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How do I open PHP files?
#1
Greetings and thank you. I don't even know if this is the right question. I downloaded and unzipped the files, and went to the install folder. There is no executable file that I can find. In it are some folders and php files presumably explaining the steps? I cannot open any of these files. I could open cgi files in notebook. These won't open in notebook or a web design program. Sorry, I'm a good designer but a rank amateur with any codes except html. This looks so promising, especially with the great feedback. I thought I was downloading a program that I could install, open, and plug my form parameters into. Do I misunderstand? I have been trying for an hour and am perplexed. Would someone please explain what I am missing, because I don't see any hint of this question on the forum. Thank you kindly.
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#2
PHP files are scripts that run on a Web site. (They are text files; you can edit them in Notepad – if you know what you are doing.)

You need to upload the whole Form Tools package to a Web server. The installation instructions are detailed and very good (see http://docs.formtools.org/installation/).
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#3
(Oct 25th, 2010, 12:31 AM)Buttons Wrote: PHP files are scripts that run on a Web site. (They are text files; you can edit them in Notepad – if you know what you are doing.)

You need to upload the whole Form Tools package to a Web server. The installation instructions are detailed and very good (see http://docs.formtools.org/installation/).

Buttons, thank you for replying. Yes, I have edited php files in Notepad, but it won't let me open them at all. Right clicking gives me the open option but not open with, and open on its own doesn't work. I also tried dragging the files into Notepad and that doesn't work.

So are you saying I should upload the files to the root directory of my website? I will go see the url you gave. Thank you.
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#4
Hi Ritzlore,

Any luck so far?

First off, yes, Form Tools runs on a web server, so you'll need to upload them all to a folder somewhere there (e.g. a /formtools folder in the root). Also, your server will need to run PHP. PHP is awfully common and found on the majority of servers, but who knows! It may not be running on yours.

Anyway, good luck! Smile

- Ben
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