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Create a "Request an Article" form

This page applies to:MindTouch Responsive

In this article we cover the steps on how to create a "Request an Article" form that you can implement on your MindTouch site so that your customers can provide additional feedback on current articles and request a new article. After completing this how-to article, you will have a "Request an Article" form that is live on your site. Although these steps can be completed by just copying and pasting all the provided code, to modify the form HTML and CSS experience is required.

Import the Request an Article page

  1. Download the Request an Article.mtarc 
  2. Navigate to the page where you want your form to live:
  3. From the MindTouch toolbar, select Options > Import here.
  4. Navigate to the downloaded MTARC and import.


  1. You should see the following page imported into your MindTouch site:


Access form configurations

Now you will need to set up the integration portion of the form:

  1. From the MindTouch toolbar, select Site tools > Control panel.


  1. Under System Settings, select Integrations

system settings_integrations.png

  1. Under GeniusLink Configuration, expand the Request Article Button Behavior section.

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Configure your form

You are only a few steps away from completing your form setup:

  1. Enter a URL for the Button Destination. This can be your home page or you can create a custom thank you page.
  2. Check the Send Email checkbox.
  3. Enter the email address of the recipient(s) in the Email Recipients section (enter multiple emails separated by a comma).
  4. In the Subject section enter the following: 
Article Creation Request: {{SUBJECT}}

Note to user  NOTE:  The Subject field can contain data from the form by including the name of the input field with double curly braces (example: {{INPUTNAME}}).  

  1. In the Email Body section enter the following HTML code:
<b>Article Creation Subject:</b> {{SUBJECT}} <br/><br/>  
<b>Article URL:</b> {{URL}} <br/><br/>       
<b>Category:</b> {{ISSUE}} <br/><br/>                 
<b>Submitted By:</b> {{NAME}} ({{EMAIL}}) <br/><br/>         
<b>Description:</b> {{DESCRIPTION}} <br/><br/>

Note to user  NOTE:  The Email Plain Text Body field does not allow for HTML elements.

Test your form

  1. ​Fill out all the required information.


  1. Verify the user's whose email address you entered received the following email: