Form Templates and Tips for Getting Started

Formsite form templates new formNew form owners sometimes need help getting started building their first forms. Order forms, registration forms, surveys, etc. can be daunting while still in the idea phase, and often all that’s needed is a nudge in the right direction. A good place to start learning about form building is by using one of Formsite’s form templates.

The templates allow new account owners to quickly see how forms are built and how they work. Our examples and templates have around 100 premade forms and surveys that cover a broad range of possibilities.

The form templates are found on the Create New Form page and are currently categorized by topic and feature.

Formsite form templates categoriesTopic templates:

  • Business
  • Registration
  • Marketing
  • Service Evaluation
  • Education
  • Events
  • Community
  • Medical/Patient

Feature templates:

  • Feature Demo
  • Order Forms
  • Themed Examples
  • Workflows

How to make a contact form using form templates

  1. Click the New Form button and choose the Template form option
  2. Expand the Business topic category and click the Contact Form template
  3. Review the items provided and click Create New Form
  4. Use the form editor to customize the form

Options:

  • Style: In the form editor, click the Style link to edit the colors, fonts, size, etc.
  • Email Notifications: Go to the Form Settings -> Notifications page to set up automatic emails. (Note: Notifications require a paid service level)
  • Success Pages: Go to the Form Settings -> Success Pages page to create a custom thank you page.
  • Security: Go to the Form Settings -> General -> Security page to add a password or enable the Secure Form settings.
  • Integrations: Go to Form Settings -> Payments to enable the payment integrations, and Form Settings -> Integrations to enable integrations like Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, etc.

Sharing the form:

  1. Share the form link in an email, social media post, article link, etc. by using the Form link on the form’s Share page.
  2. Embed the form in your site by copy/pasting the embed code at Share -> Embed Code wherever you are able to add HTML. Using a website builder like WordPress, Wix, or Squarespace? See our article about embedding using a website builder.

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