When we rolled out form styling options for the block editor a few months ago, we immediately got one piece of feedback more than any others.
Elementor users told us they were stuck with a lack of formatting options. The powerful styling features we added to the block editor were missing.
If you’re using a page builder, the last thing you want to do is jump into the code and mess with the CSS to make your form look how you want it to. It’s tricky and time-consuming.
But our goal is always to make things stupid simple. We want you to create forms that function properly and look fantastic. It’s a top priority for us to make sure Elementor users have complete control over their forms!
We’re thrilled to announce that with WPForms 1.8.3, all WPForms users can take advantage of easy form styles!
In addition to styling forms in Elementor, this release makes it easier for you to read and interpret form submissions.
Let’s break it down.
Easily Style Your Forms in Elementor
Our primary goal with this update was to make it faster and easier to style forms for those of you using Elementor as your page builder.
Now you have access to the same features that were rolled out to block editor users in a previous release. You can make beautiful forms without the hassle!
With this release, you can customize field, label, and button styles to create a beautiful form that matches your site. You don’t need any CSS skills or design knowledge to do it, either. It’s completely beginner-friendly.
To access these options, make sure your form is open in Elementor and then click Style in the WPForms widget editor.
That will open your form styling options in Elementor.
From there, you can click into each style and adjust the settings to customize the look of your form.
When editing the field styles, you configure the field size, border radius, and colors you want on your form. With this option, you can easily create a cohesive brand experience by matching styles with your site.
Create a more consistent look across your site with label styles, where you can edit the size and colors of your form labels.
Finally, editing the button style lets you adjust the size, border radius, background and text colors for your form’s buttons. This makes it a breeze to maintain consistency and ensure your form button matches other buttons on your site.
That’s all there is to it. No CSS needed!
We know it was frustrating for Elementor users to not have form styling options. We heard you loud and clear! Your feedback led to the team putting their heads together to develop a solution that enables more of our customers to take advantage of the form styles feature.
Improved Entry View Settings
Also with this release, it’s easier than ever to read your form entries.
Before now, viewing your form entries only really showed you the submitted information. It was pretty inflexible, and didn’t display all of your section dividers, page breaks, or content fields.
Managing entries in WordPress is convenient, but we know you haven’t been able to display that information how you’d like to. In particular, our default entry view sometimes didn’t work with complicated forms.
Not only was the entry view difficult to read, but it slowed you down as you processed leads. No one likes that!
So we put our heads together again, and now we’re excited to be able to give you more control over the entry view so you can display the information that’s most important to you.
Now when you view entries on your form, there’s a settings icon in the top right corner that will drop down all of your field settings.
Just flick the toggles to customize your view and instantly apply the changes.
And once you’ve made your selections, they’ll save automatically. That means once you choose your ideal view, it stays that way until you change it!
And after turning on section dividers and page breaks for this example, here’s how much easier it is to read and understand. You can even choose to maintain layouts from the form if there are columns that you want to preserve in the responses.
We know it hasn’t always been easy to interpret form submissions, especially with more complex forms. With these new layout controls and brand new compact view, we wanted to be sure you could get exactly the view you need, regardless of how simple or complex the form is.
This feature will save you time by giving you all of the form data, formatted and organized, and not just the responses.
Single entry view controls are available to all paid license holders.
Finally, we bundled these features with a number of other improvements that we can’t wait for you to check out:
- Anti-spam improvements: now you can choose to store spam entries and mark them as spam, rather than rejecting them. We also added an extra toggle that’ll slow down submissions to prevent bots spamming your forms
- Form field search: Now you can scroll up inside the form builder to quickly search for the field you need
- And… a brand new
More Updates Coming Soon
As always, our team is hard at work to give you the best experience with WPForms. We have new addons and releases in the works and we’re super excited to show you what we’re working on.
Watch this space!
Our support team is here to answer any questions you might have, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything we can do to help!