Edicy has had forms as one of our improvements for a long while, but so far there hasn't been a post telling you about all of their wonderful features. Well, this time is finally over, you can find out how to get the most out of your forms right here.
Basically you can add a form field to any content page (we're working on a way to also enable you to add them to blogposts). You need to hover with you mouse over the bottom of the text area on the page and a toolbar will appear, which lets you add either another text area, a gallery or a form field to the page.

Once you've added a form field click on it and a form toolbar will appear. From there you can create any kind of form you need by adding different form fields: text areas, check boxes or mandatory selections between choices (radio buttons for shorter, a drop-down menu for longer lists), e-mail or file fields. There is no limit in how many form fields one form can have.

If you messed something up and need to delete or move a part of the form, hover your mouse over the top left corner of that field and a menu will appear with an icon with arrows for moving the part of the form around or a trash can for deleting it.

To access the info in your forms you don't need to log into your Edicy site. If you click on the settings button on the form toolbar (top right) you will see that the replies to the form (we call them tickets) can also be forwarded to your e-mail. Also, if you got to 'Site' full view and select 'See all tickets' you can export all the results in a CSV format and do whatever complicated number-crunching you have in mind.

So whatever interactivity you need for your users -- a feedback form, a poll or a full-fledged survey, Edicy has got you covered. If you have any ideas how we could make our forms better, let us know in the comments.

Replies to this post

  • Indrek Sep 04

    Hello

    Can the forms be used to collect and also show the user feedback to others on common pages? Or is there any other ways to do it?

    Indrek
    www.estonianexperience.com

  • Priit Sep 10

    Hi Indrek, at the moment it is not possible but we have it in the product roadmap.

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