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  • #15316
    Millielil
    Member

    Hi

    I know you’re offline at the moment, so no rush. 🙂

    I am having problems with the contact form on my page. I did it like the demo site. However when I test out the form, this is what I recieve by email:

    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Fra: [your-name] <[your-email]>
    Emne: [your-subject]

    Selve beskeden: [your-message]


    This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Millielil Rosamunde (http://xxxxxxxx)

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Sooooooo the message doesn’t go through. Obviously I did something wrong, I just can’t figure out what I need to change for it to work.

    Any thoughts?

    I really appreciate this forum, everytime I have posted a question I have recieved such helpful and friendly advice, thank you so much.

    Have a great day, M.

    #20187
    John Bourke
    Participant

    Hi Millielil,

    It seems like I’m just a few hours work ahead of you as I went through similar challenges over the weekend. From the information above, I assume you are using Contact Form 7. It seems to be good but it does take a minute to get orientated.

    I think the missing step you need is to use the “Generate Tag” function (see image attached) for each field that you want to have on your form. Once you’ve done this, you get a field reference, something like [text-123], [email-888], etc. You then need to:

    1. insert these references in the form so that the plugin knows what input to associate with each variable
    2. insert them in the mail that you will be sent, so that the plugin knows how to map them to the message you get

    When this is done, your mail’s “From”, for example, will look like this:
    [text-123]

    …if you’ve used [text-123] for the sender’s name, and [email-888] for their email address.

    You can see a telephone reference in the image attached, which has a theme class included. I hope this helps. By the way, if you are using Contact Form 7, you might want to check out the plugin “Contact Form 7 Honeypot”. I’m not sure how good it is but it could help you defend against getting spam through the form without requiring people to struggle with captcha trials.

    John
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    #20190
    Millielil
    Member

    Hi John

    Wow thank you so much!!! <3 <3

    You are a real life saver. Such a wonderful detailed response, I managed to do everything you said and it works.

    I am so grateful, and my site is now online! Wihuuu! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a wonderful day, Millielil

    #15317
    John Bourke
    Participant

    HI Millielil,

    Delighted your site is online and that I was able to help. The kudos though goes to Styledthemes for the great theme, helpful tutorials, and wonderful support.

    Happy sailing!
    John

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