Collecting data through a Content Management System (CMS) is one of the key functions of a fully operational website, and building a form is an efficient way to do this. Umbraco Forms is a user-friendly feature for form creation. Whether your intention is to create a contact form or collect information from a comprehensive client questionnaire, Umbraco Forms is the solution for you.
Benefits of using Umbraco Forms
It’s User-Friendly and Completely Customisable
Umbraco Forms gives you full control over the design of your forms to ensure they are seamlessly integrated into your website to create an inviting experience for the user. Creating a responsive form is as simple as editing content in Umbraco, and the forms are fully customisable--no technical or coding knowledge is required.
You have the ability to choose validation rules, select from a comprehensive range of input times, and apply conditions to ensure that users are guided through questions based on previous answers. It’s so easy anybody can do it!
Integrate Umbraco Forms Into Your Workflow
Collection of data is only the first step. With Umbraco Forms you now have the ability to put the data to use. You are given the option to set up workflows that can update web services, save the data within your CRM system, and even send emails to respondents.
Intuitive Data Reporting
Ultimately, Umbraco Forms puts in the hard work for you so that searching and analysing your data is a breeze. You can easily browse through the collected data with Umbraco’s reporting tool or download all the data into the format of your choice, such as Excel or Google Spreadsheets, for further processing.
Using Umbraco Forms
Ever since Umbraco updated to v7.2 and onwards, the Forms section has been a default element of your Umbraco site. The Umbraco From comes with Umbraco DNA so the possibilities of extending it are limitless. Installation is simple and straightforward. The step-by-step guide complete with screenshots of each phase will take your technical knowledge to expert levels. Learn how to customise and edit Umbraco Forms from Umbraco TV's free video tutroials that promise you will master the art of creating and editing Umbraco Forms in less than 15 minutes.
Umbraco Forms and Umbraco Cloud Integration
Umbraco Forms is a package that is included with your Umbraco Cloud project--a managed service that hosts your website in the cloud. Forms are currently handled as metadata and deployed along with your other document types, stylesheets, and templates. See our article on Umbraco Cloud, for more information on how the Forms feature supplements the cloud project.
One of the coolest parts about Umbraco Cloud is that you can try Umbraco Forms for free with a 14-day trial. The trial also includes automated upgrades, Azure hosting, and a myriad of other features. We’re convinced that you will find the Umbraco Cloud and Umbraco Forms to be a “right fit” for you, and now you can try them without the upfront commitment. However, if you’re ready to go for it, you can purchase an Umbraco Forms license as a stand-alone product for Umbraco CMS at our Umbraco Shop.