The UBCMS supports simple forms. Try Formstack for better storage and many advanced features.
This feature works comparably in both the Classic and Flex UI versions of the UBCMS. In the future, screenshots and language will be updated to reflect Flex UI.
Last reviewed: September 30, 2021
The UBCMS is not an appropriate place to receive, store or share ANY regulated private data, including credit/debit card numbers, government-issued ID numbers, health information or computer passwords.
We discourage building forms in shared content -- this practice may interfere with normal functionality, including validation.
By combining these built-in form components, you can create a wide variety of forms to meet most basic needs, but we primarily recommend their use for generating simple email messages (contact and feedback forms or quick registration or service requests). For more complex or critical needs (including storing responses), please consider a more robust platform such as Formstack.
We have found Formstack (formstack.com) to be a reliable and robust solution for forms that are more complex than the basic UBCMS tools. A reasonably priced local site license will likely meet your needs.
To use a Formstack in the UBCMS, you will first need to build your form in Formstack.com, then embed the code for the form into your UBCMS page using one of these two methods.
Your forms can be styled appropriately for use in the UBCMS using our UB Branded theme.
> Learn more about the UB Branded theme.
Do not use the default Other in a dropdown list with the additional text field - both will be labeled the same id. Instead use a separate and clearly labeled "other" text field.
Do not use the built in date picker. Instead provide separate day, month, and year fields.
Our custom solution to embed a Formstack form into a UBCMS page is the Formstack component.
No further adjustments are required.
This method of embedding a Formstack form relies on the HTML Snippet.
Note: This method is required to embed multiple Formstack forms on a page. Use the Formstack component for the first form, then an HTML Snippet for each additional form. (Read more about this Known Issue.)