Creating workflows that connect forms and share information is a popular request by many customers. So popular, in fact, that we created an extensive Workflow feature to automate form linking and mapping information between forms. As useful as the Workflow feature is, sometimes all you need is to connect Form A to Form B.
Some examples of where connecting forms is useful include:
- Approval: A visitor sends a form response to someone else, who then sends another response with information added to the original.
- Follow-up: A visitor sends a form response to someone who replies with a different form containing the original information plus additional questions.
- Special Payment Form: A visitor has the option to pay in full or by multiple recurring payments, which requires 2 separate forms with different payment settings.
Is it possible to connect multiple forms together and pass information between them? Yes!
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Staying connected to people who have submitted your form is a useful feature for many form owners. For example, your event registration form can send an email reminder of an important upcoming date. Another use would be for an online store to send sale notifications to past customers. The possibilities are endless!
FormSite has created a few ways to easily email your form visitors:
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FormSite is proud to announce that our Zapier integration has been completed! They require that all new vendor partners go through an invite-only period to work out any issues, and FormSite has now been officially added to the Zapbook list of approved applications.
Visit Zapier’s blog to read their FormSite announcement.
See how to set up Zapier integration on your FormSite form ›
FormSite forms and surveys have been given new style elements and features to help customers create spectacular forms. These style upgrades include:
- New Heading item & Image List item
- New built-in web fonts & background images
- New progress bar & button styles
- New item style options & themes
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A previous release announced secure connections (https) for all FormSite forms, and now we have an optional ‘Secured by FormSite’ badge you can use to tell your form visitors that you are serious about their security. Automatically applied to the bottom of secure forms, the secure form badge is a fast way for customers to see when their information is protected.
See how to set up the Secure Form badge ›
FormSite has recently added new features based on customer requests for disabling field editing and preventing duplicates. Read-only fields allow form owners to set form field values that can’t be changed, and the Unique setting compares the entered value with previous responses and only accepts non-duplicates.
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Many online stores have a need for discounts for customers who order over a set dollar amount or quantity. For example:
“All orders over $100 get 10% off”
“Buy 3 get 1 free”
Here is how to automate order discounts with your FormSite order form:
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Do you have a need to only offer a fixed number of items? For example, maybe you have an order form and you want to sell your products but you don’t want to charge people if you run out. Or maybe you provide a service and you want to allow your visitors to register for specific times, but you want to avoid double-booking the same time. FormSite’s Inventory feature does more than manage products. Let Inventory limit the number of items, times, or seats available on your form.
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Do you want to do different things based on the answer to a form question? If so, you need to use Conditional Logic. FormSite uses conditional logic to show form items, direct visitors to specific Success Pages, and send email Notifications based on the answers to form questions.
Conditional Logic Tools
One of the most common logic tools is the hide/show function in the form Rules page. Here you can display form items if a previous answer matches the rule. For example:
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The pre-populate function allows you to pass values into your FormSite forms and surveys from anywhere you can place a link. This is useful for connecting your form responses to their sources, like email, social media, and other inbound links. An easy example is adding a link to your survey from an email and automatically capturing the email address.
To set up this example, you would first create your FormSite survey with the questions, multiple pages, ratings items, etc. Next, you want to add a Hidden Field item to the top of your survey where you will pre-populate with the email address. The benefit of this method over simply asking for the email address is that you remove the need for the respondent to choose to take the survey again and increase your likelihood of conversion.
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