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Cant get the form to show up.
December 9, 2007
7:55 pm
Mike
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browser: opera 9.something

URL: http://www.everydaymindbody.com/category/contact/

Version: 6.41

Other plugins: Disabled all but this one and still no change.

No errors, just no results.

I'm trying to include a cform on the page located at /category/contact/ but it will not show up unless I actually post something in that category.  I tried adding wp-blog-header.php to various places, but it's not working.

December 9, 2007
8:02 pm
Oliver
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Your header looks fine.

  1. How did you try to add the form?
  2. In a post or a page?
  3. In a PHP template?
December 14, 2007
11:38 pm
Blogmaster
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Thank you for what appears to be a very useful plugin!

CII has been activated in our WPSU 2.3 install and a new form created, but clicking the CII icon to install form on a page or post returns:

"The page cannot be found."

The shortcut is:

javascript:tinyMCE.execInstanceCommand('mce_editor_0','mcecforms');

Kindly advise what the issue may be.

December 15, 2007
1:41 am
Oliver
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Not seen the error before, but it appears to have to do with your install, since it usually works.

December 15, 2007
6:06 am
Blogmaster
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Thank you, I'll look into that.

 Another thought/question:

Is it possible to have the information submitted in a form posted directly into a Wordpress Post or Page?

For example: a "Game Report" wherein the results are posted in the form's format on a Post or Page …

December 15, 2007
9:06 am
Oliver
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Not unless you code the part that takes all submitted DATA from $_POST and inserts it into a newly created post yourself.

Or utilize an "email to post" type feature/plugin that would take a properly setup admin email and 'feed' it into your WP/plugin to create a new post from that email (see here).

Since it's been asked a few times before I may put it on the TODO for v6.6 (v.6.5 has a code freeze and will infact be released today) 

December 16, 2007
6:39 am
Blogmaster
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Thank you, that would be a very useful feature!

December 16, 2007
8:47 am
Oliver
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Here is another thought, why not create your own page template, write a quick PHP LOOP that iterates through all submitted forms (stored in cforms tracking tables) and presents the data.

From a security point of view this would be much safer than allowing any user to post directly onto your blog… 

December 16, 2007
5:50 pm
Blogmaster
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Thank you, that would serve our purposes just as well.

But first, we need to get forms showing up on the post/page.

I've uninstalled the previous contactforms plugin, deleted the files and installed the latest version 6.5.

However, the CfII button still returns a "Page not found" error.

The neighbouring "Insert Polls" button on the Write Panel works fine.

The shortcut named "Insert Poll" is:
javascript:tinyMCE.execInstanceCommand('mce_editor_0','mcePollInsert');
and it inserts [poll=1] into the post/page.

The CfII icon name "{$lang_forms_desc}" appears when hovering over the icon and the shortcut is:
javascript:tinyMCE.execInstanceCommand('mce_editor_0','mcecforms');
and it returns "Page not found".

Our Blog is hosted on a IIS server.

Thanks again for your assistance.

 

December 16, 2007
6:38 pm
Oliver
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Can you post the URL please?

Also, make sure that when using a prefix in your WP URL that this prefix is properly represented in js/cforms.js:

usually: 

var sajax_uri = "/prefix/";

or e.g. (some IIS server require 'index.php':)

var sajax_uri = "/OSABlog/index.php/";

etc….

December 17, 2007
3:06 am
Blogmaster
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(I sent a response earlier, but it doesn't appear to be in the posts at this time…is there a time-out, or a moderation hold? Just in case, here is the reprise.) 

Thank you, our Blog is at:
http://www.ontariosoccer.ca/OSABlog/index.php

I've tried a number of options, so far without success:

var sajax_uri = 'http://www.ontariosoccer.ca/OSABlog/wp-content/plugins/contactforms/js/cforms.js';

var sajax_uri = '/OSABlog/index.php/wp-content/plugins/contactforms/js/cforms.js';

var sajax_uri = '/OSABlog/wp-content/plugins/contactforms/js/cforms.js';

var sajax_uri = '/OSABlog/index.php/';

We had similar issues installing the Poll which is now functional:

1. "missing the index.php default document" (added by ISP support -- but I don't know where)
2. Required "Permalinks Update" (clicked on "Update Permalinks" (same setting at "Date and name based" -- http://www.ontariosoccer.ca/OSABlog/index.php/2007…..mple-post/) 

Thank you again for your assistance!

December 25, 2007
9:05 pm
Blogmaster
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Oliver said:

Here is another thought, why not create your own page template, write a quick PHP LOOP that iterates through all submitted forms (stored in cforms tracking tables) and presents the data.

From a security point of view this would be much safer than allowing any user to post directly onto your blog… 


Posting ALL the submitted forms would not be desireable.

Ideally, each form should have:

  1. An option to "Post" as a post or page (via regular admin moderation, etc.);
  2. An option to select / create new "Category";
  3. An option to insert "Polls", "Ratings", etc. 

Is there a chance these features may be incorporated in a future release?

Thank you again for this most useful plugin!

December 25, 2007
9:15 pm
Oliver
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Quite frankly I'm not sure cforms will expand in that direction, certainly not short/midterm.

December 27, 2007
6:22 am
Blogmaster
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Pity, that.

The idea was to enable visitors to submit information in a standardized, fixed "format" which would be posted (after usual moderator screening) for other visitors to "vote" on using a polling plugin. 

For example, visitors could submit their nominations for "Player of the Week" and other visitors (fans) could vote via the attached poll.

Of course, admin can manually copy and paste the submitted form information into a post, along with the poll.

But depending on the number of "……….. of the Week", etc. categories and the number of nominations received in each, this could become overwhelming.

Perhaps these functionalities could be added to the long-term wish-list, then?

Would be much appreciated, thanks!

   

December 27, 2007
11:19 am
Oliver
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As an work around you could add "another layer": email.

  1. have cforms collect the data
  2. feed it via the admin email cforms generates into a email to post plugin
  3. have that "email to post" plugin create the post

This would be a "best of breed" approach.

December 27, 2007
8:59 pm
Dave
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Thank you, our Blog is at:
http://www.ontariosoccer.ca/OSABlog/index.php

I’ve tried a number of options, so far without success:

var sajax_uri = ‘http://www.ontariosoccer.ca/OSABlog/wp-content/plu…..#038;rsquo;;

var sajax_uri = ‘/OSABlog/index.php/wp-content/plugins/contactforms/js/cforms.js’;

var sajax_uri = ‘/OSABlog/wp-content/plugins/contactforms/js/cforms.js’;

var sajax_uri = ‘/OSABlog/index.php/’;

We had similar issues installing the Poll which is now functional:

1. "missing the index.php default document" (added by ISP support — but I don’t know where)
2. Required "Permalinks Update" (clicked on "Update Permalinks" (same setting at "Date and name based" — http://www.ontariosoccer.ca/OSABlog/index.php/2007…..mple-post/) 

Thank you again for your assistance!


 I am having the same problem as this when clicking the cf button to insert it says

The page cannot be found

it says page does not. We are on a IIS server as well. What is the solution to make this work. the url to the blog is http://fraction8.com/blog/

 

Thank you 

December 27, 2007
9:03 pm
Oliver
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The answer is in the FAQ's & should've been posted in a Warning Message by cforms (at the top).

December 28, 2007
7:29 am
Blogmaster
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Oliver said:

As an work around you could add "another layer": email.

  1. have cforms collect the data
  2. feed it via the admin email cforms generates into a email to post plugin
  3. have that "email to post" plugin create the post

This would be a "best of breed" approach.


Thank you for this tip! We'll give it a try. aiming for early January roll-out.

December 29, 2007
2:26 am
cinarra
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Hello,

 

I upgraded to the newest version of Cforms by deleting the old one via http://FTP.  I have uploaded the new one and I see it in the Directory of my WP Plugins folder on the FTP, but it is not showing up on the Wp Plugins Page so that I can activate it.  I tried several file permissions such as 755 and 777, but Cforms is not showing up the Plugins page.  It was working fine before I tried to upgrade.  I also went into the Database of my server and deleted the Cform Tables.  I have PHP5.

 

Thanks for any help

December 29, 2007
8:47 am
Oliver
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Sure, you uploaded the correct directory? /contactforms/ within cforms/?

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