Add a Contact Form to a Mkdocs-Material Website

Adding an input form to your static website typically requires scripting and a mechanism to capture the input. Un-static offers a simple and straightforward solution to this challenge. Let's dive into how you can implement it on your site.

The instructions on Un-static are so straightforward that additional explanation is hardly needed. However, for clarity, let's walk through the process.

Firstly, you need to create two files on your website: a form and a confirmation screen.

In this example, I've created a basic contact form:

And for the example, a simple confirmation screen:

Now, head over to the Un-static website. For the simplest implementation, you don't even need to create an account. Just click on 'Register form'.

Note: This is the most basic implementation. Creating an account with Un-static offers more advanced possibilities for handling your form.

You'll need to provide the email address where Un-static can send the form contents, and the URL users should be redirected to after submitting the form.

After completing the activation process via email, you'll see a screen summarizing your form's details. The most important part of this screen is the link provided at the bottom.

Copy the action attribute value and incorporate it into the form in your page. That's essentially all the setup required.

When testing the form:

You'll notice a CAPTCHA screen appears to verify if you're human. This step might seem inconvenient, but it effectively prevents bots from abusing your form. If you have an Un-static account, you can disable this feature if you prefer risking your mailbox to potential spam. Following this, you'll be directed to the callback screen with the confirmation.

The data entered in the form will be sent directly to your mailbox.

That's it!
You can view the live example here.