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Getting Started

What is Formcarry

Formcarry allows you to collect submissions from your own HTML form, without any back-end code. You can get notification emails for submissions, upload files from your form, benefit from best-in-class spam protection, and integrate with other apps.

How to use formcarry to collect submissions?

Before we start, here’s what you’ll need:
  • A Formcarry account
  • An HTML form
  • Basic Javascript knowledge (optional)

1. Creating an HTML Form

Create a simple newsletter form using HTML:
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<form action="#" method="POST"> <label for="email">What is your Email Address?</label> <input type="email" name="email" id="email"> <button type="submit">Subscribe</button> </form>
If you don't have an HTML form yet, check out our free contact form generator to create a customizable contact form that works with Formcarry without any further configuration.
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Deeper Knowledge
The most important aspect of an HTML form is the action="#" attribute, which specifies the URL where you want to process form data. In a typical website, it will look like this:
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<form action="https://mysite.com/form.php" method="POST"> <label for="email">What is your Email Address?</label> <input type="email" name="email" id="email"> <button type="submit">Subscribe</button> </form>
This sends form data to https://mysite.com/form.php, where you would need to write back-end code (in PHP, Node.js, Go, Ruby, etc.) to process the data.
Formcarry simplifies this process by providing a unique URL that processes your form without any back-end code. Your unique URL allows you to receive emails from your form, send auto-responses, upload files, and trigger Zapier zaps.
An example Formcarry endpoint looks like this: https://formcarry.com/s/XXXXXXXX

2. Creating a form in Formcarry

Go to your dashboard and click the "Create Form" button at the top right of the navigation:
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Click the button and you’ll see the form creation modal:
After creating your form, click the "Setup" tab to see your unique form endpoint. Copy this endpoint.
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Your unique endpoint is a bridge between your form and formcarry that will deliver submissions.

3. Integrating your form to formcarry

Paste the unique endpoint URL you copied in step 2 into your form's action attribute:
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//this is sample endpoint change it with your endpoint that you copied in step 2 <form action="https://formcarry.com/s/{YOUR UNIQUE ENDPOINT}" method="POST"> <label for="email">What is your Email Address?</label> <input type="email" name="email" id="email"> <button type="submit">Subscribe</button> </form>
That's it! You're now ready to collect submissions.
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Important Note: All input fields (input, textarea, select) must have a name attribute, or Formcarry won't be able to parse the field data.
Now, you're ready to collect submissions, let's try it:
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To customize your thank you page, take a look at Thank You Pages
Now, you can view submissions from the dashboard by clicking the "Submissions" tab.
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Congratulations! 🎉 You're now ready to take full advantage of Formcarry, including features like:
✅  File uploads
✅  Google ReCaptcha
✅  Spam blocking
✅  Zapier integration
✅  Webhooks
✅  CSV & JSON export
✅  Autoresponses

Do's and Dont's


  1. Each input field must have a name attribute
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<input type="email" name="email"> <input type="text" name="firstName"> <input type="text" name="lastName"> <input type="text" name="anotherInput">
  1.  Content-Type: JSON, form-data, and x-www-form-urlencoded are supported. If you're just using an HTML form without JavaScript, you don't need to worry. However, if you're using JavaScript to make a request, you should set this attribute.
  1. For file uploads, set the Content-Type to multipart/form-data.
  1. If you want to receive a JSON response message, you must set the HTTP Accept header to application/json.