How to Create Facebook Forms

Update: For most recent instructions on Facebook Forms, please see 

Add Form to Facebook document on our User Guide. 

Adding forms on your Facebook pages is very easy using JotForm. Using JotForm’s drag and drop form builder tool, you can create a form in minutes and plug it on a Facebook page.  

Facebook, with its 500 million users, is now probably largest marketplace in the world. Businesses rush to create their fan pages. I was reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Crush It” last weekend. He recommends Facebook to all entrepreneurs as a great place to build their personal brands.

 

Sign up to create your own Facebook form today — it’s free!

Facebook recently allowed adding forms to Facebook pages using FBML (Facebook Markup Language) so we took advantage of that and made necessary adjustments to make JotForm code work on FBML pages. Unfortunately, FBML does not allow everything, so some features like Conditions and Validations are not available on Facebook Forms, but you can still create basic forms.

What types of Facebook Forms can you create with JotForm?

Whether you have a business fan page or you work on your personal brand, there are many types of Facebook forms you can create with JotForm. Here are some ideas:

– Create a Facebook survey for your fans.

– Add a quick Facebook contact form to your profile so that friends/fans can contact you directly from your email, instead sending a message on Facebook.

– Setup a quick newsletter sign-up form.

– Have your event registration form right on your Facebook page.

– Add a lead generation form on your Facebook fan page.

– Have a quick payment form on your page to receive PayPal or Credit Card payments or donations right from Facebook.

 

How to Add Facebook Forms to Your Pages

1. Go to your Facebook page and click on Edit Page.

2. You will need the Static FBML application to embed JotForm source to your page. If you already have that application on your page, you will see it listed on the bottom of the page.

FBML Application Already Installed

3. If this is the case, click on the  “Edit” link found in the application’s box. The “Edit” link is highlighted in the above screenshot. You can now skip to Step 5.

4. If you don’t have this application, you will need to add it to your page. Click on the link “Static FBML” to go to the application homepage.
Add FBML Application

5. On the Static FBML homepage, click on “Add to my Page”.
Add FBML Application
6. Click on Add to Page in the pop up window.
Add FBML Application

7. You can now add your JotForm code to your Facebook page. Navigate toJotForm website and open the form you want to add. Open the “Setup& Share” tab and click “Share Form” button found in the toolbar and select “Advanced Options” button in the lower left corner.
Share Wizard
8. Facebook code can be found in the Social Network section. Open that section andclick on Facebook. Copy and paste the code to your FBML application.
Edit FBML add Jotform

9. Enjoy submissions from your fans.
Enjoy Submissions
You can also add a tab so that your form can be displayed on its own page.
Add Tab for your JotForm

 

 

 

Aytekin Tank is the Founder and CEO of JotForm. A developer by trade but a storyteller by heart, he writes about his journey as an entrepreneur and shares advice for other startups. He loves to hear from JotForm users. You can reach Aytekin from AytekinTank@JotForm.com

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