Code disappears in WebsiteBaker

I’m using the WebsiteBaker CMS to manage my homepage, with the help of a template. Now I’m learning to code and I wanted to try out some of the code inside my homepage. Namely the “press submit button” within a field. I created a new page and put in this:

<p>Cats love stuff</p>
   <form action="https://www.freecatphotoapp.com/submit-cat-photo">
    <input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL">
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>
  </form>

Then I saved the page, and the code just disappeared and is replaced by:

<p>Cats love stuff</p>
<p>Submit</p>

Is the CMS simply deleting my code? I was hoping to one day design my website from scratch (so creating my own template, I guess) inside WebsiteBaker, because the layout is so user-friendly and I’m used to it.

EDIT: LOL The code disappeared here to. So just to show you what I put in, here is the code without the brackets:

p Cats love stuff /p
   form action="https://www.freecatphotoapp.com/submit-cat-photo"
    input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL"
    button type="submit"  Submit  /button
  /form

Hope this works

I’ve edited your post for readability. When you enter a code block into a forum post, please precede it with a separate line of three backticks and follow it with a separate line of three backticks to make it easier to read.

You can also use the “preformatted text” tool in the editor (</>) to add backticks around text.

See this post to find the backtick on your keyboard.
Note: Backticks (`) are not single quotes (’).

Thank you for taking the time to explain and edit this, Ilenia. I will use the correct formatting in the future. :slight_smile:

I don’t know that app but the site looks pretty outdated. Anyway, I think it is using PHP. I’d be surprised if they didn’t have a form module/add-on (or whatever they call it) you can look at. Maybe check their forum.

If you want to use a site builder I’m pretty sure there are better options, like Wix, Wordpress, Webflow, or whatever is the most popular now. If you do want a WYSIWYG editor for local development I’m not sure what to suggest. The last WYSIWYG editor I remember using was Dreamweaver way back in the day.

Actually, I want to follow this course precisely because I do not want to have to rely on site builders, as I never find a template that is precisely the way I want. I used Dreamweaver too, about 15 years ago, but it isn’t an option now, as it’s paid, and my awesome friend who built my website sadly passed away. So I use WebsiteBaker, I prefer its interface to Wordpress, hoping to one day rebuilt my new website from scratch just the way I want it. :slight_smile:

Trust me, the demo sites I saw on that page builder site you can learn to build within a month or two of concentrated learning (depending on how much spare time you have).

You might not be writing the greatest HTML/CSS at that point, and it won’t be as easy as doing drag and drop, but it is very doable.