How can I use the form builder for contest entries?
Sep 6, 2016 | By: Zibster, LLC
A great use of the Form Builder is creating forms for contests, especially using the submissions limit and expiration date settings. Follow the steps below to create a contest entry form.
STEP 1: CREATE FORM
To begin, click on the FORMS icon at the top of your control panel. From there, click on the FORM EDITOR tab.
To create a new form, click on the NEW FORM button. This will bring you to all the available form templates. Choose your template by clicking on the SELECT button that corresponds with your chosen template.
This will bring you to your form builder with a few default fields already added (name, email, phone, and message). You can edit/delete these fields as needed, and you can add any additional fields to make sure you get all the necessary information from each entry.
STEP 2: ADD CONTEST RULES/INFORMATION
When customizing the form fields, it is a good idea to add in any details/rules pertaining to the contest. You can add a TEXT or EDITOR field to enter in that text. You may also want to add a TITLE field and a LINE to separate this text from the entry form.
STEP 3: SET UP SUBMISSIONS LIMIT AND EXPIRATION DATE (if necessary)
Last, you will probably want to set a SUBMISSIONS LIMIT and/or EXPIRATION DATE to your form.
To do this, click on the gear icon toward the top right of the form builder and then click on SETTINGS. On the settings page, you'll find the two fields for SUBMISSIONS LIMIT and EXPIRATION DATE. Enter the appropriate information, then click on SAVE CHANGES at the bottom of the page.
Below is an example of what a contest entry form may look like with a submissions limit and an expiration date added.