How to Submit a web form and Receive instant notifications Written on . Posted in ActionForms.io.
As a developer or web designer, when you create a web form, you need to specify some action. The action is a URL or endpoint that your form will be sent. Meaning that you need a backend (code) that receives your form and send you email notifications, saves the data, and something else.
But what happens if I don’t know how to create a backend? Or what happens if I don’t wanna create backend for a simple form?
For that reason, I’ve created ActionForms.io.
ActionForms.io is a No code — No backend Form sender for developers.
With ActionForms.io, you can easily send your contact forms, surveys, questions, any form or request that you can imagine without coding or configuring a backend.
How to Submit a web form and Receive instant notifications
First of all, you need to create an account in www.ActionForms.io, you can choose the free plan if you want, or purchase the Professional plan to get all the power.
Then you’ll need to create an Endpoint. An Endpoint is a URL where the form will be sent, and it looks like this:
Once we have our endpoint, we should add it to our web form with the action attribute:
<form action="https://dev.actionforms.io/e/r/contact-form" method="POST"> <div> <label for="field_test">Field test</label> <input type="text" name="field_test"> </div> <button type="submit">Send form</button> </form>
When we submit the form, our submission and all the data will be automatically stored in ActionForms.io platform, and we can see it at any time.
Now it’s time to receive notifications when somebody sends our form.
Using ActionForms.io to receive form notifications
ActionForms.io has many options and configurations, but one of I liked the most, are the Notifications.
There are really simple to use and they provide different channel notifications like Slack, Telegram, Email, and more coming.
To configure notifications, we just need to access to our endpoint settings and you’ll see the notification channels.
You can enable as many channels as you want! There is no limit, and you’ll be notified every time a user submits your forms
Check it out now here: https://www.actionforms.io
What else can I do with ActionForms.io?
We are developing more features every day and improving the platform. These are some of our features:
- File uploads up to 20Mb
- Endpoint fields rules
- Recaptcha integration
- Unlimited submissions
- Unlimited endpoints
- All notification channels
- Premium integrations
- And more coming…
Thank you for reading this post. I’m Sam, founder of ActionForms.io, follow me on Twitter @wolfstarmagic
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