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How do I add a form to my site without writing code?

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image Well, it could hardly be simpler: enroll to Patapage and paste a script in your pages’ source. Done.

Notice that you are actually beginning to add to your site interactivity with visitors – but forms are just the beginning.

Interacting with your visitors may also mean letting them leave page-specific comments, contribute wiki-style to contents, enable Google-powered searches, read news via RSS, see who is tweeting this topic, and so on.

A form builder is nice, but it is a partial solution.

imagePatapage is not just a form builder. What you need is a service that covers all the new ways to interact with your visitors, while keeping your site simple and static – and hence easy to update and well-indexed. This service is just what Patapage gives you.

Of course you can do a lot with forms: non only feedback and contacts, but also for example surveys, bookings, …

But in fact the right question is not just about adding forms:

How can I add more interactions with my visitors, with my “tribe”, without transforming my site in an application?

Is it possible to avoid doing all that server side development just to add more interaction?

Today it is indeed possible: just try Patapage here.

P.S. The amount of development needed to support a community is also easily under estimated. You may need moderation, e-mail confirmations, defense from spam, notifications… all done for you in our service.

Written by Pietro Polsinelli

June 16, 2010 at 8:59 am

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Add all kinds of forms to your site with Patapage

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The form functionality really adds a lot to any site that does not want to fight with server side configurations and problems. The contact form is a simple and ready form:


If you pick “build your own” as form type, you will have at your disposal a set of field types which you can combine to build the most diverse forms:


So we can start adding fields to the form:


And here is the result on the test page:


Yet more functionality added – still without writing any code!

Written by Pietro Polsinelli

June 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

A test environment for your buttons and links

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image We’ve just updated Patapage adding a new functionality: a test environment in the backoffice from where you can test the buttons / links generated before publishing them on your site. The test environment facilitates pasting the code:


It is like a web based development environment, giving a preview of your buttons by default on our Alice Lin site:

This just makes it even easier doing some quick tests. 🙂

Written by Pietro Polsinelli

June 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm