Re-direct Custom Form to New Window

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When you build a custom form, you have the option fo sending your user to a specified page on your site after they hit "Submit". Is there any way to make it work so that after clicking on this button, it takes them to a new window similar to the function used on any other link?
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No, unfortunately it doesn't have that ability.  Are you wanting to direct them to a page in an external site, or just direct them to a page of your own site, except in a new window? 

Mike
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I am going to be selling product from my site (Using E-Junkie/Paypal). In testing, after the purchase is made, the user is no longer on my site and "lost".  I prefer to keep the user if possible AND get the sale if possible. So my idea was to have a form that asks them if they want to join my mailing list and also buy my product (book) and after submitting that form, it would take them to another one of my own pages (in a new window) where they could put the item in their cart and buy it. In other words, I was trying to get a three for one deal: 1. Sell my product, 2. Sign them up for my mailing list 3. Keep them on my site.

Do you have any suggestions for how to accomplish more than one or all of these purposes by a different means?
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Hi Pierre0338,

I don't have any specific suggestions, but you might try an email marketing program or 3rd party form builder.  You can make the sign up form and then see what options they offer for directing you to a thank you page.  You might find one that will give you the functionality you seek.  They will normally give you HTML code that can be easily added to the site.

Drew
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Here is my test page as a reference: http://christiangrowthnetwork.homestead.com/borntogrow-testpage.html

You will need the following password to enter the site: borntogrowtest

After entering the password, look to the box, "I want to be inspired" to see what I was trying to accomplish.

Thanks for your help and assistance. 
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I do like what you are trying to do, unfortunately there is nothing in Sitebuilder that will make this work.  You would have to have a sign up form, and a second link to the purchase page, or you can do some searching for a 3rd party solution.

Drew

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