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Nucleus is a powerful content management system that is quite easy to add email forms to. The steps for doing this are outlined below. We have created a demonstration form for a Nucleus web site here.
1. Create Your Form HTML
Before getting started, you should first generate some HTML form code. The best way to create the code is using a form service called myContactForm.com. You can read a full tutorial for doing this, here.
2. Login to the Nucleus Administration Area
a. Go to your Nucleus web site and login to the administration panel.
3. Create a New Item and Embed the Form HTML
Below we are outlining the steps for adding an email form to a new item in your weblog. Note that you could use a very similar process to add an email form to an already existing item.
a. Navigate to the Admin Area
b. Click Add Item to create a new item to add your email form to
c. Paste the form HTML into the Body text area (CTRL+V or Right Click and Select Paste). If you do not have your form code created and copied, please read this tutorial to learn how to do so.
d. Click the Auto save now button
e. Click the Add Item button
4. Test Your Form
Open a web browser and go to the web page containing your form. Fill out the form and press the submit button to test it.
A demonstration form created using a Nucleus web site can be seen here.
Common Problems Encountered by Users:
There is a large amount of space between my form and the rest of the item I have written. The form spacing is off.
Nucleus often interrupts the spacing in the form html code as line breaks. This can often stretch the form out or force it to display in unexpected ways. The best way to fix this is to take your form code and remove all returns in it. What you want to do is edit the form html so that it all of the code appears on a single line rather than being spaced out on new lines.
I submit the form and get a form location error.
If you are using myContactForm.com, you will need to login and make sure that you've set the Form Location setting to the proper URL for your form.
a. Login to myContactForm.com
b. Click the Edit Button
c. Click the Basic Form Information Button
d. Enter all variations of the URL where the form will appear. Typically this is the full URL of your web form with and without the www subdomain. You can also use wildcards (*) in this setting. For examples using http://www.mydomain.com/* would allow the form to be placed on any page uploaded to mydomain.com.