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How to Choose the Right Form Field for Your Forms

Are you wondering which form fields you have access to in WPForms and what each field does? WPForms has lots of field types to make creating and filling out forms easy.

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


Standard Fields

Standard Fields are available to all users in WPForms.

WPForms Standard Fields

Single Line Text
The Single Line Text field allows users to enter any characters, with no validation rules.

Single Line Text field

Paragraph Text
The Paragraph Text field provides a larger box for users to enter text, with no validation rules.

Paragraph text field

Dropdown
The Dropdown field contains a list of items that is displayed when users click on it, and allows users to choose an item from the list.

Dropdown field

Multiple Choice
The Multiple Choice field allows users to choose only one item from a list of options.

Multiple Choice field

Checkboxes
The Checkboxes field allows users to choose any number of items from a list of options.

Checkboxes field

Numbers
The Numbers field allows users to enter numeric values. On hover, arrows within the input field allow users to increase or decrease the number value by 1.

Numbers field in WPForms

Name
The Name field provides several options for name formatting: a single line, subfields for First and Last Name, or subfields for First, Middle, and Last Name.

Name field

Email
The Email field allows users to enter only an valid email address (for example, someone@email.com). You can also optionally add an additional ‘Confirm Email’ field.

Email field

Fancy Fields

Fancy Fields are available with all paid licenses for WPForms.

Fancy Fields in WPForms

Website / URL
Only website URLs can be entered in this field. The form automatically checks if the URL is in a valid format (for example, https://wpforms.com).

Website URL field

Address
The Address field provides a collection of labeled sub-fields in a clearly set out format.

The address field offers two formats: US and International. The US format allows users to choose a US State from a pre-loaded dropdown list, while the International format allows users to choose from a dropdown list of countries.

US Address field

Password
The password field is used within a user registration or login form. Each character is obscured as dots for security.

Password field in WPForms

Phone
The Phone field accepts phone numbers from users, and allows two formats: US or International. Choosing the US format displays guiding symbols appear in the field to format user’s input with parentheses and dashes, whereas the International format is more flexible.

WPForms Phone field

Date / Time
By default, the Date/Time field will display fields for both Date and Time selections.

Using the Date Time field in WPForms

This field includes several customization options, including:

  • Date Selection Type: The date can be displayed as a datepicker calendar or dropdown fields for month, day, and year
  • Date Format: The date format can be Month/Day/Year or Day/Month/Year
  • Time Format: The time can be in 12 or 24 hour format
  • Time Interval: Available time options can be provided in 15 minute, 30 minute, or 1 hour intervals

Customization options for Date Time field in WPForms

Hidden Field
The Hidden Field is not visible to users, and so can be used to capture or display any information you’d prefer to collect without allowing the user to see or change the field value.

For example, Smart Tags can be used to collect information like the current page URL, which may be useful for you to see in an entry but would likely be confusing to a visitor if it were visible as they completed the form.

HTML
The HTML field is useful for including custom valid HTML code on the form. This can be used for inserting text blocks, links, icons, or images to WPForms.

File Upload
The File Upload field enables users to include files along with their form submission.

File Upload field

For more details, be sure to check out our guide to the File Upload field.

Page Break
Page Breaks separate a form into two pages or more. This can improve user experience for longer forms.

Multi page form in WPForms

Check out our multipage form tutorial for more details on how to use and customize this field.

Section Divider
The Section Divider displays a clear indication of a new section in the form. This is helpful for users to quickly understand what you’d like them to do next.

Section Divider field

Captcha
The Custom Captcha field help combat spam form submissions from bots by requiring users to answer a question.

Custom Captcha field in WPForms

For more details, you can check out our tutorial on using the Captcha addon.

If you’d prefer, we also offer integration with Google’s reCAPTCHA to prevent spam entries.

Signature
The Signature field allows users to draw in their signature.

Signature field in WPForms

The Signature addon must be installed to use the Signature field. This field is available with the Pro license level or higher.

Payment Fields

Payment fields allow users to select items with associated prices, and are available with all paid licenses for WPForms.

Payment Fields in WPForms

While payment integration isn’t required to use payment fields, these most often used with our PayPal or Stripe addons to collect online payments.
Both Stripe and PayPal addons require a Pro license level or higher.

Credit Card
The Credit Card field is used with our Stripe addon. It allows users to make a Stripe payment without storing any sensitive credit card data to your site.

Credit Card field in WPForms

Single Item
The Single Item field can be used to display an individual item in a form. This can be useful for prices that are fixed and will always be applied to the total cost, such as a base fee for a program.

Single Item field in WPForms

Multiple Items
With the Multiple Items field, users can choose a single item from any number of choices with different price settings.

Multiple Items field in WPForms

Dropdown Items
Like the Multiple Items field, the Dropdown Items field contains a list of items with associated prices, but in a more compact format.

Dropdown Items field in WPForms

Total
The Total field adds up the prices of selected items.

The Total field in WPForms

That’s all! We hope this tutorial helped to familiarize you with available fields.

Now that you know more about all available fields, you may want to check out how to create your first form.