How to make custom Ajax form contact form

ajax contact form

Create an AJAX Contact Form

A common feature of many websites is a contact form. Standard contact forms work just fine, but you can make them nicer by using AJAX to submit the form data in the background.

In this blog post, you’re going to learn how to create a website contact form that submits the form data using AJAX. We’ll be using jQuery to help simplify the JavaScript code and a simple PHP mailer script to handle sending the form data via email.

This form is not just limited to contact form you can use it for database manipulations or to submit any form via Ajax (without page reloading).

use this form

You can use this form as your contact form on your website. You can use this form to fetch data asynchronously, or even to perform database manipulation like insert/ update/ delete records.

3 simple steps to create the form

a.Building the HTML Form
b.Validate the form with jquery
c.Submitting the Form Using AJAX

Building the html form

Your first task is to set up the HTML form that will collect data from the user.Give your form field ID and setup a container for displaying error/success messages.

rong>err appended to it. Add a div with output class that will hold the notification for final form submission.

Styling your form with css

Validate the form with jQuery

I have used jQuery to validate the form. If there is an error on data validation, alert will be displayed above its relevant field.

Submitting the Form Using AJAX

Once the data is validated ( returns true) an ajax call is requested to the server, which returns error/success message in a json format. The result (json) is parsed and the message is notified to the user.

PHP page to process the form and return confirmation message.

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