What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

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    Difference between embedding a link and adding source code

    Asked by BuySellBeanies on September 15, 2014 at 04:53 PM

    What is the difference between embedding a link for the form and adding the source code to my website?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on September 15, 2014 at 05:56 PM


    Using your JotForm's embed code embeds the current JotForm into your page and all updates made in your account will be reflected in the embedded JotForm.  However, all changes must be made through your account and you are limited in how you are able to change the interactions between your JotForm and your webpage.

    Using the source code takes a snapshot of your JotForm and dumps the current code.  This gives you more custom control with interactions in your page as you have access to all of the code.  This is generally for more advanced users.  Updates would either need to be made within your page's code or it would be necessary to get the new source code and re-embed it, each time you make any changes to your JotForm in the form builder, in order to have them reflected in your webpage.

    If you have any further questions, let us know and we will be happy to help.