• Creating Forms ÿ
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  • Form Settings, Rules & Logic ÿ
  • Getting Started with Wufoo

    Get the most out of Wufoo! Check out our video tutorial series for in-depth overviews of every part of Wufoo, and find links to related documentation for each section.

  • Building a Form

    The Form Builder is where you can add fields to your form, adjust the settings for each field, and configure some form-wide settings. Watch our video on how to use the Form Builder, and get links to more documentation on how to use each section.

  • Adding & Editing Fields

    How to add, delete, duplicate, or reorder fields on your form. You can add a maximum of approximately 100 fields to one form.

  • Using HTML to Add Images, Links, and Text Formatting

    This article goes over a few popular ways to use HTML in Wufoo, like embedding images, videos, and maps into your form. You can also use HTML to format text or add links into your form.

  • Forms with Multiple Pages

    By default, Wufoo forms have one page, but you can add Page Breaks to your form to introduce pagination and break up your form into smaller steps or sections.

  • Using the Rule Builder

    You can create rules to build a dynamic form that can show and hide fields, skip pages, and show custom confirmation messages based on what people select or type when filling out your form.

  • Collecting Payments Through Your Form

    You can use one of our payment integrations to collect payments from people who fill out your form. Learn about the 3 steps you need to complete on the Payment Settings page to get your payment form up and running: Merchant Setup, Payment Options, and Assign Prices.

  • Changing the Form Language

    When you change the language of your form, we automatically display translations for the default text in your form. You can change the form language under the Form Settings tab.

  • Navigation Buttons

    Edit the Submit, Next, and Previous buttons on your form, change button styles using custom CSS, and learn what to do if the Submit button is missing on your embedded form.

  • Form Name & Description

    Form Names are the first impression people get of your form. They help you keep track of your forms in the Form Manager, and they determine the URL ending of the Title Links to your form. Descriptions are a block of text that display under the Form Name. They're useful for giving an introduction to your form.

  • Form Manager

    The Form Manager is where you can view and manage all the forms in your account. To get there, click Forms in the header of your account. It's also the page you see when you first log in.

  • Welcome to Wufoo Beta

    Test new features and designs before they're officially released and give feedback to help us create the best Wufoo experience for everyone!

  • Editing a Live Form

    Once you share your form link with people, embed it on your website, and start getting entries, it becomes a little bit trickier to make certain changes to your form. Keep these tips in mind before editing a live form.

  • Viewing a Form

    You can view your form from the Form Manager. When you view your form, you're actually opening up the real form, so any entries you submit are recorded and count toward the monthly entry limit for your plan.

  • Deleting a Form

    Deleting a form from the Form Manager immediately and permanently deletes all entries and uploaded files associated with that form.

  • Making a Form Public or Private

    Public forms can be viewed and filled out by anyone. Private forms can only be viewed and filled out by users logged in to your Wufoo account.

  • Password-Protecting a Form

    You can password-protect a form so that people must enter the password to gain access to the form. To add a password: Hover over the More menu next to your form in the Form Manager and click Add Password.

  • Copying a Form

    You can duplicate a form from the More menu in the Form Manager.

  • Using Wufoo on Mobile

    The Wufoo mobile site is great if you'd like to keep tabs on your forms on the go. Check out all your latest entries, send form notifications to someone's by email or text, or create a form super fast from one of our templates and share it out.

  • Field Types

    Fields are the building blocks of forms—they let you collect data from the people who fill out your form. There are lots of field types you can add to your form so you collect the right kind of data, in the right format.

  • Adding Extra Text with Section Break Fields

    Section Break fields let you add large amounts of text into your form. Since HTML is supported, it's also really useful to use as a empty canvas for using HTML to add images, links, maps, and videos.

  • File Upload Field

    The File Upload field lets people attach a file to their entry. Learn about limits for this field, viewing and downloading entries, and managing your storage limit.

  • DocuSign

    The DocuSign field lets you integrate with your DocuSign account so people can sign your form. It's a super useful field for when you need a more formal signature, like a consent form or when agreeing to terms of service.

  • Adding Terms or a Consent Statement to a Form

    Set up your form so that people need to agree to your terms of service or a consent statement before filling out your form. You can even display your terms in a scrolling textbox so that they don't crowd your form.

  • Likert Field

    The Likert field is displayed as a matrix, where people can evaluate a series of statements using the same scale.

  • Time Field

    The Time field is a set of 3 textboxes (for hour, minutes, and seconds) with an AM/PM dropdown menu.

  • Rating Field

    The Rating field lets people rate a statement out of 5 stars.

  • Price Field

    The Price field is an open-ended field where people can enter a price of their choice.

  • Multiple Choice Field

    Multiple Choice is a closed-ended field type where people can select only one answer from a list of choices.

  • Name Field

    The Name field is a set of text fields where people can enter their name.

  • Date Field

    The Date field lets people enter a date in the proper date format, or choose a date via a date picker calendar.

  • Single Line Text Field

    The Single Line Text field is a single textbox that accepts any type of text up to 255 characters.

  • Number Field

    The Number field is a single textbox that's validated to only accept numerical answers.

  • Paragraph Text Field

    The Paragraph Text field is a large textbox that accepts multiple lines of text—ideal for essay questions or open-ended comments. You can add a maximum of 10 Paragraph Text fields per form.

  • Dropdown Field

    Dropdown is a closed-ended field type where people can select only one answer from a menu of choices—ideal for presenting a long list of options without cluttering your form.

  • Email Field

    The Email field is a single textbox that's validated to only accept email addresses.

  • Website Field

    The Website field is a single textbox that's validated to only accept a URL to a website.

  • Checkboxes Field

    Checkboxes is a closed-ended field type where people can select any number of answers from a list of choices.

  • Address Field

    The Address field is a set of text fields where people can enter the address of a location.

  • Phone Field

    The Phone field lets people enter a phone number in U.S. or international format, depending on the Phone Format setting you select.

  • Placeholder Text

    The Placeholder Text field setting adds grey example text to your field that disappears when people start typing, and isn't recorded in your results.

  • Pre-Populating Fields

    You can pre-populate many field types so that an answer is pre-selected, or has a predefined value, when people go to your form.

  • Setting Max Quantities Per Answer Choice

    Use the Max Quantities field setting to limit how many times a specific answer choice can be selected. This is super useful for order and registration forms where you have a limited inventory, and you want to prevent people from submitting an order for a answer choice that isn't available anymore.

  • Randomizing Answer Choices

    The Randomize setting lets you display the answer choices for a Multiple Choice field in a random order for each person that takes your form. You can only apply the Randomize setting to the Multiple Choice field type.

  • Adding Instructional Text to a Field

    You can use the Instructions for User field setting to provide additional context or instructions for filling out a particular field in your form. When someone clicks into a field to fill it out, the instructions for that field will appear in a box to the right.

  • Limiting Answers to a Specific Range

    The Range setting lets you apply a range or limit on the answers a field will accept. For Single Line Text and Paragraph Text fields, set a minimum and maximum word count or character count. For Number fields, set a minimum and maximum range of values, or number of digits.

  • Importing Predefined Choices in Bulk

    Wufoo provides lots of pre-written sets of answer choices (available in English only) that you can add to Multiple Choice or Dropdown fields to save you time. You can also add your own predefined answer choices in bulk by copying and pasting a list of your choices, separated by line breaks.

  • Required Field

    Select Required in the Field Settings of a field to require everyone to answer that field.

  • Preventing Duplicate Answers on a Specific Field

    You can apply the No Duplicates setting to an individual field to prevent people from entering an answer that has already been submitted by someone else in a previous entry.

  • Encrypted Fields

    While all Wufoo forms are SSL-encrypted, you can encrypt up to 5 Single Line Text fields on your form to add an extra layer of security to those specific fields. Encrypted fields are stored with additional security on our servers, so they're ideal for fields that are collecting extra-sensitive data.

  • Admin-Only Fields

    The Admin-Only field setting lets you hide a field from public view, so it's only editable through the Entry Manager to users in your Wufoo account with View and Edit permissions for that form.

  • Field Settings

    Field Settings are settings that you can apply to an individual field on your form—they control all sorts of things like validation, format, visibility, encryption, layout and requirements for filling out the field correctly.

  • Adjusting Field Sizes

    The Field Size setting lets you change the size for some field types.

  • Send a Confirmation Email Upon Submission

    When someone successfully submits an entry, you can automatically send them a confirmation email to let them know. You can customize the email to include any follow-up info you'd like, and you can choose to include a copy of their entry in the email as well.

  • Using Templating to Customize Notifications & Confirmation Emails

    Templating lets you personalize notification and confirmation messages by adding bracketed templates that are dynamically replaced with data and metadata specific to that entry. You could also think of templating as merge tags.

  • Using the Rule Builder

    You can create rules to build a dynamic form that can show and hide fields, skip pages, and show custom confirmation messages based on what people select or type when filling out your form.

  • Form Settings

    The Form Settings tab is where you can edit properties that apply to your entire form, set up confirmation options to customize what happens when people complete your form, and set limits and restrictions on form activity.

  • Form Rules

    Form Rules allow you to trigger an action after someone submits your form. You can redirect people to another site, create a customized confirmation message, or send an email—only when they meet your conditions.

  • Field Rules

    Field Rules allow you to show or hide fields based on how someone has filled out other fields in the form. This allows you to customize the experience of people filling out your form, making sure they only see fields relevant to them.

  • Page Rules

    Page Rules allow you to skip people to different pages in your form when certain conditions are met. This allows you to create custom paths for the different types of people filling out your form, making sure they only see pages relevant to them.

  • Schedule an Open or Close Date for a Form

    You can apply the Schedule Form Activity form setting to open and close your form at a specific date and time.

  • Allowing Only One Entry Per IP Address

    You can apply the Allow Only One Entry Per IP form setting to prevent people from submitting multiple entries from the same computer. This helps restrict your form to only allow one entry per person.

  • Duplicate Entries

    There are a several field and form settings that can help you prevent people (or bots) from submitting duplicate entries to your form. This article also covers what you can do to remove duplicate entries that have already been submitted.

  • Adding a CAPTCHA to Your Form

    Adding CAPTCHA helps keep your form more secure from spammers and bots. It works by asking the person filling out your form to check a box at the bottom that says, "I'm not a robot."

  • Limiting the Total Number of Form Entries

    You can set a form-wide limit on the total number of entries the form will accept. In other words, you can turn the form off after it receives a certain amount of entries. When the limit is hit, the form becomes inactive.

  • Confirmation Options & Form Closed Options

    Confirmation options control what happens when someone completes your form. By default, we show a standard message, but you can show custom text or redirect people to a website instead. You can also send a confirmation email to the person that filled out your form.

  • Setting Max Quantities Per Answer Choice

    Use the Max Quantities field setting to limit how many times a specific answer choice can be selected. This is super useful for order and registration forms where you have a limited inventory, and you want to prevent people from submitting an order for a answer choice that isn't available anymore.

  • Password-Protecting a Form

    You can password-protect a form so that people must enter the password to gain access to the form. To add a password: Hover over the More menu next to your form in the Form Manager and click Add Password.

  • SSL Encryption

    All Wufoo forms and reports (basically anything you share from Wufoo) are SSL-encrypted by default, on all plans—free and paid.

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