It is simple to add an email form to your website hosted on Webs.com (formerly freewebs). You have the option of adding the form with an external HTML editor and then uploading the file via FTP or using Web's built-in Site Builder. The tutorial for adding an email form using their Site Builder is outlined below.
Click here to see an example email form hosted on Webs.com.
1. Create Your Form HTML
Your first step is to generate the actual form HTML code. This can be done using a free form service such as myContactForm.com. Read how to do this ../../mycontactform/mycontactform_basic.php.
2. Open a Web Browser and go to Webs.com
a. Login to your Webs.com account,
3. Open up the Site Builder
a. Under the Edit My Site dropdown, click Site Builder
4. Create a New File or Open an Existing File
a. To create a new page, click the New Page button.
b. Under the Add a New Page window, select the Page icon, type in a Page Name, and then click Done.
c. Select the page that you would like to add the contact form to using the dropdown box at the top of the Site Builder.
5. Add the Form HTML to Your File
a. Click the content box button.
b. Move the cursor to the spot in the content box where you would like to insert your email form. Click the button.
c. A new Custom HTML window will open.
d. Paste the form HTML into the Custom HTML window (Edit > Paste, or CTRL+V, or Right Click and Select Paste). If you do not have your form code created and copied, please read this tutorial to learn how to do so.
e. Click the Insert button.
6. Publish Your File
a. Click the Publish button.
7. Test Your Form
Open a web browser and go to the web page containing your form. Fill out the form and press the submit button to test it.
A demonstration form hosted on Webs.com can be seen here.
Common Problems Encountered by Users:
I get the following error message:
Webs.com does not allow new accounts to use email forms. This error will resolve itself once your account is older than 7 days.
The web page is showing a bunch of jumbled HTML instead of a form.
When this occurs, it is the result of the form HTML being pasted into the Content Box as text instead of pasting the code into Custom HTML window. Make sure when pasting the form code that you first click the button and paste it into a Custom HTML window.
I submit the form and get a form location error.
This typically occurs when you are testing a form that has not yet been published to your live website. If you are still having this problem once you have uploaded the file to the live website, please read below.
If you are using myContactForm.com, you will need to login and make sure that you've set the Form Location setting to the proper URL for your form.
a. Login to myContactForm.com
b. Click the Edit Button
c. Click the Basic Form Information Button
d. Enter all variations of the URL where the form will appear. Typically this is the full URL of your web form with and without the www subdomain. You can also use wildcards (*) in this setting. For examples using http://www.mydomain.com/* would allow the form to be placed on any page uploaded to mydomain.com.