Forms

Creating a new form

Locate Forms on the dashboard. Click on New Form.

 Click "New Form"

 A box will pop up. Enter the form title and description into this box. Click on the “Create Form” button.

 

Form title

Form editor

When you create a new form, there will be instructions on how to start, under the “Form Editor” tab.

Click one of the options to the right to get started. Most of the form fields you’ll need will be under the “Standard Fields” heading.

“Advanced Fields” handle specially formatted fields like email addresses and phone numbers.

Below that are “Post Fields” and “Pricing Fields,” which handle blog draft submissions and point-of-sale calculations.

Please note: the WordPress Framework is not currently set up to process online payment. If you require such capabilities on your web site, please contact us at publish@uic.edu.

Form Editor

 

Click to add a field

 

 Edit field options

 

Drag to arrange fields, save form.

Form Settings

Under the “Form Settings” tab are three sub-tabs: Form Settings, Confirmations, and Notifications.

In the Form Settings sub-tab, you can change the form title and description, set the positioning for the form labels and field descriptions, form button settings, restrictions for that form, and whether or not to add in spam filters.

Form settings

 

In the Confirmations sub-tab, you can customize the message a user will see upon form completion.

Form confirmation

In the Notifications sub-tab, you can set the recipients of the notification email, the subject of the email, and the contents of the message. Note: {all fields} will attach the form answers in the body of the message.

form-notifications

Form Entries

Under the form entries tab are you can view individual form submissions, or mark a group of submissions are read, unread, or important, and lastly, resend the form submissions to the notification recipients.

form-entries

Form Preview

Click on the form preview to view the form. It will show a default theme but will appear differently when styled and embedded into a page or post.