit the display of the feedback form by editing the 'feedback.tpl' file of your templates. Some elements are editable via the template fields plugin.

Viewing / linking to the pages in the members area:
Web Forms use the 'feedback.php' file to disply the forms and handle form processing and redirection.
The form you created(ID=X) can be called inside the site's normal templates as such:

http://www.site-name.com/members/feedback.php?id=X    (where X is the ID of the foirm you created.)

Responses:
You can view the responses of the forms by clicking the "responses" button of the ID you wish to view. You should see the username used and the IP address of the user. The responses are also mailed to you if selected. Make sure you use a monitored email address for submissions.


After a form is submitted by a member they are taken to a 'thank you' screen then redirected to a URL specified in the form settings.


If you have a specific question regarding forms, please open a ticket in the support area and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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