Send Mail from an AMP page

In one of my projects I embedded Google's new open-source initiative, AMP(Accelerated Mobil Pages). It was a WordPress website. I was all done with most of the part of website, however there was still a module which needs research i.e. implementing contact form into website.

While, we implementing any form in a website, we need to add validations as well as the data-handler scripts. So, I had two problems to resolve on:

1. I cannot use Javascript or jQuery for the validation. Although, I had HTML validation methods, but these are not enough. So, I needed some way to validate the form as good as we do with Javascript.

 2. I had to send mail after the submission of form and redirect user to thank you page.

Thanks, to the AMP community on git-hub from where I get to know the various attributes we can use with `amp-form`. Basically, AMP provides many of event-handlers by using which you can implement the validations and in forms. You, can various event handlers on this git-hub library.

You can check amp-form attributes and there usage here.

You can send mail from your AMP page. Here is an example:

HTML of AMP form
<!doctype html>
<html amp lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <script async src=""></script>
    <title>Hello, AMPs</title>
    <link rel="canonical" href="" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width,minimum-scale=1,initial-scale=1">
    <script type="application/ld+json">
        "@context": "",
        "@type": "NewsArticle",
        "headline": "Open-source framework for publishing content",
        "datePublished": "2015-10-07T12:02:41Z",
        "image": [
    <style amp-boilerplate>body{-webkit-animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both;-moz-animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both;-ms-animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both;animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both}@-webkit-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@-moz-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@-ms-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@-o-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}</style><noscript><style amp-boilerplate>body{-webkit-animation:none;-moz-animation:none;-ms-animation:none;animation:none}</style></noscript>
    <script async custom-element="amp-form" src=""></script>
    <h1>Hello World!</h1>
      <form target="_top" action-xhr="https://test.php" method="post" name="test">
        <input type="text" name="name" value="ABRA KA DABRA!">
        <input type="submit"/>

PHP Code for Handling form request:

    $name = $_POST['name'];

    /*/ this is the email we get from visitors*/
    $domain_url = (isset($_SERVER['HTTPS']) ? "https" : "http") . "://$_SERVER[HTTP_HOST]";
    $redirect_url = '';

    /*//-->MUST BE 'https://';*/
    header("Content-type: application/json");
    header("Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: true");
    header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *");
    header("AMP-Access-Control-Allow-Source-Origin: ".$domain_url);

    /*/ For Sending Error Use this code /*/
    if(!mail("" , "Test submission" , "email: $name <br/> name: $name" , "From: $name\n ")){
        header("HTTP/1.0 412 Precondition Failed", true, 412);

        echo json_encode(array('errmsg'=>'There is some error while sending email!'));
        /*/--Assuming all validations are good here--*/
        if( empty($redirect_url))
            header("Access-Control-Expose-Headers: AMP-Access-Control-Allow-Source-Origin");
            header("AMP-Redirect-To: ".$redirect_url);
            header("Access-Control-Expose-Headers: AMP-Redirect-To, AMP-Access-Control-Allow-Source-Origin");        }
            echo json_encode(array('successmsg'=>$_POST['name'].'My success message. [It will be displayed shortly(!) if with redirect]'));

NOTE: You can use same approach with other languages also.

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