Dashboard Pages

Dashboard pages for Form Reform are split into two distinct groups.

  • Form submissions at Dashboard > Reports > Form Reform
  • Settings and configuration at Dashboard > System & Settings > Form Reform

Form Submissions

Dashboard > Reports > Form Reform

Form submissions are accessible through the same dashboard area as core forms. The sub-path is /dashboard/reports/form_reform/.

Save to Default (form handler)

Here the page Form Submissions provides a listing and review page for forms saved with the Save to Default form handler.

Access to add new form entries through the dashboard and edit/remove existing form entries are managed through task permissions:

  • Create Form Reform responses
  • Edit Form Reform responses
  • Delete Form Reform responses

Form data is serialized as JSON. The details, add and edit pages provide a syntax enabled editor for that data.

This dashboard page also provides the usual search and pagination capabilities for submitted form data, with access to search presets being managed by the task permission

  • Manage Form Reform search presets

 

Settings and Configuration

Dashboard > System & Settings > Form Reform

In the dashboard page group beneath /dashboard/system/form_reform we have the Form Reform system pages.

Form Handler Plugins

At /dashboard/system/form_reform/plugin_list we have a list of all Form Handlers. If you add any custom handlers, visiting this page will automatically recognize them and make them available to Form Reform.

This list expands to built in documentation for the form handlers.

Form Reform Global Settings

At /dashboard/system/form_reform/global_settings we have a copy of the Submit Button edit dialogue which can be used to manage the default settings for new Submit Button blocks.

Settings for the submit button and pipeline can also be saved, exported and imported.

Form Reform Blocks

At /dashboard/system/form_reform/form_reform_blocks we have a list of all Form Reform blocks. This list is also available on the front end as a template for the Form Reform Documentation block.

Elsewhere in the Dashboard

Form Reform also provides custom view templates for the Dashboard Latest Form and Dashboard Site Activity blocks. These blocks provide general information for the dashboard Welcome page and the custom templates add Form Reform to that information.

Entity Designer

The base code for the FromReformDefault store, listing and dashboard page for showing form results were generated using Entity Designer then highly adapted for the requirements for Form Reform.

Additional Pages

Reform the way you add new input controls

If you need a specialized template or a custom input element, you can design new templates  or new block types for form elements as you would any block type.

Blocks are easy for third party addition or extension. Block templates and are the first thing any Concrete CMS developer learns to code. They are one of the easiest things to code. The underlying mechanisms are well established and reliable.

Reform what you can do with form data

Form handlers are built about the same extensible plugin system as many of my other addons (Universal Content Puller, Omni Gallery, Extreme Clean ...).

The whole system is aimed at easy extension within Form Reform, by third party addons, by agencies and by site building developers.

Handlers can be easily added to do whatever you want with the form data.

Reform where you can save form data

Saving form data with Form Reform is simply a handler in the processing pipeline. You can save to multiple locations or just one location.

If you need to save data elsewhere, such as to a dedicated table, a table provided through another addon, to another database, send it to an API, forward it to another server, or anywhere you can imagine, you can adapt or develop a form handler to do so.

The complexity of the code depends on where you are saving or sending the data, but wrapping that into a form handler plugin for Form Reform is straight forward.

The Form Reform handler plugin system is designed for easy extension.

Form Reform

Reform the way forms are built. Build a form out of blocks. Take control of how form submissions are processed and how the submitted data is stored. Easy to extend. Easy to reconfigure. Tangible data. Easy to add your own integrations.

Form Reform Display

List and display form submissions from Form Reform.

Form Reform UTM

Not just Form Reform and not just UTM! Capture and hold incoming UTM (or other) tags and make the tag values available to Form Reform and/or Conditional Redirect as {{place_holders}}. You don't need Form Reform to use this.

Form Reform Dynamics

Form handlers for querying Microsoft Dynamics, forwarding and updating form data to Microsoft Dynamics.

Snapshot

A suite of advanced image capture and upload tools. Enhanced drag and drop file uploading. Make screengrabs from within Concrete CMS. Capture images directly from device webcams. Edit images before uploading.

Form Reform Attributes, Express and Users

Save submitted forms to Express objects and user attributes. Add and remove users from groups.

Form Reform Image Picker

Form Reform Image Picker provides an image picking input block for Form Reform. The Image Picker Input is preconfigured to connect to most Omni Gallery gallery and slider display widgets, the core gallery block, and thumbnail showing templates for the core page list block. Advanced settings allow the Image Picker Input to be configured to pick images from other galleries and sliders.

Form Reform Data Picker

Form Reform Data Picker provides data picking input blocks for Form Reform. The Table Picker Input is preconfigured to connect to Universal Content Puller table display widgets. Advanced settings allow the Table Picker Input to be configured to pick data from other HTML tables.

Form Reform Developer

A growing suite of resources to assist those developing blocks, handlers and more complex forms for Form Reform.

Learn with a simple form

While you may have plans to implement some much more complex forms using Form Reform, we strongly recommend you start with a simple form such as our contact form example in order to review the basic principles of using Form Reform before you move onto anything bigger.

  1. Start by submitting the form at Getting Started - Your First Form a few times, even making some deliberate mistakes.
  2. Watch our Getting Started with Form Reform video to see how the form is built.
  3. Read through the rest of Getting Started - Your First Form for more details of how this form is built.
  4. Create a test page on your site to build your own version of Getting Started - Your First Form and experiment.
  5. Develop your test page with some of the concepts introduced by our further examples and experiment with some of the other form inputs.