How to Use Wufoo in the Field: Kiosk Mode

Hey there, Form Builders! Get ready to be enlightened on one of the most frequently asked questions from you, dear customers–*”How do I create a form where people can take it over and over again?”* Sound familiar? Picture it. Say you’re at a live event like a conference or a concert or even if you’re at a business meeting and need to let people fill out your form repeatedly. If this is you, you’re in luck! By making a few quick changes to your form settings, you can have this sort of “kiosk” set-up using any of your Wufoo forms.

In short, what we’re going to do here is **link the form back to itself** to create an endless loop of that form. This is possible on any of our paid plans.

1. Once you’ve created the form you want to use, navigate over to the Code Manager to find the link to that form. We always recommend using the Short Link URL in case you want to change the name of that form.

2. Copy that URL and head back to the Edit screen for your form.
3. Place the URL in the Redirect to Website field in the Form Settings. This will link the form back onto itself. Every time a person hits the Submit button at the end of the form it will reset and load up a blank form ready to receive another entry.

Pretty nifty, eh? This will even let you utilize any other features you want on the form, so it *won’t* interfere with confirmation and notification emails. You can send a confirmation email to anyone who submits the form. Check out this example.

Now, suppose you want to set up something like this on a tablet and you’re sending someone out to collect signatures or take inventory of something in the field where they won’t have access to a wifi connection. In that case, you can use an integration created by Device Magic to save information on the device and upload to the Wufoo database later.

We’ve got tons more information on our integration with Device Magic here.

Let us know if you have questions of course and Happy Repeat Form Building to you!

Comments

  • This sounds like a great tip! Thank you. Is there any way to accomplish this same repeat form when the customer is required to pay for registration?

    Posted November 7th, 2014 by Kent Kendall.
  • @Kent: the redirect outlined by Kane above will work for payment forms, except if you’re using PayPal Standard. If you want this type of feature with your PayPal account, you should use PayPal Website Payments Pro or Payflow Pro.

    Posted November 7th, 2014 by Johan Lieu.
  • re: Kiosk mode
    The problem with this example is that the user is not given any visual feedback that the form completed successfully. Of course there’s a confirmation email/txt that can be sent but good practice would be to provide feedback where the user is currently looking.

    It may make more sense to use javascript on a “Thank you” landing page which then redirects to the new form after 6 seconds.

    Posted November 7th, 2014 by thumbpiano.
  • @thumbpiano: That’s a good point but that solution takes some knowledge of redirects and some coding knowledge. This tutorial was a quick and easy way to do this without needing to code anything.

    Posted November 7th, 2014 by Johan Lieu.
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