I'd love to be able to hand this tool over to account people to make their own forms with, but there's one key element missing - very often we need a checkbox next to a link that says something like "I agree to the Terms and Conditions". I can't imagine we're particularly alone in this; is there any chance of adding one or multiple fields for "place this HTML field next to a checkbox - this checkbox is mandatory - highlight it if it is not selected and a submit is attempted" - something along those lines?
I agree that this would be a great option to have built into the Constant Contact sign up form generator. I am going to inform our Web Services developers of your request. It would also be possible to modify the current CCSFG and add this functionality. If you are going to try this and need any help, please let us know and we can assist you in adding this feature on your end.
I am using the constant contacts as a paid subscriber not a free trial
i have tried to talk to them to get advice on how to put a check box in but they keep sending me to you guys
is it possible to insert a check box that is a required field on the form it s basically to get a user to agree to my terms before being added
Sorry for the confusion there, I meant that CCFSG is a free tool we give away for people who are looking for a quick and simple start to using our API to create signup forms. I'll check with our PHP developer support on our end to see if this is something we can easily help with, though any customizations like this to CCFSG generally required the developer (such as yourself) to customize it further.
Will update soon.
While I'm not sure if building this type of validationg into the CCSFG by default is something we're ready to do, this is a standalone example of validating to make sure that one checkbox is submitted before actually doing so. You could make a few modifications to force your form to submit to this JS function, which you could have check and specific box in your HTML form.
I hope this helps point you in the right direction, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this and I'll be happy to help. Thanks!
Can you explain what the purpose of the check box would be ?
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Unfortunately our email editor, and other email clients around will not support a check box. If you have a developer that can code that for you, there is nothing stopping you from inserting that code into a block but we can't guarantee that it will work in our editor or on the official send. I am so sorry about that limitation. If you'd like to see this functionality you are more than welcome to submit it in our Editor Feedback area.
Thank you so much!