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Hi Everyone,


I am having issues with trying to use the Plugin- Custom Contact Forms on my site. I have recently installed PageLines onto my site and loving it, however now with the new setup, I think that PageLines is over-writing the style of the Plugin itself. Basiclly it is displaying a stock standard contact form on my sidebar without any of the customisation that I have done within the Plugin itself.


It is a very similar situation to the one on this topic: http://www.pagelines.com/forum/topic/22911-constant-contact-form-designer/?hl=contact+form


However the link provided does not work and unfortunately I have very little experience with CSS or code of any sort (hence my conversion to PageLines). I have the Plugin inserted through Widgets into my Primary Sidebar.


Here is a link to my site, I am obviously still converting it over to work through PageLines however I need this resolved to build everything else unfortunately. http://www.buysenterprisers.com


Details: PageLines 2.4.4

             Wordpress: 3.5.2

             Host: GoDaddy


Any assistance would be much appreciated thanks, please if you require any further details, just ask :-)



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Hello Warrenbuys 


Have you used CSS to customise the contact form already? How did you implement this? i am assuming you customised this before pagelines was installed. Let us know and we can advise further. 


If you require help on Custom CSS and customisation you can find it here in the documentation (the previous link is now dead as the documentation has been re-written since) 

The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 


Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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Hi Martin,


You simply modify the form within the plugin itself, quite simple layout, I will include a screenshot so you can see how the user customisers the form style.

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If the plugin uses the same elements as PageLines, such as classes or IDs, then yes, our CSS may interrupt or override the CSS the settings create.  I'm afraid there's really no solution if the plugin does use the same classes or IDs, except to replace the plugin. 


When you're filling in the settings provided by the plugin, those are written as CSS code.  If it writes to something like .input and we also use .input for forms, then our code will prevail in the order in which the browser reads the code, depending upon the browser, though most should do that.


A successful, well-crafted plugin will use its own CSS elements, avoiding such conflicts with more common phrases or words used in standard CSS.


While our form may need customized CSS to make it appear as you desire, essentially, you already know what you want ti to look like, and just have to find the proper element in PageLines to make that work. Writing the CSS should be pretty easy, and likely it's already there, ready for editing.

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Thanks for your response Rob.


Can you please clarify which form you are referring to when you say 'our form'.


Also if I could find the element in the plugin which writes to something like .input, what could I replace this with the substitute this and remove the conflict please?

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