Contact us gadget - to send a message to site admins
Based on thread http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308929-general-discussion-and-questions/suggestions/8822707-contact-us-page from our old general questions forum.
Currently there is no (easy) way to create a "contact us" page, where any visitor can submit some information to site administrators through a simple input form.
Suggestion: create a new gadget ("Contact us form"). Admin can add this gadget to any page (e.g. "Contact us" page) and setup up some parameters (like email to send submitted information to). The gadget will show basic textbox field wшер Send button. Clicking on the button will send content of the textbox to emails specified by admin on gadget settings.
Please, add your comments below if you're in favour of this idea. When we have enough comments, we will ad this into our Roadmap http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Product+roadmap .
Beverly Ehlbeck commented
We will not be sharing member information amongst members or enable sending messages but we definately do need a general feedback or contact us gadget for our website to allow non-members (or members) to contact the club executive. Ideally we would like this to have anti spam functionality built in.
Devora Weinapple commented
I just paid for a 2-yr subscription and discovered that you have a WORKAROUND for a simple contact form. That is kind of outrageous. WISHLIST: CONTACT FORM
Andrea Barnes commented
Has this still not been addressed? Is it true there is no ability to create a standard "Contact Us" form with fields in it? We're thinking about migrating a large site with lots of forms. Must find out what the deal is first. Any advice is appreciated.
Please!! This would make all the difference to our new site!
Glenn Koehler commented
I love this idea, I was just in the process of coming up with a contact form and then I saw this, at the moment an HTML form is all I can do which sends untracked data to an email address of my choosing, but this is not ideal.
I would prefer the data be stored in the CMS database, give the sender an option to opt into a news letter via their email And that we can assign anyone that sends from that contact form that isn't already in the membership database a group assignments of contact form group and no membership level. I'd like to see that feature as well or have that ability because that contact form would be a public contact form.
Naomi Patrick commented
I agree. I need a contact us form for general information and a feedback form for members to submit safety issues and things to add to the website.
Michael Daly commented
I vote for this.
The Member Contact Form would only fill my needs it it could be made into a Bundle Contact Form. I need a Contact Us form to provide a visitor to our site with the ability to send information to all members of a given committee, or all members of our Board of Directors.
Mark Millsap commented
Contact Us gadget would be great. Would like to include a few fields in the gadget form. Once received, would be great to send one of a few canned response emails if the response email is appropriate to the Contact Us request.
We get some very very similar Contact Us requests i.e. Please tell us more about your makerspace or What are your Open House dates and times, etc., etc.
Jennifer Weiss commented
The work-around for the lack of a contact us/feedback page is pretty convoluted when we're trying to blitz recreating our current site in WA so we can launch.
AdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented
Walt, we have it - https://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Member+contact+form
Walt Bilofsky commented
This concept should be extended to allow any member to opt to be emailed by the public without revealing their email address.
For instance, how about a "contact" member field type? It would appear as a link that would bring up a form to email the member. If that field's privacy setting is set to public, then anyone could contact the member through their profile without seeing the email address or other non-public member fields.
With this feature, our officers could be contacted by non-members without their email addresses being harvested for spamming. Likewise members posting in forums.
Even a simple work-around like forwarding "site contact" email to the other admins would be nice. Anytime someone would email the contactus@MyCompany.com or admin@MyCompany.com the system could then forward this email in question to the other admins in the system. This is a feature that would help me out tremendously!
Kelly Brooks commented
Surprised this doesn't exist. Please put me down as a vote in favor of a 'Contact' or 'Feedback' form gadget.
Judy, We agree. Our current workaround is by no means our desired permanent solution. Hopefully we can address this this with a real contact us gadget soon. We will post any updates here.
Why give a complicated workaround. It would be easier if you would provide a "Contact Us" feature. It seems like it should just be a standard feature.
Camilla Elmes commented
Wholeheartedly agree. Having to add Google forms is a pain and harder to administer. Need the option of having a form gadget that can be customised to the requirements of the page.
Ed T commented
I agree, not having a contact form widget as I did on wordpress is very much missed.
Gwyneth Moss commented
Contact form for enquiries. Like WP contact form 7. Currently this needs a complex work around which I can't be bothered to do.
Sara Russell commented
More widgets including a contact form- these are basic building blocks for building a site, to make it so convoluted is just awful and was almost enough to make me give up on you. We have had to include several Google forms and it seems archaic by web standards. Very frustrating.
Jack Morash commented