Written by: Geoffrey Callaghan

Create Bootstrap Contact Form

Create Bootstrap Contact Form

Creating a contact form with Bootstrap and integrating it with Fabform.io involves a few steps. Fabform.io is a form backend service that allows you to collect form submissions without setting up a server. Here’s a simple example using HTML, Bootstrap, and Fabform.io:

Step 1: Sign Up on Fabform.io

1.1 Visit Fabform.io and sign up for a new account. If you already have an account, log in.

1.2 After logging in, create a new form by clicking on the “Create a Form” button. Follow the instructions to set up your form fields.

1.3 Once your form is created, note down the form endpoint URL provided by Fabform.io. This URL is crucial as it will be used to send form submissions to Fabform.io.

Step 2: Set Up Your HTML File with Bootstrap

2.1 Create a new HTML file using your preferred text editor (e.g., Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text).

2.2 Start with the basic HTML structure and include the necessary meta tags.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">
    <title>Contact Form with Bootstrap and Fabform.io</title>
    <!-- Bootstrap CSS -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css">

2.3 Create a container for your contact form using Bootstrap classes.

<div class="container mt-5">
    <h2>Contact Us</h2>
    <!-- Form will go here -->

Step 3: Build the Contact Form

3.1 Inside the container, add the form element. Set the form action attribute to the Fabform.io endpoint, which you noted down earlier.

<form action="YOUR_FABFORM_IO_ENDPOINT" method="POST">
    <!-- Replace YOUR_FABFORM_IO_ENDPOINT with the actual endpoint provided by Fabform.io -->
    <!-- Form fields will go here -->
    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Submit</button>

3.2 Add form fields for name, email, and message using Bootstrap form controls.

<div class="form-group">
    <label for="name">Name:</label>
    <input type="text" class="form-control" id="name" name="name" required>

<div class="form-group">
    <label for="email">Email:</label>
    <input type="email" class="form-control" id="email" name="email" required>

<div class="form-group">
    <label for="message">Message:</label>
    <textarea class="form-control" id="message" name="message" rows="5" required></textarea>

Step 4: Add Bootstrap JavaScript and Finalize HTML

4.1 Include the Bootstrap JavaScript and its dependencies at the end of the HTML body.

<!-- Bootstrap JS and dependencies -->
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@popperjs/core@2.5.3/dist/umd/popper.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

Step 5: Test and Deploy

5.1 Save your HTML file and open it in a web browser to test the form.

5.2 Ensure that form submissions are sent to Fabform.io correctly by submitting a test entry.

5.3 Once you’re satisfied with the testing, deploy your HTML file on your website or hosting platform.

That’s it! You’ve now created a contact form using Bootstrap and integrated it with Fabform.io to handle form submissions. Customize the form and styles further as needed for your specific use case.