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Adding Content to Your Site

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Adding Forms to Your Site

Forms placed on a website help communicate and interact with your visitors as well as capture leads for your business. To add a form to your site, begin by logging into the Website Builder Tool from the online Account Manager. Once logged in, you will find a list of your existing pages under the Website Overview tab. Select the Edit option for the page where you would like the form to appear.

Figure A. Website Overview Tab

website overview

Click on the Forms option within the Page Elements menu and select the type of form that you would like to add to your site. Your choices are:

  • Blank
  • Bug Tracker
  • Contact Us
  • Membership Registration
  • Reservation
  • Satisfaction Survey
  • Submit Product
  • Suggest Website
  • Time Sheet

Figure B. Select Type of Form

select type of form

Drag and drop the selected form to the location on the page where you would to add it. In the popup window that opens, choose whether to add a new form or a version of the form that you have created previously. When adding a new form, complete the Description field and click Continue.

Figure C. Choose New or Existing Form

new or existing form

Most forms come with pre-configured fields relevant to the type of form selected. The example below displays the default fields for the Reservation form. You can modify a pre-configured form to meet your needs by dragging and dropping elements from the Toolbox and Power Tools menus on the right-hand side of the Form Builder window.

Figure D. Toolbox and Power Tools

toolbox and powertools

You can also remove or rename pre-configured fields by clicking on the field name and modifying the label or clicking on the red X button to delete the field.

Figure E. Renaming or Deleting Form Fields

renaming and deleting fields

Use the Properties options on the right-hand side of the Form Builder window to edit various form settings, including:

  • Title - This is an internal working name that helps distinguish this form from other forms you may have on your site.
  • Font Type - This setting is applied to field labels within the form.
  • Font Size - This setting is applied to field labels within the form.
  • Header URL - This is the URL of your website header if you have it in a separate file. If the URL is provided, the website header will appear on the form.
  • Footer URL - This is the URL of your website footer that you would like to appear as part of the form.
  • Thank URL - This is the URL of the page that users would see after submitting the form.
  • Send Post Data - Setting this field to "yes" would result in form data being sent to your email address every time someone submits the form.
  • Send E-mail - This is set to "yes" by default so you can receive email notifications every time someone submits the form on your site.
  • E-mail - This is the email address where you would like to receive submission notifications. By default, emails are sent to the address associated with your Network Solutions account.
  • Form Status - You can disable the form so that your website visitors will not be able to see or submit it.
  • Spam Check - Enabling this feature performs a silent spam check to ensure that the form is submitted from a real browser.

Figure F. Form Properties

form properties

Once finished configuring your form, click the Finish button at the top of the Form Builder to save your changes and insert the form into the page. As always, preview your site before publishing to make sure that the look and feel of the form meets your expectations. Your visitors will be able to use the form after you publish your site.

Figure G. Saving Form

saving form