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Is it possible to post the notification email

  1. MBuck
    Member

    New to GF. I would like the user completed form to post just as it appears in the email notification I receive. Is there some way to post the email notification? If not, how can I get all the fields with titles and user completed info to appear in the post? I'm using only Post Fiends in the form. Thanks!

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday January 24, 2013 | Permalink
  2. You could make your post look like the notification email if you wanted to, but you would have to add the CSS to do that. If you take a look at a notification email, you will see all the inline styles added to give it its look. You could have to apply that same CSS to your posts. But that would still only display all the data submitted, not the field titles.

    If you want to display all the use submitted data, along with field titles, I think you should use the content template option on the post body, then craft your HTML so your label is displayed (you would hand type that) and then use the merge tag for the submitted value.

    Do you need help configuring your post content template?

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday January 24, 2013 | Permalink
  3. MBuck
    Member

    Thanks for your reply. I am totally a novice, but I have been using the post content template and the merge tag option. I have hand typed a label and followed it with the merge tag. They come out very small point size. So I should use HTML to make changes in point size etc? I also need to put an area in for a link. How is that accomplished?

    Everything I want to include in the form should be in the post body, right? I'll keep listing things in the post body content template using the merge? The merged items come from the custom fields?

    I tried this once before and the image is sitting on the left, and where the body copy should go are the labels for the form. So I'm doing something wrong because I want an image on the left and user input on the right and the form labels with user info to fall below the image on the left.

    I hope this makes sense. Thanks for your help!

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday January 24, 2013 | Permalink
  4. You have a bunch of small, solvable issues here. You're headed in the right direction.

    Regarding the small point size for the label: you can change that by wrapping it in a span tag and then adding the style for that span to you theme's stylesheet. Something like this:

    [html]
    <span class="field1label">My Label for this data:</span>{merge_tag}

    Then in your stylesheet, add something like this:

    [css]
    body span.field1label {
      font-size: 16px;
    }

    That would make the label you hand typed appear in a span inside your post, and would be 16px font size. That would take care of the size of the hand typed label. If you wanted all the labels to look the same, you could use the same class for all, like <span class="fieldlabel"> and then your CSS rule would be

    [css]
    body span.fieldlabel {
      font-size: 16px;
      color: red;
      font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    }

    Does that much make sense?

    Adding a link is just adding the HTML to make the text a link. I'm not sure what text you are link to which URL, so it's hard to guess at how you want this to work.

    Everything I want to include in the form should be in the post body, right? I'll keep listing things in the post body content template using the merge? The merged items come from the custom fields?

    Regarding this: everything you capture in the form does not automatically go into the post. You have to put it into the content template if you want it to be included in the post. You WILL keep listing things in the content template and using the merge tags to get the submitted values. The merged items will only come from custom fields if you used the custom field field type in the form builder.

    Regarding the image placement, you will probably have to add a CSS class to the image to make it float right or left and have the text appear in the correct location.

    You might also want to "Disable auto-formatting" below the post content template, so no extra markup is added like paragraphs or line breaks. You will have to add them in yourself, but at least they won't appear where you are not expecting them.

    Work on this some more then post a link to your post and maybe a screenshot or the actual text of your content template and we'll take another look.

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday January 24, 2013 | Permalink
  5. MBuck
    Member

    Thank you for spelling this out for me!! Now for questions. I put the span class code in for the label. Have listed all labels into the content template via merge tags, As you can see in the content template the image is left and all I want on the right is the area for a description. The merged items are also in the description area to the right. Also, under Age levels for books they click only 1 button but all of them show up here. The one button checked shows up on the email, but here they all show. I tried conditional logic on both the body and custom fields but when I do they don't appear on the form for user to complete.

    Now to the link. The user needs to put a link in to their book on amazon and any other places that apply. I can't seem to get that going correctly.

    I have 2 small jps to show you but don't see where to upload them.
    I couldn't do this without your help! Thanks so much!!

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday January 24, 2013 | Permalink
  6. To share images here, please use one of the free image hosting services, and paste the link here.

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday January 30, 2013 | Permalink