php Subscribe Form
How to create a Subscribe Mail Form with php
This article gives information about how to create a simple subscribe
web form with php. Such a script is often called mail form or form
Please note: There is no manual coding required when using Web Form Builder or our newsletter software MailList Controller.
HTML and php Code for a simple Subscribe Form
If you have PHP installed on your web server use the following code for a simple php subscribe (mail) form.
How does it work?
- The HTML form "sends" the form submission to the php script
- The php script "receives" the form input and sends a message to the specified recipient
- The php script redirects the user to the result page after the message was sent
Add the following code to your HTML page for a simple form with text input fields for "Name" and "Email":
<form method="POST" action="enter the URL to your PHP script here">
<p>Name: <input type="text" name="Name" size="20"></p>
<p>Email: <input type="text" name="Email" size="20"></p>
<p><input type="submit" value="Submit" name="Submit"></p>
Create a new php file (e.g. subscribe.php) with any texteditor
(e.g. notepad) and place it on your web server.
Please update the URL in the HTML form. (e.g. subscribe.php)
## CONFIG ##
# LIST EMAIL ADDRESS
$recipient = "enter the lists email address here";
# SUBJECT (Subscribe/Remove)
$subject = "Subscribe";
# RESULT PAGE
$location = "enter the URL of the result page here";
## FORM VALUES ##
# SENDER - WE ALSO USE THE RECIPIENT AS SENDER IN THIS SAMPLE
# DON'T INCLUDE UNFILTERED USER INPUT IN THE MAIL HEADER!
$sender = $recipient;
# MAIL BODY
$body .= "Name: ".$_REQUEST['Name']." \n";
$body .= "Email: ".$_REQUEST['Email']." \n";
# add more fields here if required
## SEND MESSGAE ##
mail( $recipient, $subject, $body, "From: $sender" ) or die ("Mail could not be sent.");
## SHOW RESULT PAGE ##
header( "Location: $location" );
Now upload both files to your web server, open the .html file, fill out the
form and click on "Submit".
Important: The php script will not work on your local computer - you need to upload it to your web server.
Please take a look at our software Arclab® Web Form Builder if you are looking for a more sophisticated form, e.g. use and verify the user's email address as sender, add multiple pages to your form, add a captcha, add required fields, etc.