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Offline sopidy

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message board & formail through dreamweaver? how to?
« on: March 16, 2004, 10:41:07 AM »
i want to do 2 things: make formail and make a message board.  i looked at the other posts about formail but i'm confused on how to do it through dreamweaver (i'm JUST starting to learn how to make a website)

i've already made a page with the form (and the submit button) & i've made the page that should hold the message board (a page with basically nothing on it)

whatttttttttt do i do now?  :cry:

thanks thanks thanks

Danielle

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message board & formail through dreamweaver? how to?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2004, 10:54:32 AM »
Hi sopidy,

Actually, if you would just like a ready-made message board, you could install phpBB in CPanel under the Bulletin Boards icon.  You would then get a board that is the same as this one (of course it is the default template and you would have to make changes to it).  We have a whole slew of previous forum threads about phpBB and you could find about them by selecting search and searching for them here.  Thus, if you decide to go with phpBB itself, you wouldn't need to use dreamweaver to make it.

Next, I would suggest learning about making an html form by visiting www.w3schools.com and going through the html tutorial which includes forms there.  As for the script to process the form, we only recommend one and it is TFmail at NMS scripts:

http://nms-cgi.sourceforge.net/scripts.shtml

We have a how-to on the forum in the How-to section with instructions on getting it to work with your form.  If you have any questions on getting it to work, just PM StevenP (he did the tutorial).   :wink:

I hope this helps.

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message board & formail through dreamweaver? how to?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004, 07:28:34 PM »
i think (i may be wrong) that you can use a PHP mail script as long as you have it named well (i use TWebMan's php mail script). I may be wrong about this

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message board & formail through dreamweaver? how to?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004, 07:30:49 PM »
Hi Jwink,

You cannot use certain mail scripts, and I don't recommend any other one since this one I recommended I know 100% won't be disabled.  I don't want to encourage someone to use another one since I can't guarantee it won't be disabled.  This way, I save them the grief of having to change it later...

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2004, 07:36:21 PM »
yah, i guess Danielle is right. I am actually going to try to change my form over to the recommended one during my break

 

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