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The form settings tab allows you to edit form-wide properties like the title, description, language, and label placement. You can also choose confirmation options and limit the form activity.
To use the form settings tab, you must be editing a form in the Wufoo form builder. Click on the Form Settings tab in the top left of the builder, or click on the form title in the form preview on the right. A selected form will be highlighted in yellow, and will have a combination of the properties listed below:
Form Name. The first piece of text displayed to the user when they see your form. The form name is also used to create the URL that indicates where the form is located on the web.
Description. Use this property to display a short description or any instructions, notes, or guidelines that your user should read when filling out the form. This will appear directly below the form name.
Language. When there are system messages (such as submission errors) or subfield descriptions (like the City in an address field) you can choose the language in which they are displayed. The translation will not appear in the form builder, only on the live form. If your language is not on the list of translations, we would love any translation contributions using the submission format.
Label Placement. How do you want the questions to appear? They can float to the left or hover above the form questions.
Show Text. After your users have successfully submitted an entry, they will be sent to Wufoo’s Confirmation Page, which will display the text you have specified here.
Redirect to Web Site. After your users have successfully submitted an entry, you can redirect them to another website. This will bypass the default Wufoo Confirmation Page, and send them directly to a URL of your choice. A paid Wufoo subscription is required to use this feature.
Send Confirmation Email To User. If you would like a receipt message sent to the person who fills out the form, select this option. You can customize the message, and specify if a copy of the entry data should be included. Your form must have an email field to use this feature.
You can also specify the Reply-to field for the confirmation email. Setting a Reply-to will pre-populate your email address in the users email client when they hit Reply to the confirmation email. The Reply-to setting must be a valid email address, and should not be a word, name or phrase.
Templating. The Wufoo templating feature can be used with any of the confirmation options, in order to include form data in the messages.
Limit Form Activity
Captcha. A captcha is a way to make sure your form is being filled out by a human. It works by asking the user to type in two words shown in an image. By default, Wufoo will automatically show a captcha on your form when it detects abusive behavior. This allows your form to be protected without severely affecting the conversion rate on a form. You can also force a captcha to always show on your form or tell Wufoo to never show the captcha, which is useful if many submissions are coming from the same network.
Turn Form Off After. Allows you to have a form become inactive after a certain amount of entries, when it will display the message “This form is no longer accepting submissions.” For example, great for signup forms that may have 50 tickets to an event, and don’t want people in excess of 50 to fill out and pay on the form. Using that example, the limit would be set to 50 Entries.
This limit will be the number of entries collected over the life of the form, but deleted entries do not count against this limit. So, for example, if your form had received its limit of 50 entries and you deleted two entries, it would be able to accept two new entries. If you deleted all 50, it would be able to accept 50 new entries.
Allow only One Entry Per IP. This is used to prevent users from filling out your form more than once. Wufoo uses the computer’s IP address to detect multiple submissions. Note : If the same user were to access your form on another computer with a different internet connection, they could fill out the form again.
Schedule Form Activity. Allows you to set your form to automatically become active or inactive at a certain date and time. Note that this is based off of the time zone for the account creator, which can be set on the Users tab.