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    How do I Change the Publicly Displayed Title of my Form?

    Asked by jodyb on December 19, 2012 at 04:02 PM

    Can I change the meta title of a form?  I don't want it to be "Form"

    Thanks, Jody

    meta form title public title of form title displayed actual form title displayed title Facebook timeline
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 19, 2012 at 04:19 PM

    Hi Jody,

    You can name the form. Simply click on its Title Name on the upper left-most corner when you are in the form builder edititng the form.

     

    Please inform us if you have further inquiry.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by jodyb on December 19, 2012 at 07:02 PM

    Jonathan,

    That doesn't change the 'real title' of the form.  When I share the form in Facebook, the link still shows as 'form'...

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    Answered by jodyb on December 19, 2012 at 07:03 PM

    Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://form.lendlocked.com/jodyb/Check?friendsEmail=jody.burgess%40gmail.com&title=Check%20this%20out!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on December 19, 2012 at 08:02 PM

    The trick to doing this is to insert a heading as the first field of the form. If you don't want that heading to appear on the form, it can be hidden via injected CSS.

    For example, the title of this form comes from its heading: "Contact Me Soon!" but the heading has been hidden with the following rule which can be seen in its source:

    .form-header-group {
    display: none;
    }

    If the form had had other headings, that rule's selector would have had to have been more specific to hide just the first one:

    #cid_1 .form-header-group {
    display: none;
    }

    If you would like help implementing this solution in your Facebook form, please let us know.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by jodyb on December 19, 2012 at 08:20 PM

    If you take a look at my link, you can see that the title appears correctly: http://form.lendlocked.com/jodyb/Check

    But when I share it, I get the ugly title "form": https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://form.lendlocked.com/jodyb/Check?friendsEmail=jody.burgess%40gmail.com&title=Check%20this%20out!


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on December 19, 2012 at 08:20 PM

    @jodyb

    You can actually click on the "Form" title to Rename before sharing it to your timeline.

    Thanks!

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    Answered by jodyb on December 19, 2012 at 08:30 PM

    But I can't really ask my customers to do that...

    I want them to post the link to my form on THEIR timeline... but I just want it to say the title "Check It Out", not "Form"...

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on December 19, 2012 at 08:58 PM

    @jodyb

    Facebook reads the title between the <title> tag not the header title, this is the reason why it always displays "Form". Unfortunately there is no way to edit this via Form Builder unless you edit your form source code. The possible solution I could think is to,

    1. Get your form source code: http://form.lendlocked.com/jodyb/Check, view it on your browser, right click anywhere on the page and click on View Page Source, copy the source codes and paste it to notepad or any other html editing tools you have.

    2. Find <title> (it's on the upper part of the source code), you will then see this <title>Form</title>

    3. Now, just change Form to Check It Out e.g. <title>Check It Out</title>

    4. Save your form as html and upload it to your host.

    5. Start Sharing!

    If you need further clarification, just let us know. Thanks!

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    Answered by jodyb on December 19, 2012 at 09:04 PM

    Okay, I will give that a shot.  

    Alternatively, is there a way to embed a form (with populated URLENCODE fields) in my webpage, then share that link on Facebook?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on December 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Yes, you can embed your form as iframe embed code and append the url parameters. e.g.

    <iframe allowtransparency="true" src="//form.jotform.me/form/23538195225456?name=test&full=test1" frameborder="0" style="width:100%; height:465px; border:none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>

    or if you've uploaded the form to your host, you can do it like this:

    <iframe allowtransparency="true" src="http://www.lendlocked.com/form.html?name=test&full=test1" frameborder="0" style="width:100%; height:465px; border:none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>

    Thanks!

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    Answered by postnshares on April 30, 2014 at 02:02 AM

    I saw your answer. But can you solve your side regarding the "Form" title in facebook

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on April 30, 2014 at 03:00 AM

    Hello postnshares,

    I am not sure if the issue is because of the form title. Please be noted that the form title is only displayed when form is accessed from it direct URL. When any form is embedded in a web page or facbook page, the title will be on that page and not on the form itself.

    Hope this answers your query.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!