A form action is used for sending emails, collecting payments, registering users, and more.
Duplicate a Form Action
To duplicate a form action, click on the Duplicate icon by the form action title. This will add a copy of the form action below other form actions.
Disable a Form Action
A form action can be paused, or turned off without deleting it. To turn off a form action, click the toggle button by the form action title.
The option to send emails is built into both the lite and pro versions of Formidable Forms. Learn more about how to send email notifications.
Create a Post
Generate WordPress posts, pages, and custom post types. Each entry in a form is directly linked to a post. Learn more about how to create posts and pages.
Many Formidable add-ons rely upon setting up a Form Action. Use the links below to learn how to set up a form action with each add-on.
- Authorize.net AIM
- Form Action Automator
Depending on the addons installed, many form actions will have various trigger options. By default, most form actions are set to trigger at the time an entry is created. Other possible triggers may include entry deletion, entry update, after completed payment, after successful user registration, and others.
Adding conditional logic to your Form Actions allows you to get more functionality. The filter options available are: is equal to, is NOT equal to, greater than, less than, is like, is not like, starts with, and ends with.
Conditional logic allows you to stop a form action from triggering based on values selected in the form.
Conditional logic in form actions have a few extra options than other types of logic. Since there is a specific entry used to trigger an action, values from that entry can be used in comparisons. Here are a few examples of what types of logic can be used for more flexible emails, payments, post creation, and more. This includes using smart tags and comparisons between fields in the same entry.
- Trigger an email by comparing one field to another with "Field one is equal to ". Replace 25 with the id of the second field.
- Send a notification when an entry is deleted, only if it was created more than 1 day before. This can be done by adding a hidden field to the form with the smart value [date format='Y-m-d H:i:s']. Then in the form action logic, add "Hidden field is less than [date format='Y-m-d H:i:s' offset='-1 day']".
- Send a notification only when an entry is updated by someone else when editing is enabled. First, make sure the form includes a User ID field. Then, create a notification set to trigger when "Entry is updated." Add "User ID is not equal to [user_id]" in the form action logic.
Want more options? Use the frm_action_logic_value hook to compare a field value to anything you would like.
Form action triggered multiple times
If your form action is triggered multiple times, check your action trigger settings if it is set to trigger at conflicting options. Most of the time this is caused by having both the Entry is created and Entry is updated options selected at the same time. To resolve this, select only one of the two action triggers.