Besides inserting fields that belong to the post, you can add any other fields to Toolset forms. These generic, non-post fields can serve for anything that you need, which doesn’t go into the database with the post.
In the form editor, click Generic Fields to expand the list of available fields.
You can add different types of generic fields. To insert them, simply drag-and-drop them into the main editing area.
After placing a generic field into the From click on it to set its options.
You should never use special characters in field slugs. This is especially for apostrophes like
Processing Generic Fields
The generic fields that you add to the form are not part of the post, so Forms will not process them automatically.
You are free to use generic fields for whatever purpose your application requires. Your processing should go into PHP code and run on Forms hooks.
Visit our Automated Email Notifications with Forms guide to see an example of sending an automatic email notification to a user specified in a generic field.
- Allow users to manage their items
- Charge users for submitting content
- Extending Form Functionality with Hooks
- Styling Front-End Forms
- Setting up Automatic Post Expiration
- Controlling Access to Front-End Forms
- Send Notifications when Someone Submits the Form
- Deleting Content from The Front-End
- Front-end Forms for Editing Content
- Front-end Forms for Adding Content
- Using the Native WordPress Media Manager in Front-End Forms
- Protecting Forms from Spam
- Front-end Forms For Repeatable Field Groups
- Selecting allowed tags in front-end forms
- Letting Forms Edit Post and User Fields Created by Other Plugins
- Conditional Display for Form Inputs