For me, this was a step too far. I wanted something quick and easy to use that I could embed in my web page, but didn’t take a lot of “effort” to set up and test. So, I looked around and found Cognito Forms. (www.cognitoforms.com). This product is very powerful, has really good support and, for what you probably need it for, is free.
This discussion is how I set things up for inclusion into WWB.
First off, you need to create a login. This is free and is your link in to creating a new form. Click on ‘Sign up’ at the top right of the home page, then click on “Sign up with Email” and follow the instructions. It doesn’t take long. Once done, log in with your name and password.
This discussion is not a tutorial on how to create a form – there are plenty there starting at https://www.cognitoforms.com/support - so get playing.
Once you have your form created and have tested it out, what you need to do is embed it in your site. This is easy.
- In your new form, click on ‘Publish’ at the top, then on the left hand side of the page, where it says ‘Embed in your site’, click on ‘iframe’ and then copy the code inside the white box (just click on it and it gets copied).
- In your web page, add an HTML box (toolbox -> Standard -> HTML). Double click the box, enter some text in the ‘description’ field which describes what your form is for, and then paste the contents of the clipboard into the html field.
- You can modify the form without having to re-upload your web page.
- You are not beholden to anything on YOUR server (or ISP)
- Has really good support
- Has great tutorials
- Is very easy to set up.
- Uses it’s own email servers to send mails out but can allow the recipient to think it was you (thus replies go to the correct place.
- Has built in reCapture.
- It’s another third party you have to negotiate with.