In addition to the standard form fields, that are explained in the article "The donation form", there are several form fields, that can be displayed at different places on the form. This help article explains the different form fields and where they can be displayed.
What types of additional fields are there?
Checkboxes are multiple-choice-fields, which means that none, one, some or all choices can be selected. The title of the checkbox-field, the different choices and their description can be chosen freely. Pictures can be added to every choice.
A drop-down field is a list of choices, that appears when clicked on. You can only choose one item from the list. This field requires just a title and the desired selection possibilities. There can be as many choices as you want.
Radio buttons are single-choice fields. The title of the radio button field, the different possible choices and their description can also be chosen freely.
With range sliders different values can be selected on a freely chosen scale. We need a minimal value and a maximum value, that can also be labeled. You can also add pictures to these values, which will change from black/white to colour, the closer you come to that value. Furthermore you can label the center of the scale and different pictures can be added at the top of the range slider, that change with different values selected. Of course title and description of this field can be chosen freely, too.
Text fields always consist of the text field itself and a label, that can be freely chosen. If you want to include additional text fields, we can also choose the allowed input. There are the follwing options:
- alphabetical (only letters: a-z; A-Z)
- alphanumeric (letters & numerals: a-z; A-Z; 0-9)
- numeric (only numerals: 0-9)
- dates (only dates in the format: dd.mm.yyyy)
- everything (letters, numerals and special characters)
Standard settings for additional form fields
There are some standard settings, that have to be defined for every additional form field. At first, you have to decide if the additional field is a mandatory field or not. Mandatory field means, that you cannot continue to step 2 of the form, until it is filled in. Then you can decide if the information entered shall be displayed on step 3 of the form (summary & signature). Also the welcome e-mail can be adjusted to the additional fields.
Where can additional form fields be displayed?
Additional form fields can be displayed at the end of every section of the form. You can display as many additional fields under every section, as you want. There are the following sections:
- Personal data
- Contact data
- Sponsorhip/donation selection
- Bank data
- Other queries
- Step 2 - quality feedback
- Disclaimer step 3
- Signature step 3