Use your Formsite Log to show your account events

Formsite User menu -> LogKeeping track of your Formsite account can be challenging at times, especially if you have multiple people using the same account or if you have Sub-users. Luckily there’s a built-in page that tracks the major actions in your account located on the User menu -> Log page.

A single-user Formsite account will usually not need to refer to it, but accounts with multiple users and/or Sub-users can find it useful for keeping track of user actions.

The log keeps a running list of account actions like:

  • Logins by username and IP address
  • New forms created
  • Forms deleted
  • Results exported
  • Individual results deleted
  • Bulk results deleted
  • Mass email sent


Let’s take a closer look at the log ›

Calculations for Order Forms & Custom Calculators

Formsite custom calculatorOne of the many features that makes Formsite popular and powerful is the Calculations item. This item lets form builders perform basic mathematical equations on form answers, then uses the equation result later in the form.

Our Order Form items make building order forms simple and the Calculations item isn’t needed in those cases. If the simple order form items aren’t enough, however, the Calculations item lets you specify a custom equation.

Some uses for calculations include:

  • Adding product options
  • Order additions (tax, shipping, etc.)
  • Scoring calculations
  • Custom calculators

How does it work? Let’s see ›

Server Post Basics & Getting Started

Server Post allows you to point your Formsite form submission to another server where you can take your form data and do with it whatever you want. Some examples of things you can do with that data include:

  • Storing in your own database
  • Connecting to a third-party API
  • Logging in to your site and passing more information
  • Displaying custom content based on form answers

Formsite Server Post

The possibilities are virtually endless. Getting started with Server Post only requires some patience and a little bit of programming.

Let’s see how Server Post works ›

Export Features, Formats & Tips for Your Formsite Results

Your Formsite form collects your form results in its Results Table where you can view, sort, and filter them. You are also able to export your results to a file you can save on your computer for a variety of reasons including:

There are many formats and options available on the Results -> Export page to help you with these tasks.

Formsite export results

Let’s see how the export page works ›

Custom URL For Your Formsite Form

Formsite Custom URL Embed FormYour Formsite form has its own unique URL that you can customize for any reason. Whether you’re looking to change the link to include your company name, a category tag, or if you’re just looking to simplify the link, here are some instructions and tips for making a custom URL for your form.

Your form link follows this format:

Read more about customizing your form’s URL ›

Likert Scales Plus Other Rating & Ranking Survey Tools

The Likert scale is a common way of asking the level of agreement and disagreement the visitor has for a question, and should be familiar to anyone used to making or taking surveys. The basic format of the Likert scale is a 5-column answer, which choices like:

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neither agree nor disagree
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree

Formsite Likert matrix item


Making a Likert scale is easily done using a regular Radio Button Matrix item and adding each question as a row, with each answer as a column heading. Additional items available for collecting survey data include:

  • Rating item
  • Ranking item
  • Star Rating item

When should you use each item?

Let’s dig in to Rating & Ranking items ›

Excel Tips for Working With Your Formsite Results

Your form results can be viewed in several ways, from individual results in Notifications to exporting as a complete spreadsheet. Exported spreadsheets can be opened by a few applications and the most common is Excel for both Mac and Windows operating systems. Google Sheets is a free alternative and is accessed through your browser, and most of these tips can be used interchangeably with both.

Formsite Excel results

If you’re brand-new to Excel, a good place to learn the basics is at Microsoft’s help and training pages at

Working with your results in Excel can be an integral part of your data collection process, and here are some ways to make the most out of your results spreadsheets.

Continue to learn about using Excel with your results ›

Reports Examples and Usage for Real-time Reporting

A popular Formsite feature is our Results Reports area that lets account owners give access to the form results without giving access to the account. Creating a report will show links to both a table and a chart display, which allows the viewer to choose from a few different formats.

Formsite Reports chart

Setting up Reports is as easy as giving the report a name and clicking the Save button (see the documentation page for a tutorial video showing the basic setup). Using the optional settings can expand the usefulness of the function. These settings include setting a password to restrict access, allowing edits to the results, and using Results Filters and Results Views for more focused reports.

Let’s see some example uses ›

Admin Item Usage and Tips for Better Online Forms

One of the most frequently misunderstood concepts is the Admin item setting on your Formsite form items. Using the Admin setting allows you to create form items that are for admin use only, but what does that mean and why would you use it?

The Form Editor says that Admin items aren’t shown on your form. That means that the item will appear in your Results Table as part of the form, but the item itself will not appear on the form when the visitor completes the form.

Formsite Admin item

Uses for this feature include:

  • Creating an internal status or notes item for each result
  • Editing or removing items from the form without losing the recorded results
  • Triggering follow-up email notifications

Read more about using Admin items ›