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Justin Easthall

18 Mar 2014, 7:45 pm

Send form creates loads of files?

Anyone else noticing that every time you publish you get another FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1.php when using the send form action?

FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1a.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1b.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1c.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1d.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1e.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1f.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1g.php

… and so on….. I have a developer who’s going to be working on the site and he’s like wtf is all this?? Anyone any ideas?

Caleb Grove

18 Mar 2014, 8:04 pm

I’ve noticed this problem as well. I’m wondering if this is a side affect of inline construction/Backdraft. Can anyone confirm or deny this happening for a non-Backdraft website?

Caleb Grove, Grove Design

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waltd

18 Mar 2014, 8:21 pm

This happens whenever Freeway loses track of Action-published files. The trick to get around it is to delete everything from your Site Folder, and allow Freeway to publish again completely.

Walter

On Mar 18, 2014, at 4:04 PM, Caleb Grove wrote:

I’ve noticed this problem as well. I’m wondering if this is a side affect of inline construction/Backdraft. Can anyone confirm or deny this happening for a non-Backdraft website?

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Justin Easthall

18 Mar 2014, 8:22 pm

I have done this but it starts again…

Caleb Grove

18 Mar 2014, 8:23 pm

This happens whenever Freeway loses track of Action-published files. The trick to get around it is to delete everything from your Site Folder, and allow Freeway to publish again completely.

I’ve tried this, but it doesn’t always fix the problem. Sometimes I’ll clear out the Site Folder, then Freeway will regenerate 3-10 of the SendForm PHP files in one go.

Caleb Grove, Grove Design

Creator of Backdraft, the free responsive framework for Freeway.

Currently being held hostage by a herd of beef cattle in rural Montana.

DeltaDave

18 Mar 2014, 9:02 pm

This is a known bug which I believe SP are/have been working on (for some time)

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The Big Erns

18 Mar 2014, 9:14 pm

I think this is one of the benefits of NOT using an action - Freeway Pro rarely gets confused when you just ask it to include the code you’ve written as a markup or extended bit. It doesn’t read it or interpret it or do anything else but place it exactly where you’ve asked it to.

I would have thought you guys would be rolling your own forms ;-)

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Caleb Grove

18 Mar 2014, 9:28 pm

I would have thought you guys would be rolling your own forms ;-)

Backdraft users don’t really care for hand-coding forms. :)

Caleb Grove, Grove Design

Creator of Backdraft, the free responsive framework for Freeway.

Currently being held hostage by a herd of beef cattle in rural Montana.

The Big Erns

18 Mar 2014, 10:16 pm

Backdraft users don’t really care for hand-coding forms. :)

Okay, whatever. Maybe it’s time for you to rewrite a form action that works then.

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Justin Easthall

18 Mar 2014, 10:18 pm

We don’t code round these parts

David Owen

19 Mar 2014, 1:07 pm

Yep. It’s driving me nuts. I now have to dig in to the site folder prior to publishing delete the old FW_SendForrmXXX on every publish.

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On 18 Mar 2014, at 19:45, “Justin Easthall” <[email protected]> wrote:

Anyone else noticing that every time you publish you get another FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1.php when using the send form action?

FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1a.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1b.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1c.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1d.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1e.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1f.php FW_SendForm_contactusgoodhav_sidebarLeft1g.php

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Justin Easthall

19 Mar 2014, 1:08 pm

Yes - its embarrassing too if other people look! Anyone found a work around yet?

Tim Plumb

19 Mar 2014, 1:15 pm

Hi Justin, Do you have the Action applied to the page or an item? If it is an item is it an inflow item? I had a similar issue with the PHP Feedback Form Action creating multiple -go.php files and I traced it back to applying the Action to inflow items in the page. The solution? I stopped users applying the Action to inflow items! :-) Try applying the Action to the page and see if that helps. Regards, Tim.

On 19 Mar 2014, at 13:08, Justin Easthall wrote:

Yes - its embarrassing too if other people look! Anyone found a work around yet?

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Justin Easthall

19 Mar 2014, 1:18 pm

Yes I do! I thought there was a downside to applying to the page? No?

Tim Plumb

19 Mar 2014, 1:25 pm

Generally I’d always recommend you apply Actions as low down the food chain and as close to the item you want to alter as you can but in this case if applying the item to the page corrects the issue then do it. The only downside of applying the Action to the page will be that you can’t have more than one ‘Send Form’ item on the page. Regards, Tim.

On 19 Mar 2014, at 13:18, Justin Easthall wrote:

Yes I do! I thought there was a downside to applying to the page? No?

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Justin Easthall

19 Mar 2014, 1:29 pm

Ok thanks Ill give it ago now

Justin Easthall

19 Mar 2014, 2:08 pm

Yes that sorted it! Caleb may wanna take note that the form on Backdraft has it placed inline - Im sure he’ll update as he is reading this hello!

Caleb Grove

19 Mar 2014, 2:24 pm

Thanks for all your feedback and research guys!

I likely won’t push out an update until I collect a few more bugs - thanks to the nature of Freeway templates, updates are a lot of work for both my customers and myself and it makes more sense to do fewer big releases than a lot of small ones.

Also, I’m kind of torn on this issue. While I hate the extra PHP files, modules should be self contained to reduce confusion and increase portability. Then, there’s the fact that the Send Form action - if applied to the page - means that there can only be one form per page and can cause conflicts with other form-related stuff.

What I’ll probably do is create a “Known Bugs and Fixes” page on the documentation site later today where I’ll cover stuff like this in more detail.

Caleb Grove, Grove Design

Creator of Backdraft, the free responsive framework for Freeway.

Currently being held hostage by a herd of beef cattle in rural Montana.

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Justin Easthall

19 Mar 2014, 2:25 pm

Goof stuff Caleb. Thanks