Collecting extra information

Custom fields feature enables you to collect different kind of information (i.e. name, email, address…) in a simple and effective way.

Field types
Field types

Available types of custom fields:

  • Text: Simple text field.
  • Text Area: Text field with multiple lines.
  • Select: A drop down menu.
  • Check box: Choices with multiple selection.
  • Radio: Choices with one selection.

Basic

Custom field basic options
Custom field basic options

These are the basic options for a field.

Name: The name of the field (i.e. email_address).

Label: The title of the field (i.e. Email Address).

Default Value: The initial value of the field.

Validation

Validations rules are a great way to collect only valid and meaningful information from the visitors.

Available validations
Available validations

Filled: The field must be filled (not empty, mandatory, required).

Email: The field must contain a valid email address (i.e. [email protected]).

Unique: The field value must be unique in the database. This is a good way to prevent duplication like entering an email address twice for example.

Filter By List: White-listing or black-listing of specific words where the input of the user should satisfy.

Example:

  • “- red” – An input that contains the word red will be denied.
  • “+ red” – An input that contains the word red will be accepted.
  • “+ *” – Any input is accepted

Regex: Test field value against a regular expression.

 

HTML

You can have some basic modifications on the structure of the fields.

HTML field settings
HTML field settings

Field CSS Classes: You can add multiple CSS classes to the input element separated by a white space (i.e. email-field form-control).

Label CSS Classes: You can add multiple CSS classes to the label of the input element separated by a white space (i.e. email-label form-control-label).

Template: You can use %field% and %label% variables to indicate the field and its label respectively. Useful for markup customization.

Statistics

Statistics settings
Statistics settings

Include in Statistics: Including field’s submissions in statistics.


Last updated on March 3, 2016