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Avoid spam in contact forms

In one site I'm getting a lot of spam via a contact form created with Freeform. Is there a good solution, besides adding a CAPTCHA?
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Have forms been broken by new security issue?

I've just completed an upgrade from 2.5.3 to 2.7.0 (never want to do THAT again ;) ) and have run into an issue that seems to be coming from some changed security restrictions. I have several simple ...
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What is a client-friendly way to handle multi-part forms with workflow?

I'm looking for some advice on a client-friendly way to create and administer multi-part forms with the caveat that a workflow process is also needed. I know more than one of the forms add-ons for EE ...
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Forcing Categories in Publish Form

Using EE 2.5.5. I have a products channel with three category groups associated. How do I insure at least one category from each group is selected when the user adds or edits a product entry? Is there ...
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safecracker - how to specify who gets notified on form submission

As the admin of my site, I currently get notified when someone submits an entry via safecracker, but is there a way to specify which other emails or users get notified on submission?
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Why would Freeform give me a full webpage back in the ajax response rather than a json message?

I've got a freeform form that is setup to be ajax submitted. However, even though it all works and it sends an e-mail without page refresh, i don't get a json message back, it gives me a full webpage ...
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Native ExpressionEngine Forms w/ Jquery Validate & Watermark Plugins

I'm using the jQuery Validate (https://github.com/jzaefferer/jquery-validation/tree/1.9.0) and Watermark (http://code.google.com/p/jquery-watermark/) plugins in conjunction with ExpressionEngine's (2....
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Securing form data

I have a tag pair that generates a form. I am trying to pass some sensitive information in the tag params, trying to think of a way to avoid exposing it by showing it via hidden field. For example, ...
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How to create a form and insert form data to database in ExpressionEngine?

I am developing a website in ExpressionEngine and I am a newbie for ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter. I want to create a form on page and want to insert it data after submission to my customized ...
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Dynamic Redirection for Safecracker/Safecracker Registration Forms

I know that there is a param for safecracker/safecracker registration form called return. You could define a static url. Is there a way for a safecracker/safecracker registration form to redirect to ...
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Adding forms to individual entries where only one or two questions change

A client has requested setting up a channel where they can add forms associated with each entry. At first Forms from DevDemon looked like a good fit as it has a fieldtype to enable this, but in my ...
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Undefined index: checkbox_fields error when submitting safecracker form

Here is my form {exp:safecracker channel="dummy" class="form-horizontal" dynamic_title="Place" error_handling="inline" include_jquery="no" return="test/place-form-done" ...
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Member registration form without third party plugins/add-ons

I am a newbie to expressionengine. I have EE 2.5.5 purchased version. What i want to know is can i create a member registration form and explicitly ask users to register?
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The action you have requested is invalid

I am using EE 2.4 Dummy signup: http://tensports.zeecdn.com/test-login-native.php When I click on register it gives me an error The action you have requested is invalid. I am submitting a form with ...
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Multi-page Safecracker forms

I'm working on a project where new members will create a channel entry using Safecracker. I have something in place but have decided I'd like to break the form up into multiple pages to better walk ...
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Authenticate is returning to a different page than the return param

I have two forms on a page, the first one is generated by exp:autheticate, and the second is a normal handwritten form. Both are triggered by javascript submits. The authenticate form seems to be ...
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safecracker reference issue can't find variable EE

I'm using safecracker and getting this error: Uncaught ReferenceError: EE is not defined when using safecracker. I tried this solution: http://ellislab.com/forums/viewthread/197571/P15 (moving ...
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Google Maps: Show results with multiple statuses

In Google Maps, I'm using {exp:gmap:search} and {exp:gmap:results} to create a search form and results listing. How can I show entries with multiple statuses? I know I can put a hidden field in the ...
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Ajax pre-populate

Whilst not really an EE specific question, I have need to present the user with a Freeform and have them type in their unique ID# which relates to another channel full of "companies" but I'd like to ...
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Freeform Pro: Field Placeholder

is it possible to add placeholder text (i.e. placeholder="Your Name") in a Freeform Pro: Composer Form Field?
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Error "The action you have requested is invalid" while fetching data via AJAX in EE 2.7.2

I try to implement infinite scrolling in EE 2.7.2. There are 2 templates: "infinite_scrolling_main" and "infinite_scrolling_embed". There are no forms in any of these two templates. AJAX call from ...
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Why doesn't the content of the page load again after postback?

I'm using the form_declaration() function in a module, and I fire a method when the form is submitted. I set the form's action to loop back to the sender so I can do some form validation serverside. ...
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"invalid form id(s) submitted" error for a FreeForm Pro form

Several users are complaining about this error whenever they try to submit one of our online forms: "invalid form id(s) submitted". The problem is I can't replicate this error. Also, many people have ...
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ProForm forms stopped submitting, no errors

I've already emailed the plugin dev about this, but I need to get this working again as soon as possible. I have some forms created using ProForms that have been working fine. Today I noticed none of ...
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How do I add a Grid row using a Channel Form?

I've been experimenting with ExpressionEngine 2.7.0, attempting to replace my use of Matrix with Grid and updating my Safecracker forms with Channel Forms. Currently, I have a template where users ...
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Exp:resso Store form created by products tag - I just want to submit a single SKU

In continuation of my thread here, I'm still interested in setting up a products form where all the SKUs are laid out, and a visitor simply clicks a button beside the SKU to add exactly one of that ...
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Via a module, how do I get a specific function to fire when I submit a form?

Below are the four required files to install a module that I created. They are all located within the '/third_party/database_add/' folder. My issue and my question is located after these files, which ...
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Expresso Store - field:register_member default to checked

I don't want to force my customers to register as members (by using the register_member parameter on the checkout tag, but I would like to assume they'd like to by defaulting the checkbox created by ...
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Where to change text for Mailing List Form errors

I'm using the mailing list module as a newsletter signup form. I want to edit the error text that is shown if the user doesn't fill out the form correctly. Here is the error text: The form you ...
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How do I supress the system email message or get it to appear inside my template?

I have designed a site that is mainly modals - so there is only index page and it is all driven by scripting. (Its an artistic site and the client wanted this look and feel). I am finishing the ...
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Safecracker Registration Form

I have gone to the steps in this page to setup safecracker registration module. This is my form for registration. {exp:safecracker channel="members" class="form-horizontal" dynamic_title=...
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How to redirect specifically dependent on Group ID selected

I'm new to this forum so hoping you can assist me with something that I've completely hit a dead end with. I basically need to specify a confirmation page dependent on Group ID selected within a ...
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How do I create a select on a frontend template from custom member data?

So, in a member profile, I have created a custom field for company_state as a select and its populated with the US States. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to render out a select with those ...
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Editing entries with Channel Form not working

I've created a bunch of simple entries for a channel, and I'd like guest users to be able to edit the entries. The entries are all on the index page, since this is a one-page site. No matter what I ...
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Setting up a comments section in expression engine

I am working on my blog/tutorial site and I have it set up so the main page displays my content and the user can click on an individual entry and go to a page that displays just that entry through my "...
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Devdemon forms return url without ugly gray EE "thanks" page first

I have this: {exp:forms:form form_name="contact" return="kontakt/takk" attr:class="form default contact"} {forms:fields} {forms:field} ...
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Missing data - different IP error when submitting a form

Has anyone ever come across this error before? I've never seen it. When a form is submitted, users get the error shown in the screenshot attached.
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New to EE - looking for some insight

new to EE (version 2.6.1) although I have used a handful of CMS's like WP, Joomla and Teamsite. I was tasked today with something I could use help with. I need to create a submission form, that will ...
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Safecracker: how can I reliably alter the return value on form submit?

I've inherited a project where the developer used a trick that's worked for me before: use JavaScript to modify the value of Safecracker's hidden return element prior to submitting the form, gaining ...
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How can I stop a form submit and validate with javascript?

I've come across a form that, on the rendered page, looks like this: <form id="mx_locator" name="mx_locator" method="post" action="search-results"> <!-- form elements --> <span>...
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What's EE4's best forms solution?

I'm trying to teach myself the best tech related to EE4. Now I'm on forms. Before going straight to FreeForm Pro, I'd like to get any opinions on form solutions. Currently looking into Channel Form ...
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forms (devdemon) and redirects

I am redirecting a user to a custom template after they submit a form. I'd like to include their name on the thank you page, but as it's a redirect, I can't get any form data. I tried editing this ...
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How to create a multi-page rental order/catalog form with email notifications & session?

I need to create a form that allows customers to select various rental items from a large list of products. Users will be able to select the quantity of each item they require and then hit submit. ...
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exp:channel:form date undefined with datepicker

I updated today one of our EE installation from 2.6.1 to 2.7.2 and one of the changes was going from safecracker to EE forms. All working well except when I use date picker for entry date and closing ...
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exp:channel:form and relationships

So, running on 2.5.5 I would do the following (with SafeCracker instead): {exp:channel:form channel="resumeer" return="folketinget/resume_ret/ENTRY_ID" include_jquery="no"} <p>Overskrift: &...
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Freeform Pro - General error at top of page as well as inline errors?

I'm using freeform pro and I have a functioning form, built using the form tags. I have the inline errors working as hoped, but what doesn't work from a UX perspective is lack of a general error at ...
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ExpressionEngine 1.6.8 Contact Form or just upgrade?

I originally posted this on stackoverflow before discovering this specific forum... I've been asked to make some changes to a site that was built with Expression Engine 1.6.8. Even though I'm not ...
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Create PDF from form data then email PDF

Has anyone come across a situation where the following process is required: HTML form is completed on website Form gets submitted PDF of form details is created Generated PDF is emailed to a ...
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How to pass form data to external php script

I need to pass a value from a form to an external php script via a url, but my code isn't working. When I submit my form, I'm expecting the url to look like this: example.com/script.php?zip=12345 but ...
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Object of class EE_Session could not be converted to string in DevDemons forms

I've installed the latest version of DevDemons Forms(3.3.5) When I navigate to the index page of the Control Panel I'll get the following error. A PHP Error was encountered Severity: 4096 Message: ...
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