Built-in Contact Form

Form to email feature powered by Formspree

By Eric Anderson in Theme Features

July 1, 2019

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Formspree makes it easy to receive submissions from HTML forms on your static website.

Functional Form

This theme has a form-to-email feature built in, thanks to the simple Formspree integration. All you need to activate the form is a valid recipient email address saved in the front matter of the form (/content/forms/contact.md). Of course, the example shown below (your@email.here) must not be used. Please use your actual email address.

# please replace with a valid Formspree form id or email address
formspree_form_id: your@email.here

Update that file and you’re ready to begin receiving submissions. Just submit the active form for the first time, and complete the email address verification step with Formspree, and your contact form is live. The next time someone fills it out, the submission will land in your inbox.

Multiple Layouts

The files included with the theme have a contact page ready for copy/paste, or you can type hugo new forms/contact.md and you’re off to the races. There are two layouts for formssplit-right, and split-left – you guessed it, one puts the form on the right and the other on the left. You just fill out the front matter, and the rest is automatic.

# layout options: split-right or split-left
layout: split-right

Contact Form Split Right Layout Screenshot

Both layouts display the page title and description opposite the form, and you can also choose to show your social icon links if you have those configured in the config.toml file.

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July 1, 2019
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