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Did You Know?: Adding a Form to Your Blog

While comments are a great way to interact with your readers, sometimes you need to gather more information from them. This can be useful for polls on what your readers would like to see on your blog, for gathering demographics on your readers, and more. An easy way to do this is by adding a form to your blog.

If you’d like to put a form in your sidebar, you can do so with a paid subscription via Formstack. They have a widget that will add one to your sidebar with just a few clicks. You can read more about this here.

You can also use other third-party services like Google Docs or Jotform to create a free form.

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To add your form to your sidebar, you would go to Blogs > Design > Content. Select Widgets and then the “Embed your HTML” option and click the “Add this module” button. You would then paste your code into the new pop-up window. We have more information on this in our Knowledge Base.

To add your form to a post, simply click the HTML tab, choose the Convert Line Breaks option, and paste your code in. You can read more about how to do this here.

You'll want to make sure that you're keeping your blog's column width in mind when creating your form so that it displays properly for your readers.

We hope you found this useful! Check back every other week for more "Did You Know?" tips to help make your blog even better!

Comments

Danaioq

Thank you very much for your information.

Alex Sirota

There is another way to do this -- check http://www.newpathconsulting.com for more -- in general Formstack gives you lots of functionality for building all sorts of embeddable forms.

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