Form Maker

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Basic Fields

Description of Basic Fields in Form Maker WordPress plugin

Form Maker plugin provides a variety of useful and multi-functional fields. We will discuss each field and its unique options in this section. To start setting up the fields, drag the New Field button and drop it on the form content.

This field set allows you to add most common fields for online questionnaires, such as text and number input, paragraph text and more. Click on buttons indicating each field to configure them and add them to your form.

Basic fields

Single Line Text. Adds a text input to your form, letting users to write any short text. This field accepts letters, numbers and special characters.

Paragraph Text. This fields adds a textarea box to your form. You can use Paragraph Text, in case you wish to allow the submitter to provide a large text, such as a motivation letter. Users can write letters, numbers, special characters and line breaks.

You can change the dimensions of Paragraph Text field with its Size(px) setting.

Number. This is an input text with number validation. Users can write an integer number directly, or use the spinner arrows to specify it. Number field has the following unique options.

  • Step. Defines the number to increment/decrement the spinner value, when the users press up or down arrows.
  • Min Value. Sets a lower limitation for the value of your Number field.
  • Max Value. Sets an upper limitation for the value of your Number field.

Date. This field allows you have a date field on your form, and let users provide a date by scrolling through years and months, and picking a date. You can fully customize it with the following options.

  • Date format. Specify the format of your date field, e.g. mm/dd/yy. The guide to configure a specific date format is provided on the right side of Date field toolbox.
  • First day of the week. Select the weekday to be the first day of the week on date picker calendar.
  • Default date. Specify a default value for your date field.
  • Minimum date. Set the minimum date, which users can provide when specifying a date.
  • Maximum date. Set the maximum date, which submitter can select when specifying a date.
  • Dates to exclude. You can provide certain date values, which users will not be allowed to select.
  • Selectable Week Days. Specify all weekdays, which you wish to allow users to select.
  • Show date picker (Advanced options). Mark this option as checked, if you wish to add a date picker button to your date field.

Select. This field of Form Maker plugin allows the submitter to choose values from select box field. It lets you add unlimited options to your select box using Options section of Select field toolbox. Just click (+) Option button and fill in all options you will need.

Mark Empty Value checkbox next to the option, which is going to be set as the default value of your Select box field.

Single Choice. You can add a radio field to your form using Form Maker’s Single Choice field. It lets you have unlimited options, but allow users to pick only one of them.

Multiple Choice. As in Single Choice, Form Maker’s Multiple Choice field lets you have a list of options which users can select. However, this field will allow the users to choose more than one values.

Single and Multiple Choice fields have the following unique settings:

  • Label position. Set the position of the field label. It can be set to Left or Top.
  • Relative Position. Choose the position of options in relation to each other. They can appear in Vertical or Horizontal views.
  • Option Label Position. Select the position of checkbox/radio button label, which can be Left or Right.
  • Rows/Columns (Advanced Options). Specify the number of rows/columns for your Single or Multiple Choice fields.
  • Randomize in frontend (Advanced Options). Activate this setting, in case you need the checkboxes/radio buttons to appear in random order each time users load the form.
  • Allow other (Advanced Options). If enabled, this setting adds Other option to the list of items in your Single or Multiple Choice fields. Selecting Other lets users to write their own value.

Recaptcha. Form Maker is integrated with Google ReCaptcha, which protects your forms from spam bots. You need to configure Public and Private Keys by registering your website on Google ReCaptcha website.

After registering and creating the keys, copy them to Form Maker > Options page.

Submit. This is the submit button field which can be added your form unlimited times. It validates all form field values, saves them on MySQL database of your website, sends emails and performs other actions configured in Form Options.

Reset button can be added along with Submit. It lets the user to clear all inserted values when filling out the form.

Simple Captcha. You can use this field as an additional word verification option against spambots. It’s a random combination of numbers and letters, and users need to type them in correctly to submit the form. Set the number of symbols using Digits (3 - 9) option.

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