Visual Form Builder Pro has been updated to 2.3.3. This release is mostly bug fixes and updates to existing features, but a few new things sneaked in!
The most interesting feature is the ‘Display Entry’ option on the Confirmation section.
If you have the Display Entries add-on installed and active, you will now have the ability to display the user’s submitted data in a nicely formatted table.
There’s also an update to the HTML field. Instead of the super simple Quicktags implementation, you’ll now get an editor that is more like the WordPress Visual Editor.
These are just a couple of the new features that made it into this release. There are also a bunch of bug fixes, so be sure to update!
Visual Form Builder Pro has just been updated to 2.2.5. There are several new features, hooks, and bug fixes. The most notable new feature is the inclusion of over 20 language translation files. Check out some of the languages included:
Building a contact form in your country’s language (or the language of your client) shouldn’t require an extra layer of work. Including these language packs should alleviate some of that extra, tedious work.
Since these are brand new, please let me know if you experience any bugs!
As for the other features, please check out the release notes:
Today, I’m releasing a free add-on for Visual Form Builder AND Visual Form Builder Pro: Custom Validation Messages.
This plugin lets you customize the jQuery validation error messages such as “This field is required.” and “Please enter a valid email address.”
Previously, this was only possible by creating a new JS file and editing your theme to include that file. You could also have gone through and completely customized the validation function for a form.
You can still do all of that, but for those users that just want a simple way to change the messages or even translate them to your own langauge, this is the recommended method.
So, head on over to WordPress.org and grab a copy!
As I’ve described in detail before, it’s possible to arrange your form into multiple columns using the Field Layout option. Here’s a video that makes it crystal clear how to use this powerful feature.
One of the principles of Visual Form Builder Pro is that you should be able to make a nice form without having to write a single line of HTML, CSS, or PHP. All of that is entirely possible but there are some occasions where you just need to tweak a couple of things about the plugin. And that requires a little bit of code.
This can be a daunting task for beginners, even when it as something as “easy” as CSS. (I say “easy” because in the grand scheme of things, CSS is the easier of the three languages mentioned above.)
With that being said, customizing the design of Visual Form Builder Pro has been left to the realm of developers or those more technically inclined. Until now.
Today, you can purchase the Form Designer add-on and easily customize your forms without writing one line of CSS.
The Form Designer add-on allows you to either select from pre-designed themes or using a custom design based on settings you select.
If this sounds like something you could use, I suggest you head on over and grab a copy!
Visual Form Builder Pro has a great way to add multiple options all at once to a Radio, Checkbox, Select, or Autocomplete input.
And that is the Bulk Add Options feature. Check out this video that shows you exactly how to use it and even a feature I bet you didn’t even know was available with it.
This video shows what the Display Entries add-on is capable of. The Display Entries, available for $5, allows you to display your VFB Pro entries on your website.
In this video, I go over the Visual Form Builder Pro interface and describe the basics. If you are curious about Visual Form Builder Pro, this should give you a good idea of what to expect when upgrading from the free version.
The version I go over is 2.1.2 and could change in future updates.
In this video, I demo the Create User add-on. This is a simple add-on for Visual Form Builder Pro that allows you to extend your forms to create a new WordPress user.
Here is a video demoing the how to rearrange your radio and checkbox options into multiple columns. I have detailed this before in another written tutorial, but this will show you exactly how easy it is.
If you have any request for features in Visual Form Builder Pro you want to see me go over in video form, leave a comment.