Hey there, Form Builders! Let’s take a look at one of Wufoo’s existing features that we’d love to show off here on the blog–our amazing Allow Other option. This setting is available on the multiple choice field.
So what’s so special about this **Allow Other** business anyhow? Well, no matter how much we wish it were, it’s not always possible to anticipate every option that your users may want. That’s where the Allow Other option comes in. Rather than creating a set of rules and adding new fields, you can have Wufoo add a text field as an option for your multiple choice field. It keeps all of your data in one place and makes setup a snap.
Let’s take a look at the form we whipped together just for kicks. We’ve created a multiple choice field to find out people’s preferences for a new Wufoo dinosaur, but we knew ahead of time that we wouldn’t be able to name ALL of their preferences.
Click the **Allow Other** button to add a fourth option: **Other**. If someone clicks that option, they can enter whatever information they’d like in that text box.
The best part–when you review your data, information entered into that text box will appear right with the other choices. Trust us, it makes reviewing things incredibly easy.
It’s important to note that you shouldn’t use this **Allow Other** setting when you’re collecting payments. You can assign payments to a multiple choice field through the Payment Settings, but the Other field that’s added here is a text field, so it can’t be used to process custom payment amounts.
If you want to set up a form to allow for other payment options (for example, options for $5, $10, $15, and Other), you’ll need to use field rules.
Create a multiple choice field with the prices and an Other option at the bottom
Add a Price field underneath
Create a Field Rule in the Rule Builder that says if “Select a Choice is Other Show Amount”. This will display that amount field when someone selects Other
Assign prices in the Payment Settings
That’s all there is to it, form fans. We hope this helps you get the most out of just one of our many, many sweet features. Happy Form Building, everyone.
Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive Guides page for even more tips and tricks. See you next time!