5.) Tracking

Adding a timestamp to the form will allow you to track when each record is submitted. Caspio also makes it possible to capture the user’s IP address if you are looking to record the page URL. This could be useful if the form is deployed on multiple web pages or websites.

6.) Protection

Block unwanted spam and protect your data by adding CAPTCHA. Please refer to the entry on CAPTCHA for more information. If you have decided to only allow registered users access to this form, move it into the appropriate authenticated folder.

7.) Confirmation Pages & Emails

When composing content for a confirmation page, it is good etiquette to thank the user for filling out the form and notify them that it has been successfully submitted. You can also add URL links to the confirmation page to direct the user to another webpage or back to the previous page. Make sure that the acknowledgement email is structured professionally. Don’t forget to address the user and sign your name at the end. If you would like to make the email more personal and address the user by name, you can insert the name field from the insert menu. The same can be done with confirmation pages if Advanced Options and Parameters are enabled for the form.  Once again, don’t forget to check all spelling.

8.) Deployment

Lastly, when deploying the form on your web page, make sure to select the most appropriate method (“embedded” is the most common). Caspio also provides the option for SSL encryption for additional security. Paste the deploy code in the appropriate place on your webpage and enjoy! If you wish to receive user comments about your form, you can place a link to a feedback form on your page. 

To learn more about the features mentioned above, visit our online help center at http://howto.caspio.com.

We hope this topic was helpful. Please add your questions and comments to enrich the discussion.