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Introducing WPForms 1.6.0 – Entry Editing Is Here!

Getting accurate data and having control over your form entries should be simple.

After all, you put a lot of work into getting form submissions!

That’s why we’re so excited to introduce Form Entries in WPForms 1.6.0! Here’s what this newest feature means for you and your website.

Entry Editing

The newest version of WPForms comes with some solid improvements, but most noticeably you’ll now see Entry Editing as a feature.

You asked for the ability to have more control over your form entries, so this update delivers. This means that inside of your form entries, you’ll have the option to edit them.

view entry edit button in wpforms to edit entries

Before this update, you couldn’t make changes to the data that come through on form submissions. If there was a typo, it was stuck there. This wasn’t very intuitive.

That’s why this update has rolled out the ability to control your form entries even further by editing the fields.

entry editing screen

Not only was it a popular feature request, but we know how important getting accurate data from your forms is — and having more control.

For example, say a user reaches out to you to let you know they accidentally put a typo in their last name. You can go into the form entry and edit it. That way, the last name will be spelled correctly.

Or, let’s say you’ve reached out to someone after they’ve filled out a form, and you now have more info on them. You can update the entry so those details are on file under that lead, making your form entries and database even smarter.

Check out our step-by-step instructions on how to edit entries in WPForms.

And, once an entry is edited, it’s tracked in the Log of the entry. That way, you can easily see when an entry was edited and who did the editing.

This is especially helpful if you’re using Access Control to let others edit entries, which we’ll talk about next.

Control Entry Editing Permissions

Want to let a registered user edit their own entry? Or, let another member of your team do it but not have access to everything in your WPForms?

Our Access Controls feature lets you adjust different user roles to give them access to Entry Editing, and more.

This lets you have more granular controls over what WordPress users can and can’t do with WPForms, including editing for form entries.

Entry Editing is available to all WPForms Pro and Elite users.

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

Check out WPForms 1.6.0 and let us know your thoughts on the Entry Editing feature. Your feedback helps us pinpoint what we’ll release next.

Thank you for your continued support of WPForms, the world’s best contact form plugin.

Comments

  1. We should also be able to report a spam entry… Because we keep getting them and multiple times from the same email address.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Sylvain!
      Currently, we do not have a built-in feature to blacklist users. I do agree it would be super helpful, though. I’ve made a note of the feature request and we’ll keep it on our radar as we plan out our roadmap for the future.
      I apologize for any inconvenience!
      Have a good one 🙂

  2. Your timing is excellent, we’re trying to implement a seasonal signup where the member can check their existing details and amend/submit rather than reenter everything again. I haven’t tried the new feature yet, but I’m hoping this will work! Fingers crossed!

    1. Hi James!
      The only site users who have access to your site dashboard will be able to edit their own entries, that you can set up in the Access control under WPForms settingsd.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

  3. Oh….it looks like you can only do it from the WordPress back end. Not quite what I was looking for. If a user could prepopulate a form with their existing entry and amend/submit, I’d be super impressed. This seems to still require some other form of communication/interaction with the form user to get the updated information? Or am I missing something?

    1. Hi James,
      it can’t be done by not signed-in users, otherwise, it is a huge security problem.
      Once a user has logged in on your site, you can allow them to edit their own entries in the site dashboard.
      Otherwise, you let the users request a change in their entry as they have an email notification with the data that they have submitted and you have now the opportunity to edit entries.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

      1. This requires a customer (a subscriber?) to have experience with the WordPress UI? For someone who bought WP Forms to allow for post submission without access to the wordpress UI… this is a layer of complexity for the user experience that our new customer don’t need. Also we run forms so we don’t have to have staff do data entry and chase customers for something that they could easily enter via a form.
        By all means keep the security of the ubiquitos WP user roles, but allow a form to populate fields from an existing record and update those fields that have changed. I was genuinely excited about this feature, but until I get to play with it, it sounds like a pretty poor hack.

      2. Hi James, thanks for your feedback!
        What you have mentioned is a separate feature that is possibly will be released in the future.
        Currently, Entry editing allows site admins and the users who have access to the site dashboard make edits to the form entries.
        I apologize for any confusion!
        Have a good one 🙂

  4. I just joined this add on and yes I’ve ben asking for this feature, it would be a great more complete form for users that interact with forms

    1. Hi Robert.
      Thanks for your message!
      We are continuously working on improving WPForms. Thank you for your feedback and it helps us a lot when you share your ideas.
      Have a good one 🙂

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