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6.3 Embed - Form

The "Embed-Forms" block provides an easy mechanism to embed a form created by MachForm's software into a page.

Forms provide an easy method of gathering information from the visitor and having it sent to the location of your choice. 

Best Usage

  • Most often forms will be best implemented in a full-width section of a page

Learn more about MachForm.

Example

A 'live' web page that is using a form block. The block of content is outlined and has an arrow pointing to it, clicking will take you to the Greek Life interest web page

Before You Submit Your "Request a Web Edit" Ticket

  • You have created your form in MachForm. 
  • You have determined how long this form will run for.
    • If this is an application, you will need to make a reminder for yourself to either deactivate the form or to remove it completely from the website.
  • You have determined why the form needs to be embedded on a page, rather than just linked to.
  • You have created a go.ung.edu short URL. (optional)
  • You have added the people on your team who will receive email notifications when a form is submitted.

What You Need in Your Ticket

  • The title of your MachForm, or if you have created a go.ung.edu short URL, send that.
  • The page URL that you would like the form embedded on.

Want to Embed a Form from Software Other Than Machform?

Before you create a form in another software, please contact the webteam (login required) first to ensure we can process your request to embed a form created from other software. For example, the webteam will not embed or link to Google Forms, and you will be asked to recreate your form in MachForm.

Using a software other than Machform could result in a delayed processing time. Some software will require multiple IT and University Relations units to test the embed code to ensure we are not introducing anything malicious or destructive to our current website and our users.

Styles & Usage

Style Options
There are currently no style options for the embed-form block. However, this is how it will be displayed on the page. It is considered a best practice to review the page once published (normally overnight) to make sure that the page is displaying correctly.
Where to Use
The diagrams below will help you determine where this block can be used. The green squares, green yes square means this block can go in to this column or space. The red squares, red no square means this block can't go in this column or space.
Form ID and Height

Locate your form in MachForms, Click on the code icon

machform screenshot to show code icon

The form ID is located in the third line of the code. It is the number followed by 'id='

machform screenshot to show form ID

The form height is located in the fourth line of the code. It is the number followed by 'height='

machform screenshot to show form height

Quick Reference

Naming Convention

  • Name of block should always begin with emb-form-

Please be sure to double check your naming structure to ensure there are no spaces in between any words or dashes. Any space in the name will disrupt the functionality of your block.

Correct: emb-form-fall-signup

Incorrect: emb- form-fall-signup

Character Limits

  • N/A

What can I add to this block? 

  • Links? No
  • Other Blocks? No
  • Columns? No
  • Sections? No

UNG follows Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 for web accessibility. If you require the content on this web page in another format, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

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