Looking for a Typeform date picker? You actually have to create 3 fields and do some workarounds to get what you need. Luckily, there’s an easier way!
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Need to collect a user’s date of birth for age verification or want to set up online appointment booking on your WordPress website? A date picker field is indispensable.
That’s why it’s pretty surprising that there’s no Typeform date picker! 😮 Especially since their users have been requesting it for ages.
But what if there was another form builder that has the same style of conversational forms as Typeform, but ALSO has a datepicker? Hello Formidable Forms 👋
It’s really easy to add a date pickers with Formidable Forms. And the only requirement is that you run a WordPress site! Let’s take a look at why you might want to make the switch and how to create a date selector for your online form.
So There’s Really No Typeform Datepicker? 🧐
Tyepform does have a date field, but you can’t make it a popup calendar with a date selector.
To get a true time and date picker in a Typeform questionnaire, you actually have to create 3 different fields 😱: one for the date, one for the hour, and one for the minutes.
Not only does this take way too much time to set up ⏱️, but it’s also a pain to try to get all of this data into any easily usable format.
There’s also no straightforward way to add blackout dates in the Typeform date field either. You’d have to use Excel or Google sheets to manually list and then import the dates you want. 😖
Not practical if you’re trying to take online bookings or offer only delivery on certain days…
We’ve also seen a lot of complaints about the way Typeform’s date field works on mobile devices.
Clearly, you’re better off using a Typeform alternative if you’re after a datepicker with options. Want to add a digital signature to your form too? There's no Typeform signature field either.
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Why Use Formidable Forms Instead 🤔
All those Typeform limitations we were just talking about? They don’t exist in Formidable Forms. 🙅♂️
With Formidable, you can easily add a bootstrap date picker to forms to let users select the day they want. Plus, it’s super simple to add blackout dates to your calendar.
You can also automatically convert the data to whatever date format you need. 🤩
Formidable also offers a seamless third-party integration to add appointment scheduling to your WordPress site if you need to propose specific dates and times to your users 👇
And, in case you weren’t sure, Formidable does let you create user-experience-friendly one-question-at-a-time quizzes and forms just like a Typeform survey. ✅
How to Add a Date Picker 🗓️
It only takes one click to add a date question to a WordPress form with Formidable.
But there is a little initial set up needed. First, download and install the Formidable Forms Pro plugin. The datepicker option is included in the Formidable Business plan and higher.
Next, go to Formidable → Forms → Add New to create a new form.
In the drag-and-drop form builder, select the Date field on the left and plop it into your form.
You can then rename the date field whatever you like, select the days of the week you’d like to make available, and even add blackout dates.
And don’t worry, it may just look like a simple form field on the back-end, but your users will see a popup calendar to select dates.
And that’s it. You’ve got your date picker!
Could you use a little help setting limits in your date field? This short and handy video tutorial ought to help 👇
Need even more flexibility? Our Datepicker Options add-on extends the date fields settings even further.
Want to use your WordPress site for online appointments or other scheduling needs? No problem. Our Knowledge Base article has all the details.
Wrapping Up 🎁
If you’re looking for a simple solution to create conversational forms (aka Typeform-style questionnaires) with a datetime picker, Formidable Forms is a great option.
Not only will Formidable let you make the same kinds of question-by-question quizzes — this guide tells you exactly how to replicate top Typeform survey examples in WordPress — , but it also offers advanced date picker options and makes it easy to export and find your answers.
But Formidable can do so much more too!
Not only can you make one question per page surveys, but you can also make all kinds of online forms with Formidable. From event registration forms or newsletter subscription to payment forms with automatically generated PDF invoices, Formidable is a powerful WordPress plugin.
And, we offer a 14-day risk-free money-back guarantee. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try now!
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