Simple easy webform?
August 16, 2011 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Help me create a simple webform for a website.

I need to create a simple webform for a website I manage. It's hosted at nearlyfreespeech. And I need to do it by tomorrow!

The webform just needs to collect information from a few text fields, one series of radio buttons and two check boxes. And then it needs to send that info to a single address.

Ideally, the user would then land on a webpage that would provide a link where I could re-direct them.

I downloaded NMS Formmail but it isn't as straightforward as I thought.

At least, I'm not able to get it to work on the NFS servers yet. I edited the file according to the README & the EXAMPLES and uploaded it but I'm getting an Internal Server Error when I try to submit my form.

The server I chose at NFS uses Apache 2.2, PHP 5.2 Fast, CGI

Help me!
posted by jammy to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Considering your timeline, which is tight, you need advice from someone who knows how to hook you up on the servers you've chosen. Perhaps you should contact their "Fast, friendly, expert support".
posted by davejay at 4:30 PM on August 16, 2011

How about just google docs/forms? You won't have as much control over it, but you can embed it into your design with iframes... It's not perfect, but in a pinch, it's nice.
posted by jlunar at 4:30 PM on August 16, 2011 [2 favorites]

Wufoo can do this is a couple of minutes.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:32 PM on August 16, 2011

I used a free Coffee Cup web form so that folks could upload image files for a project of mine. It was pretty simple to set up.
posted by squalor at 4:34 PM on August 16, 2011

Wufoo? It's a web service for online forms. You can also just copy the HTML it generates pretty easily.
posted by GuyZero at 4:35 PM on August 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

Form Assembly is an alternative to Wufoo, so is JotForm.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:37 PM on August 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

If you know how to do forms, nothing on NFS will stop you doing this.
If you don't, just use Wufoo or a link to an offsite solution (any survey creator will work).
posted by turkeyphant at 5:21 PM on August 16, 2011

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