How to create a simple HTML form

When it comes to embedding forms you have a few options.

You can use our form builder and embed the snippet OR you can use the raw, custom HTML below and customize your form to your hearts content. Add your own classes, styles, whatever you want!

The form below works a little differently than other email marketing tools.

We don't give the form an action or endpoint. Bit unconventional.

Why do we do it like this?

Because spammers have a tendency to sniff them out and submit bad emails to them. It's actually a pretty nasty problem in our industry.

Doing it this way saves your list and keeps it healthy.

Here is a sample HTML form that demonstrates a few different things:

<form name="bento-identify-form" id="bento-identify-form" data-thank-you-message="Thank you!" data-redirect="">
<input type="text" name="email">
<label>First Name</label>
<input type="text" name="first_name">
<label>Last Name</label>
<input type="text" name="last_name">
<label>Do you like chicken?</label>
<input type=checkbox name="chicken_lover" checked>
<input type="submit" class="btn btn-success">

If you want to change the redirect URL, just update the value inside the quotes of data-redirect-url.

To change the thank you message, just update the value inside data-thank-you-message.

Bento will use the name value of any input in the form and store it as a custom field on the visitor record or, if the name is email, it'll identify the visitor.

You do not need to capture an email address and can use this form as a way to just update custom fields. Nice and simple.

Works with dropdowns too!

Any questions, ask in Discord.