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Software Development Resources by David Egan.

Jekyll Contact Forms Using Formspree

Forms, Jekyll
David Egan

Forms need somewhere to be submitted to, and form data needs to be processed.

For WordPress/PHP sites, this is pretty trivial. The form posts data to a PHP script, which takes certain actions - adds data to the database, sends email, etc.

If you’re embedding a form on a Static site (in this case Jekyll), you could create a PHP form processor provided that the server is running PHP. A simpler alternative would be to use a third party email based service like Formspree - which allows 1000 emails per month on the free tier.

Formspree Form Markup

This page is testing a Formspree contact form.

The form markup is as follows:

<form class="form-horizontal" action="//" method="POST">
  <div class="form-group">
    <input type="text" name="name" placeholder="Your Name">
  <div class="form-group">
    <input type="email" name="_replyto" placeholder="Your Email">
  <div class="form-group">
    <textarea class="form-control" id="textarea" name="message">Your Message</textarea>
  <div class="form-group">
    <input type="submit" value="Send">
    <input type="text" name="_gotcha" style="display:none" />

Once you submit the form for the first time, you’ll get a confirmation email to prevent spam submissions from random sites.

This page is testing the Formspree form.

Contact Form

Get in touch!

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