Collect applications via a Web Form
You may want to ask your members to fill out an application form to be considered for your Program.
This article will show how to create an HTML Web Form to allow your members to apply to your Program. Orbit does not support hosting these forms for you, so it is recommended to host this form on your company’s website.
Create a Form
- First, find the Form POST URL for your Program. To do so, navigate to your Program in Orbit and click on “Form Submissions” in the top-right. The POST URL will be displayed there:
- Create the HTML for the Form. Here is a template to get you started:
<form action='[POST URL]' method='POST'> <label name='name'>Name</label> <input type='text' id='application-name' name='name' /> <label name='email'>Email</label> <input type='text' id='application-email' name='email' /> <label name='twitter'>Twitter Username</label> <input type='text' id='application-twitter' name='twitter' /> <label name='why join'>Why do you want to join this program?</label> <input type='text' id='application-question-1' name='why join' /> <button type='submit'>Submit</button> </form>
- Be sure to replace the “action” parameter with your Form Post URL and add as many additional application questions as you want as new inputs.
- Host this form on your webpage so your members can start applying!
Supported Form Fields
Orbit supports the following fields on forms:
Required. The full name for the member
Required. The email address for the member
The Twitter username for the member
The Github username for the member
The LinkedIn username for the member
The Discord username for the member
Add as many application questions you want by incrementing ‘x’ with every new question
FAQ & Troubleshooting
Can I collect applications with a third-party tool like Typeform?
Yes! You can connect third-party forms.
Why can’t I see some Form Submissions?
Orbit has automatic spam detection which can block some form submissions that are determined to be spam. To review these blocked submissions, go to Program Settings —> Review Spam Submissions