Requirements to use FormBackend

You'll need the following to use FormBackend:

  • A FormBackend account

  • An HTML form on your website

  • A "form" created in FormBackend that you'll point your HTML form to, using a unique identifier.

Normally you'd have to write your own little piece of code on the server in order to handle and save submissions from your contact form or whatever form you're writing. But when using FormBackend, the only thing you need is to point your HTML forms action attribute to our FormBackend service.

HTML Form

You need a HTML form, similar to this - but the fields you decide to use is completely up to you, we'll capture everything even file uploads.

<form action="https://www.formbackend.com/f/{your-identifier}" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="POST">
<label for="name">Name</label>
<input type="text" id="name" name="name" required>
<label for="email">Email</label>
<input type="email" id="email" name="email" required>
<button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>

You would want to swap out the {your-identifier} part of the action-attribute in the form tag to match the unique identifier for the form you created in FormBackend. You can see that at the top of the "Set up" page after you have clicked on your form in FormBackend. It'll look something like https://www.formbackend.com/f/3a8c2a145e88e471