View Full Version : Help with forms - I think I might have done it backwards.

01 Jun 2008, 08:06 PM
Hey guys, I've created two different forms - a design quote form and a contact form. My only problem is, how do I get the submit button to work. I'm guessing I need to use a PHP or something like this. I just have no idea where to start. I've given you the page links below. Do they need to be .php or something else besides html?

Design Quote Form (http://www.northtexasnerd.com/quote.html)

Contact Form (http://www.northtexasnerd.com/contact.html)

02 Jun 2008, 01:37 PM
You need a script to process the input and then do whatever you want with that data. Since you've already pretty much got the forms built and just need to addd the processing, I'd suggest you use Form Tools (http://www.formtools.org/) which is a really good, free, forms processor that I use a lot. From their website: Form Tools is written for web developers who work on online registration sites, or sites that require any form of information gathering from their online visitors. Put simply, it is a form processor, storage and data access script written in PHP and MySQL, designed to work with any existing web form. With a few minor changes to your form, you can stop using old-fashioned form-mail scripts and instead store form submissions in a database, instantly providing your clients with a user-friendly interface to manage their form submissions, include options such as mass data export via excel, printer-friendly pages, data sorting, form submission editing and optional email notifications.