Once the FormBuilder plugin is installed, the first thing that you will want to do is create a new form. Under the Manage tab in WordPress, click the FormBuilder option. This will take you to the main FormBuilder administration page where you can create and remove forms, as well as modifying some of the options.

  1. There are no forms after install. Use the “Click here to create a new form” link to create a new and empty form, with generic options set up for you. The new form will appear in the list.
  2. Click the “Edit” link beside the form you have just created.
    Clicking this link will take you to the form editing interface, where you can customize your form to suit your needs.
  3. Modify the “Form Controls” of your new form.
    There are a number of fields that you can modify to cause your form to function in different ways. We will outline these below:

    1. Name
      What do you want to call this form?
    2. Subject
      This will be the subject line of the email sent when a form is filled out and submitted.
    3. Recipient
      What email address should the data from this contact form be mailed to?
    4. Method
      How should this form post data? If you are unsure, leave it on POST
    5. Action
      You may specify an alternate form processing system if necessary. If you are unsure, leave it blank.
    6. Thank You Text
      Enter the text that you would like to be shown to the user after they have successfully submitted the form. You can also include HTML code here for formatting purposes.
    7. Autoresponse
      The FormBuilder plugin allows for the sending of autoresponses back to the website visitor, when they fill out a form. Read about autoresponses in FormBuilding 103.
  4. Add fields to your new form.
    This is where you start creating the fields that people can fill out in order to complete your form. We will discuss how to do this in FormBuilding 102.
  5. Save your form.
    Click the “Save” button to save the data you have added to your form. Once the form is saved, you may return to the form management page, or add more fields to the form.