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What Is A Webhook

  1. Submitting the Form: So you have a website with a contact form where people can enter their name, email, and a message. When they fill out the form and click “Submit”, the information they entered gets sent to FabForm.

  2. Triggering the Webhook: Instead of just storing this information on FabForm, you want something more to happen whenever someone submits the form. So, you set up a webhook. Essentially, this is like saying, “Hey, whenever someone submits the form, let’s do some extra stuff with that information!”

  3. Sending the Data: Now, when someone submits the form, FabForm doesn’t just keep the data to itself. It immediately sends all the details (like name, email, and message) to a special URL that you’ve set up for the webhook.

  4. Handling the Data: At the other end of that URL, there’s something waiting to receive this data. It could be another script or service that you’ve set up. When it gets the data, it can then do all sorts of things with it. For example, it might add the information to a spreadsheet, or even trigger some other action on your website.

So, in simpler terms, a webhook is like a messenger that will automatically tell another service, “Hey, something just happened here! Do your thing!” And that other service can then take action based on the information it receives. This way, you can automate tasks and make your website more interactive without needing to do everything manually.