Uploading files through a form

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I would like customers to send files to me. Is there a form control or widget that allows web site visitors to select a file from their computer and then send it to my e-mail? Please keep in mind that I am using a free account.
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Hi eugenetanso,

Yola's Form Widget does not currently have a feature enabling people to submit files to you. What I can suggest is a form builder such as Wufoo, which is integrated into the Yola Sitebuilder, and does offer this option, although this is not a feature of their free option. Here is a link to Wufoo's website if you would like to check their service out: Wufoo.

If you decide to use Wufoo, they offer both free and paid options, so you can select the option that is right for you, although if you are wanting to have your site visitor submit a file you will need to choose one of the paid options. When someone fills in your form their message will be stored in your Wufoo account and you will receive an email alert to let you know that you have a new message.

You will find the Wufoo widget in the "Forms & Appointments" folder in the Sidebar on the right of your Sitebulder. After dragging and dropping the Wufoo widget onto your page in Yola, click through to their site from the dialog box. Sign up for an account if you have not already done so and follow the steps below on Wufoo:

1. Select the form you wish to use.
2. Click on "Save form".
3. The form manager will open up.
4. Click on "Notifications" - enter your details as to where you wish the info to get sent to (ie. your email address).
5. Click on "Save".
6. Click on "Save settings"
7. Click on "Code"
8. Copy the code and then and paste it into the Wufoo widget dialog box in Yola.

Your Wufoo form will then be embedded on your page and you can begin collecting information from your visitors directly from your website.
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Andi North, Mangopear Media

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Hello eugenetanso,

You may also want to take a look at JotForm. They also have a free option and I think that it allows for some uploads. JotForm can be easily used with Yola as they have a Yola feature in their Export Menu.

If you need any more help using JotForm, I can help.

Kind Regards,

Andi
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Lego City News

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Can you give me the link to their website to put it on my Yola Site?
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Lego City News

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It works like gold! Thank You so much! I would recommend this to all the people wanting their visitors to upload files to their site!
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Just clarifying that a bit. This process doesn't upload files to your site but rather through the website for the webmaster to place, or otherwise, on the site. There is no facility to place files by other users onto a Yola site directly. The described procedure in fact is the same as attaching a file to an email but the recipent's email address can remain anonymous.
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What you said is just what I have wanted. Thanks!
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Gop

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Thank you for all your help!