Do you want to perform actions with information provided by the user inWPFormsPlug-in Lite?
WPForms lite (free plugin) does not store form entries in the database, so you cannot save entries and "view entries" in the free version.
To access, manage and review the details your users share with you, you need to upgrade to the paid WPForms plugin. In WPForms, input management is only available in the paid plans along with other premium features like multipage forms, conditional logic, etc.
You might not want to buy a premium plugin just to store WPForms entries in the database and you are looking for options to view WPForms entries for free. Some people even search for "WPForms per nulled" which is not good as nulled plugins can harm you.
How can I save and view WPForms entries for free?
To store and view WPForms entries for free, you need to use a free WPForms database add-on.
mesais a free contact form automation plugin that acts as a WPForms database add-on that allows you to store WPForms form submissions in a database. It offers better features than WPForms input management.
You can not only save, edit and delete the entries, but also preview them in WP posts and pages from the frontend and export entries to CSV and XLSX files.
You can also automatically export WPForms entries (contacts) to Mailchimp email marketing tool. It works with WPForms Recaptcha and you can use it as a backup in case WPForms doesn't send email.
You canDownload free Tablesome plugin here and give it a try.
See too: How to view and edit WPForms entries in WordPress frontend
Quick video tutorial - WPSave and view form entries for free
How to save WPForms non-Tablesome entries?
Before following these steps, you need to configure a form using the WPForms plugin. If you haven't created a WordPress contact form using the WPForms Lite plugin. After configuring the WPForms form in the WordPress dashboard menu,
- Go toTablesome → Create new table
- On the Create New Table page, give the table an appropriate title and go to the Triggers and Actions toolbar to create a WPForms trigger
- On the Actions toolbar, in the Trigger 1 section, select WPForms in the Integrations box
- Then add "On Forms Submit" in the "Types of Actions" field and select the form whose entries you want to save in the "Forms" field. Now a new section called Action (Set 1) will open
- In the Actions, select "Tablesome" in the "Integrations" fields and then "Add Row" in the "Actions".
- You will see that the toggle option "Automatically recognize other form fields" is pre-selected by default and shows the number of fields recognized by your WPForms form.
- When submitting a new form, columns are automatically created in the table and entries are saved
- There is another option called "Manually match some fields". You can select them if you just want to save the selected fields of your form
- Then click "Save Table" to save the table and your WPForms entries will be saved in this table
- You can submit a test form to see if a form was successfully saved to the worksheet
In addition to saving form entries, you can also view, edit, and delete form entries.
View form entries
- Your WPForms entries are automatically stored in the Tablesome table you create
- You can go to your WordPress dashboard menu and goTablesome → All tables. This All Tables page is like the Entries Overview page
- You can click here to view the table you created to store the form inputs.
- This table would be your "form entry page".
- You can add another form to the same table by adding a second trigger to the table. However, it is not recommended unless the forms are connected together.
Editing and deleting form entries
In addition to viewing form entries, you can also edit them, that is, edit and delete form entries.
Editing form entries
- To edit WPForm entries, go toTablesome → All tables
- Select the table you want to edit
- You can select table cell directly and edit form input
- Then click Update Table to save the change made
Delete form entries
- If you want to delete all WPForms entries, you can delete the table where WPForms entries are stored
- Go toTablesome → All tables
- Next to the worksheet you want to delete is the Trash option.
- Click on the “Trash” option and delete the table with WPForms entries
- If you want to selectively delete an entry, go to the table where the entries are located
- If you move the cursor to the left in the 1st column, you will see a "Menu" icon
- Click the menu icon and you will see several line control options
- In this set of row options, you will find the "Delete Row" option.
- Click delete row and the row with WPForms input will be deleted
- The option to select and delete entries in bulk will be added in the next versions of Tablesome
Search and filter entries
When you have a large number of form entries, you want to find a specific form entry by searching and filtering the form entries database.
To do this, you can use the search and filter options available in Tablesome tables.
You can find the search bar and filter options in the upper left corner of the table. In the search bar you can type to find the dates you want.
To filter form entries,
- Go to the table and click on "Filter".
- Then click on “Add filter” and it will open the table filter option
- To add a filter, in the first field, select the column you want to filter
- In the 2nd field select the operator and in the 3rd field enter the value with which you want to filter the lines of the column.
Manually exporting saved WPForms entries
If you want to manually export the WPForms entries stored in your spreadsheets, there is an export option that allows you to export the WPForms entries. You can export the input data in CSV and XLSX file format.
To do this, click "Export table" in the tablesome panel. When you are on one of the Tablesome pages, you will find an "Export Table" button at the top of the page.
In the export option you can
- Select the table where your form inputs are stored
- Then select the format (CSV or XLSX) for the export
- Choose delimiter type (comma, semicolon, or tab)
- Then click on the "Export" button.
Export WPForms entries automatically to Mailchimp
When a form is submitted, you may want to automatically export contact information to an email marketing tool to automatically send follow-up emails to form submitters.
Tablesome helps you integrate WPForms with Mailchimp, a popular email marketing tool, so that when a WPForms form is submitted, it is automatically submitted and saved as a Mailchimp contact.
To connect WPForms and Mailchimp you must firstGenerate a Mailchimp API key. To generate an API key
- Go to the Mailchimp website and sign in with your Mailchimp account. If you don't already have an account, create a new one and sign in to Mailchimp
- In the Mailchimp dashboard, scroll down to your profile picture and select Profile.
- Then select Tools -> API Keys.
- Here is the list of Generate API Keys. If you haven't generated an API key, select "Create a key".
- When you're done, just copy the key so you can paste it into the WordPress site you want to integrate.
- Then go to your WordPress site admin panel and paste the keyTablesome Settings → Integrations → Mailchimp.
- After pasting the key, click Connect to Mailchimp and it will connect. Then save the settings.
- Then go to the table where you will store the WPForms inputs or create a new table and set up an On Form Submit trigger and select the form (see section Storing WPForms inputs for details").
- Then configure a second action for the WPForms form submission trigger by clicking the Add another section button
- From here, select the Mailchimp integration and Add Contact action
- You can then select the Mailchimp audience where you want to save the contact and select the field you want to export to Mailchimp
- You can also set up a condition if you don't want to submit all submitted forms
- You can also add a tag to the contact when it is exported and click the Update table button
- We have successfully integrated WPForms and Mailchimp and your contact will be exported automatically when a new form is submitted
How do I display WPForms form inputs in WordPress posts and pages?
Now that we've seen how form inputs are stored in tables, you might also want to display WPForms inputs in WordPress pages and posts.
To display form inputs, you can use the Tablesome shortcode that appears under the table title.
- Copy the table shortcode shown and go to the page or post where you want to display the form entries
- Add a shortcode block in the block editor and paste the shortcode from the table
- Then publish and verify the page. Your WPForms input table will be displayed in the WordPress frontend on posts and pages.
- Also, when new form entries are submitted, they are automatically added and displayed in the table.
Creating a shortcode with the Tablesome Shortcode Builder
You can also create custom shortcode to customize your tables with the Tablesome Shortcode Builder.
To access the shortcode constructor,
- Go to the page/post where you want to show WPForms entries
- Search for the Tablesome shortcode block and add it to the page
- In this block you will find options to customize the display of your WPForms input table
- You can hide any of the columns, change the pagination limit and enable or disable table options
- Choose your settings and save the shortcode
- Publish the page and your custom WPForms input table will appear
draw the table
You can customize the WPForms input table style to match your website.
With Tablesome, you can customize the style of your table and change the header and rows background color, font color, typography and font size of the table content.