Creating simple PHP contact form

When you need user to send feedback to your email, you can use contact form. In this tutorial you'll learn how to create contact form with php script.

Overview

if you want to test on you own computer you must set your computer as a mail server by using Argosoft mail server other softwares that have the same features as Argosoft. Read this tutorial for how to set up.

In this tutorial, create 2 files
1. contact.php
2. send_contact.php

Steps
1. Create file contact.php.
2. Create file send_contact.php.

STEP1: Create file contact.php

############### Code

<table width="400" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1">
<tr>
<td><strong>Contact Form </strong></td>
</tr>
</table>

<table width="400" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1">
<tr>
<td><form name="form1" method="post" action="send_contact.php">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td width="16%">Subject</td>
<td width="2%">:</td>
<td width="82%"><input name="subject" type="text" id="subject" size="50"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Detail</td>
<td>:</td>
<td><textarea name="detail" cols="50" rows="4" id="detail"></textarea></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Name</td>
<td>:</td>
<td><input name="name" type="text" id="name" size="50"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Email</td>
<td>:</td>
<td><input name="customer_mail" type="text" id="customer_mail" size="50"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit"> <input type="reset" name="Submit2" value="Reset"></td>
</tr>
</table>
</form>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

STEP2: Create file send_contact.php

############### Code

<?php

// Contact subject
$subject ="$subject";

// Details

$message="$detail";


// Mail of sender

$mail_from="$customer_mail";

// From

$header="from: $name <$mail_from>";


// Enter your email address

$to ='someone@somewhere.com';

$send_contact=mail($to,$subject,$message,$header);


// Check, if message sent to your email
// display message "We've recived your information"

if($send_contact){
echo "We've recived your contact information";
}
else {
echo "ERROR";
}
?>


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