I have been trying all day to get even one of the contact form blocks to work without anything remotely resembling success. One thing I did notice is that Pinegrow does not generate any of the necessary server side files; even when creating a new project. I activated server side scripts and still nothing. Pinegrow is not generating or saving a copy of “contact-form.php” into the /js folder; or anywhere else for that matter.
Where else can I get this file?
I am using Pinegrow 5.0 (earlier versions had the same result) on a Linux Mint 17.3 64-bit system.
Thank you in advance for any assistance.
I am not using word press.
I find it amazing that something found on so many pages is so horribly documented and damn near impossible to implement by a beginner. Apparently purchasing a license was a complete waste of money.
Your really going out of your way to make people not help you.
show your project file layout.
say which block you used.
screen capture your pinegrow tree layout.
I bothered to create a video for you.
Try ranting less and giving more concrete explanation.
And I agree, the documentation for this is lacking, which is why I did this for you.
and happy new year.
I did this on New Years eve to help you out.
I don’t even know if you know how to IMPLEMENT a contact form.
ie, pair the variables in the form with the matching ones in the PHP server file
and the fact that PHP file output can only be viewed after processing by a SERVER (on localhost etc.)
I am sorry, but your reply did not help in the least and only added to my confusion. The impression was given that if you create a contact block the software generates the necessary contact-form.php file in the /js directory; this is not occurring.
I can understand your frustration. Pinegrow is not the most “beginner-friendly” software for someone just looking to build a website without having to understand code. In fact, the first time I downloaded it some years ago, I was much less familiar with website development, found the program utterly baffling, and went with something else. Fast-forward about five years (and a hundred or so websites under my belt) and the next time I looked at it, it was much more comprehensible. I now consider it a brilliant piece of software, and indispensable to my workflow.
But it’s not really made for “back end” stuff, like PHP forms. While I’ve dabbled enough in PHP to understand how to cobble together a form and make it work, I basically gave up on using a website builder to handle my form needs. Instead, I just used an online service called Jotforms.com. It ends up being a much better solution for my needs (dozens of clients with hundreds of form submissions each month) and gives me the benefit of being able to keep track of how their websites are doing in terms of getting leads/inquiries.
The service isn’t too expensive, and if all you need is a single form (and don’t mind their little branding on the form) you can even use their free plan. They have just about every possible thing you could need when it comes to forms, and it’s really pretty easy to use.