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Feb 11, 2009 2:10 pmWeb Forms#

Hank Cramer

As we develop web sites - a fairly common task is to collect information from our visitors / customers. 

Sometimes it's as simple as an email address for a newsletter, and many times it's more complex and detailed.

How do you collect information from web forms?

Does your tool / method offer any validation such as proper telephone format, zip code, numeric entries, date ranges, etc.

Share site URL's with examples if available.

Thanks!

Hank



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Feb 11, 2009 4:47 pmre: Web Forms#

Reg Charie
HI Hank,

Due to the increase use of script attacks by hackers seeking to gain control of web servers in order to use them as spam relays, secure "captcha" protected forms are becoming necessary.

These forms have a graphic which display characters that must be typed into a form field which enables the form to be submitted.

Other than that I have not found it necessary to have validation for correctness but only for content.

http://dotcom-productions.com/08/contact_us.php is an example of a secure form.

http://phpformgen.sourceforge.net/ is a resource that lets us design forms using php. The page also has a download of their open source software.



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Feb 12, 2009 9:03 pmre: Web Forms - With Paypal & CAPTCHA Integration#

Hank Cramer
Reg -

Thanks for the reply.

The links above look like they'll work for basic forms.

In my search I've found a few sites that offer paid monthly services for forms that allow CAPTCHA and PayPal, 2Checkout, etc integration.

Does anyone have any experience with these services?

Or better yet - know of any scripts / code that can be implemented without paying monthly fees for use?

Ideally a user would fill in a form for service, hit Submit, go to the payment provider, make payment, and then their form content would be submitted (email, database, or whatever), and the submitter be redirected to a Thank You / Confirmation page.

Has anyone done this?

Hank



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Feb 12, 2009 9:59 pmre: re: Web Forms - With Paypal & CAPTCHA Integration#

Reg Charie
Hank,
I do this all the time, but not in the order you are presenting.

When a client signs up for my hosting, I pass them off to the credit card service (2CheckOut or PayPal), without collecting any personal information.
This relieves me of the necessity of protecting their credit card information.

Once the transaction is made they are automatically directed to a form page to collect their personal details and domain name. This is written to a list as well as being emailed to me.

Since this form is not in the public eye, (there is no link to it on the site), it is not necessary to captcha protect it.


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Nov 04, 2009 8:31 pmre: re: re: Web Forms - With Paypal & CAPTCHA Integration#

John Stephen Veitch
Hi Guys

My original ISP was very nervous about web forms on their site. They supplied a form that they approved for use, but it didn't meet my needs.

I purchased Web Form Builder for Coffee Cup.
http://www.coffeecup.com/form-builder/
http://www.coffeecup.com/

For non-code writers that's a good solution.

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Nov 24, 2010 4:51 amre: re: re: re: Web Forms - With Paypal & CAPTCHA Integration#

William J
The web form I use didn't cost me a dime since I am affiliated with bravenet services. They have great tools and resources for webmasters

William


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Nov 24, 2010 5:17 amre: re: Web Forms - With Paypal & CAPTCHA Integration#

Reg Charie
Hank, looking back at my answers I did not outline one major component.

I offer a form consisting of a buy now or subscribe button which is linked to the PayPal or 2CO purchase routine.

The routine collects credit card information which, when completed sends people to a form which collects domain name information.

None of the forms need a captcha, the first not having a data entry field, the second form being only known to successful purchasers.

The sequence is that the potential customer hits the buy now button and is sent to access paypal or 2CO purchase routines.
The routines are configured with unique landing pages for successful and unsuccessful purchase routines.
These are the pages where you collect information for your use.

There are some shopping carts that will integrate data entry fields in the purchase process. CRELoaded is one of these.

best,
Reg
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