How to Integrate Netlify Forms in a Saber app

Sep 12, 2019

Enter Netlify Forms

On Netlify, any HTML form can instantly accept submissions—no backend code or infrastructure required. As soon as your form is deployed, you start seeing submissions appear in your Netlify dashboard.

Forms in Saber

Getting started with using Netlify forms in a Saber app is as easy as including the relevant form and input tags into your Vue component.

For our example, let’s create a contact form. Here’s an abbreviated version of what a Netlify form looks like:

  <form name="contact" method="post" data-netlify="true">
    <input type="email" name="email" placeholder="Your email" />
    <textarea name="message" placeholder="Type something.."></textarea>
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>

Note that <client-only> is a built-in Vue component in Saber, we need to render this form on client-side only because otherwise Netlify will modify the <form> element in initial HTML which will cause Client Side Hydration to fail.

Netlify bots, do you read?

Because what we did in the last step, Netlify can't find any forms at build time, so you need to explictly create a stand-in static form that Netlify can read at build time.

You can achieve this by adding a netlify-forms.html in ./static folder:

<form name="contact" data-netlify="true" hidden>
  <input type="email" name="email" />
  <textarea name="message"></textarea>

The hidden attribute on <form> element is optional, we just want to ensure that users won't see anything when they visit /netlify-forms.html.


You can learn about Spam Filtering and more on Netlify docs website.