Customizing Form Entry Columns

Would you like to choose which fields are displayed on your form’s main Entries page? By default, this screen will simply display the first three fields of your form. Customizing the Entries page columns allows you to quickly view the most important entry fields of each form.

In this tutorial, we’ll discuss how to choose which fields are displayed in the Entries page columns.

Customizing entries view

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. Then you can create a new form or edit an existing one to access the form builder.

You’ll need at least one entry to customize the columns on the Entries page. If you don’t have any yet, you can submit a test entry to follow this tutorial.

Customizing Columns for Form Entries

First, go to WPForms » Entries and select the title of the form you’d like to view entries for.

WPForms entries page

This will open the Entries page for that form. From here, click on the gear icon to the right of the current column titles.

Gear icon in entries page

After clicking this gear icon, a modal will appear. On this screen, select which columns you would like to display on the Entries page.

Selecting fields to display in the form entry table

You can choose to display several different types of columns. The complete list of types are:

  • Form Fields: Select any field from your form to display users’ input or selections for it in the entries table.
  • Entry ID: Display the unique ID number associated with each entry.
  • Entry Notes: Show the number of notes that you’ve added to the entry.

When you’ve selected all the columns you’d like to display, click on the Save and Refresh button.

Saving your custom entry table column choices

The Date and Actions columns will remain on the right side of this screen, and all selected columns will be displayed to the left.

Form Entries page with customized column

Note: If you’re customizing the Entries page for a payment form, the Status and Total columns will also remain on the right side of the table when you customize the columns.

That’s it! You can now customize the columns shown on each Entries page for your forms.

Next, would you like to export your entries to a spreadsheet program like Excel? Be sure to check out our tutorial on how to export entry data to a CSV.