Hi! Thanks again for taking the time to have a look at this further. We really appreciate this
In answering your questions:
1 & 3. Yes, we want the submission to be successful. We plan to connect the form to Mailchimp to capture all the email addresses (upon successful submission). We had set this up before with Mailchimp’s automation campaign, where successful subscriber will automatically get a double-opt-in email to confirm their subscription before being officially on our mailing list. Right now, we have uninstall this as we are on a free plan with Mailchimp, and every test submission is eating up the email capture limit we have. Sorry! Hopefully this doesn’t make things harder for you to help us.
2. If the error message appears, we got a hyperlink in the message to email us. That’s pretty much it. We have the hyperlink setting set to Email and have included an email address. We tested the hyperlink out, and got Webflow’s 404 page instead. We’ll need to fix that, of course. But that’s another issue perhaps for another time
We implemented this earlier. The issue we have is that because ‘Share this’ animation is tied to clicking ‘Subscribe’, the animation also takes place when we receive the error message. So we ended up having the ‘Share this’ section stacking on top of the ‘Subscribe’ button, like the following (circled in green):
What we want is:
User clicks ‘Subscribe’ button >
if successful submission > Success message appears where ‘Sign up for our newsletter’ is > ‘Share this’ animation takes place as we have designed
if error submission > ‘Share this’ remains as is i.e. below the yellow box. Error message shows up where "sign up for our newsletter’ is.
We are open to modifying the finsweet code, so that the trigger for the animation is when success message appears, rather than the click of the’Subscribe’ button. But - and we are a bit embarrassed to say this even though we are noobs - we don’t know how or what exactly we need to tweak in the code
The other option
So sorry… All we know is that Zapier, bottom line, is like a middleman. We are happy to learn on the go on any coding necessary to achieve (as close to) what we want.
As we are no experts, we rely on your expertise on the best solution for us