How to create online forms with online form builder DA-FormMaker

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Creating an online form can become very time-consuming because you must have a lot of skills and expertise. For the pure form creation, you need knowledge in HTML. For the further processing of the entered data, you need knowledge in PHP. And to check input fields for meaningfulness, for example, whether an e-mail address or telephone number has been entered correctly, you need knowledge of JavaScript. Even if you want to create a simple contact form, it still takes several hours to make such a form. But if you use a form builder, the results can be faster and better.

Main features of Form Generator

Using such a form builder, you can click on the Internet form and the associated properties simultaneously in just a few steps. A form builder like DA-FormMaker should support the following features:

  • Standard form templates  (contact form, appointment requests, booking form)
  • All HTML5 – form fields
  • Different designs and design customization options
  • Captcha Spam Protection
  • Export of the online form to the webspace
  • Multi-column form
  • Definition of mandatory fields and other verification functions
  • And much more

Create an online form

If you want to create an online form with the DA-FormMaker, you can either compile it individually or choose from the templates. In this example, we create a contact form in less than 5 minutes. For this purpose, we select the contact form from the templates.

The next step is to choose the basic design. Nowadays, it would help if you chose either the design “Bootstrap” or “W3.CSS”, because both are responsive, and therefore the finished form looks good on your smartphone and tablet. Individual design settings for colors, font sizes, etc. can be set in DA-FormMaker in the “Design” tab at any time.

In the next step of the form wizard, you enter the e-mail address to which the data should be sent when the form is submitted. You can also adjust the subject of the e-mail and choose whether to include the verification code in the form of spam protection. This should make the life of an automated spam bot more difficult. And then, in the displayed text field, you can enter a text that will be displayed first in the website form.

After running through the wizard, you can still make various detailed settings for each form field in DA-FormMaker. Via “New“, you can add further form fields or edit the existing ones.

In most cases, the default settings are correct. However, if you wish, you can make further individual adjustments to the form. The best is that you do not need your own PHP script to send the form data. Here you can use the registered PHP script from the manufacturer. Alternatively, you can download this script and execute it on your own webspace.

The finished form can be viewed at any time using the preview function. The “HTML Export” and the “Export Assistant” help integrate the completed form directly into your own website and upload it to the server.

Conclusion

With the DA-FormMaker, you can create attractive online forms for yourself or as a web designer for your customers in a few minutes. According to software developers, the form builder is still under continuous development. Anyway, if you need to create a complex order form without building the entire store system, why don’t you try DA-OrderFrom?

 


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