Form Maker - General Options

WordPress Form Maker plugin provides a list of settings, which let you customize the features of each form individually. You can set up autoresponder emails, “Thank you” messages, specify actions after form submission and more. Press Form Options button from your form editor page to open these settings.

Form Options page is divided into separate tabs for each group of settings. When you make changes and press Update, modifications on all tabs will be saved at once. We will discuss each tab and its options separately in the next few subsections of this user guide.

Form Options

General Options

General Options tab of Form Maker allows you to modify the main settings the selected form particularly. You can choose to publish or unpublish the form, choose to save the submitted information to your website and more. Let’s go through all settings below.


Enable this option, so the form will be visible on the site front-end when you publish it with one of Form Maker’s Display Options.

Save data (to database)

The information submitted through a Form Maker form is saved to [db_prefix]_formmaker_submits database table of your website. This setting allows you enable or disable database saving.


The appearance of your forms is controlled by the theme you select with this option. Press Edit button to open and modify your form theme.

Required fields mark

Use this option to change the mark for required fields of your form. Asterisk (*) is set as this symbol by default.

Save Uploads

If this setting is enabled, files which are uploaded through your form will be saved on your the file system of your site.

Allow User to see submissions

Mark all user roles which will be able to view front-end submissions, when you publish them on a post or page.

Fields to hide in frontend submissions

Select fields of the form and Stats Fields which will not to be displayed within front-end submissions, when you publish them.

General Options