My Grocery Book

Creating a simple Contact form using

Creating a simple contact form with Ruby on Rails is straight forward and simple but I found an even simpler way of doing your contact form.

If all you want is an email sent to you with the details of the contact form then I recommend that you take a look at formspree. It allows you to add a form on your page that will be emailed to a desired address and it’s real simple to get going.

Here is the form html used on

    <form action=""
      <input type="hidden" name="_next" value="<%= thank_you_url %>" />
      <input type="hidden" name="_subject" value="My Price Grocery Book contact" />
      <input type="text" name="_gotcha" style="display:none" />
      <div class="form-group">
        <label for="input_your_name">Your Name</label>
        <input id="input_your_name" name="name" class="form-control" placeholder="Your Name">
      <div class="form-group">
        <label for="input_email_address">Email address</label>
        <input type="email" name="_replyto" class="form-control" id="input_email_address" placeholder="Email">
      <div class="form-group">
        <label for="textarea_message">Message</label>
        <textarea class="form-control" rows="3" name="message" id="textarea_message"></textarea>
      <button type="submit" class="btn btn-default">Send</button>

Thats it, you now have a contact form. Because the form is plain html you can even use this on static sites. Have a look on the formspree website for more details.

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