Jotform has any type of Form Element you may need. Take a look at the complete list below and get a brief description of each.
Place at the top for convenience, Quick Elements list the most commonly used form elements.
- Header — A Header briefly explains what your form is about. Use the Subheader if you want to add more details.
- Full Name — A predefined field with first and last name options. Use this as opposed to adding two Textboxes to make things easier.
- Email — The Email field offers a built-in validation for the proper email format.
- Address — Allows users to enter their complete address with predefined fields.
- Phone — Predefined phone number field to capture phone numbers.
- Date Picker — A way to collect dates. This also offers an optional Time field.
- Appointment — To set up appointments on your form with a limited number of bookings per slot.
- Signature — For collecting e-signature that are legally binding.
- Fill In The Blank — Display and collect answers in a sentence/paragraph-like format.
- Product List — A base payment element for displaying item products.
The Basic Elements section contains the essentials for creating forms.
- Short Text — Commonly known as a text field or textbox. Use this for collecting single-line answers from your users.
- Long Text — Commonly known as textarea. This can be used for comments, suggestions, notes, or user input that may include long or multiple lines.
- Paragraph — A rich-text editor with basic formatting styles to display texts and images on your form.
- Dropdown — Dropdown menus are used with category-related questions.
- Single Choice — Commonly known as a radio button, this is used for collecting single-choice answers.
- Multiple Choice — Commonly known as a checkbox. This is used when you want to allow two or more options selected.
- Number — A number field to capture any kind of number.
- Image — This allows you to display an image for your form. Easily brand your form with your own logo.
- File Upload — Allow your users to upload a file to your form.
- Time — Use this if you want users to fill out time in hours and minutes.
- Captcha — Captcha lowers the likelihood of your form being spammed with multiple submissions. You can also enable ReCaptcha which is an advanced captcha service from Google.
- Spinner — Makes it easier to input numbers.
- Submit — This is always required. Without a Submit button, users won’t be able to submit your form.
Easily build your questionnaire and survey forms with Survey Elements.
- Input Table — This allows you to display input fields in a table format.
- Star Rating — Useful to get ratings, it can be in several shapes like stars, light bulbs, etc.
- Scale Rating — Used for ratings based on a scale.
Create different sections on your form with Page Elements.
- Divider — Add a line to create different sections on your form.
- Section Collapse — This is used to show or hide sections on your form. Section Collapse is most useful for splitting your form into expandable parts.
- Page Break — Splits your form into multiple pages. It works best with a heading to indicate each page.
The Payments tab holds the list of gateways that allows you to collect payments through various international payment processors.
If you’re having trouble deciding which one is best for you, check out this guide on Which Payment Processor Is the Best for Your Business.
You can find useful plugins or widgets that you can add directly to your form in the Widgets tab.
These widgets provide advanced features and options that you won’t find on regular form elements. To learn more about widgets, check out our guide on How to Add a Widget to Your Form.
Jotform also provides integrations to 3rd party services for a variety of added features and functionality.
What do you think about the collection of fields Jotform offers? What should be added or removed? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
1) For a yes/no question, I want to add a message that appears conditionally when someone clicks "no". (I want to advise them not to submit the form, and why.) I do not see any option to add a line of text to my form. Is the only way to do this to add a Heading form element?
2) I'm using the enterprise version and a bit surprised that I can't access help from there, so I went to the main Jotform site. It would be REALLY nice if you could make help easily accessible from enterprise view! (or if it is, please tell me how)
I'm testing some new forms 'live' on my website. I'm receiving this error and can't find how to enable multuple submissions. "
Sorry! Only one entry is allowed.
Multiple submissions are disabled for this form"
Could you show me the path to enable? Thank you
What is the new form element "appointment"? Is there a link on how to use it?
I added Collapsible sections. How do I get a section to hide based on an earlier selection in the form? I was thinking this would be the conditional logic function but I can't seem to find out how to implement conditions for each collapsible section. Thank you!
Can form elements be copied from one form to another?
Can a form element be changed to another element? Eg, made a question and list as a dropdown menu... can it then be switched to radio buttons or something else, without having to start a new form element from scratch to replace it? Same with sliders / scales. Thanks!
Comment hello my freands am need feld a form thank you
Are there tutorial videos anywhere? Youtube channel is a bit confusing.
I have created a form, when I preview it, at the bottom of the form are 2 areas for : upload image, Name, Address, e-mail, and phone number that are not visible in the form builder and I have no idea how to get rid of them
Why am I getting a message "this field is required" for a checkbox that is already checked?
amazing in all aspects!
I wish the address field can also enable a list of cities as a dropdown where the user can set the options for it.
Phone number field - is there a way to combine the area code and phone number field into one 10 digit field? On iOS it automatically wants to fill in ones full phone number.
I tried creative a “numbers” field, limiting it to 10 digits, etc. Jot wouldn’t accept iOS trying to auto populate the phone number even though it “guessed” the form was looking for a phone number.
I’m pushing the form data to a Google spreadsheet. I believe it includes it as one column.
are there any compatablility issues with using Widgets?
This is an amazing set of fields to drag and drop. I'm at a loss to think of anything else to add to the set of widgets and form fields.
I would like to make the radio buttons "unselectable" after they have been selected for non required fields. Is this possible?
Hi - I am interested in using Jotform but have a few questions:
1 - is it possible to connect a widget or app to open street map so that you can collect spatial information (lat, long) in your form?
2 - how can data collected be downloaded? Is there any connectivity to MS Access or SQL Server?
3 - Can you upload a pre-definied list for your dropdown options?
4 - is it possible to view what others have already inputted?
How do you remove or disable the "Previous" button from Form Elements?
How do I make the tick in a single choice selection visible to the user? It does not look like anything has been selected, but it IS coming through on the submission
How to remove the background from the dropdown options?
Is there a way to change the font size inside a spinner box? I know it can be changed in a regular drop down box, but It tried to change the font size in a spinner box in the CSS editor, but it did not work.
My desktop computer wants to auto-populate the phone field, but clicking a selection does not populate the field as expected. What's up here?
How how do I start an online business
Sorry this one is crrect. Please discard the previous one.
I cannot understand what is the purpose of using Section Collapse?
Can you be specific more?
I cannot understand what is the purpose
of using Section Collapse?
Can you be specific more?
Can't seem to find the spinner form input anymore. Is there a widget for that purpose?
I do not have a "time" element under my basic elements. The last one listed is "date picker" before the "quick elements" begin. Advice?
I meant that the Unted States is the *first* selection.
In the country dropdown box that Jotform provides, the United States is the selection in the box. Is it possible to change this to another country (e.g. United Kingdom)?
Is there a way to make the Matrix form field have the option under "properties" then "input type" to have the option of currency?
what has happened to the birth date picker?
I was looking for price field i.e. net rate and published rate for my merchants and the ability to formulate (i.e. populate a percentage once someone keys in the published rate) and ability for me to add the various currencies.
Am also looking at duration (by hour or minutes) for the time.
Is there a form field just for date if you don't want date/time?
How can I use Multiple widget Matrix?
the form fields taking the lable/name as field value, how to define a field value other than label
How can I position radio buttons horizontally next to the question instead of vertically?
hoy fue bloeuqeada mi cuenta Jotform, por motivos que desconosco, solo tenia una especie de formulario de favoritos que contenia imagenes que deribaban a algunas paginas, pero nada más y un formulario que aun no terminaba, esta pagina es de gran ayuda para el desarrollo de mis estudios y creatividad de desarrollar nuevas herramientas de utilidad, favor necesito su ayuda para reestablecer mi cuenta y sus dos formularios que contenian, espero su ayuda y su respuesta. muchas gracias. alguien que me pueda decir como recuperarla???
I want to create a travel request form where an estimated cost is calculated. Is there a way to do this?
Is it possible to have a file uploaded attached to the notification email rather than accessed via hyperlink?
We don't have FTP but would prefer to have files pulled into our organization's server. The easiest way for us to do this is via email.
please disregard that original comment.... I now see that those links ARE clickable on the submissions.pdf
I have been hunting for a text field or URL field that a user can type or paste in a URL and it will come out on the submissions.pdf as a clickable URL... Is this possible currently? If not that would be a nice thing to have, yes?
Hi, Im currently making a form for a training school. Is there a way that I can make a field which "counts down" the number of, lets say 'seats available' for a course. i.e. if the max seating capacity for a course is 10 people, is there a field that can be made which counts down how many seats are left/available in correlation to the amount of interested people. So if 3 people "submit" then the counter would show "7" available seats? help please :)
How do I use the Form Collapse feature without causing the Submit button to be hidden by the last Form Collapse section ?
The form field: City or State
does not allow complete fill in.
It allows only one charactor. Have I committed a mistake? Here is the form:
www.wireguides/INQUIRY FOR AIR WIPES.html
How to add or remove form fields in an inbuilt address field?
How can I add a field for company name?
Some of the form fields such as Name and Telephone number do not allow the field width to be adjusted and it can truncate the view if the type size is too large. Is there a way to increase the width of these fields.
Eow to stop duplicate entry for form field...?
How does the "password box" work
Is there a way to add a "Deposit" field on an Order Form that has a negative number? I want to be able to have several line items to purchase, and have a "Deposit" field where buyers can pay just a deposit and still show the balance due. Possible?
I cannot get files to upload through the link. Could you please help?
I think you try your best in creating the best forms. Im from the Netherlands and I create your forms in Dutch. But sometimes there is still an English word inthere that I cannot manually translate. Like the Clear button. And the text "billing address" on to of the address group. Please, make these examples editable aswell. thx
Its pretty late here and I'm pooped - I can't figure out how to change the name of a "clone" jotform so that it will show properly in My Forms.
Thanks - Kim for Johanna
How can I have the file upload actually include the files as an attachment?
When I preview my form in IE9, the captcha feature does not perform as expected. It loads the capture field on a second page after you click submit. It operates as intended in every other browser however. Is there a bug or fix for this issue? Thanks in advance.
How can I create my form questions/fields in 2 columns instead of one?
We need to add a number of variables in the show / hide for a large selection in a drop menu. Is there a way of doing this instead of individually adding "New Rule" one by one?
See > Do you work for any of these companies?
secret service? strippers? godaddy? naked girls? who should be taken down again? those jerkoffs.
Hi! Can I create a form with multiple columns, so I can show 2 or 3 entry fields in the same line.
can I create a data base form, were i can view my clients information?
Hi! can I create result checker with card usage limit? secondly: can I create create editable field with maximum number entry? how/
could not post in forum (where post was moved) clicked button and just said "Please wait"..... anyway.....
No - the error if I use jotform.com is:
Invalid Form URL
This form is not available for this domain.
jotform.us has been blacklisted via our company's web filter:
Threat Type: othermalware
Threat Reason: Domain reported and verified as serving malware. IP/domain is a spam source.
I Have only just signed up to Jotform, and hey, am I glad it's back up and running - I would never have known about this site, and it is a really good site. Seriously cool. Thanks so much, I love it. Great work!
Because of this i moved all my domains *out* of godaddy and into my other in enom. I always didnt like godaddy but after seeing this i also jumped ship!
As a proud & patriotic American, I am embarrassed and ashamed of what is happening to my country. I didn't get any email on this, and didn't even notice it, since I am only trying out this service on a new site, but I am shocked and enraged to read this post about what happened.
Is there a complete story about what happened from start to finish somewhere online that I can read? I'd like to get all of the information I can on this, including any response the Secret Service might have on this, and then shed as much light on this as I can through my own following.
Why cant you style forms in normal way ??? I was trying out yr forms some years ago and now, nothing changed!!!
'There are incomplete required fields. Please complete them.' - you think this text is aligned well ??
And also 'This field is required.' with red background is too much!!! And it works wrong, if the field is empty, you shoudnt show that red bg on mouse:focus !!!
Im realy Angry!! >:/
Take some good designer/developer/interaction designer, or just ask me !!!
I've been a Jotform user for 5+ years. Unfortunately, I did not receive the email about this issue. However, when I started researching the day after it started I was very happy to find the information I needed to address any of my issues.
I would also like to echo all the comments Jotform has received about execellent customer service, quick response, and implementation of viable solutions. I too will continue to recommend, use and support Jotform going forward. Thanks.
My personal trust in the entire Jotform service has not been compromised as a result of this.
The speed in which 'Plan B' was implemented is a credit to Jotform owners and staff.
I will continue to use your services and recommend Jotform to my clients and friends.
I'm glad you are able to put this behind you and continue to move forward.
I just create my first form.
It's really helpfull.
Well, your issue has brought me to consider using your service and telling friends about it. Before I haven't even heard about your site.
Just some light in the tunnel.
I've just sent a letter to Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia that provides a couple of paragraphs of background, and then the following:
"I am writing to you today to ask that you request an explanation from the Secret Service, including asking the Secret Service why they did not request help from Jotform in identifying the bad actor(s) among their customers before shutting down the entire operation. Based on what you find, I ask that you consider whether legislation is necessary to prevent such abuses in the future."
If 534 more of you will write to one senator or one representative, there will be some red faces in Washington next week. If a couple of thousand of you write letters, things would really get stirred up. So, get on with it!
I think most IT departments will be putting plans in place to protect against the US government now.
If I were doing something like Jotform, I'd have a bunch of domains spread across different registrars, and many of the domains registered outside the US. Then I'd "rotate" domains as forms are generated, so the loss of one domain would break perhaps 10% of forms, not all of them.
That's in addition to the things you are already doing, such as acquiring domains for particular customers or allowing customers to use their own domains. The idea is that, even for a single customer, another warrantless take-down might break some, but not all, of their forms.
You might need some, but not all servers, outside the US, too.
25 cents, please.
Of course, I would never have thought of that last week... Planning backup against the actions of one's own government isn't something I think of regularly. Looks like I may have to get used to it.
Welcome to Amerika 2012
This is the final straw.. I am taking my hosting business from Godaddy. Would recommend Jotform do the same.
I'd like to echo the comments of mbrannon47.
You guys are hereoes in my eyes. I have 30 years experience of working in many aspects of IT from programming, systems design, implementation, quality assurance and compliance of systems. The speed of your reaction and workarounds was absolutely incredible. Brilliant.
People act like this will be the last encroachment on internet users. Of course, there will be many more headaches and immoral actions coming from those entities that like to abuse internet users, even if a boycott GoDaddy movement begins tomorrow.
Plz think of everything you can to support internet freedoms (support EFF, others accept bitcoins, etc.). Enact those plans and tell your friends to do so as well.
If we start now, we may have to fight hard for only 2 years, instead of 5. But the sooner we start, the sooner we can be free of the stormtrooper tactics used against JotForm.
Great to hear you guys are back.
MOST sad for you and America that you had to endure this. But glad you're up.
PLEASE drop the sycophants at GoDaddy.
I am very happy to see that you are taking this seriously and all the work you are putting forth to ensure this doesn't happen again. My faith has been restored. THANK YOU for not giving your money to GoDaddy anymore!
I think that given the situation you did all you could. You had no notice, no clue, no possibility to solve the problem. You gave a lot of support and immediate answers through your support system. I wish every company worked like that. Of course you could forsee the possibility for the domain to go down, but it's the kind of problems that come from growing fast. I guess you learned the lesson. :-)
Fico feliz em saber que está tudo bem! Jotform é o melhor!!!
Uso em meu blog e recomendo!
I understand that initiatives like SOPA are trying to make the internet a safer place, but is the good their doing outweighing the chaos they are causing? GoDaddy sucks
This doesn't shake my confidence in Jotform or Interlogy; this reinforces the feeling that you can deal with this stuff quickly and efficiently. I got the notification email about the .us switch yesterday, quickly updates some HTML on our servers, and it was done. Very well handled.
You have my support/confidence, and we all feel for you and we, too, question the actions of those involved. Great to hear you moved from GoDaddy. We'll be moving off their servers within the week thanks to this information.
Man we seriously feel for you goes we love jotform and can't believe you got hammered like this.
I'm very happy with that news...
Considere develop a tool similar to iCloud, Wen you can swipe the elements to send a file or something like that.
Good luck boys!!!
You should really:
1) Move away from GoDaddy (or carefully read their TOS/AUP)
2) Register a non-US owned TLD domain (.net is the same as .com, try .co .me etc)
3) Register with google's webmaster tools to be able to replace all your links in a matter of seconds.
Otherwise this will happen again. I thought in the USA you were innocent until proven guilty, but they just proved (again) that it's shoot first, and then if anything's still wiggling around, consider asking questions.
A customer entered info while the site was seized and down. How do I get this info?
If jotform is used to create an event registration format, is there a way form registrants to print their completed forms?
My form is only 160 pixels wide is there a way to size down the upload field & button?
I need a weekly employee work schedule
how do you set a password box for people submitting to restrict only users with a password to submit?
In response to my last post, I meant "Jotform" programmers, not "Zot." ;-)
I like how the Zot programmers are using a generic Captcha. I have to say that Re-Captcha is perhaps the worst (mini) form. For one, I do not want to link my Website back to Google. And, digitizing books does not make me feel all warm inside, either. Second, the image is extremely difficult to read and can be confounding. For example, one Re-Captcha image popped up with a pi (π) symbol! That is not an easy symbol to enter since it is not readily available on the keyboard (unless one knows how to access Unicode/extended ASCII character). So, thank you programmers for being smart!
could I have some more information about the form collapse? How to I put stuff in there.... Think of it as "if yes complete this section" they press on it and it opens up...
Is there a way of preventing word wrap on instruction or question fields so that they don't lengthen the overall form: ie.
will be longer
This form will be shorter.
i want to know a lot about this site, pls kindly help me out by sending a mail to my account firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need help using the page break feature.
The categories are not really intuitive. Why is one thing a "form tool" and another a "power tool"?
There should be an option to list all objects in one alphabetical listing.
Do exist any way to make a "comments" form with Jotform???? if so, where??? thanks a lot.
Thanks for sharing
I need to
input on a list view one option
and depending on the opcion on that list view
show another list view
Estate Mexico DF
is there any way to do that
Can I duplicate fields in a form for user input, For example, if they have five trucks. They can click on a link that says add truck and the same fields show up to complete their entries for the new truck.
@ChelleB - please go to this link to learn how to create a Terms and Conditions box.
@ChelleB - please go to this link to learn how to create a Terms and Conditions box.
Do you have a terms and conditions box?
Please tell me how to create a list of numbers (As in customer entering quantity or an item with a dollar value) and then get a total
I want to create a sweepstakes form using jotform. Is there a way for me to add an end date so I do not have to manually remove the form from my site?
How do you change a field to calculate - to add or multiply.
Does anyone know how to use the Password field? I can insert a Password field but there are no instructions anywhere that I have found that explain how to use it?
I would just like to know when you are going to add a feature that can add or subtract the numbers customers put in, so we could make like a bill or something.
This is my new project since all updatees. I thought there was a way to make multiple selections from a drop list in the old version. Can that still be done? I have a very long list of choices and it's not practicle to list the down the page. If this feature is not available, can you suggest an alternative way for me to handle this?
I found my answer here: https://www.jotform.com/help/2-how-to-create-your-first-web-form/
Hehe...ahh...patience! Sorry for jumping the gun with my question! :)
Where do I add the email address for the Submit button?
No we don't have that feauture. What you can do is write a warning and ignore the second post in a month.
Also that is not the place for asking questions. You should have asked it in forum.
Is there a way to set the length of the cookie and IP. I want my users to use the forms once a month. Is there a way to reset the cookie or set a time period for the cookie?
MacSkip: "these settings include "Unique Submission" with three choices: No Check, Loose Check, and Strict Check. "
No Check: People can enter as many submissions as they would like.
Loose Check: Cookie based check. When a user submits this form the next time she comes to the form if the cookie is still on the browser she will not be allowed to post again.
Strict Check: Cookie AND IP address check. In addition to the cookie check if the user's IP address was used previous she will not be allowed on this form.
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When a form is opened for editing, the "Setup and Share" tab has an icon for "Preferences" ("Update form setting"). When opened, these settings include "Unique Submission" with three choices: No Check, Loose Check, and Strict Check. I can find nothing that describes either the purpose of this setting or the meanings of the three choices. Please elaborate, including adding ALL of these form setting (aka Preferences) to your Screenshot List of All (!) Form Fields.