Online Forms by Pickedthis
Contact forms, newsletter subscription forms, even surveys are a type of online form for us at Pickedthis.
Using the same online form system, it can have any number of fields that you would like to collect from people. These fields can collect different types of information like multiple choice answers, short answers and password.
There are many ways to build an online form. At Pickedthis, we chose to build our online forms to be secure to minimise hijacking using the latest PHP7 that works on the latest servers. By choosing a more complicated implementation where information is transferred over a POST connection, we minimise the chance others can hijack or spam your online forms. Adding SSL also increases the security of the information submitted.
Security is only as strong as its weakest link. Our online forms also perform server-side filters and checks to prevent hackers from hijacking your online form to take over your entire website and database of information or use your mailbox to spam other people.
If your website has been hijacked, your entire website can be deleted, defaced or all the information your website has or has collected from visitors can be stolen or exposed. If your mailbox has been hijacked, your email address may be blacklisted as victims mark your email address as spam.
An example of an online form is a contact form that is essential to any business website. Although email addresses can be published publicly on the website, contact forms are used to protect email addresses from excessive spam.
Newsletter Subscription Form
Commonly used for website owners who want people to subscribe to their newsletter online. The simplest one collects an email address, although it can be expanded to have more fields with the ability to mass email subscribers with emails that contain an unsubscribe link that automatically unsubscribes existing subscribers.
A type of online form where people can submit their multiple choice answers or short answers to a list of questions of your choice. Survey forms can be as simple as submitting these answers to your mailbox or as complex as having data aggregates or analysis to generate reports.