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Staying in touch with the visitors to your Typo3 website is easy by embedding a contact form. We've outlined the steps for creating a contact form below.
1. Create Your Form HTML
2. Login to the Typo3 Administration Area
a. Go to your Typo3 web site and login to the administration panel.
3. Create a New Page and Embed the Form HTML
Below we are outlining the steps for adding an email form to a new page. Note that you could use a very similar process to add an email form to an already existing item.
a. Click Page under the Web heading in the left control panel
b. Click Create New Page Icon
c. Select what position you would like to insert the new page
d. Fill in the information for your new page
e. Click the Save Document icon
f. Open the page you just created by clicking it's name under the site branch diagram.
g. Click the New Content Element Icon
h. Under Special Elements select Plain HTML
i. Paste the form HTML into the HTML Code box (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.
j. Click the Save Document icon
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.
Common Problems Encountered by Users:
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.