How can I use forms with godaddy?

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How can I use forms with godaddy?

Post by Pablo » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:47 am

Unfortunately some hosting accounts on godaddy hosting do not support phpmail.
This means that you cannot use the built-in form processor, because it relies on phpmail to send emails.
However you can still use forms created in Quick 'n Easy Web Builder with godaddy! But instead of using the built-in form processor you will need to use godaddy's own form processor.

Step 1:
Create your form as usual, but do not enable 'use built-in php form processor'!

Step 2:
In the action property of the form enter:
/gdform.php

Step 3:
Make the encoding type property empty.

Step 4:
In 'Hidden fields' add the following fields:
Name: subject
Value: Form Submission
(where 'Form Submission' is the name of the subject)

Name: redirect
Value: thankyou.html
(where 'thankyou.html' is the name of the 'Thank you' page.

Name: email
Value: your@emailaddress.com
(controls the return address for the form email.)

More information about using forms with godaddy:
http://help.godaddy.com/article/510

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Re: How can I use forms with godaddy?

Post by Pablo » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:48 am

In some cases you may need to use webformmailer.php instead of gdform.php:

Step 1:
Create your form as usual, but do not enable 'use built-in php form processor'!

Step 2:
In the action property of the form enter:
/webformmailer.php

Step 3:
Make the encoding type property empty.

Step 4:
Make sure the form contains an input field (editbox) with the name 'email'.
This is used for the the return address for the email sent by the form.

Step 5:
In 'Hidden fields' add the following fields:
Name: subject
Value: Submission
(where 'Submission' is the name of the subject)

Name: redirect
Value: thankyou.html
(where 'thankyou.html' is the name of the 'Thank you' page. This should be an existing page on the web site!)

Name: email
Value: your@emailaddress.com
(controls the return address for the form email. Note that this can also be a standard input field/editbox on the form)

Name: form_order
Value: alpha

Name: form_delivery
Value: hourly_digest

Name: form_format
Value: html

More information about using forms with godaddy:
http://support.godaddy.com/help/article ... rm-mailers

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