Electronic forms or eforms are a standard feature of the website. YP Websites are equipped with either a standard eform or a more advanced option. Eforms can be used to collect leads, receive requests for quotes, gather testimonials, or pre-qualify potential clients. A form can even be customized to allow visitors to attach documents. These documents can range from design ideas to release forms to resumés. Photos can also be attached to an eform.
Some additional things to know about advanced forms:
- "Required" can be changed for any field.
- Any number of fields can be conditionally displayed based on the input of a checkbox or radio button. This means, for example, that if a visitor ticks one checkbox or clicks on one radio button, information relative to that choice can be gathered. The interactive Form below is an example of a conditional response. Click on one of the option boxes or circles to see how it works.
- A form may have multiple recipients, but please note that ALL of these recipients will receive email responses from the form. Specific recipients cannot be chosen by the visitor using the form.
- Form elements cannot be split across columns. In other words, all of a form’s elements (text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, etc.) will be displayed vertically on a page, not horizontally.
Try out the forms below. They are interactive.
Unless otherwise requested, this is the default form that will be set in new websites.
Advanced forms are available with Website Plus and can be built using any combination of the input types shown below.
To ensure a visitor completes the form, it is best practice to have no more than 5 mandatory fields. Although forms can include more than that, studies have shown forms with too many mandatory fields often get abandoned.