Moin Thomas, sorry you are having trouble getting your forms to work.
Lets run through some checks! i bet we can get this working.
I realize you said you had read some guides already, but this is the best guide to assist with the problems you are experiencing. did you read it? If yes, cool, i just want to check.
Forms absolutely do work on the starter tier, with up to 100 submissions per month.
One more sanity check: when you are testing your form, are you using data such as "email@example.com
or similar? because those will definitely get filtered out by the spam checker.
Also, I see that your name="Kontakt" etc attributes are uppercase. I am not 100% sure whether this makes a difference, but normally people lowercase everything. Can you try changing all the name attributes to lowercase just to be sure?
I might also suggest you simplify the form so we can get it working (for example, take out the spamcheck honeypot field - we can always put it back in once we figure out what is causing the problem.
Can you try these things and let us know? we definitely want to help you figure it out.
I started out with lower cased name attributes and without a honey pot field as you can see in the git commit log.
Since the form did not work from the beginning I do not think reverting those changes will fix anything.
No, there are no forms appearing in the dashboard. Under “Forms” I only see advertisement for the feature, but no forms or any submissions.
I am testing the forms with my regular email address and not a test mail.
As I already said I tried everything. I am a web developer for over 20 years now. I ask for help after I try everything. Not before. So, the issue is somewhere non obvious. Otherwise I would have solved it myself.
Could you please check back with your dev ops team if there is anything they can tell us?
Should there be log entries in the build logs if a form gets recognized? There is nothing that hints about forms during the build.
I strongly recommend to add some more logging or debugging around forms in the build step.
okay, well that’s some information then, if you form isn’t in the dashboard that explains why you’re not seeing submissions. My first concern would be to understand why your form isn’t getting picked up at all.
I am assuming this is your first netlify form?
Did you deploy with the basic form in place and then check the dashboard?
Of course I don’t know your personal background or experience level (nor you mine, I started working as a front end engineer in 1999…) so we always start at the beginning with all of our customers. If that feels like a process you don’t have time for, that’s a decision I can’t make for you, but of course I hope you stick around so we can figure it out.
Hello @tvdeyen, I took a look at your git logs and do show that you are using the attributes netlify and netlify-honeypot. However, since your form starts out as a .vue file, you’ll probably want to use the data-netlify and data-netlify-honeypot variant. This is because most JS frameworks like React or VueJS will parse/swallow element attributes as props. Could you give that a try?
This was a good hint. But the solution was not as mentioned in the article, but to change the Nuxt mode in the nuxt.config.js to universal. Somehow this was still set to spa and in that mode there will be no static HTML files generated, even if one uses the yarn generate command. A bit confusing.
Now that I changed the mode to universal static html files get generating and the <form> appears in the html output.
Thanks for the great help and being patient with me.