Contact for Bludit 3?

ehandelsforeningen
Jr. Bludit
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:37 am

Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:39 am

Hi all,

I just started out and I seem to have the same problem.
I uploaded all the files to a subdomain and it all installed fine.

Running PHP 7.3 and after activating the contact plugin the frontend goes white.
User avatar
Edi
Site Admin
Posts: 1927
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:01 pm
Location: Zurich
Contact:

Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:59 pm

ehandelsforeningen wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:39 am
Running PHP 7.3 and after activating the contact plugin the frontend goes white.
The same with PHP 7.2 or 7.1?
Planet Bludit, Tipps, Snippets und nützliche Links. - Newsletter, Informationen zu Bludit (auf Deutsch).
andyfrizzle
Jr. Bludit
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:35 pm

Sun May 24, 2020 6:14 pm

I have installed Contact3 plugin, but I am unable to get it to send a message.
What are the prerequisite packages required on the server?
Does it require a SMTP server to function?
I have tried a variety of parameters on the 'settings' page.
The contact form displays correctly on the bottom of a static page, but will not send the message.
User avatar
Edi
Site Admin
Posts: 1927
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:01 pm
Location: Zurich
Contact:

Sun May 24, 2020 7:29 pm

You can use PHPMailer or STMP.

Have you checked the spam mail? Have you tried with another email address?

Also some hosts do not deliver emails with the same email address for to: and from:

Is there an entry in the error log?
Planet Bludit, Tipps, Snippets und nützliche Links. - Newsletter, Informationen zu Bludit (auf Deutsch).
User avatar
Torsten_Kelsch
Legend Bludit
Posts: 212
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:24 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Sun May 24, 2020 8:55 pm

andyfrizzle wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 6:14 pm
I have installed Contact3 plugin, but I am unable to get it to send a message.
What are the prerequisite packages required on the server?
Does it require a SMTP server to function?
I have tried a variety of parameters on the 'settings' page.
The contact form displays correctly on the bottom of a static page, but will not send the message.
Contact3 uses the class PHPMailer, which in its current version needs PHP 5.5 or greater. It should actually not be necessary to configure SMTP under normal circumstances.

Does the contact form really not send? Are there any error messages? Could it be that the mails end up in the spam folder?
Last edited by Torsten_Kelsch on Wed May 27, 2020 9:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
On Error GoTo Bed
andyfrizzle
Jr. Bludit
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:35 pm

Wed May 27, 2020 7:48 pm

I may have identified the problem.
My bludit site is an Amazon Lightsail instance (Ubuntu), and further research reveals that Amazon do not routinely allow enable mail services to be run on these servers. I am in the process of trying to get this resolved with Amazon. Thanks for the input.
User avatar
Torsten_Kelsch
Legend Bludit
Posts: 212
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:24 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Wed May 27, 2020 9:22 pm

I am not saying this to attack you, but Amazon, really? I feel a deep hatred for this exploitative, monopoly-seeking corporation.
But anyway, of course I keep my fingers crossed that you will get the problem solved quickly.
On Error GoTo Bed
User avatar
Edi
Site Admin
Posts: 1927
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:01 pm
Location: Zurich
Contact:

Wed May 27, 2020 9:29 pm

Amazon has a lot of professional services you cannot get from an average hosting company. And yes, the Internet is also about money. ;)
Planet Bludit, Tipps, Snippets und nützliche Links. - Newsletter, Informationen zu Bludit (auf Deutsch).
User avatar
Torsten_Kelsch
Legend Bludit
Posts: 212
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:24 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Wed May 27, 2020 9:50 pm

It is not about making money, it is about the power of oligopolies, or rather quasi-monopolies. Jeff Bezos has an estimated financial wealth of 140 billion dollars. If hundreds of thousands of people, who are themselves rather small earners, would like to increase this amount, then so be it.

And the use of free services also strengthens the power of such a corporation.

Anyway, I don't think that this is the right place to discuss this further, but I wanted to express my opinion, because I say it everywhere.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
On Error GoTo Bed
andyfrizzle
Jr. Bludit
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:35 pm

Thu May 28, 2020 8:32 pm

SOLVED - Contact form now working. I did not have PHPMailer installed correctly, having installed it from the Ubuntu repository. I removed that package, installed composer, then used composer to install PHPMailer. Contact3 configured and now works correctly.
Post Reply