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  • # April 7, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I’ve scoured the WuFoo forums for this answer, and can’t find it. I don’t know where else to take this question.

    When you build a form with WuFoo, you have two “confirmation options” (what happens after the user submits). One option redirects your user to a new page that has the default WuFoo confirmation. The other option allows you to enter a custom URL to which your visitors will be taken after submission.

    Now, Chris uses WuFoo for his forms here. And, after submit, the form simply gets replaced with the confirmation text. No new page, no new URL … the form disappears, and a thank-you message pops up.

    How I long to make my forms do this. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    # April 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Someone has said that it is the default setting for WuFoo forms. I’m wondering if I have to use the iFrame, or the CSS/HTML, or what for this to work correctly.

    # April 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    @rctonnie, AJAX would be the direction you’re looking for..here’s a tutsplus article for guidance..

    http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/submit-a-form-without-page-refresh-using-jquery/

    # April 9, 2013 at 12:04 am

    What you are describing is the default behavior for all embedded Wufoo forms.

    E.g. setting confirmation text :: http://cl.ly/O84B

    # April 9, 2013 at 2:51 am

    @ChrisP — I will look into AJAX. Have seen it a lot, but too intimidated to dive into it in the past — guess here we go!

    @chriscoyier — I feel ridiculous maintaining my disagreement that this is the not the default behavior (because, well, you worked at WuFoo). But perhaps it has changed. Here is screenshot of what that “?” reveals for that confirmation text option, which explicitly shows that it is going to redirect the user to a new page: [http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3756/screenshot20130409at148.png](http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3756/screenshot20130409at148.png “http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3756/screenshot20130409at148.png”)

    # April 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Technically it does redirect, but Wufoo forms are inside of iframes when you embed them, so when the redirect happens, it looks like the text just changes inside that area.

    # April 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve been javascript embedding some, and using custom HTML/CSS on others. WuFoo recommends the Javascript (probably to avoid troubleshooting requests). I’ve never used the iFrame embed, and perhaps that’s why I have such a divergent experience with these.

    # April 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Hey rctonnie, the javascript embed snippet should show the message in your page as well. If you’re still having trouble with it, feel free to send us a support request: [http://help.wufoo.com](http://help.wufoo.com)

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