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Custom Form

Custom Form
The Custom Form template is very powerful. It's also widely misunderstood. It allows you to create a custom form using HTML that submits information just like a contact us template. If you are just starting out, you might be better served by the Contact Us template.

NOTE: Unlike most other templates, the text area does NOT automatically replace newlines with <br> tags. If you want two lines to be separated by a break, you'll need to put <br> tags in the text.

Basic Theory
The Custom Form template is just like a Contact Us template except it doesn't have any input fields. Thus, it is completely up to you to put whatever HTML you want into the text area. Otherwise, it is identical and allows the success page, email response, and mailing list signup options.

Note: It DOES provide the form start and end tags so do not include those in your HTML. You do need to provide the input fields and a submit tag.

Input Tags
The input tag is simply HTML that looks like the following:

<input type="text" name="email" value="sample@invisibielgold.com">

You may want to read the section about simple HTML tags or search on the internet for a basic understanding of the different options. (you can have drop down lists, check boxes, radio buttons, etc.)

The Contact Us form automatically generates javascript for any input tag that has the following parameter: id="required". This means that you can set specific text fields as required and the user won't be able to submit the form until they have at least some text in them.

<input type="text" name="email" value="sample@invisibielgold.com" id="required">

Submit Tag
The submit tag is just a submit button. Your option is basically to set its position, name and value:

<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Click To Submit Form">

See Also:
Online Documentation Home, Invisible Gold Quick Tour, Template Library, Users and Groups, Shopping Cart, Mailing Lists, Uploading Images, Traffic, Approvals, Banner Ads, Login/Logout, Email Newsletters, Advanced Button, Moving Pages, System View, Security, System Settings, Hosting Invisible Gold Powered Websites, Generate a PayPal Client ID, Terms, Useful HTML Guide, Private Client Areas

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