The addition of the E-mail Field CCK Widget provides a method for users to easily add e-mail addresses in a custom node that will, when the node is viewed and the link is clicked on, either open a connection with the local computers mail client via a mailto link or redirect the user to a web-based mail form within the site (this is the preferred method).
Exsting e-mail fields in custom node types will not automatically change. These fields must be replaced manually.
To manually change out your old e-mail text fields to the new E-mail Field widget, do the following:
- Add the E-mail Field widget to your content type as detailed in the E-Mail CCK Widget article.
- Copy the existing address from one field to the other - this requires CWS help, please submit a Help Ticket. CWS will update the values for you using the following SQL Query: update content_type_faculty_profile set field_email_email = field_contact_email_value where field_contact_email_value is not null;
- After the update query has been run by CWS, remove the old email field.
- If you have any views that used the old field in any display, the views will have to be updated to include the new field and remove the old.