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    Angry CONTACT PAGE

    Is it possible to build a contact page and be able to store the emails in a data base using just html?
    to get more elaborate is php the way to go or should i just grab some of these stand alone contact sheets and not know what the markup is doing unless i study it? so many ways to go and it seems like a waste of time just trying to pick a path never mind actually doing it. help...............frustrated as always

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICK1955 View Post
    Is it possible to build a contact page and be able to store the emails in a data base using just html?
    No, you need some kind of programming language (like PHP) to connect with the database.

    However, there are lots of 3rd-party email services that give you simple HTML code to place on your website (an email signup form) which will automatically store the entered email address in their own database. In this way, you can (for example) let people subscribe to your mailing list through your site without you having to do anything, and then when you want to do a mailout, you just log into that 3rd party site, create your email, and it sends out to all the addresses in the database.

    Such services include CampaignMonitor and MailChimp.

    Of course, this may not be what you are looking for, but I though it was worth mentioning. If you just want a normal contact page (with a contact form) you don't really need to store email addresses in a database anyway, do you? What is your aim here?
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    contact page

    thanks ralph,
    I realized after a little reading that php was needed. I made a form then realized there was no way to store the info. Went to a third party "Freedback" and got one form for free. My next move is to find a way to give away a free mp3 song download after anyone submits their name and email to my site. Too involved to write my own on this one? Third party again? appreciate you following me on my slow progression while building my site. thanks again.

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    When a form is submitted, the user normally lands on a thank you page (either a new page or the same page with different content on it). On that thank you page you could have a download link. Should be pretty simple, actually.

    [I've moved this to the PHP forum.]
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    hey ralph,
    "freedback" does have a place where I can place a website address. I'm not exactly sure what you're saying. Do I make a seperate page on the website with some coding that allows the 'subscriber' to get just one song from me? Or is it something that freedback allows? I'm lost in the way files are manipulated between third part services because of limitations. I know there are places if you pay that make this a little easier. I need a breakdown of how the transfer occurs or how I could make a download link that allows just one song for the subscribers trouble. Am I using the right terminology here? thanks for getting back. I got my contact page working ok in the fact that I can send them the freebie the long way. I just give them an attachment when I get their email. I figured I could work this our later. It would be nice if it was automatic though. Sorry to bother you. I am still a rookie so have patience. thanks ralph.

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    I'm not sure how Freedback works, but when someone fills in the form and submits the message on your site, what appears on screen next?
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