Any page on the website can be set to process form data (once the page is enabled by AccuNet support). The form code is pasted into a standard text Article.
Any standard HTML form can be processed with a few special hidden fields, and the following instructions:
- The form action must be blank (submits to the same page), and the method must be 'post'.
- The field names can be any name you like, except there can be no spaces in them (use an underscore)
- If you wish to have the visitor's email address as the "from" address in the resulting email, then that field name on the form must be: email
- The submit button "name" must be "submit". The text in the button can be whatever you want.
- There are two (2) required hidden fields and two (2) optional hidden fields that control the form processing and formatting.
- The results will be emailed by default, to the same address that receives the "Contact Us" page message.
(the destination address can be changed on the form processing page, once that page has been enabled by AccuNet)
Required hidden fields:
Optional hidden fields:
See example hidden fields below:
<input name="emailSubject" type="hidden" value="Candidate Website Submission">
<input name="fieldOrder" type="hidden" value=
('spacer' values above simply insert a blank line in the email)
When the form is processed, only fields listed in the fieldOrder input will be processed. In the formatted email,
the field names are used to label the data, (the underscores are replaced with blank spaces), so the data in the Candidate_Name field is automatically formated as:
Candidate Name: John C. Smith
<INPUT type="hidden" name="hideBlank" value="False" >
(show the fields that are not filled out, when the email is sent, the default is true if this field is not included)
<INPUT type="hidden" name="thankYouPage" value="thankyouform1.asp" >
(This is the page that is displayed after completing the form. If this field is not used, then the the default "thank you" page, the same one used for the "Contact Us" page, is used.)
Additionally, you may use the built-in css class styles of: formlabel, formback, formbox
formlabel=style for label text
formback=style for small text used as notes or instructions
formbox=style that generally styles the form background and border color
If the included styles are not to your liking, you may manually style the form and include the style code along with the form code.
INSTALLING THE FORM
- Create a new page then contact AccuNet to have the form page enabled for form processing (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Create a new article on that page and copy & paste the form code into an Article - using the Simple Text button.
- Test the form - the results should appear in your inbox.
Note: if you are using the optional thankYouPage field, you will also need to create a new thank you page and add your 'success' or 'thank you' message there.