WPForms 1.5.8

Introducing the New Access Controls Feature — WPForms 1.5.8

We just rolled out our first release of 2020, and it’s one worth celebrating.

We’re always hard at work bringing you the new features you ask for, and we’re really excited about this one!

It’s time for Site Admins to rejoice… You can now limit what your users can access in the WPForms plugin. Here’s a look at the biggest change in this latest update, the new Access Control feature.

New Access Controls

The latest WPForms update is full of lots of improvements and tweaks, but Access Controls is the biggest change you’ll now see.

You wanted more granular controls over what WordPress users can and can’t do with WPForms, so we’ve brought it to you.

Previously, Site Admins had complete control over WPForms. But as we grow, we know your websites are growing too. So we knew we needed to create a more granular experience that lets you get business help from others without giving them complete control of your plugin or site.

Even if you trust your team, it’s not always best practice to give everyone access to sensitive information — especially if they have no need for it.

So, this update introduces more controls over the different areas of WPForms.

new access controls
You can now get help from someone on your team by granting them specific permission to things like:

  • Building Forms
  • Editing Forms
  • Deleting Forms
  • Viewing Form Entries
  • Editing Form Entries
  • Deleting Form Entries
  • And More

With Access Control, you can get help from others with these things without giving them full access — simply by clicking on the Access button under WPForms » Settings.

how to edit access controls

For example, you want to give your administrative assistant WPForms access to build a form on your site. With the new Access Controls feature, you’ll be able to give them specific access to do so in WPForms, without giving them access to the sensitive info on the WPForms settings page.

Or say you want your sales reps to be able to view all lead entries to help with reaching out to leads, but they shouldn’t be able to edit or delete forms. You can do this as well!

Make sure to see our documentation for in depth details on how to set up Access Controls.

Access Control Integrations

Our built-in, easy-to-use Access Controls settings are perfect for most users, but we know some people like to have even more control. In fact, we are those people ourselves!

That’s why we also seamlessly integrated Access Controls with the two most popular WordPress role editing plugins: Members and User Role Editor.

Keeping things insanely simple for you, integration is automatic. When viewing the registered WordPress capabilities in Members or User Role Editor, you’ll see the custom WPForms capabilities.

edit role

We really think you’ll love the new Access Controls, so we made sure to make it accessible in multiple ways. Between the Access Controls settings page and our Access Controls integrations, we have something for everyone, and can’t wait for you to check it out.

This feature is available for all paid users.

Not a WPForms customer yet? Click here to get started today!

Give the new WPForms a spin, and let us know what you think about version 1.5.8 and the new Access Controls feature — we’d appreciate your feedback. It gives us insight into what cool new releases to work on next!

As always, thanks for your continued support of WPForms, the best contact form plugin for WordPress.

Lisa and the WPForms team


  1. WP, I noticed that you were very careful in not mentioning that your new wpforms’ New Access Controls costs money and likely not available in the Standard free version. Somewhere in the verbage you mentioned the Pro version. Is that correct?

    1. Hi John, we didn’t try to hide this. This is the announcement for WPForms paid plugin and not for the Lite one, and the Access Control feature contains options available for the paid plugin only (e.g. Entries editing/vieving etc).

      I hope this makes sense.
      Have a good one 🙂

    1. Hi Marius, thanks for the feedback!

      We are glad to hear that you like this new feature.

      Have a good one 🙂

    1. Hi Sanjay!
      You will have to update your WPForms plugin to the 1.5.8 or higher version. Simply check on the Plugins page if your WPForms plugin requires updates.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

  2. I really like your product, and I’d follow you all to the end of the earth. But… it is so very important that the end use be allowed to stop filling out the form and then resume at a later date.

    I understand the abandonment features, but having someone come back and update his form is paramount.


    1. Hi Jim!
      I apologize for any confusion!
      I wanted to let you know that I have added your vote to this feature request in our system.
      I don’t have any ETA on when this will be released but hopefully one day that feature will be available!
      Have a good one 🙂

  3. Hello,
    I am having difficulty logging in, when I click on “Forgot Password” None of my email addresses are recognized for password reset … possible emails used are:
    [email addresses are hidden]
    Thank you

  4. Hi,

    Are you able to authorise a group people to only edit content of the forms not created by them? If so, how would that be done?


    1. Hi — We’d be happy to help! When you get a chance, please drop us a line in support so we can assist. If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket.

      Thanks 🙂

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