Calculated Fields Form Blog

Tips and cases of use for a successful WordPress website with calculated forms.

Is it possible to collect the user information without submitting the form? Not by default....but yes, you can.

This post responds to the questions:

  • How to send the information collected by the form to the server without submitting it?
  • How to send this information by email?
  • How to manage this information in a safely?
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Controlling the access to the forms

There are many situations where it is needed to keep some forms private, accessible only for some users or users' roles, and not public for everyone. Or situations where you want the users can access to their submitted information, or modify it. The "Users Permissions" add-on, distributed with the Developer and Platinum versions of the plugin, has the answer.

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Chart Generation

Generating charts in the form dynamically (Line chart, Bar chart, Pie chart, Donut chart, and the rest of charts supported by ChartJS) with the fields' values.

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Third-Party Connection Module

The Third-Party Connection Module allows to use from the form external APIs whose responses are usually asynchronous.

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Advanced Equations Editor

Equations editor with line numbers to identify easier the code that is being edited, with color highlighting for the reserved words, code completion, auto-closing for parentheses, curly and the square brackets, and with errors detection.

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Using the information stored in a database or csv file in the form

The use of DS fields for reading the information stored in a database or CSV file, and its use in the equations.

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Formatting the form (distributing the fields in columns)

Display the fields in the form as a list (one below the other) is not always the recommended design, because the form can become too long and bored, and distribute the fields in columns (display some fields beside the others) would be properly solution.

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WooCommerce and the Calculated Fields Form plugin

There are very complex products and services where the attributes and variations in WooCommerce are not sufficient to estimate their prices at runtime, and a plugin like the Calculated Fields Form to become a must.

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Printing Forms

Printing only the form, without the rest of page's content, and with the values entered or selected by the users, but preserving the form's design, can be a complex task that requires some programming skills.

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Generating PDF files at runtime with the information collected by the form using FormStack (formerly WebMerge)

Integrating the form with the FormStack documents service (formerly WebMerge) to generate PDF files at runtime with the information collected by the forms. The post describes a case of use: the generation of purchase invoices.

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