How to Add a Date / Time Stamp to WPForms Entries

Would you like to add a Date and Time stamp to your WordPress forms? Keeping track of when entries are submitted can help you get a better understanding of when your forms are most active.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add a Date and Time stamp in WPForms.


Checking Built-In Date/Time Stamps

There are several built-in ways that WPForms keeps track of when entries are submitted: within your Entries Overview page, within each of your individual entries, and through CSV exports of entries.

Entries Overview

By default, every entry in your Entries Overview will save the date it was submitted.

To view this information, first navigate to WPForms » Entries. Then, click on the name of the form you’d like to view entry data for.

Once you’ve opened this up, you’ll be able to see the submission date for every submission:

Date Stamp in Entry Overview

Individual Entries

By default, each individual entry will store the date and time that it was submitted.

You can view the data for an individual entry by clicking the View button from the entry overview.

View Individual Entry in WPforms

From there, you can view a submission’s date and time data in the Entry Details box.

Individual Entry Time Stamp

CSV Export of Entries

You can also include a date stamp for your entries when exporting them to a CSV file.

After selecting which form’s entries you’d like to export, you can add entry date information under the Additional Information section.

Export Entries with Entry Date

Adding Additional Date/Time Stamps

You can add additional date and time stamps through the use of a Hidden Field, or by configuring Notification Settings.

Hidden Field

Using a Hidden Field is a quick and easy way to capture the date an entry was submitted. To do this, you’ll first need to add a Hidden Field to your form. Then, click on the field to open up its settings.

Add a Hidden Field

Then, next to the Default Value option, click on the Show Smart Tags button.

Show Hidden Fields Smart Tags

This will open up a list of possible Smart Tags you can add to this field. Select the Date Smart Tag to add it to your hidden field.

Hidden Field Date Stamp

Once you’ve added this, you can view date of submission information in your entries area. Or, you can add this information to your email notifications. To do this, you’ll need to use the {all_fields} Smart Tag.

Note: The Hidden Field will only capture future submission date information after it has been added to your form.

Notification Settings

You can also add a date stamp directly into your notification emails. To set this up, click on the Show Smart Tags button above the message body.

Show Smart Tags in Email Notifications

Then, click the Date Smart Tag to add it to your notification email.

Date Stamp in Notification Settings

That’s it! We hope this helped to familiarize you with some of the ways to add a Date and Time stamp to WPForms.

Next, would you like to export your forms from your current site and import them to another? Be sure to check out our guide on how to import and export your WordPress forms.