Can I create a custom form and have it send me the results or data in an e-mail?

The answer is yes! Currently it is possible to create your own custom form, however we recommend that you have an intermediate or advanced level of HTML knowledge to do this. If you would like, we can create a form for you for an additional cost. We do have plans to create a form creator wizard in the future, but for now you may try to use this method.

The first thing you will need to do is create the form in HTML or by using your content editor. You can also use a program such as Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe Dreamweaver or another similar program to create the form. A sample form along with sample HTML is included below if needed.

Creating a Form Using the Content Editor
You can create your form using the content editor in your website administration. To do this, you will need to click on the "Forms" button which appears immediately above the editor window's tool bars. This will enable a 3rd  row of tools, which contains the proper tools for you to build forms.

  1. Place your cursor where you would like the form to appear, then click on the "Dotted Rectangle". This inserts a form area.
  2. In the pop up window in the Action field enter the following:
    /default.asp?f=form_submit&d=forms
  3. Ensure the method is set to POST. Leave other fields as they are.
  4. Click "OK".
  5. You may now begin inserting fields into your form.
    Note: When inserting fields and naming them, you cannot use special characters or spaces in field names.
  6. See below for further instructions and requirements.

When submitting a form to our form processing page, you must make sure to include the following fields, as they are required, except the redirecturl field. The redirecturl field will allow you to indicate a URL (web address) where you want them to be redirected to after they complete the form.

Required Field Names & Values
firstname (text field)
lastname (text field)
emailaddress (text field)
mailsubject (hidden field)

Optional Field Names & Values Required
redirecturl (hidden text field)
sendaddress (hidden text field)
campaignlistid (hidden number field) - The mailing list id to subscribe the user to for LinkU Campaigner.

Required Field Names & Values Required to Save Data to Contact Manager Database
savetodatabase (hidden field) 
remoteformsource (hidden field) 

You must submit these hidden fields in your form, if you want the data to be saved to your contact manager database.

<input type="hidden" name="savetodatabase" value="yes">
<input type="hidden" name="remoteformsource" value="custom">

Avoiding Spam and Robots
Using CAPTCHA is HIGHLY recommended, so sure to add the verification image.

VERSION 2:

Use this short code where you want the CAPTCHA to appear. It must be within the <form> tag and only works on custom pages.

[!#captcha_v2]

VERSION 1:

You can use the short code, [!#captcha] (only works on custom pages) or the following code:

<img src="/website/forms/imagekey1.jpg" />
<input name="imagekey" type="text" />
<input type="hidden" name="verifyform" value="1" />

Detailed Description and Requirements:

The mailsubject field should be a hidden field:

<input type="hidden" name="mailsubject" value="My Lead Form Name">

You can enter your own custom e-mail subject in place of My Lead Form Name. This is the subject that will be in the e-mail that is sent to you with the form data.

If used, the redirecturl field should be a hidden field (replace URL with your own):

<input type="hidden" name="redirecturl" value="/default.asp.pg-MyCustomPage">

You can also specify an e-mail address to send the lead e-mail to. By default it is sent to the the e-mail address in your website profile. If you want to specify a custom address use the following hidden field:

<input type="hidden" name="sendaddress" value="youremail@yourdomainname.com">

You can automatically subscribe them to a mailing list in the campaign manager, (simply replace the value with the ID of the mailing list):

<input type="hidden" name="campaignlistid" value="123">

If you have a form already created, then simply make sure that it contains the required fields and change the action to the above URL. Also make sure the method is set to POST.

You may want to test the form from your website to make sure you do not get any errors.

Additional Information
These are some additional items to note when creating your custom forms.

  1. If using the Pay-Per-Click Tracking tool, conversions will be recorded when your custom form is submitted, ONLY when NOT using the redirecturl field.
  2. No Auto-Responder is available when using the custom form.
  3. There is no limit to how many custom fields you can add to the form.

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<form method="POST" action="/default.asp?f=form_submit&d=forms">
<input type="hidden" name="mailsubject" value="My Lead Form Name">
<input type="hidden" name="verifyform" value="1" />
<table border="0" cellpadding="2" style="border-collapse: collapse" width="100%" id="table1" cellspacing="1">
<tr>
<td width="178">&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="178">
<p align="right">First Name:</p>
</td>
<td><input type="text" name="firstname" size="20"><font color="#CC0000">*</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="178"><p align="right">Last Name:</p></td>
<td><input type="text" name="lastname" size="20"><font color="#CC0000">*</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="178"><p align="right">E-mail Address:</p></td>
<td><input type="text" name="emailaddress" size="20"><font color="#CC0000">*</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="178">&nbsp;</td>
<td><img src="/website/forms/imagekey1.jpg" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="178"><p align="right">Verification code:</p></td>
<td><input type="text" name="imagekey" size="20"><font color="#CC0000">*</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="178">&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="178">&nbsp;</td>
<td><input type="submit" value="Submit Form" name="buttonname"></td>
</tr>
</table>
</form>

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