Advanced Features

Advanced Features

Note that Jotform Encrypted Forms 2.0 is now in effect, where submission data is protected by end-to-end encryption and can be accessed with an access code. Click here to learn more about Jotform Encrypted Forms 2.0. An encrypted form offers...

Two-factor authentication (2FA) helps you protect sensitive information and prevent unauthorized access to your Jotform account. This type of security requires you to provide a second form of identification before gaining access to your account....

You are provided with the Recovery Codes upon activating the Two-factor authentication for your Jotform account. If you have lost access to your mobile device, the codes will help you regain access to your account quickly and easily. Click...

If you want to change your mobile authenticator, disabling the Two-Factor Authenticator (2FA) settings is required. Here's how you can do it: While logged in to your Jotform account, click your Profile Picture at the navigation bar. Click...

The Date Picker element allows your form fillers to input dates on your forms. If you need to implement date limits on your form -- for example, you only want to allow your users to enter dates that fall on a weekend or specific periods -- you can...

Jotform's Form Builder has a built-in form designer that you can use to make your form look exactly how you want it to without coding. Custom CSS codes are also supported if you're looking for more customization options. This guide is for...

Adding your form to your website using the Source Code embed method allows you to customize your form even further with HTML and JavaScript. You can even host your form's resource files on your server....

Jotform Form Builder is very flexible, and you can customize your forms as you wish. Standard field spacing can also be changed to fit your needs and match your design better. When you reduce the spacing between questions, your form will be...

Aside from the built-in form designer, you can also customize your forms using CSS in the Form Builder. This guide contains a few examples of CSS codes that you can try or use on your forms. For applying CSS to your form, see Injecting Custom CSS...

What’s a Smart Form? In the most basic sense, smart forms are dynamic. Instead of static, smart forms can change the fields and questions based on how a user interacts with your form using conditional logic. If you need to segment questions...

Form warnings can guide your respondents in filling out your form. They help prevent incorrect or incomplete answers like an invalid email address or an empty required field. You can customize your form warning messages to your desired tone or...

An approval process allows a reviewer to approve or deny a submission, entry, registration, or request. This guide covers a general guideline for building a workflow. Note that an approval flow starts with a form. To get started, create your first...

Unique Field is one of Jotform's features that allows you to set limits based on an answer from a specific field. For example, accept unique email addresses or prevent someone from submitting the same data on a Short Text Entry element. ...

The Send Post Data option in the Form Builder allows you to send your form data to an endpoint via an HTTP POST request. For debugging purposes, you can use https://www.jotform.com/show-post-data/ as an endpoint or destination URL....

Your form accepts multiple submissions by default. If you want to prevent your responders from making multiple submissions in your form, the Unique Submission will be helpful. This Unique...

The Appointment form element allows your form fillers to book time slots on your form. By default, collected appointments can only be rescheduled or canceled by you, the form owner, by editing or deleting the appointment's entry respectively. This...

By allowing your form submitters to edit their entries, they can correct mistakes or update information as needed, which is especially useful for forms that require accurate and up-to-date data. This improves the overall quality of the collected...

PHP forms consist of HTML elements and PHP scripts that enable users to input information. When a user submits a form, the data is sent to the server using the HTTP GET or POST method for processing. PHP scripts can then interact with the...

Jotform offers many embedding features. Embedding Form as a Lightbox can be useful in case when you need a form to be opened in a separate pop-up window. You can set a form window to be opened automatically after the page is loaded. To...

The console tab in your browser allows you to view log messages and errors from a web page. The console report can give useful information when debugging or troubleshooting your form. This guide shows how to get the console report from your...

This guide shows how to change your form field's "required" flag using conditional logic. This is useful if you need to conditionally turn your optional fields required or vice versa. To conditionally toggle...

Caches help your forms load faster and perform more efficiently but if you're experiencing issues with your forms, clearing caches can often help correct these issues. Clearing form caches won't cause you to lose any data. It's a safe and easy...

Sending an autoresponder email is the primary method of allowing users to view a copy of their submission through your form. If you want to avoid doing this or integrating your form into any 3rd party application, providing users a direct URL to...

See also: Prefill You can prepopulate your form fields by including the query strings in the URL. The query component is indicated by the first question mark ("?") followed by the query parameters in the URL. Multiple query parameters are...

With Jotform's conditional logic, you can change your Thank You page depending on how your form filler interacts with your form. It can override your default Thank You page conditionally which is useful if you need to display personalized messages...

Update We are excited to announce that we have just released the new version of Jotform PDF Editor. We believe you're already familiar with our Customize PDF Report feature. However, if you like exploring new options to create a...

This guide shows how to use conditional logic to skip pages based on the form filler's answers. You can set the conditions based on your requirements. For this guide, the following demo form will be used as an example. It skips to a page depending...

Input masking may be underrated or not often used. Still, it is handy in different situations, especially if you talk about specifying and accepting input in a fixed format — for example, formatting for a custom date, number, or phone number. ...

The Edit URL is one of the features in the Form Builder, particularly with the form emails, that you can use for updating specific submission data without logging in to your Jotform account. You can also provide the same to your form users to...

Passing data from one form to another can improve the user experience by eliminating the need for the user to enter the same information again. For example, if a user has entered their contact information in one form, that data can be...

Jotform logs your account activities, such as if you delete or purge a form from your account. It logs the form you created and modified. You can also view the emails from your form. It is similar to an audit trail focusing on your account and...

The PDF Editor allows you to customize the PDF copy of your submissions. You can add additional elements to the document and style it with a custom theme. However, if you want to print the form with the user's data and print it the way you...

This is a guide that will help you setup an external notifier if your Jotform email alerts failed to send or were in the bounce list.  Please note that this is for advanced users or who are familiar with programming.  Here are the...

The Show/Hide Field conditional logic allows you to change the visibility of questions or elements on your form based on the form filler's answers. In this example form, the "Would you like any...

There were occasions when you wanted to restrict access to your form at certain hours. Some use cases are the following: Cater registrations, and you only want to accept entries during business hours.Offer promotions that are only available...

Save and Continue Later, also known as Autofill or Continue Forms Later, offers ways for your form fillers to save their partially filled-out form. It is useful for long forms or forms with multiple pages. ...

Now, you can get Jotform-certified with Jotform Academy. Our certificate program will teach you everything you need to know about Jotform. Take each course to earn a badge, once you’ve completed all your courses, you can earn a Jotform...

Customizing your Thank You page can create a more personalized experience for your form respondents. Adding an auto-redirect feature ensures that respondents are seamlessly guided to the next step after submitting the form. Whether it's...

If you're already familiar with Jotform Webhooks, here are example scripts that you may want to try. Make sure to update the field names on these scripts with the field names from your form. Instant Email Notification This is an email...

Copying a field value to another field can be incredibly useful for automating processes and ensuring data consistency. It ensures that information entered in one field is automatically populated in another, reducing the chance of errors or...

When translating a form into different languages, the emails, particularly the autoresponder email, still follow your default language for the form. For example, if the labels are in English, the form sends the email with English labels. To...

Not to be confused with Page Background. You can choose your form's level of transparency according to your design needs. You can have the background of a form fully transparent, fully opaque, or something in between. To change your form...

The Show/Hide Field conditional logic allows you to change your form fields' visibility based on the respondent's answers on your form. This is useful if you need to create a dynamic form with follow-up questions. This feature can also help...

This guide shows how to send your form fillers' data after submission via an HTTP POST request to your server, a custom thank-you page, or a third-party service. To send your form's submission data via an HTTP POST request In the Form...

Modal windows can be used to show ads, messages, or additional information. This guide shows how you can implement a modal popup window on your form. View this demo form to see what it looks like....

Jotform is serious about GDPR compliance. If you are from the European Union (EU) or doing business within this region, you must store your forms and data in a EU data center. If you're in the EU and create a Jotform account, it will automatically...

You can customize the appearance of the lightbox and feedback embeds, but you can't change the style of its window title, especially when you opt to use the default. You can only style it by inserting the following custom CSS into your website's...

The Time field allows users to enter a valid time format in the form. It will display the time based on timezone and time format in your account settings. The new Default Theme requires users to enter the time. It is optimized to display a...

Jotform Form Builder is super easy and customizable. If you need to change Clear/Reset and Print buttons' text – you can easily do that in a couple of minutes. To change the default text, please follow these simple steps: In your form,...

The Unique Field allows you to prevent users from submitting the same information twice in the form. However, this feature only allows you to select a single field. To select multiple fields, you must utilize the existing features in the Form...

The Auto-Delete Submission feature automatically moves the submissions received from a form to Trash. This can be useful if you're transferring your form submission data to a 3rd party service or to your custom setup via API or Webhooks where the...

The Application Programming Interface or API is a way to retrieve and transfer data between different services. Jotform creates unique API keys for each service like widgets and integrations. These services trigger API calls that use bandwidth and...

Redirecting your respondents after submitting your form can help increase user engagement. You can direct your form submitters to a custom Thank You page, another form, or any URL that may contain additional information or actions related to their...

When creating forms in a Classic Form Layout, you'll have the option to design your forms with Custom CSS codes. It's one of the cool features in the Form Builder that allows you to customize the overall look of your form, including the Product...

The Address is one of the elements in the Form Builder with multiple fieldsets. Jotform recommends this field when setting up a third-party integration as it is optimized to match the appropriate fields automatically. The field also responds to...

Add "reverseButtonText: true," to your feedback code. An example is below: new JotformFeedback({ formId: "1***", buttonText: "Untitled Form", base: "https://www.jotform.com/", background:'#F59202', fontColor:'#FFFFFF',...

If you have this long list of product items, you could minimize its length by enabling columns aside from adding Product Categories. We have the below methods, which depend on the form theme you're using. Setting up Two Columns With Product...

Aside from the Review Before Submit widget which allows your form fillers to view their answers before they submit your form, you can also set up your form to show their answers after submission on the built-in Thank You page. To display...

Arabic, Hebrew, Pashto, Persian, Urdu, and Sindhi are common languages written from right to left (RTL). If your form's script needs to be in the RTL direction, you can use CSS. To align your form in the RTL direction In the Form Builder,...

If your form is embedded onto multiple web pages, you can use a hidden field to monitor where the entries are coming from. This can help you understand which pages are driving more engagement which can be useful for marketing and data analysis....

Allowing your respondents to print your form can be useful if they need a hard copy or use it offline. Some users may prefer to fill out forms by hand; a print button allows them to participate....

Do you want to automatically save the form data into a word document? Or, better yet, populate a word template with a form data? That's easy with Make (formerly Integromat). With Make, you can connect Jotform to over a hundred services like...

You can use CSS if you need to hide your form's field labels to match your site's style or simply don't like to display the field labels. This guide shows how to create the CSS code for hiding your form field labels. Hiding All Field Labels...

Jotform is now available in several languages, in addition to English. If your language is not supported, you can fill out this form to request its addition. Here's a list of the available languages:...

Some users have told us they prefer the older version. At least until all bugs were sorted out on the new version. We respected that. That's why we kept Jotform v2 alive for some time. New registrations were closed but existing users could...

The method described in this guide has been deprecated. Current version of Jotform Form Builder automatically saves the form building process. However, now you can revert changes made on your form. You can check our guide on how to manage your...

This guide is now obsolete. For the new version, see How to Pass a Field Value to Another Field. The form pictured below illustrates our objective. Click the image to use the form. As you can see, if a user were to enter his name in...