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    Question need email to work on template design contact submit page

    the last time I created a website it was all in Flash with AS and now I'm starting over from scratch using HTML5 responsive templates. I went thru many of them before I settled on this one that I really love - well until now.

    I love the template I used to design the site and the few people who have seen it all like it as well, but am stuck at how to make the email form actually submit an email.

    I also understand that using the Mail To: function is not accurate enough and considering this is actually now for my new nonprofit, I need it to work 100% (or as close as possible), so that's not an option.

    after researching this it seems php is what I should be using but I've yet to find the proper code and I think it's because this template design is set up as a floating page the way it is.

    cut and pasted below is the code for the floating page - please can someone point me in the right direction as to what I need to do or learn? I've been at this for a few weeks now and am completely stymied!!

    a *lot* of the confusion (for me) is where the # sign is used for the action. I understand it's being used as a placeholder but I'm at a complete loss as to what to replace it with!

    *also* everything is set up on my hosting site for the email, that's already been tested.

    ok - here's the code I have which only displays the form but doesn't send the email:

    <!-- Contact -->
    <article id="contact">
    <h2 class="major">Contact</h2>
    <form method="post" action="#">
    <div class="field half first">
    <label for="name">Name</label>
    <input type="text" name="name" id="name" />
    </div>
    <div class="field half">
    <label for="email">Email</label>
    <input type="text" name="email" id="email" />
    </div>
    <div class="field">
    <label for="message">Message</label>
    <textarea name="message" id="message" rows="4"></textarea>
    </div>
    <ul class="actions">
    <li><input type="submit" value="Send Message" class="special" /></li>
    <li><input type="reset" value="Reset" /></li>
    </ul>
    </form>


    many many thanks for any and all suggestions, advice, comments whatever.!

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    You'd replace it with whatever PHP or other script you have that sends the email. What exactly that is, no one could tell you without looking at your server via FTP or some other means.
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    hmm.... should I even ask why I never had this issue with Flash before?

    in any event - what's my next step please? do I need to call my web host and discuss this w/them? it's godaddy, btw, and they are pretty well set up to handle just about anything -

    I would have thought if I look on the server side all I'm going to see are my files - no?

    also I went thru my own dashboard in details and didn't really see anything that would be helpful - but please - do elaborate on what I need to be looking for. thanks again !!

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    That's just it...there are so many things you could be looking for that it would be impossible for me to speculate as to exactly what. The basic idea is "some form of code, be it a PHP, ASP, ASP.net file, etc. that looks like it sends email."
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    Following on from theGAME - hes right it will be difficult to determine exactly what it is. However you might have some luck if you follow this guide. http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/create-ajax-contact-form - it will be a good idea to create a test .html page and run through that tutorial. Testing to see whether the form successfully works with that. If it does. Look at integrating it into your website. Hope this helps.


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