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Offline SurfSmarter

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Need help - forms processing on Joomla Platform.
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:32:23 AM »
Is there any way to have a form's submit do different things with the form fields?

Client has website already set-up using Joomla CMS and insists that no changes to current registration process.

Site is a 'local' site where 'members' sign up to access coupons and enter contests. Also members are being sent regular updates, announcements, newsletters - currently are just copy and paste manually into his email client. Already running into ISP mailing limits (200 per hour) and has extreme undeliverability because of this.

current form fields
Name (First & Last):*
Email Address:*   
Confirm Email:*
Create Your Password:*
Confirm Password:*
Gender: Male Female (radio buttons)
Year of Birth:*
Postal Code:*
Your Town/City:*
How did you hear about urdeals.ca:
Tell A Friend (Enter their email):
What I would like it to do is actually add the info in the fields to 2 databases - his local registration database as well as the 3rd-party autoresponder database or the other option would be to add the info to ours and automatically have members email client send an email to a specific email addresss at autoresponder so that it would send an opt-in confirmation email.  Either way immediate access to members area would be granted...

Site owner is extremely reluctant to require confirmation email in order to access website as much as I try to convince otherwise. (already explained the benefits of not clogging database with invalid info , as well as CAN-SPAM etc)

Any assistance would be appreciated.



~Karen

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Re: Need help - forms processing on Joomla Platform.
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 09:38:57 AM »
Hi John!

Did you get the email I sent you a week or two ago?

Now, about those forms...

There are some really handy form creators for both the 1.5, and the new 1.6 (which rocks! btw) versions.
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/forms

I can't make any particular recommendations, as most of the really good ones are Commercial.
However, they might have a demo you can check out.

~Karen

~Karen

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Re: Need help - forms processing on Joomla Platform.
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 10:30:05 AM »
I'm researching to try and find the precise solution
for what you need.

If successful, I'll post it right away. ;)

~Karen

~Karen

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Re: Need help - forms processing on Joomla Platform.
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 10:37:42 AM »
OK, maybe this is what you need??

I have Coffeecup Form Builder.

A while back I set things up for a client so that when someone submitted their inquiry,
the info would go both to a SQL database and a flat file.

I "think" it can be configured to post to two separate DB's

~Karen

~Karen

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You've not posted back.

Do you want me to create the code to accomplish this?

~Karen

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Re: Need help - forms processing on Joomla Platform.
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 01:50:40 PM »
Thanks for the info on forms not sure if it will help or not yet. but will dig in tonight.
This site has me pullin my hair out ( Piece of advice - Don't ever work with family)

If you can get it to post to 2 databases I d appreciate it, just let me know what you need as far as original code goes ( I will post in PM later today)

Thank Karen.

John

~Karen

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Re: Need help - forms processing on Joomla Platform.
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 09:28:37 AM »
Hi John,

I do believe the solution has been discovered!

ChronoForms has the advanced features to handle this.

I've set up a dev installation and will need some further
info to build the form as per your needs.

Please contact me when you can.

~Karen