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Custom FTAF Forms

To create a custom FTAF form, include the following code in an HTML page that matches your Company's branding. The form "body" should have, at minimum, the following code:

<form action="http://whatcounts.com/bin/ftaf" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="send">
<input type="hidden" name="id" value="%%SUBSCRIBER_ID_TAG%%">
<input type="hidden" name="goto" value="%%GOTO%%">
Friend's email: <input type="text" name="email">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="send">
</form>

NOTE: The form action above is for our SaaS solution.  If you are on a Broadcaster, replace "whatcounts.com" with the value appropriate for your Broadcaster.

Additionally, you'll want to make sure your form has fields with names like "subject" and "message" to capture that important information.

Force a certain subject line by making "subject" a hidden field:

<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="A friend wanted you to see this">

Or let the subscriber enter their own subject line with a text input:

Subject: <input type="text" name="subject" size="30" value="A friend wanted you to see this">

You can also allow the subscriber to include a personal message to their friend by including code like this in your form:

Message: <textarea name="message" cols="30" rows="4"></textarea>

What we haven't told you is how you can use your custom form. That's simple. Go to the ADVANCED tab of your list and enter the URL for the location of your form in the text box next to "Custom Form." For example, if your custom form were located at "http://www.mysite.com/ftaf_form.html" you would want to enter http://www.mysite.com/ftaf_form.html in the "Custom Form" text box.

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