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Feedback Forms
About FormLog



I have tried numerous free feedback form providers and have found FormLog to be superior to the rest. This is a powerful form processor with numerous options.

    With FormLog you can:
  • Specify the subject of the form responses.
  • Make any or all fields required.
  • Have the fields in the response sorted alphabetically or specify the order in which you want the fields to appear.
  • Have the visitor be taken to a "Thank You" page after submitting the form. This page will display all the info that was entered into the form fields and can be customized with your logo image, background image, and background, text, and link colors. It can also contain a link back to your web site.

Signing Up
You will need to go to http://www.formlog.com/ and sign up for a free account. This is simple process and will only take a few minutes. Make sure that the email address that you provide is the address that you will want the form responses sent to. After signing up you will receive an email with further instructions and your username and temporary password (you can change the password when you log in).

Setting Up The Form
Now that you have you FormLog membership and username you can add the "hidden" fields that will set the form options.

<form action="http://www.formlog.com/cgi-bin/formuk.cgi" method="POST">
This will be the top line of your form and needs no editing.

<input type="hidden" name="username" value="yourusername">
Replace the yourusername with the username (not the password) of your FormLog account.

<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Subject Of Form">
Replace the Subject Of Form with whatever you want the subject of the form response you receive to be.

<input type="hidden" name="required" value="name,email,comments">
This is where you will specify which fields you want to be required. The form will not be processed unless something is entered into these fields. You will use the word that you have in the name= command of the form fields here. These words are case sensitive so be sure to spell them exactly as they appear in the fields. Notice that they are separated by a comma.

<input type="hidden" name="title" value="Thanks For Contacting Us!">
This is the title that will appear on the "Thank You" page that the visitor will be taken to after submitting the form. You can say anything you want here.

<input type="hidden" name="logo" value="http://www.yoursiteurl.com/mylogo.gif width=500 height=100">
This is where you will place the path to your logo image. Be sure to include the actual width and height of the image. If you do not want to use a logo image simply omit this field altogether.

<input type="hidden" name="background" value="http://www.yoursiteurl.com/bg1.jpg">
This is where you will specify the path to the background image of the "Thank You" page.

<input type="hidden" name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
This is where you will specify the background color of the "Thank You" page.

<input type="hidden" name="text_color" value="#000000">
This is where you will specify the text color of the "Thank You" page.

<input type=hidden name="link_color" value="#0000FF">
This is where you will specify the link color of the "Thank You" page.

<input type="hidden" name="vlink_color" value="#9933FF">
This is where you will specify the visited link color of the "Thank You" page.

<input type="hidden" name="alink_color" value="#FF0000">
This is where you will specify the active link color of the "Thank You" page.
<input type="hidden" name="return_url" value="http://www.yoursiteurl.com/">
This is where you will specify the url of the "Return To The Web Site" link on the "Thank You" page. (Usually the main page of your site)

<input type="hidden" name="return_title" value="Return to The Web Site">
This is where you specify the link text.

Put these all together and the first part of your form will look like this.

<form action="http://www.formlog.com/cgi-bin/formuk.cgi" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="username" value="yourusername">
<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Subject Of Form">
<input type="hidden" name="required" value="name,email,comments">
<input type="hidden" name="title" value="Thanks For Contacting Us!">
<input type="hidden" name="logo" value="http://www.yoursiteurl.com/mylogo.gif width=500 height=100">
<input type="hidden" name="background" value="http://www.yoursiteurl.com/bg1.jpg">
<input type="hidden" name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
<input type="hidden" name="text_color" value="#000000">
<input type=hidden name="link_color" value="#0000FF">
<input type="hidden" name="vlink_color" value="#9933FF">
<input type="hidden" name="alink_color" value="#FF0000">
<input type="hidden" name="return_url" value="http://www.yoursiteurl.com/">
<input type="hidden" name="return_title" value="Return to The Web Site">

Your form fields (as explained on the previous page) will go here.

</form>



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