Building Your Website Contact Form Page

To start with, even if you have your complete address in the head of your website or in a sidebar, go ahead and repeat it in the first lines, such as follows: inc
PO Box 2851
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(888) 225-1342

If you do business via a physical location, include a link to a map as well.

Contact Form

Also provide a quick contact form. You notice that I did NOT include an email link in the address information above. There are two reasons:

1) publishing your email address makes it easy for spam scrapers to grab your email address - resulting in you receiving more spam.

2) An embedded email link will fail if the person is not using an application to send mail from their computers, and many people don't - they only use web based email, thus, the link will not work for them anyway.

Keep it short. Just ask and require their name, email address and reason for the contact. You may include other fields as well, but don't make them required.

If you have a need for gathering more specific information, as you often will, this is not the place to get it. Create a separate page to collect this detailed information, and make every field required that you need.

For example: inc
PO Box 2851
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(888) 225-1342

Please Note: the form below is for General Inquires Only. If you are wanting a free, custom website demonstration, click here and complete the custom website demo form instead. Thank you.

Your form fields would follow here ...

Email Address Encryption

The pajezy website form generator ALWAYS encrypts the recipient's email addresses so spam scrapers can't get them. When you define the "target" for your forms, you simply provide the email address(es), separated by commas.

When this page is published, the email addresses are encrypted. You can visit the resulting HTML page on your live website and view the source code. Your email address will look something like this: ZG91Z0BwYWplenkuY29t.

Define a Redirect Page

Your form pages require a redirect page. This is sometimes called a "congratulations page" or "thank you" page. Once a person completes your form and clicks on the submit button, they will be redirected to this page that you have created and defined.

This is where you tell them "thank you" or "your form was submitted" or whatever you want to say. Sometimes, you may want to link to additional resources or present special offers.

"Hide" the Redirect Page

If you don't hide the page (so it does not appear in navigation) it will be added to your visible navigational structure, unless you are using a theme with custom drop-down navigation. Since you don't want browsers seeing this page unless they submit the form, hide it.

Avoid Form Errors

Don't use ' or " in your forms. They will be interpreted as commands and will cause errors. If you don't define and provide a redirect page, users will see a "page not found" when they submit your form. The form submission will still work but they will think that it didn't.

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