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WordPress submit the form error

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by aspe_heat, May 9, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    So I have a sports website and I am looking for writers. I made an application form which people have to fill in if they want to apply for a writer position. However, when you fill in the application and click on the submit button, you get this error :

    Error 404 | Nothing found!

    Sorry, but you are looking for something that is not here.


    But the weirdest thing is that I actually get the e-mail and get the application...

    Is there any way to fix this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. november71

    november71 Newbie

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    Sounds like you just need to make a thank you page and set it where your form is requesting after a submission
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Should I use 301 redirect then?
     
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    after submission your form goes to .../contact-form-574# and then .../contact-form-574 . I guess you either change where the form redirects to, like back to your main site. Or put up a page at .../contact-form-574. To me the quick fix would be to put a thank you page at .../contact-form-574 . I haven't used wordpress in awhile and am not familiar with what settings you can tweak with that form plugin you're using. Maybe someone else can suggest whether its a good idea to redirect from 404 pages.


    PS. Your application form looks much betternow. It was kind of scary, but maybe that was just my browser, firefox. The textareas where all over the place and not organized at all. Now it looks totally professional.

    edit: There must be a return to setting in that form plugin?
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Thanks a lot for the feedback! And yeah, I'll create a thank-you page then at that link.

    And there is no return, that's just "basic" form plugin which comes with WordPress.