FoxyForm

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If you are into any kind of website design at all you probably use a Contact Form at times. I have used a couple different website design programs that have a Contact Form feature. However, for whatever reason, sometimes the form does not work or stops working. The best way around this is to use a third party form generator off the web.

There are tons of sites like WuFoo that offer several different online forms that collect all kinds of data. Some of these sites are free, some require a small fee. If you need sophisticated form functionality you should find and use one of these sites. However, if you just need a simple Contact Form for your website then I highly recommend FoxyForm. FoxyForm offers a very simple setup for a basic Contact Form and it is free. Here is how it works.

When you navigate to the website you will see this page (this picture is pretty small so click on the image to see it full size):


The site is pretty self-explanatory. Just decide which fields you want on your form, tweak the way it looks, enter the “Target” email (where you want the contact information to go) and then authenticate. Yes it is a pain to authenticate but it is an anti spam measure. Once you are finished then click on “Create Formular” and you will be taken to this screen:


FoxyForm prepares the proper HTML code for your site which includes the “Target” email account. You then have to copy the code in that window and paste it into your website. If you, like me, are not a hand coder look for a way to place the HTML code into your website. Most website design programs now days have a feature or command that allows you to “Embed” HTML code into your site web page. Also, FoxyForm sends you the code in an email. You can save it if you have to move the form or redo your site.

When I generated my Contact Form code I copied it and pasted it into an “HTML” item in my design program which produced this form on my Contact Page:


You can see that it does have the “I’m not a robot” feature. Yes, putting in those stupid, weird looking characters is a pain, but if you don’t then little tiny robots than scan the web will send you advertisement spam using your Contact Form

If you need a simple form for a website I highly recommend FoxyForm. Mine is working great, no problems at all. You can’t beat free either.

Doug

9 comments

  1. Having troubles. Sent this to Foxy – was returned. Any suggestions? skipparsons@mac.com

    Hi Foxy;
    Several years ago I purchased an Apple OS 10.6.8, that included iweb. I built a website http://www.skipparsons.com and it was hosted by a local guru (Bill) who three months ago found it necessary to abruptly retire, and “pull the plug”.

    All hosting companies claim they host iweb, but when it comes down to reality; most really don’t have a clue. Recently Powweb came up with an apple/iweb knowledgeable tech, and my site is up and running again. Whew!

    However: When my site went down, it included a Foxy contact Form, and the form disappeared. It had been working tremendously well. I have frustratingly, tried to download this form again to no avail. In iweb, after dragging the HTML box over to my website contact page, and go to paste in the link, it just shows the link code/text, not the form. If I publish the site, only the text for the Foxy link is visible, not the form. What am I doing wrong? Or what do I do to get back in business again?

    Thanks for your help. Skip

    1. Skip

      Based on your description that “should” work. I honestly don’t know how to fix it. You might contact Foxy Form, they may have a solution for you. HTML pasted into a website should pretty much work the same in any web design app (my latest use of foxy form was in an app called Sparkle). Sorry I could not be of more help.

    1. Foxy Form is a very basic form creator. I have found that on occasion is just does not work well in certain Web design apps. Sorry I can not be of more assistance. There are other form creators on the Web. You might want to try one of them.

  2. Hi! I’m also using Foxy Form to a website I created. But as of now it’s currently not working. It only shows the text foxyform that links to their site. I’m not sure why, but it happened before and after a while it comes back good again. Are you experiencing the same right now? or have you experience something like this before?

  3. Hi there, i got the form embedded on my website and when you fill it in everything works.
    Only problem is I dont get the email once you’ve hit send message?

    thanx

    1. Yes, I think FoxyForm has some issues. I have received contacts from other people with similar problems. I really don’t know a fix for your issue, sorry. You might try these guys instead: http://bit.ly/2hr5Mbi. Some of their forms are free and some you pay for. Sorry I could not be of more help.

      Doug

  4. I just implemented the code just now and it works perfectly. Tests it twice.

    At first it doesn’t worked after I added the code. I didn’t received an email. Then, I cleaned the Contact Page thoroughly including the pre-existing html code. Apply the code once again and that’s when it works. No problem at all.

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