Incorporate form design and submission functionality. This would help clubs automate some administrative processes.
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So while not actually implementing forms in WA, consider the following.
With a free GMail account you can create forms (https://docs.google.com/forms). Log on with you GMail ID.
Data entered into a form is stored in a Google sheet in this account.
Integromat has a function that will pick up any new rows added to a Google sheet, so you even have the option of adding the data added through the Google form to a WA contact record.
For access to the Google form, you can either embed this in a WA web page or provide a link to a stand alone copy of the Google form.
If you are using the standalone version - consider customizing the form with your WA web page banner.
Also of interest is that you are using the standalone method, you can also create a URL that that will prefill any fields that you select. So for example if sending out the URL in an email from WA, you can use the email macros to embed any of the existing membership data into that URL
Stephen Metheringham commented
Would be great for vital elements of operation (Ski racing club):
Health & Safety forms
I needed a contact us form on our website so I used JotForm.com and inserted the jotform.com script on our website contact us page but it would be a great feature if Wild Apricot had the ability to create web forms that captured data and emailed the form results to an administrator.
Just 1 thing to consider about allowing anonymous submissions.
You open yourself that way to spamming.
Any anonymous option should be something that each site admin can turn on/off. Default should be off.
Anonymous submissions should also have the option of requiring a captcha - captcha option by default to be enabled
Matt Miller commented
What would be great is to basically clone the "polls" feature, but instead of treating it as voting, send the choices that were selected directly to an e-mail address or be able to download out of the database.
It would also be very beneficial to have an option for anonymous users to be able to submit a form. Suggestion boxes, volunteer signup, etc. often turn away people if they have to create an account just to submit a suggestion or offer to help. As a non-profit, we can't discourage help when someone wants to offer it.
Ideally the forms would incorporate the new file attachment function. This could greatly streamline several of our application & submission forms. If fees could be charged for form submission, even better.
COMPLETELY AGREE, that there should be a Contact Us form/form gadget, with a Captcha feature.
Angelique Manley commented
At the very least, there should be a contact us form gadget or something. Contact Us is probably the one of the most standard, consistent and common pages you'd find on any website.
Yes, definitely needed and useful option. I would love to see that module. And the attachment option would be great!
A generic Forms tab would be great. Add a field that can handle date/time or hours, and could be used for Volunteer Hours collection also (a much requested feature). Never mind the calculating, we can do that part in Excel. Forms tab could just be a stripped down Events tab. We are experimenting with using Events to accomplish this and setting date years out, and ignoring it. A bit klunky, but can create useful reports and exports and keeps our membership fields page cleaner.
I really would love if WA incorporates forms. I need these forms for residents to submit
- maintenance requests
- information requests
- submit violations
- submit ideas for beatification
I have to use Google Forms in WA which populates a spreadsheet. I then incorporate the spreadsheet in WA for the trustees to review.
This approach, I cannot populate fields like who is filling the form and the form as no link as to which user submitted the request. This has a problem of mischief (not happened yet, but is possible)
would love to see a forms module. Our clients are not tech savvy and to incorporate another new 3rd party forms software is really an awkward work around. Thank you.
Alex Sirota commented
We use formstack.com to accomplish this very thing. Works well and integrates quite well with Wild Apricot.
wufoo, google forms and typeform are other products. While WA works on the vast amount of feature requests in this forum., this is the approach I'd take.
This is an extremely complex feature request that really would make wild apricot something very different than it is today.
Randy Rensch commented
Yes. I don't understand how having a easily created, customizable form is not considered a standard website feature. Yet, I run into the same obstinance at obstinance at some other hosting services, such as GoDaddy. I've used forms on my own websites (and not just for non-spammy email, although that is a key use) for two decades now. Why at WA does it need to be a third-party workaround?
D Lee commented
We currently create separate events to target different email groups to fake a form. This is not very flexible and limits to all the constraints of the event registration form, such no access control, inability to customize the look, no workflow, need a different event for different forms.
For things that require file uploads or multipage forms, we use google forms or jotforms.
Our Forms needs include
sending forms to specific Membership Levels and/or Saved Searches/Membership Groups,
customize the layout of the form,
if/else logic navigation, and
access controls/permissions for forms.
We use forms for feedback and evaluation surveys, award nominations, nominations & elections, program applications, and mentor/mentee applications.
David Gavine commented
I need a form app where a completed form goes into member's profile.
I would be content to use a separate app such as formsite alongside WA if it integrated in that way.
Randy Rensch commented
Yes. Many websites aren't complete without forms of various types.
Leyla El Moudden commented
I would like to upload files on the form (PDF, Jpeg, Word)