Contact Form Script Suggestions

DaveOzric
926 Posts
DaveOzric posted this 08 September 2016

Hello, now that there is a form option in the program can you offer any suggestions as to some free or paid service that can be used to allow the forms to work in the HTML5 Themler sites?

Any help including some links or instructions would be of great value.

Thanks

Hello, now that there is a form option in the program can you offer any suggestions as to some free or paid service that can be used to allow the forms to work in the HTML5 Themler sites? Any help including some links or instructions would be of great value. Thanks
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DaveOzric
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DaveOzric posted this 10 September 2016

Anyone?

Anyone?
shaulhadar
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shaulhadar posted this 10 September 2016

Good question, I will be happy for a tutorial also...

Good question, I will be happy for a tutorial also...
DaveOzric
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DaveOzric posted this 10 September 2016

I found this and wonder if this would work with Themler. http://docs.formtools.org/userdoc2_1/?page=what_form_tools_does

I can install this on my server and use it for all my forms it if would work.

Can Themler please help with this?

I found this and wonder if this would work with Themler. http://docs.formtools.org/userdoc2_1/?page=what_form_tools_does I can install this on my server and use it for all my forms it if would work. Can Themler please help with this?
Stagger Lee
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Stagger Lee posted this 10 September 2016

I dont see how it is possible when each Save deletes alien files in theme folder. And html files dont accept PHP code.

I dont see how it is possible when each Save deletes alien files in theme folder. And html files dont accept PHP code.
DaveOzric
926 Posts
DaveOzric posted this 10 September 2016

Are you saying any script is not going to work?

Maybe Themler will add the script to the platfrom in HTML5 sites so it's all in the program.

Are you saying any script is not going to work? Maybe Themler will add the script to the platfrom in HTML5 sites so it's all in the program.
rpoy
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rpoy posted this 10 September 2016

Hi!
For me personally, I would not create forms in a template as it would tie the functionality to the template and not the CMS. I use Themler to create the theme / style of the site and use a form designer in the CMS system.

I find that Joomla and SEBLOD CCK is a very powerful combination. One of the greatest things with SEBLOD is that you can develop a form (contact us) then export it as a package, which can then be installed on other Joomla & SEBLOD sites! The idea being that you do not have to recreate the common forms for each site. Of course there are others - ninja forms for Wordpress etc... Check to see if there is a form designer plugin for the CMS you are working with.

I think keeping the forms separate also makes it easier if you want to freshen up a site in a few years because you can simply apply a new template and not have to worry that there is key functionality to the site that was developed in the template.

After playing with this for a little while, it appears that the Themler form designer is still a bit limited. I do not see a way for field validation or email submission as of yet but I'm sure it will get better with future releases.

As of right now, I will need more convincing to determine if its a good idea to build forms in the template. For site maintenance and changes, it think this could be somewhat problematic. A very big problem, would happen if you did not include Themler when exporting the theme. It would become very difficult to make the changes to the form.

Anyway - there are a lot of ways to solve the problem.

Just my $.02

Hi! For me personally, I would not create forms in a template as it would tie the functionality to the template and not the CMS. I use Themler to create the theme / style of the site and use a form designer in the CMS system. I find that Joomla and SEBLOD CCK is a very powerful combination. One of the greatest things with SEBLOD is that you can develop a form (contact us) then export it as a package, which can then be installed on other Joomla & SEBLOD sites! The idea being that you do not have to recreate the common forms for each site. Of course there are others - ninja forms for Wordpress etc... Check to see if there is a form designer plugin for the CMS you are working with. I think keeping the forms separate also makes it easier if you want to freshen up a site in a few years because you can simply apply a new template and not have to worry that there is key functionality to the site that was developed in the template. After playing with this for a little while, it appears that the Themler form designer is still a bit limited. I do not see a way for field validation or email submission as of yet but I'm sure it will get better with future releases. As of right now, I will need more convincing to determine if its a good idea to build forms in the template. For site maintenance and changes, it think this could be somewhat problematic. A very big problem, would happen if you did not include Themler when exporting the theme. It would become very difficult to make the changes to the form. Anyway - there are a lot of ways to solve the problem. Just my $.02
DaveOzric
926 Posts
DaveOzric posted this 10 September 2016

Hi!
For me personally, I would not create forms in a template as it would tie the functionality to the template and not the CMS. I use Themler to create the theme / style of the site and use a form designer in the CMS system.

Just my $.02

Who is looking for a form in a CMS????? Not me. Did you see the HTML5 part of this post. Anyone who use this in a CMS like Joomla is not real bright.

lot of cents

I don't understand half the things in this program but the only thing this is good for would be the HTML5 sites.

> Hi! > For me personally, I would not create forms in a template as it would tie the functionality to the template and not the CMS. I use Themler to create the theme / style of the site and use a form designer in the CMS system. > > > Just my $.02 > Who is looking for a form in a CMS????? Not me. Did you see the HTML5 part of this post. Anyone who use this in a CMS like Joomla is not real bright. lot of cents I don't understand half the things in this program but the only thing this is good for would be the HTML5 sites.
Stagger Lee
1840 Posts
Stagger Lee posted this 10 September 2016

Are you saying any script is not going to work?

Maybe Themler will add the script to the platfrom in HTML5 sites so it's all in the program.

Where would you put PHP file ? On Save it is deleted, at least was last time I checked.

> Are you saying any script is not going to work? > > Maybe Themler will add the script to the platfrom in HTML5 sites so it's all in the program. > Where would you put PHP file ? On Save it is deleted, at least was last time I checked.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 13 September 2016

Hi,

Where would you put PHP file ? On Save it is deleted, at least was last time I checked.

It does not really matter where you store the php file. You can specify absolute path to the php file and upload it anywhere on your website.

Themler creates regular HTML form. So, you can use any script you found in the internet. You just need to create a form with attributes required by your script.

I've added a two basic php scripts to this article. There is no validation or other add-ons. They just send emails.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, > Where would you put PHP file ? On Save it is deleted, at least was last time I checked. It does not really matter where you store the php file. You can specify absolute path to the php file and upload it anywhere on your website. Themler creates regular HTML form. So, you can use any script you found in the internet. You just need to create a form with attributes required by your script. I've added a two basic php scripts to [this article](page:98863). There is no validation or other add-ons. They just send emails. Thank you, Olivia
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