How to Install and Configure Master Form v4 – Part 2

In Part 1 (points 1-8) I discussed How to Install Master Form v4

Part 2

How to Configure Master Form v4 and its Associated Files

9. Create a web form

The form can be placed on any domain you choose. Here’s an example of the html code in a quote form for Unit Coins

<.form method="POST" action="http://www.isitebuild.com/cgi-bin/MasterFormV4.cgi".>
<.input type="hidden" name="subject" value="QUOTE REQUEST for UNIT COINS".>
<.input type="hidden" name="requiredfields" value="realname,email".>
<.input type="hidden" name="emailfields" value="email".>
<.input type="hidden" name="emailtemplate" value="/unitcoinsemailtemplate/feedback_email.txt".>
<.input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://www.unitcoins.us/thankyou.shtml".>

Note: remove periods for the above code to work.

Explanation

First line – this is the URL of where the master form located on your server (where it’s processed)

Second line – the subject of your form (what will appear in the subject line of the confirmation emails)

Third line – these are the fields that visitors are required to fill in. If not they will receive an error message and won’t be able to submit the form.

Fourth line – shows that the email fields are hidden. This prevents spammers from accessing your email.

Fifth line – this is the location of the email template you need to create for the form results to be sent to your email. Place this file on the same server as your Master Form Files.

Sixth line – this is location of your thankyou page, where you send visitors after they submit the form.

The other lines of your form will include the form fields and submit button. Make sure you do this correctly otherwise your form will not work.

10. Create an email template

To get the form results sent to your email inbox, Master Form V4 reads an email template file. Therefore you need to create this template, upload it to the same server that contains your Master Form files, then create a place holder in your form for it to work ie <.input type="hidden" name="emailtemplate" value="/unitcoinsemailtemplate/feedback_email.txt".> (remove periods before tags)

Once generated, the email is sent.

An email template file is a plain text file containing the entire email, including the email headers.Master Form V4 is told where to find the email template file by a hidden field in the form named emailtemplate. If you don’t want the form submission to generate an email, just omit the hidden field.

Using the email template, you can format the emails the way you want to receive them (or have them sent), with the data you want to see arranged in the way you want it. Make sure the fields are identical to the ones you have in your web form.

Here’s an example of the contents of an email template for a simple feedback form:

From: [[email]]
To: webmaster@example.com
Subject: Someone used the simple feedback form!

This was submitted:

Name: [[name]]
Email: [[email]]
Comment:
[[comment]]

11. Create a thank you page

This is the page that is sent to your visitors after they have submitted the web form. It confirms they have filled it out correctly.
You can also use this page to send special offers or promotions ie a free ebook, report or download. Create a placeholder for it in your web form.

Example
<.input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://www.unitcoins.us/thankyou.shtml".>
(remove periods before tags)

12. Create an error page (optional)

Master Form v4 can generate an error page when it encounters an error during form submission. A generic error page is displayed if you don’t specify a custom error page.

Place the line below in your error page template (this could be a simple html page)

[[ERROR_MESSAGE]]

Create a hidden field to tell Master Form V4 where to find it.

Example

<.input type="hidden" name="errorpage" value="http://example.com/busyfeedback_oops.html".> (remove periods before tags)

When your visitor incorrectly fills out the web form, he will automatically receive this custom error page. You can write anything you want on this page this inform your visitor what happened.

13. Upload all files to your server

Master Form files are uploaded to the domain where the form is processed ie <.form method="POST" action="http://www.isitebuild.com/cgi-bin/MasterFormV4.cgi".> (remove periods before tags)
This includes your email template ie unitcoinsemailtemplate/feedback_email.txt

The web form, thankyou and error pages are uploaded to the domain where you want the form located.

14. Test your web form

Fill out all the fields of your web form and submit it. You should immediately receive the thankyou page (or error page if you made a mistake) and receive the form results in your email inbox.

Conclusion

Master Form v4 is the most secure form I’ve found on the Net. It will also allow you to create database files for your records and create multi page forms. Purchase your copy of Master Form v4 NOW and say goodbye to form mail spam.

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