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From dotCMS Boot Camp 2010. This presentation talks about form submissions can now be stored as content and dynamically reported on HTML pages. Any user can place complex forms on any HTML page in the ...

From dotCMS Boot Camp 2010. This presentation talks about form submissions can now be stored as content and dynamically reported on HTML pages. Any user can place complex forms on any HTML page in the dotCMS 1.9 version.

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  • Forms  as  Structured  Content   dotCMS  version  1.9  introduces  the  ability  to   store  form  submissions  as  structured  content   We  hope  you  enjoy  our  presenta>on  of  this   powerful  new  feature!   Welcome!  
  • I  don’t  like  change!  
  • What  was  wrong  with  the  old  way?   •  Email  harves>ng  from  forms   •  Spam  aGacks   •  No  server  side  form  valida>on   •  Limited  form  repor>ng   •  Inability  to  dynamically  interact  with  form   submissions   •  Form  code  exposed  on  webpage   •  Higher  barrier  of  entry  to  crea>ng  forms  
  • 1.9  Supported  Form  Building  Methods   What  got  added?   Legacy  Support?     Form  structure  type     Legacy  Form  Builder     Add  form  content  on     Legacy  Form  Handling   any  page     Legacy  Form  Repor>ng     HTML  free  form  building     De-­‐coupling  form  code   from  the  page     Dynamic  form  repor>ng  
  • Why  is  it  Cool?  
  • Why  is  it  Cool?   • Create  custom  forms  with  no  HTML/Velocity   • Make  complex  forms  with  ease   • Simple,  re-­‐usable  forms   • Create  dynamic  pages  that  react  to  form   submiGed  content   • Dynamic,  customizable  form  repor>ng  
  • 24  Form  Field  Types   field  types  include...   Category  fields      Rela>onships    Tab  dividers    WYSIWYG    Images    Binary  Files  
  • I  fear  this  has  become  complicated  
  • How  do  I  create  a  new  form?   1.  Make  a  “ Thank  You”  page   2.  Create  a  form  structure   3.  Fill  in  required  hidden  form   fields   4.  Add  the  desired  form  fields   5.  Add  the  form  to  a  webpage  
  • Placing  a  Form  on  an  HTML  Page   • Forms  can  now  be  added  to  all  content   containers   • Content  Editors  can  now  search  for  and  place   forms  on  webpages  without  having  access  to   form  code   • Permissions  control  which  forms  users  can  see   and  use  
  • Form  Crea>on  Made  Easy!   • Let's  Create  a  Sample  Form!  
  • Don't  Panic!   You  are  NOT  boxed  in  by  default  styling  
  • Styling  Form  Content   Default  Dojo.css   /dotCMS/html/js/dojo/release/dojo/dijit/themes   How  can  I  override  dojo.css  with  my  own?   #set($contentFormMacroCSS  =  '/path/ formstyle.css')  
  • New  Methods  in  Form  Repor>ng   • Download  simple  Excel  reports   • View  forms  as  content   • Create  dynamic  form  reports   • Legacy  form  repor>ng  
  • Dynamic  Display  of  Form  Submissions   •  Generate   #pullContent pullContent  query  in   ("+structureName:Trainin form  content  search   gFeedback","0","modDat •  Place  a  velocity   e  desc")   widget  on  a  page   that  pulls  form   #foreach submissions   ($formSubmission  in   $list)   .....   #end  
  • Review  of  New  Form  Handling  Concepts    Three  supported  methods  for  crea>ng  forms   (legacy  form  builder,  legacy  form  fields,  forms  as   structured  content)    Powerful  new  form  fields    Stop  Email  harves>ng    Form  submissions  now  stored/retrieved  as   content    HTML  pages  can  now  pull  content  from  form   submissions    Simple  form  crea>on  
  • Penny  for  your  thoughts   • What  do  you  like  about  the  changes?   • How  can  this  tooling  be  leveraged?   • Possible  use  cases?   • What  is  your  ini>al  reac>on  to  this  feature?