Incorporate form design and submission functionality. This would help clubs automate some administrative processes.
I agree this should be an out of the box. Even free website builders offer the ability to easily create various forms. I am paying for this and it has taken me 3 hours and I still can't get a Contact form the way I want it here, which is slightly insane since the free web builder I use for most clients I would have this completed within 5 minutes. I really don't understand how this isn't a priority.
Online Form Builder similar to wufoo
applications that aren't email driven
a better website hosting feature
better reporting options and features
Thank you for your post Susan, I've merged it with a similar suggestion that was already on the wishlist.
Susan Culligan commented
We are in great need of creating forms other than the currently available Membership/Event/Donation forms.
At present, we have to create such forms as nominations/ballots, volunteer applications, ad/sponsorship purchases, etc. in third-party apps, and this is very awkward.
I use formassembly.com for my various forms and embed those into my WA site. I use FormAssemby because it allows me to both receive individual forms by email but also download a consolidated return in an Excel format. For most purposes this suits me fine and I don't care that WA doesn't provide the same functionality.
It seems I differ from many other members in that I see the sense in the Software as a Service model. It makes much more sense to me for WA to concentrate its efforts on the membership processes that engage with the database. And in that respect my criticism of the WA system is in relation to membership renewal process. It's there that I need either a form filling or file upload function as a necessary stage in membership renewal. I'm referring to tracking continuing professional education and things like professional indemnity insurance as a either a prerequisite for renewal or factors that change the level of membership for the next 12 months.
But in general I think it's more important to have interoperability with other specialist functions like form building. No matter how you design your form builder there's always going to something a member wants that you haven't provided.
Evgeny Zaritovskiy commented
For contact us we are thinking about a separate gadget - see http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8828116-contact-us-gadget-to-send-a-message-to-site-admi
Rick Smith commented
Yes for me too! Imbedding external forms like WooFu or JotForm doesn't let you share the data with WA so what doe it do for you ?
John Lutter commented
I'm kind of surprised that there isn't a "contact" form included in WA... Donations and Registrations, but no "contact us" form?
I wholeheartedly support the request for a form builder.
I would greatly appreciate a form for a customer to make a request for a private party. I would like for that form to be emailed to my group of artists. Then I would like for the artist to be able to accept or decline the private party.
Becky Parsons commented
I need this also! Our board has asked me to create for people to order and pay for our T-shirts online in advance of an event we are having in April - so that they can receive their ordered shirts at the event. We want to give people a 15 day period to order the shirts and the ability to purchase several in different sizes. I have experimented with the event registration process and the workaround required would be just too cumbersome to even think of using.
I would like to be able to create an order form that can be tied to PayPal, that would accommodate this need, as well as member surveys, and other items as suggested by others.
Susan Culligan commented
Oh! This is just what I was going to suggest! We currently have numerous forms in addition to membership and event forms in our MemberClicks account, such as
Some but not all are tied to payments, which we collect online through Authorize.net
It would be super-fantastic if we could create these in WA. I use FormStack and Google Forms now (do not like Ecwid), and I can view results through these vehicles. But this is klunky and time-consuming. PLEASE make this available!
Forms native to WA would be very beneficial to us. We use Google forms a lot right now, for many of the reasons others have given for the types of forms they use, but it would be best to not have to log in to Google separately to create the forms and access the data. We need form submissions for a variety of functions within our organization.
Can you use a third party plug in and embed it as an external widget - try Jotform (jotform.com) - I use it for a lot of my sites that want fancy forms and non-technical users to be able to maintain them - it also works well as a contact form for WA sites, which is what I use it for primarily, but have also used it for various expressions of interest type forms and the likes
Al Schulz commented
I would like to echo this request. We can build a form using an event but it has to have a date associated with it!
BAWSC WebMaster commented
Having the abiltiy to create on-line forms in WA is critical. We really would like to create a reimbursment form that members could fill out online that would pull their member profile data e.g. address, email to request reimbursments from our Tres. and attach copies of receipts. Ideally when they hit the submit button the Tres. would be notified a payment request has been made and process the transaction either by putting a credit in the members WA account or sending them a check.
Site Admin commented
I will add my vote to adding at the very minimum a basic "Contact Us" form. I have used the work-around, but just having one built-in would be great!
Sue Henry commented
Yes, we would love this feature to be included. We are using Jot form as a workaround.
we use it on our Contact page http://savvycirclesnetwork.com/Contact-Us and on other pages where we need to collect additonal data for examples when we have sponsors for an event http://savvycirclesnetwork.com/NEW-Sponsorship
2. Ideally in a Supplier/contractor CRM that is not membership but would be happy for data to be collated and sent to us in a simple email.
Thanks for your consideration
Tom Erickson commented
We would like to see WA add a separate Form Builder comparable to the functions offered by FormStack.com, and be able to integrate it into the WA websites. Most form builders have limitations, such as 100 fields while FormStack does not - something we need for our credentialing renewal process for our members.
Dmitry Buterin commented
Comment from another user:
"Currently we are using 3 forms: contact us, join a play group, and contact the "sunshine committee" (for families who need help from the community). We could use one to ask members to apply for Board positions. We have a link for non-members to request a complimentary newsletter--it used to be a form, now it is just a link to an email address. Other things come up during the year--forms to volunteer for events, etc. Also, with wufoo there is a limit to the number of fields per form if you're not paying them--on one of our forms, I had to eliminate a couple of fields just so we could use it."
Steve Veach commented
I concur with others that the ability to create forms is pretty basic and fundamental for websites. It's something we would also expect rather than use a work-around or third-party form solutions.