|Posted: Thursday Jan 3rd, 2013 at 8:47 am #36102|
Rather than doing my regular work, I thought I’d try to resolve a forms issue with s2Member.
Using s2Member > PayPal Pro Forms > s2Member® Pro / PayPal® Pro Forms
I created a basic “sign up for ten bucks and then pay ten bucks again each next month,” form.
The page loads with the form and in a pink box and the yellow triangle alert bang /!\ that says this:
1. It’s NOT a trial period. Nowhere on the s2Member form creator page did I select “trial period,” and nowhere in the shortcode (below) does it say “trial period.”
2. I didn’t set any acronyms (ta, tp, tt, ra, rp, rt) — the form did.
3. I didn’t “provide” anything, with any acronyms, nor set them to be the same as any other acronyms.
4. The message is not a message. How in the hell would I know what those acronyms mean when i see that message in our page?
When I selected $ 10 for the first month and then $ 10 for each next month the page was happy with my choices an allowed me to push the button to create the shortcode.[s2Member-Pro-PayPal-Form level="1" ccaps="" desc="1 Month @ $10.00 / then $10.00 USD / Monthly ( recurring charge, for ongoing access )" ps="paypal" lc="" cc="USD" dg="0" ns="1" custom="urlurlurlurl.com" ta="10.00" tp="1" tt="M" ra="10.00" rp="1" rt="M" rr="1" rrt="" rra="2" accept="paypal,visa,mastercard,amex,discover,maestro,solo" accept_via_paypal="paypal" coupon="" accept_coupons="0" default_country_code="" captcha="0" /]
And on a side issue, I don’t want to say that the all the forms never match a site design or that all the forms are ugly and horrible because they expand the form fields to fit full width in the page (WTF?), or because of a lack of structure (and lack structure customization), with label, field, label, field, label, field stacked up like it’s 1993…
…but they’re ugly and horrible because they expand the form fields to fit full width in the page (WTF?), and because of a lack of structure (and lack structure customization), with label, field, label, field, label, field stacked up like it’s 1993.
Other than using CSS to change font’s from 1942, to match the rest of the site’s crazy/out of control, san serif fonts–is there anyway to modify the structure of the forms (and this would be ALL forms on the site: Update billing, etc.)? … you know, add a field, put two labels in a row and then two fields in a row below them?
Design tip: Let each of our theme’s CSS dictate what the labels for s2Member forms and fields will look like. Don’t enforce (inflict) three foot long, 32 word classes on the forms that cause any other font or size, or color to be on the forms. Then we don’t need to loose time in Inspector form by form (they’re not even using the same classes on all forms for the same labels), and then even more time in our child themes correcting the enforced/inflicted “design.”
Butt, I digress. Back to our above “Trial Period, ta, tp, tt, ra, rp, rt, wtf” fiasco.
Should I just use my level 2 shortcode and change some values?
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