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Customer Spotlight: How Couch Fest Films Uses Wufoo To Run Their Film Festival

By Craig Downing · June 16th, 2014

Like the rest of the natural world, we really dig the movies. Movies in any genre, size, shape or form—all totally cool with us. So when we came across Seattle-based Couch Fest Films and learned how Wufoo’s helping to support their grassroots efforts in distributing independent films, we knew this form story had to be shared. Ready for some action? Craig Downing, the director of Couch Fest Films is here to give you the behind-the-scenes lowdown.

We’re rolling!

We are Couch Fest Films—a shorts film festival held in strangers’ houses all over the world, all on the same day! I’m the director of this scrappy film festival. Initially, we started the festival in order to help people in Seattle open their doors (metaphorically of course) to one other. We’re proud to offer this awkwardly awesome film experience for film lovers all around the world :)

Simply put, we’re using Wufoo to prevent us from going crazy. Fact. Before Wufoo, we had paper applications from filmmakers, notes and random bits of paper unfurling off shelves and spilling out of our pockets. We desperately needed a clean and efficient way to manage the many applications we were receiving. In fact, we use Wufoo for most interactions with our community. Wufoo helps us actually look organized as we collect film submissions, host applications, job applications, press inquiries and press accreditation applications. 

There are many reasons we chose to use Wufoo. We liked that the form lives within the ecosystem of our webpage. As a team, we fought for months designing our page. After having passionate debates over whether a page margin should be 1 pixel or 2 pixels, it would’ve been such a heartbreak to have our users leave our site when using a form. So, we were relieved when we saw that Wufoo had the option of embedding a form right into our website. Users stay within the ecosystem of our website for the entire process even when making payments. Yes! 

We also loved the form logic option for our forms. Having form logic, dynamically changed the options the user is seeing on the page so that they’re only shown relevant questions and not bogged down with questions that don’t pertain to their submission. Genius!

All of our internal teams are using Wufoo as we collect info. Our film team is able to collect all the information needed from filmmakers submitting their work for the chance to play worldwide. The outreach team uses Wufoo for those interested in hosting films in their community. HR accepts job and intern applications thanks to Wufoo. And the marketing department can quickly and easily accept press accreditation applications. We’d be crippled without the ability to easily collect info and payments internationally for our film festival.

Many times our team is sneaking around film festivals looking for the very best films to showcase. So, it’s rare that we operate as a traditional office. Typically, we kind of squat cafes around the world managing our festival. Wufoo allows us to decentralize our office. We can manage submissions online no matter where we are at in the world.

In addition, it makes it easier for us to receive international submissions since they can submit online bypassing any shipping fees. In fact, when we were invited to Iceland, Wufoo allowed us to operate with this change without any hiccups.
 We’re also really excited that because of Wufoo’s flexibility, we’re the first film festival in the world to be able to accept Bitcoins for film submission fees. This would’ve been impossible for us without Wufoo. Fact.

To be honest, there are so many experiences to think of. When we first discovered Wufoo, we annoyed our friends and roommates pining about the service. It was so refreshing to find a product that clearly was being used by the same people who designed it. How could we tell? Because of the details. Everything was so seamless. We noticed the interface, the endless options, the colors, the human customer service and the little funny notes built into the instructions. It’s been such a pleasure interfacing with Wufoo and it’s so evident how committed the developers are to Wufoo.

Overall, for us, it was as if Wufoo time traveled into the future, figured out exactly how we would use forms, came back from the future and then built this tool for us. You won’t be able to convince us otherwise. I know we’re gushing here but we had tried so many other options that were just okay and we felt like these other tools had been built and then abandoned by their developers. Wufoo is always adapting with the dynamically changing needs of the Interne and this attention to detail and commitment to innovation does not go unnoticed with the entire team at Couch Fest.

Here’s an e-chestbump to Wufoo for all the amazing support you’ve provided us. Totes!

Are you a budding filmmaker and interested in learning more about those awesome chest-bumpers over at Couch Fest Films? Check ‘em out here.

Back To Basics: Wufoo Integrations

By Johan Lieu · June 13th, 2014

It’s time for another edition of our Back To Basics series. In this edition, we’re going to take a look at Wufoo’s integrations with other applications and web sites and show how they can save you time, make your life easier, and make your Wufoo forms powerful and extensible.

As always, our Back To Basics series is aimed at newer Wufoo customers and users who might not yet be familiar with the wealth of features Wufoo offers. It might be too simplistic for some Wufoo Vets but I bet if you stick around, you might learn something new that you can do with Wufoo. And if not, you might be able to share your experiences with other Wufoo users and help make everyone’s life that much better. Either way, onward!

What Are Integrations?

If you’re not familiar with the idea of integrations, here’s your crash course. Integrations are features Wufoo and other sites have built that allow you to extend the functionality of your Wufoo account and forms.

Most Wufoo integrations work by connecting your Wufoo account or form to a 3rd party application or web site. After connecting, new entries submitted to your Wufoo forms will be automatically sent over to the 3rd party app or web site where the entry can be parsed, processed, and used for a bunch of purposes.

Got it? Good. Now let’s go through the types of integrations Wufoo offers.

Real Time Notification Integrations

Real time notification integrations are the types of integrations that I described before. When a new entry is submitted to one of your forms, the data for your entry is automatically and immediately sent over to the integration partner.

A great example of a real time notification integration is Wufoo’s integration with MailChimp. Say you have a Mailing List sign up form on your site and whenever someone signs up, you want their contact information to be automatically added into MailChimp so that you can easily email them.

Using the MailChimp integration, you can connect your form to your MailChimp account, and whenever a new entry is submitted to your form, their contact information is automatically and immediately added to your MailChimp mailing list. No more having to copy and paste data and information from Wufoo to another site.

Sounds awesome, right? It gets even better because Wufoo has 32 real time notification partners from Asana, to Salesforce, all the way down to Z with a Zapier integration.

Think that’s all? Wrong. There’s more!

Payment Integrations

If you’re looking to accept payments through your Wufoo forms, you’re in luck. Wufoo offers integrations with seven payment servicesStripe, PayPal, Braintree, Authorize.Net, Chargify, USA ePay, and FreshBooks—so you’ll be able to accept online payments with your preferred payment service.

I won’t go into too much detail about our payments integrations here other than they’re ridiculously easy to setup and your business can easily start accepting payments online. You can find more info about each payment service by visiting our Payments Integration information page. If you’re interested in a deeper dive into each of the payment services, our very own Aubriane Taylor walked through each service in a payments blog post and helps you choose the best service based on your needs and their features.

3rd Party Application Integrations

These next set of integrations are our 3rd party application integrations. These integrations believe in the value of Wufoo so much that they’ve incorporated access to our features and the data collected by your Wufoo forms on their side of the fence.

These integrations easily allow you to embed your Wufoo forms into their apps or sites (like adding your Wufoo mailing list form to your site with website creators such as Squarespace, Wix, Strikingly, Yola, or Spacecraft), or adding a Wufoo form to your Facebook page). These integrations allow you to add your Wufoo goodness to their apps and web sites and make enhance the features of apps you use.

Mobile Application Integrations

If you’re on the go, these mobile application integrations allow you to take your Wufoo data with you. These integrations allow you to use your mobile phone or tablet to accept entries to your Wufoo forms (like with Entries) , or to create mobile optimized web sites and add Wufoo to them (like with Mojaba). Just really cool integrations with mobile in mind.

Content Management System Integrations

If you use WordPress, Drupal, Confluence, or other content management systems to run your site and business and you’d like to add some Wufoo goodness, you’re in the right place. Wufoo offers several integrations for content management systems and allow you to seamlessly add your Wufoo forms into your CMS and accept entries and submissions from your users and customers right within your CMS driven site.

With all of these Wufoo integrations, you can truly extend and enhance the functionality of your Wufoo account and forms. There are so many integrations and so many use cases and work flows that it would be impossible to cover them all in one blog post. You can read more about all of Wufoo’s integrations to find the right one for you and your work flow.

If you use one of Wufoo’s integrations in a cool or novel way, share it in the comments and let your fellow readers know!

We’ve Added Nearly 200 New Templates to the Wufoo Form Template Gallery!

By Johan Lieu · June 4th, 2014

To help you, our wonderful Wufoo customers, save even more time and get back to doing what you do best we’ve added nearly 200 brand new and high quality form templates to our template form gallery. That means that we now have more than 350 form templates for you to use to save time and get a jump start on your data collection.

We’ve got everything from a Team Performance form to help you get started with employee and team reviews, to a Membership form to help clubs, groups, and companies start receiving membership applications.

We have a boat load of registration forms like our nifty Neighborhood Events form to help you throw events and build a community in your neighborhood, and even a Family Reunion Registration form to help get the whole family back together again.

If you’re using Wufoo forms to run your business, make sure to not miss our Lead Generation forms like our Business to Business form that lets your potential business customers the ability to let you know what they are looking for. And don’t miss our Survey forms like our Market Research survey form, designed to get you a jump start on collecting quality information about your customers. Ready to make your company, product, and service even more awesome? Yeah, we thought so.

No matter what kind of form you’re looking to create with Wufoo, we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find it in our template form gallery. You can also use one that’s similar to what you want and customize it, saving you lots of time in creating your form so you can start receiving useful data that much more quickly.

Missing a form that you’re sure others would like to use too? Let us know in the comments!

How to Make Those Forms of Yours Personal with Templating

By Aubriane Taylor · June 3rd, 2014

Ready to get personal? With those online forms of yours, that is. Good, because we’re amped to show you the ins and outs of our groovy Templating feature so that you can make your forms more personal in a (sometimes) impersonal digital world. So Templating…What are we talking about exactly?

Let’s go back to the world of event planning and RSVPs, shall we? Say you’re following the advice of our fellow tips blogger, Kane, when planning that wedding extravaganza. You’re using Wufoo to rush along the invite process so you can dish out that delish free food. Being the planning pro that you are, you want to confirm your guests’ RSVPs with a message that includes what meal John or Sally chose, which inbox to check for the confirmation email, and (just for the fun of it) their specific ID number.

We’ll use Templating to make all of this happen! Seriously—it’s fast, easy and fun.

Okay…but how?

First: the form. We’ll follow Johan’s guidance, and set up the entire form first. A few fields to ask who they are, if they’re coming, their preferred menu, and if they’ll bring a plus one:

We’ve set up a few field rules so that we can dynamically show follow-up fields based on the user’s response. What’s a Wufoo form without some Wufoo magic?

Now, here’s the really fun part. We’re going to set up a confirmation page specific to each user’s RSVP, which includes all of the details they just typed in.

1. Find your Field IDs

There are a couple of links that will always pop up when you set up your confirmation options—whether it’s a redirect, a confirmation email, a notification email, whatever. The two links you’ll see are known as Templating Options, and Template Tags (aka API Settings):

Templating Options will take you to our Help page on the templating feature, and Template Tags will take you to the “key” for the field identifiers in your form. Now, here’s the key for the form we just created:

In your case, we’ll want to use our friend’s first name (field 1), their email address (field 5), and their chosen menu (field 6). We’ll also use the entry ID, since we want the user to know their place in the list.

2. Plug in your Template Tags

When you’re putting together your templated text, the default format for a template tag is {entry:Field#}, where “#” is the number of the field I want populated. This changes a bit for “system fields” like the entry ID, but still the same idea: {entry:EntryId}. The tags are case-specific, so make sure you type it exactly as it appears!

Here’s the code you’ll use:

Awesome, {entry:Field1}!! We are so excited to see you on our special day. We’re sending the full details to {entry:Field5} as we speak.

We’ll see you July 20th—-come ready to eat {entry:Field6}, show off your epic dance moves, and make totally merry with us.

PS. You’re #{entry:EntryId} on the guest list.

3. Sit back and watch the magic happen

Here’s the confirmation page I see after I RSVP:

And that’s all there is to it. Each new user to fill out your form will see a confirmation page tailored specifically to them—spooky fun, right?

You can also follow the same concept in confirmation emails, form rules, notifications of new entries, or (to a limited degree) redirects to another site. Outside the world of the hallowed RSVPs, just think of all the other possibilities—order numbers, event registrations, mad libs for your friends…we could go on and on.

I’ll be keeping a hawk’s eye on the comments below for brainstorming of cool ways to use templating in your form. Feel free to drop any questions you might have below!

Back To Basics: The Amazing Activity Log

By Johan Lieu · May 29th, 2014

In this edition of our Back To Basics series, we’re going to take a quick look at an under appreciated Wufoo feature, the Activity Log. As always, the Back to Basic series is geared toward newer Wufoo customers who might not yet be familiar with the wide variety and breadth of Wufoo features. If you’re a Wufoo Vet, this might be a bit too basic for you, but if you do stick around, I bet you’ll still be able to learn a thing or three!

If you’ve ever wondered or needed to remember what exactly you did in your Wufoo account, the Activity Log is your friend. To access the Activity Log, simply head to your Account page and click the button in the top right labeled, “Activity Log”. This’ll take you to a page that looks suspiciously like a log of all of your account’s activity that runs in reverse chronological order, which is exactly what it is!

From this page you’ll be able to view all of the activity that has occurred in your account for the past 45 days. This log is super powerful and useful especially if you have many sub-users on your account (which we talked about creating in our last Back To Basics post about User Management). From within the Activity Logs, you’ll be able to view information about:

  • Forms: You’ll be able to see what users created, edited, or deleted forms from your account and when they did so. You’ll also be able to see when themes are changed for a form or when a form has become inactive.
  • Entries: Rather than overload the Activity Log with each entry submitted, you can view when your entries are edited or deleted.
  • Reports: You’ll be able to see when reports are created, edited, or deleted and by what users. You’ll also be able to keep track of when passwords are turned on and off for reports.
  • Themes: You’ll be able to see when themes are created, edited, or deleted as well as who did it.
  • User Activity: You’ll be able to find out when a user logs in or out of your account.
  • Account Activity: We keep track of whenever your account upgrades, downgrades its subscription plan, and whenever you change your billing information.

As you can see, the Activity Log is your go-to tool whenever you need to remember when you did something related to your Wufoo account, or when you’re trying to figure who’s responsible for that really ugly theme (not me!) and when they did it. It’s great for troubleshooting changes to your forms and it’s also especially handy when you have many users on your account.

Need more information about the Activity Log? View our help documentation about it here. If you’ve got other nifty tips or tricks when using the Activity Log, feel free to share it with the rest of the Wufoo community below!

How to Stay on Top of Leads with ClinchPad and Wufoo

By Cheenu Madan · May 21st, 2014

We’re going to make an educated guess here—keeping your business thriving is probably a top priority, right? Well, collecting sales leads using your Wufoo form is just the first step to make sure you stay #1.

Next? Follow up and convert the prospect into a customer. Using a sales CRM to keep track of your sales leads can dramatically increase your team’s chances of converting a prospect into a customer. Win-win for everyone!

ClinchPad is a modern CRM system which unlike traditional CRM software focuses on deals rather than contacts. Our main focus is on managing your sales pipeline through an intuitive visual interface. We target small teams looking for simple solutions for managing their business leads over large-scale sales teams.

ClinchPad is free to use for tracking up to 100 leads and our pricing is super economical to boot. Entering data into a CRM system is tedious and often a significant barrier to CRM adoption. ClinchPad eliminates the need to re-enter data captured in Wufoo forms. Instead, you can automatically convert them into leads in ClinchPad.

How to Use This Integration

  1. To get started with integrating Wufoo with ClinchPad, click on Settings from the top menu.

  2. Select Integrations from the left menu.

  3. Scroll down until you find Wufoo and click on Manage Integration.

  4. Click on Integrate New Form. Fill in the Form Name exactly as it appears in Wufoo in the popup that appears. A Wufoo label Name is shown, circled. If you’d like whatever is entered in this Wufoo field to be the Lead Name in ClinchPad, enter the label Name in the Lead Name textbox.

  5. Similarly, do the same for Contacts, Products, Zones and Sources if applicable and select a Pipeline and Stage where the Lead should be created in.

  6. After you create a form, use the highlighted URL and handshake key when you create a Webhook in Wufoo. You can find a guide to creating webhooks in Wufoo here.

Once done, you should see Leads being created in ClinchPad whenever your Wufoo form is submitted. There you have it—clinch that top spot thanks to our sweet integration.

If you run into any problems integrating your Wufoo forms with ClinchPad, we’d be happy to help! Email us

Cheenu Madan is the founder of ClinchPad. When not working on his startup, he’s usually either playing soccer or wolfing down large quantities of pizza.

Get Your Leads in Shape with Agile CRM and Wufoo

By Kayte Korwitts · May 14th, 2014

As a small business owner, you’ll be keeping all your business’s moving parts agile, flexible and strong thanks to our partnership with the integrated sales and marketing powerhouse, Agile CRM. What does this mean for you, dear customer? With our integration, get ready to sell and market with the pro athletes of CRM if you will.

By combining marketing automation with traditional CRM functionality, Agile increases both profits and your business’s health. How? Making life easier for your sales and marketing teams in sharing information, tracking leads and increasing user engagement. A number of Agile CRM’s beta users were already using Wufoo to create powerful, dynamic forms, so developing an integration ranked #1 on Agile CRM’s plugins list. Get ready to…

  • Boost the data you collect from your online forms.
  • Seamlessly push through form submissions right into your Agile contacts.
  • Add tags and automatically track those users’ online activity on your site.
  • Agile then makes it easy to create automated marketing campaigns based on this behavior.

    To Use This Integration

    1. You’ll need a Wufoo account and an Agile CRM account. All of Agile CRM’s plugins and integrations are included for free, even with free accounts.

    2. Next, create some awesome forms in Wufoo. We recommend starting with a lead generation form, as these will automatically create new contacts in Agile after you complete the integration.

    3. Agile CRM uses WebHooks to integrate with Wufoo. Check out basic integration setup instructions online, and just follow the easy steps. Agile also provides detailed setup instructions in a PDF.

    Need a visual? Boom, check it out.

    That’s all there is to it—jumping jacks and push-ups for everyone! Only kidding, you can relax. Big thanks goes out to the entire crew of Agile CRM for making this integration possible.

    Questions, comments? You know where to go.

    If you’re pumped and ready to integrate with Wufoo, click here.

    Introducing Magi Metrics & Wufoo: Importing Data Into Microsoft Excel Made Easy

    By Milo Spencer Harper · May 7th, 2014

    Log into Wufoo > Click on your form > Bulk actions > Export > As Excel (.xls) file > Open in Excel > Select all > Copy > Paste into your spreadsheet.

    Sound familiar? If it does, by all means read on. And even if it doesn’t? Read on anyway—you’ll learn something! If you do find yourself clicking through that flow every day in Wufoo, then pay attention because we have super swell news to share with all of you. Your Excel life just got better. Infinitely better.

    Say hello to our Excel plugin—Magi Metrics. It automates, simplifies, speeds up and generally makes the process of importing data from Wufoo into Excel a truly awesome experience. Once installed, you’ll have a new tab appear in your Excel ribbon called Magi Metrics. Just click on the Refresh button, and then boom—all of your Wufoo data is imported into your Excel spreadsheet. Now that’s what we like to call a truly magical experience, people.

    To Use This Integration

    1. Head on over to Magi Metrics and hit the Signup for free button.

    2. Once you’re logged in to the Magi Metrics website, click on Wufoo and enter your Wufoo username and password.

    3. Download and install the Excel plugin.

    That’s it. Really. You’re ready to start importing data from Wufoo directly into Excel. Simply select the Wufoo form from the drop-down box and click Import data.

    Don’t worry, need another look? We pulled out this how-to video from our magic hat just for you.

    Visit our Support site for additional how-to videos and don’t hesitate to drop us—or our friends here at Wufoo—a line if you happen to get stuck! Let us know how the magic goes.

    Milo Spencer-Harper is the founder of Magi Metrics.

    And if you’re ready to integrate with Wufoo, just click here to get started.

    How to Build a Rapport with Reports

    By Kane Stanley · May 6th, 2014

    I’ve never been to a wedding I didn’t enjoy. They’re brilliant. You have a bit of free food, get a dance in there, meet some people, listen to a few speeches and then you’re done. Not all of them go completely to plan, but for the most part they’re usually a success.

    Planning that kind of success can sometimes be a real bother but it’s cool. Wufoo is always here to make things that much easier for you. With those summer weddings on the horizon, today I’m going to take you through how to use a Wufoo form and a report to turn the RSVPester process into a RSVParty.

    First we have to make the RSVP form. Luckily we make that mega easy for you, because there’s a template for it. It’s no secret that we have loads of form templates to choose from and a wedding invitation is just one of those.

    Check out our wedding template.

    Once you’ve added that to your account, you can edit it as much as you’d like. I doubt all of you are called Mike and Jenny so I’m sure that will be changed around a bit. Then send that form out there for people to RSVP.

    After a while, you’ll realize that you have a bunch of entries to your form and you need to make some sense of it all. This is where the reports come in. We can build a great report to make reading all of this data super easy and make planning your wedding a bit less stressful.

    To get to the reports section of your account, you simply click the Reports tab at the top of your page when logged in. Let’s start with who’s coming shall we? For this we can use a few Number Widgets. These nifty widgets will do a simple total count of an option in a field. Perfect when you want to know how many people are coming to your wedding. After creating your new report, click the “Add Widgets” tab and you can add your widgets from there. We have Yes, No, Naybe and guests options so we’ll need four number widgets.

    Lovely jubbly. Now we’ll know exactly how many people are coming to the wedding without having to do any annoying manual counting. Hang on a minute, I said that I loved that I get a bit of free food at weddings. How do we know how much food to get?

    Let’s use a bar graph for this one. This will let us see all of the options from a field together in one widget rather than getting a count on them separately. When you add a graph widget to a report, you have the choice of using a bar, line or pie graph. A bar graph will be our best bet here.

    Brilliant. Now we know how many people are coming to the wedding and exactly what they want to eat. You’ll want to make another graph for the guests food as well. You can probably feel the wedding planning stress falling away as you read this.

    Now, what if we actually want to see a breakdown of all the people coming to the wedding with all of the information from their entry? The number count and food count do tell you a lot, but they don’t tell you if the embarrassing uncle that tells awkward jokes will be there. The datagrid widget will though! The datagrid widget will essentially show you each entry in a big list, which is nice if you want to see the names of everyone coming to your wedding.

    Now that we have all of that together, let’s have a look at the report. Remember that you can use your themes in the report as well so you can make it look as fancy as you want.

    Doesn’t that look nice? Apparently my wedding is pretty small and I’ll need to have a word with the two people that are washing their hair that night, but there you have it.

    If you’re getting married, relieve a bit of stress by sending out your RSVP’s through Wufoo. You’ll want to marry us when you’re done.

    Questions for Kane? Marriage proposals optional. ;)

    How to Create Practice Quizzes & Tests With Wufoo

    By Johan Lieu · May 1st, 2014

    The number of things you can use Wufoo for far outnumbers the amount of stars in the Milky Way (it does not but it’s a lot!) and I’ll be showing you just one more cool thing you can do with Wufoo. This time we’re going to use Wufoo to create a practice test (or quiz if you’re so inclined) that students can use during studying to help prepare for their exams.

    Let’s get started!

    1. Create Your Test

    The first thing we need to do is create the form for our test. For our example, we’re going to be creating a test about the American Revolution (or if you’re like our very own Kane Stanley, you know it as the American Rebellion). Plus, I’m actually a U.S. History major (Go UCLA!) so this is me totally geeking out here.

    Anyhow, the best way to begin creating your test is by laying out all of the questions for your test first. We’ll layer in the section breaks and rules once that’s all in place.

    For your questions, I suggest using the multiple choice field type for best results and keeping the number of question options to three. When you’re finished, you should have something that looks like this:

    One last thing we need to do is for each question, we want to unselect the radio button so that no answer is selected by default. Other than being a downer if the correct answer is already selected, it also messes with our rules, so make sure you unselect any radio buttons for each of your questions.

    2. Add Those Section Breaks

    Since our students will be using this practice test to help them study, we should give them feedback as they give their answers so they can learn as they go. To do this, we’ll be using the amazing section break to give instant feedback to the test taker as they answer each question.

    Head back to the Form Builder of your test and this time, we’re going to be layering in section breaks for each question. We’re going to place two section breaks before each question, one that displays if the answer is correct and one that displays if the answer is incorrect.

    Take a look at our example.

    As you can see, I’ve added two section breaks ahead of each question. I added some styling to display the correct section break as green and incorrect ones as red. I also added some context to reinforce why each section break was displaying (showing background information for the correct answer and info about which question was incorrect).

    Now that we’ve created these two section breaks for each question in your test, it’s time to add some real magic and use our handy-dandy Rules feature. Why? Read on!

    3. Field Rules Make Everything Better

    Now that you’ve navigated to the Rules Builder for your test, we’re going to create some Field Rules to show and hide those section breaks on your test. It’s no fun if the answers are shown ahead of time.

    For each question, we’ll be creating two field rules. The first rule we’ll create will let you show the correct answer section break if the answer to the question is correct. The second rule we’ll create will allow you to show the incorrect answer section break, if the answer to that question is wrong. You can see two such rules here:

    The first rule is set to show the correct answer section break for Question #1 if the answer is correct. And the second rule is setup to show the incorrect answer section break if the answer to the question is any of the two other answers.

    As you can imagine, the number of section breaks can get out of hand if you’re creating a fairly long form, which is why we setup the form so that the section breaks appear before each question. It not only helps the student who is taking the test to see if their answer is correct, but it also helps you as the form creator when we setup the test. How so? All of your fields will show up in order in the Rule Builder:

    As you can see, the corresponding section breaks for Question #1 appear above it, the section breaks for Question #2 appear before Question #2, and so on. It just helps when you’re setting up complex rules to set it up your fields like this. Now, setup all of the section break rules for each of your questions and save your rules.

    That’s it! Your test is now setup. Your students can take advantage of these practice quizzes by testing their knowledge and get instant feedback on how they’re doing, i.e. is there more study time on the horizon or no? The Field Rules you’ve added will easily display messages to the student as well so they can teach and empower themselves as they go. Want to see this form in action? No problem. You can view this form here.

    And this isn’t limited to just educators either. Creating these practice forms and quizzes can be incredibly useful for companies too. For example, those that have internal training programs, for testing employees on new processes, or any number of other use cases.

    Got a good use case for using Wufoo as a testing platform? Let us know in the Comments below!

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