Web Forms are a great way to collect new subscribers for each subscription you have in your DataMart or just collecting customer data for later use. 


This tutorial goes over the standard method for creating a web form.


1.  To begin, navigate to the Compose tab and click on the Web Forms tab


To begin, navigate to the Compose tab and click on the Web Forms tab


2.  Click "Create new Web Form"


Click


3.  Type in the Web Form Name


Type in the web form name



4.  The Form will Automatically collect the UniqueID field Assigned to your DataMart


The form will automatically collect the UniqueID field assigned to your Datamart


  • The field type will also be automatically assigned to be "Simpletext" and the field will be required when a subscriber fills out your form. 

5.  Add any additional fields you would like your form to Collect


Add any additional fields you would like your form to collect. Also indicate the type of field and if it is required.


  • Indicate the type of field and if it is required.


6.  Select the Submit Action you would like the form to use when new contacts Submit their information through your Form.


Select the submit action you would like the form to use when new contacts are submit their information through your form.


  • "Always add to this subscription"
    • This submit action will add new contacts, with the permission level chosen, to the subscription you choose when subscribers simply fill out the form and clicking the submit button.
  • "Include opt-in checkbox"
    • This submit action will place a checkbox on your web form above the submit button that, when the submit button is clicked, will submit the contact into your DataMart with an explicit permission level (if checked).


  • Note: Make sure to fill out the "Opt-in text displayed" field with a line of copy that indicates what the user is opt-ing into by checking the box displayed. (ie. To subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter.)

7.  Select the Permission level for records added by the form to that subscription


Select the permssion level for records added by the form to that subscription


  • If the web form indicates that the user submitting the form will be "signed up" or "opted in" to a specific publication, then select explicit
  • If the web form is to collect user information but not subscribe the user to a specific publication, select implied.



8.  OPTIONAL: Select the landing page you would like the form to redirect to after a user has successfully submitted data


OPTIONAL: Select the landing page you would like the form to redirect to after a user has succesfully submitted data

  • The page you select here will appear once the user has finished the web form and clicked the submit button.




9.  Type in the text you would like placed in the "Submit" button


Type in the text you would like placed in the



10.  Click "Save Web Form"


Click



  • This completes the steps required to create the form. 
  • In order to have the form appear on a landing page, you will need to complete the next steps.

11.  Navigate to "Landing Pages'


Navigate to



12.  Select the landing page you would like to insert the Web Form


Select the landing page you would like to insert the web form



13.  Place the cursor in your landing page where you would like the web form to appear


Place the cursor in your landing page where you would like the web form to appear



14.  Click the "Insert Web Form" option in the editor


Click the



15.  Select the name of the web form you set up earlier and click "Insert"


Select the name of the web form you set up earlier and click



16.  This will insert the web form tag into your landing page


This will insert the web form tag into your landing page



17.  Click "Save" and then click "Preview" to open the landing page in your browser


Click



18.  The Result


The Result


Using your web form


  • Now that you've built a great looking landing page and web form, you can begin to use the URL provided through your email messages or your website.


  • A common use for the landing page tool is to display the page on your website using an iFrame.