The Form widget isn’t available for new and republished projects using a Free plan. Projects created before October 22, 2020, remain unchanged unless edited—in that case, the Form widget will disappear from the published version, remaining visible only in the Editor mode.
You can create forms to receive feedback from your visitors. Click + (W) in the widget bar and select Form. This widget allows a user to collect emails, manage event registrations, and create surveys.
You can add six different types of fields to your Form. By default all fields must be completed by the visitor—use the Optional Field switch to make any of them non-mandatory. To rearrange fields in your Form click and drag one of them vertically in the Fields control.
- Text. Accepts any text. You can add additional lines for text fields.
- Number. Accepts only digits and decimal points: dot [.] and comma [,].
- Name. Use this field to save a visitor’s name to Mailchimp. Accepts any text.
- Email. Accepts email addresses in email@example.com format. This field is required to send data to MailChimp. Please note: the email field doesn’t have a validity check so wrong addresses, typos, or non-existent domains will be accepted and saved.
- Phone number. Accepts phone numbers in the following format: +[country code][area code][subscriber number] (plus is optional). Spaces and hyphens may be typed in as separators. For instance, +12221234567, or 7 415 123-45-67.
- Dropdown. Creates a dropdown list of multiple choices. This is a two-level control—click Dropdown in the Fields control to pull out the enclosed panel where you can add, delete, and rearrange each field.
- Checkbox. Creates a selection box to check or ignore.
- File. Allows form respondents to attach files. Up to 10 files can be uploaded simultaneously.
The ‘File’ field can be added with the Business and Extra plans only.
Attachments from your respondents will be sent to your email with the rest of their form data.
You can also collect attached files in your Google Drive or Dropbox. To select one of these methods, click the Send data icon and enable your preferred option under File Storage. Next, you will be prompted to connect your Google Drive or Dropbox account to Readymag. Enter the folder title and publish your project: after the first submission, this folder will automatically appear in your file storage—no need to create it beforehand.
The following file formats are supported: all image, audio, and video files + DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, KEY, PPT, PPTX, ODT, ODS, ODP, PDF.
After the form is submitted, you can show your visitors a text message or redirect them to another page of your project, as well as to an external website. To do so, click the dropdown menu next to ‘Text after submit’, choose the option you need and enter text, URL or page number.
By default, all forms contain CAPTCHA—your users will need to complete one in order to submit responses. If needed, you can remove CAPTCHA from your form by disabling the corresponding option in the widget attributes.
Click Styles in the widget controls to switch between vertical and horizontal layout for your Form, choose a Colored, Outlined, or Underlined scheme, and change Fields and Button attributes: spacing, color, radius, border, text style, and so on.
Click Send Data to choose one of four options for storing submitted data.
- Email. Sends all submitted data to the Current Email in your Readymag account. Other addresses are not supported. This is a default option for newly created Forms. If you want to receive submitted data to a different email or multiple addresses use your email provider’s automatic forwarding to filter and redirect New form submission letters from Readymag.
- Google. Saves each submitted form as a new row in a Google Sheets document. Type in a name for the new spreadsheet and it will be automatically created in the root folder of your connected Google Drive account. You can disconnect a Google account in the Services tab of your profile settings. If you’d like to have several copies of the same form within your project and have them submit data to the same spreadsheet, don’t create a different form widget, just copy the original form and paste it in a different page of the project.
- Mailсhimp. Adds a subscriber to one of your Mailсhimp lists. Email field in the Form is required to save submitted data. You can unmap the Mailchimp account in the Services tab of your profile settings.
When a Readymag account is linked to MailChimp, collaborators are not allowed to access the “Send Data” settings—it’s restricted only to the owners of the projects for security reasons.
- URL. Sends all submitted forms to a custom URL webhook. The data is transferred via POST request in application/x-www-form-urlencoded format—you may require assistance from a developer to set up a URL that can receive data. We recommend testing your link via Webhook Tester before using it with Readymag.