Complete Guide to Column Management

Would you like to learn how to effectively manage columns in WPForms? Our column management feature lets you customize how columns appear on the Forms Overview and Entries pages.

This tutorial will explain how to customize columns on the Entries and Form Overview pages.

Before getting started, you’ll first need to make sure WPForms is installed and activated on your WordPress site and that you’ve verified your license.

Customizing Columns in the Forms Overview Page

Note: To manage form columns in WPForms, you must create at least one form. Additionally, managing entries requires at least one submitted entry. If you haven’t done so yet, you can create a new form and submit a test entry to proceed.

To start, go to WPForms » All Forms to access the Forms Overview page. On the Forms Overview page, you’ll find a list of all the forms you’ve created on your website.

Forms overview page

When you hover over a column title, you’ll see the grab icon, indicating that the column can be moved around. To rearrange columns, select and drag the column title to the area you wish to place it.

Rearranging Forms in the overview page

If you’d like, you can add or remove columns from the overview page. To do so, click the Settings icon to view all available options.

Click the settings gear icon

From here, check the box next to the column(s) you’d like to add to the overview page.

Select Columns to add

After making your selections, click the Save Changes button to add the columns.

Save changes

Once done, the new columns will be added to the overview page. Similarly, you can select any of them to reorder the columns.

Customizing Columns in the Entries Page

To customize columns in the Entries page, go to WPForms » Entries and select the form whose entries you want to view.

WPForms entries page

On the Entries page, you’ll see a list of entries for the selected form. In most cases, the form fields will be added as columns.

Form entries overivew page

To rearrange the columns, select and drag the column title you’d like to move. You’ll see a vertical gray line, indicating where the column will be placed. Simply release the cursor to place the column in the new section.

Vertical line to place column

Adding and Removing Columns

On the Entries page, you can add and remove columns from the table. To customize your entries column, click the Settings icon next to the Actions column.

Settings Gear Icon on Entries page

After clicking this icon, you’ll see a list containing available columns. You can use the search bar to quickly find the field you’d like to add to the preview.

Search field

Form Fields

Below the search bar, you’ll see all the form fields on the form. The first 3 fields on the form are selected by default. However, you can add or remove any of the fields from the list by checking or unchecking the box next to the field.

Add or remove form fields from column

Entry Meta

Next, you’ll find the Entry Meta section. Below we’ve highlighted all the available options.

Entry meta details

  • Date: The date the entry was submitted.
  • Entry ID: This is a unique ID assigned to all entries on a particular form.
  • Entry Notes: Indicates the number of notes you’ve added to a specific entry.
  • Entry Type: This indicates the status of the entry. It shows whether an entry is Completed, Partially filled, or Abandoned.
  • User IP: Indicates the user’s IP address.
  • User Agent: This includes details about the user’s device.
  • Unique User ID: A unique ID assigned to the user who submitted the entry.
  • Geolocation Details: This includes details about the user’s location.

To include any of the Entry Meta details on the overview page, simply select the checkbox next to the one(s) you’d like to include.

Select entry meta options to add to column

After making your selections, click the Save Changes button to include the new columns.

Click the save changes button

Once done, you’ll see the columns you selected in the entries overview page. Similarly, you can rearrange them how you like by dragging and dropping each column to your desired position.

Rearranging columns on Entries page

That’s it! You now know how to customize and manage columns in WPForms.

Next, would you like to export all the entries submitted through your form? Be sure to check out our tutorial on exporting form entries for more details.