Creating a custom form

You can design a custom form using a variety of fields and messages.

To create a custom form:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Custom Form Module.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the custom form.

Custom Form fields

Click each tab below to see a description of the associated fields.

Internal NameEnter an internal name for this asset. Brightspot uses this name internally, such as in the search panel and recent activity widget. This name is not visible to visitors to your site.
TitleEnter a title for this asset. This title is visible to the visitors to your site.
DescriptionEnter a description that describes this asset. This description is visible to the visitors to your site.
ItemsClick add_circle_outline, and select types of form fields. (Forms typically contain more than one field.) For details about configuring each form field, see Types of form fields.
ActionsClick add_circle_outline, and select actions that occur when the visitor submits the form. For details about configuring submission actions, see Form submission actions.
Success MessageEnter the message that a visitor sees when successfully submitting the form.
Error MessageEnter the message that a visitor sees when an error occurs after submitting the form.

AnchorModify the anchor to something that would make sense when appearing in an Anchor field's drop-down menu on another asset. This allows you to directly link to this module in another asset. Being specific makes it easier to identify in a list of other anchors.

Form Styles

PresetSelect one of the following:
  • None—Applies styling from the site's theme.
  • Custom—Opens a form to customize the site's theme for this asset.
  • (Various)—Aside from None or Custom, there may be additional options in this list depending on the value selected in the Template field. If the selected template has presets, then those presets are able to be selected in this list and applied. For information about configuring template presets, see Creating a template preset.
Choose a Background ColorEnter the hexadecimal value of a background color for this module. For instance, entering #000888 provides a dark blue background.
Choose a Background ImageSet a background image for this module.
Change Primary Text Color to Primary Inverse Text Color (Set in Theme Colors)Toggle on to convert the primary color of the text in the module to the inverse color of the text set in the theme.
Choose the Position of the Module HeaderOverrides the default position of the module header as specified in your theme's CSS file.
Module Title SizeOverrides the default text size of the module title as specified in your theme's CSS file.
Module Description SizeOverrides the default text size of the module description as specified in your theme's CSS file.

LocaleSets the content's locale. This setting can also be used to auto-localize content based on the users requested locale.

See also:

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