Creating Online Submission forms
The submission forms used on www.mocoproject.org.uk are provided by Wufoo.com.
Wufoo.com is an online application that allows anyone to build internet forms in a few simple steps. These forms include submission forms, questionnaires, registration forms and RSVP for events, e-mailing lists and much more. Read more on wufoo.com/faq.
MOCO Project used Wufoo forms for submitting diaries and observations (text), questionnaires and photographs, as well as workshop registration.
For small projects, Wufoo offers a free service. This means you can create up to 3 forms without it costing you anything and you can receive up to 100 submissions per month. After that, there is a range of cost alternatives available. You pay per month and as there is no contract, you can stop using Wufoo at any time. The service is easy to use with a friendly interface.
- Sign up for an account. If you start with a free account, you can always upgrade later.
- Click on new form.
- Click on Untitled Form and you will see editing options in the left hand field. Here you can name your form and decide what will happen after someone has used it, i.e. if a confirmation e-mail should be sent out or a text appear.
- After you have named your form, go to Add a Field in the top left corner. You will see a range of fields available to use.
- Once you have added a field, click on the new field title and new editing options will appear on the left side.
- Once you have built up your form using the fields you need, save the form. Remember to include an e-mailing field if you want to send e-mail confirmation to your users.
- Having saved your form, you have the option to go to Form Manager where you can see the form you have just built. You always have the option to click Edit to make changes to your form.
Click View to see the form you have built. This is how it will appear to your users.
Making Wufoo forms available on your website
You have two options for using Wufoo forms on your own website.
Click on Code in the Form Manager.
- Under the option Link to Form, you can see the URL of your form. You can copy and paste this in order to make a link from your website straight to the form. Wufoo also gives you the HTML-code to the link if you require this.
- For more advanced users who want to embed the form into their own website, Wufoo gives the full embedding code under the option Embed Form Code.
Accessing Wufoo material
In order to access the material your users have sent you, you again have a few different options.
- In the Form Manager, select relevant form and click on Notifications. Here you can give an e-mail address to which you receive an e-mail for every new submission that you receive.
- In the Form Manager, select relevant form and click on Entries. Here you can see all submissions that you have received. You will also have the choice to e-mail them or download them into an excel spreadsheet.
- There is also an option to create a Report, see the top of Form Manager page.
Alter the design of your forms by clicking Themes in the Form Manager. Here you can include your own logo and change the colour scheme of your forms.