A Complete Guide to WPForms Tools

Would you like to learn more about all of the extra tools available in WPForms? In addition to tons of settings and customization options, WPForms has useful tools to extend your options even further. This includes moving your forms to other sites, importing forms from other plugins, and more.

In this tutorial, we’ll cover all of the tools available in the WPForms plugin.


Accessing WPForms Tools

Before we get started, be sure that you’ve installed and activated WPForms on your site.

Once WPForms is installed, you’ll see an option for it within the left menu of your WordPress admin area. Here, you’ll need to go to WPForms » Tools.

Navigate to WPForms Tools

This will automatically open to the Import tab, however you can click on any tab along the top of the page to access additional tools.

Tools menu in WPForms

Import Tools

Within WPForms, there are two import options. You can import WPForms from another site, or you can import forms from other forms plugins.

WPForms Import

import-form

If you’re using WPForms on more than one site, there’s no need to create the same forms from scratch. Instead, you can import a copy of these forms. The copy will include everything in the form builder (all fields, settings, etc).

To learn more about importing your WPForms, be sure to check out our tutorial on how to import and export WPForms for more details.

Importing from Other Form Plugins

Import form from other plugin

We want to make the transition to WPForms as smooth as possible, which is why we created import tools to bring in forms from other plugins.

This import tool is currently able to bring in forms from Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms, and Pirate Forms. For step by step guides, please see our tutorials:

Export Tools

Exporting Entries

export entries

The WPForms Export Entries tool allows you to export a form’s entry information that’s been submitted and saved to your website. You can further customize what data you’d like to include in the exported file by making additional selections in the provided fields after you’ve chosen a form.

For complete details on this feature, check out our export form entries guide.

Exporting Forms

The WPForms Form Export tool works hand in hand with our WPForms Import option. If you’re using WPForms on more than one site, you can use this tool to easily export copies of your forms, and then import these copies on another site where you’re running WPForms.

For full details, please see our guide to importing and exporting WPForms.

Exporting Form Templates

form-template-export

The Form Template Export tool allows you to create your own custom templates. These templates will include everything that you set up in the form builder (all fields, settings, integrations, etc), so it’s a super useful way to avoid repeating the same steps every time you make a new form.

You can find all of the details in our guide to creating a custom form template.

Viewing System Info

The System Info tab will not be needed by most users, and contains details that can be helpful when troubleshooting issues within WPForms.

Viewing System Information

System Info example in WPForms tools

This section displays a bunch of details about your site, such as memory limit and PHP version, that can help determine the cause of some server-related issues.

Testing SSL Connections

test ssl connection

If the site is having trouble verifying a license key or communicating with other services, this can sometimes be a result of issues with the SSL connection. This tool provides an easy test to be sure the SSL is working properly.

Viewing Scheduled Actions

Under the Scheduled Actions tab, you can view all actions that have been scheduled within WPForms. This tab will be especially helpful if you need to troubleshoot Action Scheduler issues within your site.

View Scheduled Actions in WPForms

Viewing Logs

WPForms logs allow you to keep a record of events that occur within your forms (including details like error messages). This can help you get a better understanding of the activity within your forms, as well as provide useful insights while troubleshooting.

To enable logs on your site, check the Enable Logs box and hit the Save Settings button.

For more details on the WPForms logging feature, be sure to check out our tutorial on how to enable activity logging.

That’s it! We’ve discussed all of the options available within the Tools menu of WPForms.

Next, would you like to check out all plugin-wide settings in WPForms? Be sure to take a look at our complete guide to WPForms settings for even more options available within WPForms.