Best uses of a webform

Created by Cole LaFrance, Modified on Wed, 03 Aug 2016 at 12:54 PM by Cole LaFrance

The best uses of webforms are:

  • Surveys (can even do multiple pages if required)
  • Sign-up for newsletters (integration with MailChimp mailing lists)
  • RFP's and applications (collect information and files)
  • Simple donation or payment (basic PayPal integration)
  • Simple small event registration (we recommend EventBrite for more complex event registration)
  • Simple one-time one-item purchases (basic PayPal integration)

3rd-party recommendations for more complex requirements - embedded or externally hosted:

  • EventBrite - event registration where payment, attendee limits, multiple attendee registration, etc is required

  • Square Online Store - recommended as a solution when unified inventory is important (synchronizes with a Square point-of-sale system)
  • Shopify integration - for a more robust shopping experience with many items, where multiple items will be purchased at the same time, suggested implementation solution depends on complexity of the required shopping experience.
  • Any form that requires capturing sensitive information like social-security numbers would need to be processed using a solution with a security certificate (SSL). SSL is currently unavailable for configuration on our hosting structure but we are looking at SSL for all our sites in the future.

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