View Full Version : Help getting Contact Form to work

01-25-2012, 08:11 PM
Im making a website from a template that has an html/php contact form. I've seen plenty of tutorials on how to make php forms but they are all different from the code that was included in my template.
Is it just as simple as entering my email in the [ICODE]$your_email = "james@example.com";[ICODE] line of code? and uploading to my server?



if(!$_POST) exit;

$email = $_POST['email'];

//$error[] = preg_match('/\b[A-Z0-9._%-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\.[A-Z]{2,4}\b/i', $_POST['email']) ? '' : 'INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS';
if(!eregi("^[a-z0-9]+([_\\.-][a-z0-9]+)*" ."@"."([a-z0-9]+([\.-][a-z0-9]+)*)+"."\\.[a-z]{2,}"."$",$email )){
$error.="Invalid email address entered";
if($errors==1) echo $error;
$values = array ('name','email','message');
$required = array('name','email','message');

$your_email = "james@example.com";
$email_subject = "New Message: ".$_POST['subject'];
$email_content = "new message:\n";

foreach($values as $key => $value){
if ($key != 'subject' && $key != 'company') {
if( empty($_POST[$value]) ) { echo 'PLEASE FILL IN REQUIRED FIELDS'; exit; }
$email_content .= $value.': '.$_POST[$value]."\n";

if(@mail($your_email,$email_subject,$email_content)) {
echo 'Message sent!';
} else {
echo 'ERROR!';


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
// <![CDATA[
var action = $(this).attr('action');
$.post(action, {
name: $('#name').val(),
email: $('#email').val(),
company: $('#company').val(),
subject: $('#subject').val(),
message: $('#message').val()
$('#contactform #submit').attr('disabled','');
$('#contactform').before('<p class="response">'+data+'</p>');
if(data=='Message sent!') $('#contactform').slideUp();
return false;
// ]]>
<div class="main">
<div class="blok_header">
<div class="header">
<div class="logo"> <a href="index.html"><img src="images/logo.gif" width="139" height="153" border="0" alt="logo" class="one" /></a> </div>
<div class="menu">
<li><a href="index.html"><span>Home</span></a></li>
<li><a href="about.html"><span>About Us</span></a></li>
<li><a href="portfolio.html"><span>Portfolio</span></a></li>
<li><a href="contact.html" class="active"><span>Contact Us</span></a></li>
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<div class="clr"></div>
<div class="clr"></div>
<div class="header_text_bg">
<div class="header_text">
<div class="header_text_resize">
<div class="search">
<form id="form1" name="form1" method="post" action="">
<input name="q" type="text" class="keywords" id="textfield" maxlength="50" value="Search..." />
<input name="b" type="image" src="images/search.gif" class="button" />
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<div class="body_resize">
<div class="body">
<div class="left">
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<p><br />
<form action="contact.php" method="post" id="contactform">
<label for="name">First Name <span class="red">*</span></label>
<input id="name" name="name" class="text" />
<label for="email">Your email <span class="red">*</span></label>
<input id="email" name="email" class="text" />
<label for="company">Company</label>
<input id="company" name="company" class="text" />
<label for="subject">Subject</label>
<input id="subject" name="subject" class="text" />
<label for="message">Message <span class="red">*</span></label>
<textarea id="message" name="message" rows="6" cols="50"></textarea>
<li class="buttons">
<input type="image" name="imageField" id="imageField" src="images/send.gif" class="send" />
<div class="clr"></div>
<div class="right">
<h3>Contact Details<br />
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<p><strong>Address</strong>: 1458 Sample Road, Greenvalley<br />
<strong>Telephone</strong>: +123-1234-5678<br />
<strong>FAX</strong>: +458-4578<br />
<strong>Others</strong>: +301 - 0125 - 01258<br />
<strong>E-mail</strong>: mail@yoursitename.com</p>
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<div class="FBG">
<div class="FBG_resize">
<div class="left">
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<li><a href="#">Overview </a></li>
<li> <a href="#">Another Link </a></li>
<li> <a href="#">Our Company </a></li>
<li> <a href="#">Our Staff </a></li>
<li> <a href="#">Mision Statement </a></li>
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<li><a href="#">Category 2 </a></li>
<li><a href="#">Category 3 </a></li>
<li><a href="#">Category 4 </a></li>
<li><a href="#">Category 5 </a></li>
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+1 (123) 444-5677</span></p>
<p><span>sales@yoursite.com <br />
+1 (123) 444-5678</span></p>
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<div class="footer_resize">
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01-26-2012, 06:32 AM
the $your_email variable will be where the email get's sent to... the recipient...