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Do you want to download the entries from your WordPress forms to a software-ready format? With WPForms, you can download these form submissions into a CSV spreadsheet.
In this article, we’ll show you how to export WordPress form entries to CSV.
What Can You Do With a CSV File?
A CSV file is useful for many different things. CSV, short for comma-separated values, is a file type that can be understood by spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
Aside from reading the data in spreadsheet software, you can use it in other ways:
- It can be imported into other form plugins.
- You can add the contact information to your email marketing software.
- Spreadsheet software can help you analyze the results of advanced form fields or surveys.
- CSV files can be used to create mail-merges in word processing programs.
Step 1: Create a WordPress Form
Next, go to WPForms » Add New to create a new form.
On the setup screen name your form and select the template you want to use, depending on the type of form you’re creating.
For our example, we’ll choose the Simple Contact Form template.
WPForms will create a simple contact form.
Here, you can add additional fields to your contact form by dragging them from the left hand panel to the right hand panel. With the simple contact form template, you’ll already have the Name, Email, Comment or Message form fields.
Then, click on any of the form fields to make changes. You can also click on a form field and drag it to rearrange the order on your contact form.
For help configuring the rest of your form’s settings, check out this tutorial on creating a simple contact form in WordPress.
Step 2: Add the Simple Contact Form in WordPress
WPForms allows you to add your forms to many locations on your website, including your blog posts, pages, and even sidebar widgets.
Let’s take a look at the most common post/page embed option.
To start, create a new post or page in WordPress and then click on the Add Form button.
Next, select your contact form in the modal popup and click Add Form.
Then, publish your post or page so your contact form will appear on your website.
Below is an example of our simple contact form:
Step 3: Export WordPress Form Entries as a CSV
After you’ve published your form and gathered some entries, you’re ready to download these entries.
Begin by going to WPForms » Entries in your WordPress admin dashboard.
Next, in the top right corner select the form you want to download entries.
Once you’ve chosen your form, click the Download Export (CSV) link.
You’ll then be able to select whether to save your CSV file on your computer or open it up for viewing.
And there you have it! You now know how to export WordPress form entries to CSV.
You might also want to check out our guide on how to create a file upload form in WordPress so you can let people upload files to your forms.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.