The General Settings consist of the basic form settings such as Form Name, Submission Message, Redirect To, Layout Design, Submit Button settings, Honeypot, and reCaptcha.
We have explained each setting for you to understand the functionalities.
Gives your Form a name for eg: Contact Form
This text is displayed to describe the purpose of your form. After you enable the Form Description option from the Gutenberg, this text is displayed.
Form disable message:
This text is displayed when you disable the form using the toggle button from Everest Forms -> All Forms tab. You can check out our docs for how to disable a form for a detailed guide.
Successful Form Submission Message:
Text displayed to your users after you have successfully received their forms.
Lands the user to the desired URL after the form submission. Once the form is submitted you can choose to redirect to any custom link, WordPress Page or remain on the same page. The drop down has three options
- Same Page: By default Same Page is selected. This means once the form is submitted, the user will remain on the same page.
- Custom Page: If Custom Page is selected in the dropdown, a new option Custom Page will show up just below Redirect To option. This new option will have all your pages listed. You can select any one page from the
drop downwhere you wish to redirect
- External URL: If External URL is selected then a new input field option will show up. One can enter any custom
urlwhere you would like the user to be redirecedafter submitting the form.
Layout Design allows you to select from any two pre-built form design One is default layout and another is Classic Layout. Choose any layout that suits your site.
Allows you to add an additional class to the created form. This class attribute can be used to style your form.
Change the text on the submit button. You can enter ‘Submit’, ‘Send’, ‘Contact Us’ or anything that is appropriate to the form.
Text displayed in the button when the form processing.
Enter the CSS class names for the submit button. Separate multiple classes with spaces.
Enable Conditional Logic:
Hide or show the submit button using the conditional logic feature in the pro version. For a detailed guide, check this tutorial on How to Show or Hide the Submit Button?
Enable anti-spam honeypot:
Check the Enable anti-spam honeypot option to integrate honeypot anti-spam on your forms. Honeypot is bits of code that is used to lure the spam bots to fill certain fields. If the bots fill the fields, the form recognizes them and prevents them from submitting the form.
These fields are not visible to the normal users so, it doesn’t hamper human form submissions.
Enable Google reCAPTCHA Version(v2 or v3):
Check this Checkbox to display Google reCAPTCHA for users validation and avoid spams in your form. First, you need to select the reCAPTCHA version on reCAPTCHA settings. Go to Everest Forms->Settings->reCAPTCHA and select the reCAPTCHA version.
For the SITE KEY and SECRET KEY, you need to register your site first. So, go to Google’s overview page to generate reCAPTCHA Keys.
For step-by-step instructions on this, please check out our tutorial How to integrate Google reCAPTCHA?
Disable Storing Entry Information:
Check this option to disable saving the form entries in the database. If disabled the entries will not be saved to Everest Forms->Entries