Collecting form submissions on exported sites

If you’re looking to use (or continue to use) the built-in form element on a site you’ve exported from Webflow, you’ll need to adjust your form settings to connect to a third-party form service.

Most form providers let you integrate forms that you create in their dashboard with existing forms on other sites — essentially letting you create a bridge between what users enter on your site and the form provider’s database.

Example

Step 1 — Copy the form action URL

In most cases, your form provider will provide a custom POST URL that they’ll tell you to paste as the “action” attribute. You’ll need the following two items:

  1. Submission method (usually POST)
  2. POST URL (sometimes called the “action URL” or “action attribute”)

Step 2 — Paste the URL

In your form’s settings, paste the URL into the action field. Verify that the method matches the form provider’s specification (POST or GET).

Change how form submissions are handled from your form’s settings.

If you're curious what these changes do to your form's actual code, you're directly changing the action and method attributes in your form HTML.

The code you’re changing, in case you’re curious.

Once you make these changes, publish your site and your forms will start sending data to your specified form provider.

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