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Cant get the form to show up.
December 29, 2007
8:08 pm
cinarra
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Yes I uploaded the entire Cforms folder, but I noticed that I do not see any Cforms Tables in the database either.

December 29, 2007
8:27 pm
Oliver
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cinarra said:

Yes I uploaded the entire Cforms folder, but I noticed that I do not see any Cforms Tables in the database either.



And that is the issue. Per the install instructions and my last post, you should only upload the contactforms folder inside the cforms zip file.

December 29, 2007
9:38 pm
cinarra
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Thank you for your help.  It worked!

January 4, 2008
3:17 am
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Blogmaster said:

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.


We installed the "Postie" email-to-post plugin and entered the requisite address in the admin email section of cforms.

The forms data can be posted this way, but the rendition is in rather unsuitable "text" format.

Is there a way to render the data sent via email as in, for example, the cforms' "Tracking" views?

Also, is there a way for attachments (e.g. photos) to be rendered visible in "Tracking" views and the emailed post, as opposed to opening a separate window via link?

Thank you again, and Best wishes for the New Year!

January 4, 2008
5:18 am
chenyun
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Thank you for your great plugin cforms.

  1. wordpress 2.31
  2. cforms 7.0
  3. language: tranditional chinese
  4. forms data ,tracking data and both admin and user email  show correctly
  5. cforms used page url: http://www.ebusa.org.tw/?page_id=510

problem:selected download entries (csv and text)do not show correctly in ms excel or text editer.Most of all are weird data.

help please? ><"

January 4, 2008
10:06 am
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chenyun said:

problem:selected download entries (csv and text)do not show correctly in ms excel or text editer.Most of all are weird data.

help please? ><"


please see this link/post. The short, it's a known limitation and I'm not sure if or  how this can be solved…

Outside of WP, especiallly with multi-byte characters things can get difficult…

Blogmaster said:

We installed the "Postie" email-to-post plugin and entered the requisite address in the admin email section of cforms.
The forms data can be posted this way, but the rendition is in rather unsuitable "text" format.
Is there a way to render the data sent via email as in, for example, the cforms’ "Tracking" views?
Also, is there a way for attachments (e.g. photos) to be rendered visible in "Tracking" views and the emailed post, as opposed to opening a separate window via link?
Thank you again, and Best wishes for the New Year!

 


Using the HTML formatting option (tuning off 'Include pre formatted form input at the bottom of the HTML part') you can put together ANY layout you fancy.

 

See here as well. 

January 6, 2008
8:05 am
Travis
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After configuring my form and selecting my form style I went to create a contact page to place my form into. I clicked on the cf button in my editor and the box showed up but it had my part of my header inserted into it and not the form insert selection.

Any clue as to why this is showing up in the selection box? 

 

Thanks

travis 

January 6, 2008
9:46 am
Oliver
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What's your URL again Travis?

Have you checked the FAQs for IIS and index.php and/or blog prefix?

January 7, 2008
5:20 am
Blogmaster
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Blogmaster said:

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.


We're about 90% along on this track and, with the HTML email option activated, the submitted information can be configured quite nicely. Thanks for that tip!

However, we are experiencing sporadic problems with: "CGI Error The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers" error messages wherein the information is posted to the database, but no emails are sent/received. Host server support is looking into this at their end.

I haven't been able to solve the puzzle of how to make images (i.e. logo in the HTML and uploaded .jpeg attachments) appear in the sent/received emails and then posting these along with the HTML form via the Postie plugin.

Is this do-able?

Thank you again for any suggestions.

  

 

January 7, 2008
7:51 am
Oliver
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Blogmaster said:

However, we are experiencing sporadic problems with: "CGI Error The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers" error messages wherein the information is posted to the database, but no emails are sent/received. Host server support is looking into this at their end.


 Not seen anything like this before. Keep me posted on what your findings are…

I haven’t been able to solve the puzzle of how to make images (i.e.
logo in the HTML and uploaded .jpeg attachments) appear in
the sent/received emails and then posting these along with the HTML
form via the Postie plugin.

Is this do-able?

Not sure, because if you include images per "file upload" field, they only get attached to the admin email, but there is no 'inline HTML' inclusion.

But you also said 'haven’t been able to solve the puzzle of how to make images appear in the sent/received emails', do you not get any attached/uploaded files in your admin email?

Perhaps you turned off this feature (to attach files to the admin email)? By the way, neither the CC nor the auto confirmation emails have these attachments, only the admin email.

Alternatively to uploading, you should be able to reference an image by direct URL in the HTML part to point to anywhere on the net and this of course should show in the final post.

Perhaps you can tell (using a bit of code) Postie to take any attached images in the email and simply include them at the bottom of the post?

January 9, 2008
7:23 am
Blogmaster
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Tested a few variables and adding an *@gmail.com address in the "admin email" section of Cforms appears to cause the CGI Error to be returned … without it, Cforms seem to function normally.

Perhaps there is an explanation for this?

Any thoughts on how to add the uploaded images directly to the database .csv?

We have gone live with Cforms for Player of the Week nominations and this feature would be most helpful.

We are running WP 2.3.1 and, I believe, Cforms 6.5.

Are there any issues to be expected upgrading to WP 2.3.2 and Cforms 7.1.1 ??? 

Thanks again!

January 9, 2008
7:51 am
Oliver
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Nope, I don't see any issues, but I'd wait for v7.2, or send me an email and I'll send you a copy of early v7.2, it does fix a few areas that recently came up.

CGI Error

I'm totally drawing a blank on that one. Can you check with your hoster if this is something caused by some (web/mail/PHP) server setting?

Can I see this error somewhere live?

Attachements & download data will be separate for the time being. But you can certainly create your own "packer" that could sit on-top of cforms: combining the tracked submission data with the attachments…

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