Form Settings

When you first click to add or edit a form you will be presented with this page and the very first tab selected.

Form Setting
Here you can assign or edit a title for your form and select whether that title should be displayed when a user views your form.

By default, Ninja Forms includes 4 additional settings meta-boxes on this tab but other extensions may add their own settings here as well. So if you ever install a new Ninja Forms Extension be sure to check here for additional settings or new tabs. Now let’s take a look at each of these settings meta-boxes.

Basic Settings

Basic Settings

  • Save form submissions – Check this option if you want all successful user submissions to be saved in the database.
  • Submit via ajax – Check this option if you want your form to be processed without the page reloading.
  • Landing Page – Here you can select the WordPress page that you want the form to be redirected to after the user successfully submits the form. This will not include any form data or success message as it’s assumed that you will handle that yourself. Leaving it set to none means that the user will stay on the page where they filled out the form and will receive any success message that you set here in the Basic Settings.
  • Append to a page – Here you can select to automatically add your form to the end of a specific WordPress page. If you want more control over where the form is added to a page or posts content then use the ninja_forms_display_form shortcode.
  • Clear successfully completed form – Check this box if you do not want the data the user submitted to remain in the form after the form has been successfully submitted.
  • Hide successfully completed form - Check this box if you do not want the form to remain on the page after a form has been successfully submitted.
  • Success Message – Here you can craft a message that will be presented to you users after the successfully complete the form. You can create a simple message or you can fashion a more person message by using the users submitted data. To accomplish this you would use the ninja_forms_field shortcode.

Email Settings

Email Settings

  • Email From Address – Add the email address you would like the form to come from. Be sure to include it as Your Name <name@yoururl.com> otherwise the email will be sent with the name WordPress.
  • Email Type – Select whether you want the email to be sent as HTML or plain text.

User Email Settings

User Email Settings

  • Subject for the user email – This is the subject users will receive if you choose to send them an email upon successful form submission.
  • Email message sent to the user - Here you can craft a message that will be emailed to you users after the successfully complete the form. You can create a simple message or you can fashion a more person message by using the users submitted data. To accomplish this you would use the ninja_forms_field shortcode.
  • Include a list of fields – Check this box if you simply want to send a table of the users complete submission at the end of your crafted message.

Administrator Email Settings

Administrator Email Settings

  • Administrator Email Addresses – Here you can assign as many people as you like to receive notification when a user successfully submits your form. Be sure to include emails as Your Name <name@yoururl.com>
  • Admin Subject - This is the subject that email addresses assigned above will receive upon successful form submission.
  • Admin Email Message - Here you can craft a message that will be emailed to the email addresses assigned above after a successfully completed form. You can create a simple message or you can fashion a more person message by using the users submitted data. To accomplish this you would use the ninja_forms_field shortcode.
  • Include a list of fields - Check this box if you simply want to send a table of the users complete submission at the end of your crafted message.