Hey lovely people,
Some of you cool cats be familiar with the tutorial, "Sending an Email from Construct2" by the insightful sizcoz (https://www.scirra.com/tutorials/4897/sending-an-email-from-construct2/revisions). From what I can tell, this is the most up-to-date way to be able to have users send emails from within a Construct 2 game. I have not worked with such a method before, and I have a few questions I'm hoping you folks can answer.
Is this method still supported?
Has anyone successfully used this method recently? For reference, I'm on r265 (64-bit). I'll tag 8tomo8,idris47R, and — here since they've left comments on the tutorial page in the past year, and hopefully would like to share their perspective. :)
What exactly is meant in Step 5?
This may be a silly question, but how exactly am I supposed to export my file? The directions say;
"Export the capx to your web host as a html5 project."
However, if I click File>Export Project>HTMTL5 website I do not believe this generates a capx file. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only way to generate a capx file is to click File>Save as Single File. But that technically isn't exporting, right?
Web Host Web space vs webhost (site)
At the end of the tutorial, under the heading "Try it !!", Sizcoz writes a brief checklist:
1) You have downloaded the Capx.
2) You have changed the URL in Ajax -- Send, to your own URL.
3) You have written the PHP Script file, and put it on your Web Host Web space.
4) You have exported your capx to your webhost (site)
I'm not sure what the difference is between these two terms. This too, may be an idiot question. A friend of mine runs a server, and has kindly granted me access to a small portion of it for the use of this email tool. Please forgive me if I lack basic knowledge here, as I am still learning the basics of server operations.
I access the server through FileZilla by plugging in the server address, my username, and my password - then pressing "Quickconnect". This pulls up my "room" in the server, in the bottom-right of the FileZilla window. It is a single-folder directory that I can add files and folders to, and download from. I am not sure if this space is the "web Host Web space" or the "webhost (site)" that the tutorial's author refers to. I don't suppose the answer is obvious to you gracious lads?
I look forward to your feedback. Have a great week!