Legacy forms are deprecated. It is recommended that you migrate to the new forms feature. This will speed up your build process and enable a new range of features. Legacy forms will not work with all SSGs.
Create forms on your site and send the submissions to an email address or integrate with your own workflows.
To create a form:
methodattribute to post
actionto where the visitor is redirected after the form submission
nameattributes to collect data from visitors
CloudCannon sends named form data to email addresses of your choosing. Alternatively, use a hook to integrate with services like Zapier or IFTTT.
Use these fields to customize the email CloudCannon sends through the form. The fields can be hidden or visible, depending on your requirements.
_to (required) - the address (or addresses) that CloudCannon sends the email to. Send the email to multiple addresses by separating them with commas.
_hook is defined, this field will not be used.
_subject - the subject of the email.
_cc - the value used for the CC header in the email. Use this to send a copy in another address (or addresses) without sending it directly. Send a copy of the email to multiple addresses by separating them with commas.
_hook - instead of sending an email, a webhook can be supplied for the data to be sent to. See Webhooks for configuration details.
_gotcha - honeypot field for preventing untargeted spam. CloudCannon does not send the email if this field has a value. Hide it with CSS to prevent visitors filling it out.
For better spam prevention try using Google reCAPTCHA.
these fields are encrypted before being served to protect your information and prevent spam.
Create your own workflow around form submissions.
_hook field allows you to supply a webhook that you control to process the form submission. The data is sent as a POST request with the Content Type
We currently allow hooks from the following platforms to be used:
If you have use cases beyond these platforms, send us a message.
Note that IFTTT does not support custom JSON keys. Webhook Applets have access to the three keys
value3, the quantity and naming is fixed. This means that you will have to reflect this structure in your form. For example:
Zapier and Automate do not have a limitation on the number of fields or custom keys.
Forms hosted on CloudCannon are limited to 750 submissions per 10 days. Contact us if you need this limit expanded.