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Announcing New Rating Field, Search & Filter for Form Entries, and More

by Keri Engel on Feb 5, 2018

From the beginning, our goal has been to make WPForms the easiest and most powerful contact form plugin on the market.

Today, we’re excited to announce the latest release of WPForms with new features that make it more powerful than ever.

Not only will these features help you to create even more advanced forms, but they’re also helping to pave the way for our upcoming new addon (coming soon – more info below!)

Here are all the details on what’s new:

New Rating Field

We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting this one. A lot of you have asked us for the rating field, and it’s now available in WPForms.

wpforms rating field

It’s completely customizable (and totally beats the pants off of all our competition – not that we’re biased 😉 ). Our devs did an awesome job on this one!

We have some pretty neat options available. You can select:

  • rating scale (rating out of 1-10)
  • icon style (stars, hearts, thumbs up, or smileys)
  • icon size (small, medium, large)
  • icon color (unlimited color picker, or enter a hex code)

It even works with conditional logic, so you can show or hide other fields based on the user’s rating.

conditionally hide or display fields based on ratings

The new rating field is available to Pro license holders. For more details, see our documentation on how to add a rating field to your WordPress forms.

Search and Filter Entries

Here’s another feature that’s been a popular request…

In the last release, we quietly made some changes to the database structure that WPForms uses to store entries. The new structure helps us better organize your data.

This laid the groundwork for today’s release: now you can easily search and filter through your form entries within your dashboard. You can search by specific field or across all fields:

search wordpress form entries

You can also filter form entries by date:

filter wordpress form entries by date

To check out all the options, see our guide on how to search and filter your form entries.

Multiple Choice and Checkbox Random Ordering

There’s also a new advanced setting for Multiple Choice and Checkbox fields to randomize choices.

randomize multiple choice field in wordpress form

What’s Next? [Sneak Peek]

There’s one underlying theme that ties these updates together…

Most of the new features in WPForms 1.4.4 are laying the groundwork for our upcoming new addon: Survey and Polls.

With the Survey and Polls addon, you’ll be able to unlock the true power of the new ratings field. Plus, being able to randomize multiple choice and checkbox fields will help you to get more accurate results from your surveys and polls.

Here’s a quick sneak peek for you:

The Survey and Polls addon will be releasing soon, so stay tuned to the blog and be sure to follow us on Twitter to be the first to know!

As always, thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy these features and look forward to bringing you more updates soon!

Keri and the WPForms Team


  1. Still looking for an easy way to publish a form’s entries to a page.

    Thanks for all you do to make this product what it is today.

  2. Nice features but there are a couple of basic features that should have a much higher priority than this. In my opinion WPForms (which I love) HAS to add a formatting feature for the number field so it can add a ‘,’ on large numbers. The number should be 2,000,000 instead of 2000000.

    Also MUST have the ability to calculate using numbers supplied. Assuming field one and two are number fields you should be able to calculate field three by adding field one and two together (or multiplying, etc.).

    This is basic but critical needs. Without it I’m going to have to re-write over 50 forms using a competitor.

    1. Hey Tony,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      The number formatting feature is already available. Simply add the `wpforms-payment-user-input` class to a Single Line Text field (in the Advanced options) and you’ll be good to go. Custom input masks are on our short list and we look forward to having those available in a future update.

      Dynamic calculations are not on our roadmap at this time.


  3. This new features look amazing!

    For me the “filter” options, specifically for dates, is the best!

    I currently use the plugin to send leads to clients, so the monthly filter will be very useful for reporting.

    Is it possible to have a notification set automatically to send the csv daily, weekly and/or monthly? This would be very useful too 😉

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Carlos,

      Glad to hear these features will be helpful for you! 🙂

      We don’t currently have the option to auto-send CSVs, but I’ve added your vote for this to our feature request list. Our team will keep that idea in mind for the future.


  4. This is great! The rating functions we will be utilizing very soon!

    Is there anything in the works to POST/GET certain form fields to a third party site? On that note, if we could change the id of the fields being sent to a third party site would be awesome!

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