How to make a working contact form in HTML

Follow our simple HTML contact form code tutorial, or create any type of web form with 123FormBuilder. No coding required.

Free HTML Contact Form template

Create working contact forms in HTML

A contact form is a must if you want to hear from visitors and collect their contact details. Facebook pages and email newsletters are two key places to use contact forms. Here, we show you how to generate code for an HTML contact form, including a PHP script that will send form responses and contact details to you while providing a great user experience for your site visitors.

The HTML contact form code is located on the right. To see the result of the code, press the Result tab within the frame. Feel free to copy our HTML and CSS code and add it to your contact page. Scroll down to see how the contact form code is generated.

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Step-by-step tutorial

1. Create a form

First, we'll generate the HTML code for a basic contact form that asks for a Name, Email Address and Message. You can save a separate HTML file or copy and paste the HTML and CSS code.

2. Add a script

Once we have the HTML code for the contact form, we just need to add a PHP script to verify and process the form.

Creating the PHP script requires basic understanding of PHP, but you can use our free HTML contact form code generator to speed up the process.

To download the full code for the form, including the PHP script, click here.

In addition to HTML and PHP code, you can use jQuery to validate fields and show error messages on form submission. It's not mandatory, but it will help your HTML contact form users understand what they did wrong and help you collect information in the right format.

Build great forms with our contact form generator

That's all it takes to generate simple, fully functional HTML code for contact forms. Pretty easy, right? If you need to take your HTML forms to the next level, you can do that too.

As soon as you sign up to 123FormBuilder, you can start building and customizing your HTML form with a few clicks. Our form builder automatically generates the HTML code that you can add to your contact page or any other web page. Add special form elements such as Google Maps, CAPTCHA, social buttons and more, plus customize your form design. All forms are mobile friendly so you can be assured you have a mobile responsive contact form.

Additional features include:

  • More fields: multiple choice, Google map, dropdown lists
  • More functionalities: CAPTCHA image verification, form validation
  • Beautiful design: apply your own HTML and CSS code to match your color scheme, or choose from our contact form templates

All of these features and more come with our simple HTML contact form code generator. Don't hesitate to try it out!

See our knowledge base for more step-by-step tutorials on creating powerful web forms with built-in form validation.

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