How to create a ‘tell a friend’ form?

The form builder allows you to create a ‘tell a friend’ form, which is used to spread the word about websites.
It enables a user visiting your site to recommend it to others.
Creating a ‘tell a friend’ form is really easy – It is essentially based on the ‘auto response’ option.

Following are steps to create a ‘tell a friend’ form:
1- Enter the form builder in order to create a new form.
2- Drag a Label element in to the design area (for the form’s title) and change its text to ‘Tell a Friend’

3- Drag another Label element below the first one in order to add some text on what the form is about. For example: Please enter your friends email address in order to recommend this site to him/her.

4- Drag a third Label element and change the text to “Friends email address”.
5- Drag an Email element, place it below this label.
6- While the element is selected go to its element settings and enter the text “Friends email address” in the element “caption” field.
7- Make sure that the email element is defined as mandatory and that its “Send Copy” checkbox is turned on. This will send an email to the email address filled in by the user.


8- Go to the “Form Settings” and fill in a message in the “Email User Message” field. This message will appear at the beginning of the email sent to friends. Make sure you use [n] when you want to create a line break. For example: Hi,[n]I wanted to tell you about this great site i found[n]Its called FormLogix.

9- Add a submit button.
10- Save the form.

Take Note:
The email sent as a result of this process is the regular layout email. However, if you wish to customize the auto response email sent to the friends you can do so by using the ‘Custom User Email‘ option instead of the ‘Email User Message’ (in bullet 8).

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Create an email form with auto response

In the FormLogix form builder an account owner can create an email form and have it send an auto response email to the form filler.

Regular auto response
The regular auto response is a basic carbon copy sent to the form filler.

In order to have the email form auto response you need to:
1- have an email element in the form. If you don’t have it-add it.
2- Select the email element and go to its element settings on the right.
3- make sure that the ‘send copy’ checkbox is turned on and press ‘apply’.
4. Save the form

*Please note-if you wish to add some text at the top of this response email you can use the ‘email user message’ option.
Read more about email user message.

Custom auto response
This option allows the form owner to configure the auto response email content. In order to have a custom email response sent to the form filler you need to:
1- have an email element in the form. If you don’t have it-add it.
2- Select the email element and go to its element settings on the right.
3- make sure that the ‘send copy’ checkbox is turned on and press ‘apply’.
4- Press on the ‘custom user email’ button in the ‘form settings’.
5- Insert the email content in the window. The content may consist of text as well as form variables. You can, for example, start your email with : Dear [627]. [627] in this case is just an example for a variable which stands for the field ‘name’ in a certain form. Using the variable means that the name filled in by the form filler’s will appear in each email.
6- You can also use the ‘edit text’ option to change the style of the email text.
7- Press ‘apply’. Save the form.

Read more about custom user email.