How to Add Custom Forms
by Ryan Courtney on September 7th, 2016
While we offer a built in contact form in our editor, it’s intended for basic use (its options are limited). As a result, many of our users have a need more customizable forms on their website. Thankfully, this is easy to do using 3rd party services that specialize in building forms. While there are many great services out there that allow you to build forms (Google Forms, Jotform, Wufoo, etc.), we are going to use Google Forms in this example (it’s free!).
First, you will need to sign up for a Google account if you do not have one. If you already have an account, you can head on over to Google Forms to get started. From the main page within your Google Forms account, click one of the pre-made templates (you can view more by clicking ‘More’ in the top right hand corner of the page), or select ‘Blank’ to create a form from scratch.
From there, you will be taken to the contact form editor which will allow you to customize the form in many different ways (change the questions, make answers multiple choice or short answer, change who can view the form, plus many other options). Once you’re done editing the form, click ‘Send’ and then select the option furthest to the right of the ‘Send via’ heading. From there, copy the code provided and then log into your SnapPages account.
Once you're logged into your SnapPages account, select the page you wish to add the form to while in the ‘Pages’ section of your account and click ‘Edit’. Then, add the ‘Code Box’ web block found under the ‘Elements‘ tab to wherever you want the form on the page. From there, paste the code you had copied earlier into the code box, click ‘save’, and then ‘Publish’ the changes. That’s it! Your form should now be displaying on the live version of your site.
As an added note, you may need to adjust the size of the form within Google (it gives you the option when you obtain the HTML code) to display in the correct size. If you have any questions or run into any issues while building the form in Google, I suggest checking out the FAQ section for the Google Forms app. Also, if you have any trouble adding the form to your SnapPages site, please let us know!
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