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  1. #1
    Join Date
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    Missing Contact Form data

    Hi.

    I'm building a website using Dreamweaver CS6. I added a form on the Contact page and got the PHP script ready to send the data entered to an email.

    When I test it out, the email arrives with the subject line filled out and the identifying text (Name: , Email: Subject:, Message: ), but there is:
    1) no email in the From field, and
    2) no Name, Email, Subject, or Message data that was entered.

    Where's the best place to start looking for the problem: Dreamweaver or the PHP script? And what's the best way to do that?

    Thanks in advance.

    Here's the code.

    HTML Code:
       <form action="ndpcontactformprocessor.php" method="post" enctype="text/plain" name="contact" target="_top" id="contact">
          <table width="75%" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" class="Detail" summary="Table used for form layout">
            <tr>
              <th colspan="2" class="Detail" scope="col">To contact us, please complete this form.</th>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td width="23%" class="Detail"><input name="required" type="hidden" id="required" value="first_name, last_name, email" />
              Name *</td>
              <td width="77%"><input name="name" type="text" id="name" size="40" maxlength="100" /></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td class="Detail">Email *</td>
              <td><input name="email" type="text" id="email" size="40" maxlength="100" /></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>&nbsp;</td>
              <td>&nbsp;</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td class="Detail"> Subject</td>
              <td><span id="spryradio1">
                <label>
                  <input type="radio" name="Subject" value="suggestion" id="Subject_0" />
                  Suggestion</label>
                <br />
                <label>
                  <input type="radio" name="Subject" value="idea" id="Subject_1" />
                  Idea</label>
                <br />
                <label>
                  <input type="radio" name="Subject" value="thoughts" id="Subject_2" />
                  Thoughts</label>
                <br />
                <label>
                  <input type="radio" name="Subject" value="pledge" id="Subject_3" />
                  Pledge Time/Money</label>
                <br />
                <label>
                  <input type="radio" name="Subject" value="other" id="Subject_4" />
                  Other</label>
                <br />
                <span class="radioRequiredMsg">Please make a selection.</span></span>
                <p>&nbsp;</p></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td class="Detail"><label>Message</label>
               (limit 500 characters)&nbsp;</td>
              <td><textarea name="message" id="message" cols="50" rows="10"></textarea></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>&nbsp;</td>
              <td>&nbsp;</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>* Required text</td>
              <td><input name="Submit" type="submit" id="Submit" onclick="MM_validateForm('name','','R','email','','RisEmail','message','','R');return document.MM_returnValue" value="Submit" /> <input type="reset" name="Reset" id="button" value="Reset" /></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>&nbsp;</td>
              <td>&nbsp;</td>
            </tr>
          </table>
        </form>

    ndpcontactformprocessor.php:
    PHP Code:
    <?php

    /* Email Variables */
    $emailSubject 'New message from NDP Contact page'
    $webMaster 'info@newdealprogressives.org';

    /* Data Variables */
    $name $_POST['name'];
    $email $_POST['email'];
    $subject $_POST['Subject'];
    $comments $_POST['message'];

    $body = <<<EOD
    <br><hr><br>
    Name: 
    $name <br>
    Email: 
    $email <br>
    Subject: 
    $subject <br>
    Comments: 
    $comments <br>
    EOD;
    $headers "From: $email\r\n";
    $headers .= "Content-type: text/html\r\n";
    $success mail($webMaster$emailSubject$body,
    $headers);

    /* Results rendered as HTML */
    $theResults = <<<EOD
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>sent message</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;URL=http://newdealprogressives.org/contact.html">
    <style type="text/css">
    <!--
    body {
    background-color: #444; /* You can edit this CSS to match your website*/
    font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 20px;
    font-style: normal;
    line-height: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    color: #fec001;
    text-decoration: none;
    padding-top: 200px;
    margin-left: 150px;
    width: 800px;
    }
    -->
    </style>
    </head>
    <div align="center">Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your comments and will reply to your message shortly.  You will return to the NDP Contact page shortly.</div>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>
    EOD;
    echo 
    "$theResults";
    ?>

  2. #2
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    It is never a good idea to use HTML name tags that use HTML identifiers, eg name="name", try using name="username" or name="person"

    I changed the form type to enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" and it worked fine.
    --> JavaScript Frameworks like JQuery, Angular, Node <--
    ... and please remember to wrap code with forum BBCode tags:-

    [CODE]...[/CODE] [HTML]...[/HTML] [PHP]...[/PHP]

    If you can't think outside the box, you will be trapped forever with no escape...

  3. #3
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    Thanks. That worked perfectly.

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